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Oregon taxpayers to provide $1M legal defense fund for illegal aliens

From Fox News: The Portland City Council approved a $500,000 grant for potential deportees’ legal services, and Multnomah County is matching that amount.

A city official told Fox 12 that the funding, which is being called the “Universal Representation Project,” is for illegal immigrants aliens and refugees who may not be able to afford an attorney during legal proceedings.

The grant money will go to Catholic Charities of Oregon, which will use the funds to hire attorneys and paralegals to represent potential deportees.

The Oregonian reported that the $500,000 from Portland will be drawn from the city general fund, which primarily pays for police, fire and parks operations.

On “Fox & Friends” on Sunday, former ICE supervisor Jason Piccolo said this move makes absolutely no sense.

He noted that the Justice Department already provides a legal orientation program that gives lawyers training so they can represent illegal immigrants aliens pro bono.

“Every time an alien is encountered and arrested by ICE or through the Border Patrol, they’re provided a list of legal services, pro bono,” Piccolo said. “So, using taxpayer-funded money does not make any sense.”

Piccolo argued that this is just a political move that’s being made for the anti-President Trump, anti-ICE optics.

“Anything that counters President Trump is what the Democrats are going to do,” he said.

Portland city commissioner Chloe Eudaly has defended the legal funding, saying:

“Providing access to legal services is about protecting everyone’s constitutional right to due process (unless you’re Brett Kavanaugh). This is one of the most fundamental components of our democracy and every American regardless of immigration status should be proud to defend this value.”

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Candace Owens visits ICE immigration center: it’s nicer than every school I attended!

NSFW due to some swearing.

From the video description:

“Here is the truth America: ICE Immigration centers are nicer than public schools. I went to school in Connecticut and the Broward County ICE center is nicer than EVERY school I attended. The Democrats literally funded a LIE about the treatment of illegals because they wanted to gain votes. They are a despicable group of human beings who we must defeat at the poll. They have funded wars and lies against our police officers, our ICE agents— all for votes.”

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Detroit food truck owner refuses to serve law enforcement officers

Am I to assume that the food truck owner will not call the police if she is robbed or raped in her truck? Wouldn’t want her to feel “unsafe.”

The owner of the food truck identifies as a brown queer person. She pulled out two cards for this fight!

From Fox News: A food truck owner in Detroit, Michigan says she won’t serve police officers or other law enforcement officials because she, along with the “majority” of her customers, “do not feel safe around law enforcement agents.”

The owner of Rocky’s Road Brew, Rocky Coronado, wrote on Facebook Friday that she is “well within [her] rights to refuse service to law enforcement agents,” such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security, and local police officers.

The truck owner detailed in a separate post that she turned away two officers on Friday who were “in a unmarked, black suburban with tinted windows both with bulletproof vests and badges.”

The officers, according to Coronado, circled back around with a third person after being told the food truck was closed, and asked why they weren’t served.

“Not feeling confrontational, I meekly told her that I don’t serve law enforcement,” the owner wrote.

The officer allegedly said she was with the Michigan Humane Society, and “quickly became belligerent.”

According to Coronado, one officer took photos of her and other customers, and the officers’ “false account of what happened” was posted online. “The posts went viral and I decided to post why I do not serve law enforcement agents,” the owner wrote.

The Michigan Humane Society did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.

The Facebook post said that “because of the madness” and backlash the posts have received, Rocky’s Road Brew temporarily will be closed.

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Atlanta mayor orders release of ICE detainees

The good mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, took office in January 2018. Prior to becoming mayor she served on the city council.

Like most unhinged liberals, she has a serious case of TDS. That means she’s putting illegal aliens above the law and potentially endangering the lives of American citizens.

Way to stick it to Trump!

From Fox13: On Thursday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an executive order transferring all remaining U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees out of the city jail and declaring that Atlanta will no longer hold anyone for the federal agency.

The Democratic mayor’s move follows a separate executive order from June that blocked the jail from taking in any new ICE detainees amid enforcement of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy on the Southwest border, which split up many immigrant families. Bottoms has vigorously objected to that federal policy.

“Atlanta will no longer be complicit in a policy that intentionally inflicts misery on a vulnerable population without giving any thought to the horrific fallout,” Bottoms told reporters moments before signing her executive order. “As the birthplace of the civil rights movement we are called to be better than this.”

Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Republican nominee for governor, criticized the mayor’s move in a statement he released Thursday afternoon. “The City of Atlanta should focus on cleaning up corruption and stopping crime — not creating more of it,” he said.

A spokeswoman for Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor, commended Botttoms’ “efforts to combat the impact of the administration’s cruel and inhumane family separation policy. Anyone who stands against keeping families together lacks any kind of moral compass.”

The mayor signed her executive order on the same day the Trump administration moved to withdraw from a 1997 consent decree — nicknamed the “Flores settlement” – that limits the government’s ability to detain immigrant children. The proposed rule change would allow the government to detain immigrant children with their parents for longer than 20 days. Federal officials said they would ensure the children are “treated with dignity, respect and special concern for their particular vulnerability as minors.”

“Today, legal loopholes significantly hinder the department’s ability to appropriately detain and promptly remove family units that have no legal basis to remain in the country,” U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement Thursday. “This rule addresses one of the primary pull factors for illegal immigration and allows the federal government to enforce immigration laws as passed by Congress.”

Immigrant rights advocates blasted the Trump administration’s move.

“It is sickening to see the United States government looking for ways to jail more children for longer,” Omar Jadwat, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, said. “That’s the complete opposite of what we should be doing — and it’s yet another example of the Trump administration’s hostility toward immigrants resulting in a policy incompatible with the most basic human values.”

More from their story:

An ICE spokesman confirmed the five that were remaining in the jail would be moved out by the end of Thursday. He declined to identify them or their native countries or give any details about their immigration records, citing his agency’s privacy policies.

The city, the mayor added, has entered into a partnership with Uber and a pair of Catholic and Lutheran charities, which will provide free rides and meals to immigrant families that have been separated on the Southwest border and reunited in Atlanta.”

Read the whole story here.

Here’s what the mayor tweeted about releasing illegal aliens:

“Atlanta has permanently ended its acceptance of ICE detainees and will immediately transfer all those remaining out of our City jail. We will not be complicit in an immigration policy that intentionally inflicts misery on vulnerable populations.”

Elections have consequences.

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Brooklyn council member wants to freeze ICE out of city business

TDS-infected Carlos Menchacca

Demorats Against Citizens of America.

From NY Post: A Brooklyn councilman is pushing a bill that would prohibit the city from contracting business with entities enforcing federal immigration laws.

The City Council’s Immigration Committee on Thursday will hold a hearing on the bill introduced by its chairman, Brooklyn Democrat Carlos Menchacca.

The councilman introduced the measure in response to the Trump administration crackdown on illegal immigrants, but sources said even the left-leaning de Blasio administration has some reservations.

Bitta Mostofi, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, is expected to testify.

Eric Phillips, a spokesman for the mayor, said the administration “support[s] the goal” of the bill but is “working with the Council to figure out how best to achieve it without affecting our city’s security.”

He declined to specify how security could be affected by the bill.

The legislation, if approved, would apply to existing and future contracts and prohibit the city from providing “goods or … services” in exchange for payments “to entities engaged in immigration enforcement.”

City lawyers are reviewing which current contracts fall under the bill. One that would be affected is a $112,000 contract NYPD has with ICE through February 2020, which allows the federal agency access to a police firing range, city official said.

Council Speaker Corey Johnson said he’s reviewing the legislation and is “looking forward to the hearing.”

“One thing I already know is that ICE has no place in our city ripping immigrant families apart,” he said.

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Portland Burgerville employees wear “Abolish ICE” buttons while at work; management caves to their demands

Burgerville Workers Union photo

Burgerville is a restaurant chain headquartered in Vancouver, Washington with 47 locations throughout Washington and Oregon.

The workers formed the Burgerville Workers Union in April 2016 which the company opposed. According to Wikipedia, in 2018, the workers of one Burgerville restaurant in southeast Portland voted 18-4 in an NLRB-administered election to form a labor union; the vote compels the company to officially recognize the Burgerville Workers Union (BVWU) and to collectively bargain with it. The BVWU is the only fast food union in the United States with federal recognition.

Now some union employees are taking a vocal political stance while working in private company uniforms.

Oregon Live reports that ten employees wore “Abolish ICE” and “No One Is Illegal” buttons last month while on the job at a Portland Burgerville location. They were told to remove their buttons while at work, refused to do so and were then sent home because they were in violation of company policy.

The next day, the company caved and allowed the employees to continue with their political pandering and even gave them pay for the time they were sent home.

A spokesman for the BVWU said the following: “We see the workplace as a central realm for combating white supremacy and anti-immigrant sentiment.”

The company is not pleased with this public display of personal political opinions at their private company. Yet the union workers continue with their antics. Oregon Live describes how employees have worn buttons with “messages opposed to fascism, police brutality and the Trump administration’s immigration policies.”

The workers don’t care that it makes customers uncomfortable. A spokesman for the company says that the feedback they’ve received indicates customers don’t want to see personal or political messages while they eat. Duh, they just want a burger and fries.

The company then formalized their policy and prohibited political buttons. But that didn’t stop the ten employees from wearing their political buttons. So then Burgerville put that new policy on hold.

Imagine being so infected with TDS that you purposely break a company policy and make customers feel uncomfortable all so you can feel better about your own political stance. Progressives are such bullies.

Read the whole Oregon Live story here.

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Sanctuary Oregon: Young couple killed on motorcycle by drunk illegal alien

Illegal Vargas (l) free to roam sanctuary Oregon/Breitbart photo

What say you sanctuary-lover Gov. Brown, about the permanent separation of these parents from their three children?

From KATU: Police identified the motorcycle riders who were killed by a suspected DUII driver on Highway 22 early Sunday morning.

Initial reports state Eduardo de la Lima Vargas was towing a horse trailer in his pickup when he ran a red light and hit a motorcycle carrying Logan and Jessica Wilson, ages 34 and 32, as they were making a lefthand turn onto the highway.

The Wilsons were taken to the hospital and were later pronounced deceased.

The motorcycle ended up underneath the pickup, and both vehicles caught fire. Emergency responders managed to get the horse out of the trailer. It is unhurt and staying with Polk County Search & Rescue for the time being.

According to investigators, Lima Vargas had a blood-alcohol content of .10 percent, which is above the legal limit.

The 39-year-old was booked into the Marion County Jail on two counts of manslaughter, reckless endangering, reckless driving, and DUII.

Family and friends created a GoFundMe account to help the Wilson’s three children who lost their parents. If you’d like to donate, click here.

What the KATU article doesn’t mention is that the perp is an illegal alien. From Daily Caller:

“Additionally, Vargas is now the subject of a federal immigration detention request. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed the detainer Aug. 24 in a statement to Salem-based crime researcher David Olen Cross, who shared it Thursday with TheDCNF.

On August 23, 2018, ICE deportation officers lodged an immigration detainer with the Marion County Jail on Eduardo De la Lima Vargas, following his arrest for DUI resulting in death,” agency spokesperson Lori Haley said in a statement, according to Cross. “Mr. De la Lima Vargas is a citizen of Mexico illegally residing in the United States.”

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ICE Texas raid results in arrest of 150 illegal aliens

Works for me.

From The Guardian: Agents from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) arrested more than 150 people at a trailer manufacturer in north Texas following allegations of immigration violations.

At a Tuesday news conference shortly after the raid, officials called the arrests “one of the larger work site enforcement operations conducted at one site in the past 10 years”. It comes amid a sharp increase in such raids under the Trump administration over the past year.

The raid was carried out by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a branch of Ice. Katrina Berger, the special agent in charge of HSI’s Dallas office, called the suspects “illegal aliens who are unlawfully working here in the United States at this business”.

Berger said that the raid came after receiving tips that the company, Load Trail, hired undocumented immigrants who had used fraudulent identification documents.

One witness told the Dallas Morning News that armed agents came in from “every corner”.

“They drew their guns and told everyone to hit the ground,” Dennis Perry, a Load Trail factory worker, told the paper. Some people went running and were tackled, Perry said, adding that a few workers hid by shelves but were quickly discovered.

Worksite immigration raids have become increasingly common under the Trump administration. In June, immigration agents targeted a meatpacking plant in Ohio, and arrested more than 100 workers suspected of using stolen or fraudulent identification. A raid at a meatpacking plant in eastern Tennessee in April ensnared a similar number.

The arrests in such raids have almost entirely been “administrative”, not criminal, meaning that arrest warrants only need to be signed by immigration agents and not by a judge.

Ice “administrative” arrests of immigrants without criminal convictions have spiked 203% in the first full 14 months of Trump’s presidency compared to the final 14 months of the Obama administration, growing from 19,128 to 58,010, according to an NBC report.

Load Trail, which did not immediately reply to a request for comment, could also be punished. As a part of the administration’s hardline stance on immigration violations, officials have indicated an increased focus on penalizing employers who knowingly hire undocumented people.

Last year, then acting Ice director Thomas Homan said his agency was “firing up” work site enforcement efforts. “We will take action against those employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens,” Homan said. “We need to take the magnet away.”

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ICE more than tripled work place investigations in 2018; made more than 5 times immigration arrests compared to 2017

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 14:30:04 +0000

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From Daily Mail: The U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement agency more than tripled the number of work site investigations it conducted so far in 2018, according to new federal data.

Since October 1, 2017 – the beginning of fiscal year 2018 – ICE has opened investigations into 6,093 workplaces, compared to 1,716 in all of fiscal year 2017.

The agency also made 984 administrative arrests as of July 20 of this year, nearly six times the 172 officials made the year prior. Administrative arrests are when someone is accused of being in the country illegally, but they haven’t been charged with any other crimes.

ICE officials also increased the number of criminal arrests it made, taking in 675 immigrants compared to 139 in all of 2017. Altogether, the 1,659 arrests made so far in FY2018 amount to five times the 311 arrests of FY2017.

Immigrant advocates said they weren’t surprised by the numbers, but that the intensified efforts ultimately represented the Trump administration’s efforts to target low-hanging fruit.

‘I question whether this takes away resources that really go after criminal gangs and other serious criminal aliens,’ said Stephen Yale-Loehr, a White Plains-based attorney and professor of immigration law at Cornell University.

‘The administration is trying to instill fear among undocumented immigrants illegal aliens,’ he added.

Immigration opponents, meanwhile, viewed the crackdown as a victory that signals an end to a period when immigrants could live and work illegally in the U.S. without facing any consequences.

‘This is good news, said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, an anti-immigration (I see they used the SPLC talking point) think tank based in Washington D.C. ‘From a policy sense you need to deter illegal hiring as much as possible because jobs are what people come here for. If it’s harder to get a job they’re more likely to go home.’

The crackdowns were part of a larger effort to audit companies in order to ‘create a culture of compliance among employers,’ officials said in a release.

Earlier this month, a U.S. District Court judge issued a preliminary injunction related to a California law that prevented private employers from voluntarily cooperating with federal immigration officials during work place investigations.

The U.S. Department of Justice had filed a preemptive lawsuit in March of this year to stop California from interfering with federal immigration authorities. Ultimately, the court found the law discriminated against California employers who wanted to cooperate with ICE. 

The companies that ICE has targeted have been primarily staffing companies and restaurants, said Allen Orr Jr., a Washington D.C.-based attorney and second vice president for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

‘This is just another political ploy by the administration following up on its zero-tolerance policy at a time when they should be using their resources to reunite these families that were separated at the border,’ he said.

‘Socioeconomically, this type of enforcement will affect low-wage workers, minimum wage workers and their families,’ Orr added.

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Angel Moms describe how their children were permanently separated from their families


The stories the MSM and demorats do not want you to hear. Proof: CNN and MSNBC cut away from Trump’s event with the “Angel Families.”
One illegal alien who killed a young woman came here illegally as an unaccompanied minor. He remains a fugitive for murder.
One illegal alien killed a young man on a motorcycle while he was driving drunk. The young man (Matthew) was thrown from the motorcycle and initially survived the crash. The illegal alien ran over Matthew and dragged him a quarter mile while people were screaming at him to stop. The victim was dislodged from the illegal’s vehicle yet he backed up over his victim and fled, leaving Matthew to die. He was sentenced for only 12-14 years.
The last woman to speak to Laura Ingraham (when the video was cutoff) had some choice words for Kathy Griffin, who tweeted that President Trump was using the Angel Moms as propaganda. From Fox News:
“Sabine Durden, a legal immigrant from Germany, said her son Dominic was killed in 2012 when a truck slammed into his motorcycle. The truck’s driver, Juan Zacarias Tzun, was an illegal alien with two felonies and two DUIs, Durden has said.
“[Griffin] needs to go [to] a stage somewhere in little back alley and entertain the two people that are still following her,” Durden said on “The Ingraham Angle.”
“She just has no grounds. She has no soul. She has no heart. And I pray to God she never knows this feeling.”
Durden added that her son’s killer was jailed for just 35 days.
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