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Oregon judge rules that regional correction center can’t notify ICE of inmate releases but can house ICE detainees

Oregon demorats continue to provide illegal alien criminals with protection via their sanctuary state law. See the following examples:

Sanctuary Oregon: ICE put hold months ago on illegal alien now accused of killing his wife

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

Sanctuary Oregon: Illegal alien who was previously deported accused of nail gun rampage

This latest ruling still provides certain protections for those illegally in our country.

From Oregon Live: A Wasco County judge ruled Friday that two immigration enforcement practices at the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Center violate the state’s sanctuary law but upheld the jail’s contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The jail in The Dalles houses inmates for Wasco, Hood River, Sherman and Gilliam counties. But under an interagency agreement reached in 1999, it also has housed people detained by ICE on illegal immigration allegations.

Wasco County Circuit Judge John Wolf found that the regional jail’s past policy of notifying ICE agents of scheduled releases of inmates in state or local criminal cases violated Oregon law that prohibits using state resources to solely detain someone based on an alleged immigration violation. The judge also ruled the jail can’t hold inmates for ICE beyond the time that they would face for their criminal charge.

Yet the judge didn’t nullify the regional jail’s contract with the federal immigration enforcement agency.

The jail’s contract “to accept and provide for secure custody’’ of federal detainees didn’t violate state law, Wolf ruled. The judge considered the “ordinary meaning’’ of the word “apprehending’’ from the state sanctuary law to mean arresting or seizing someone, not holding someone in jail.

Wolf’s ruling means ICE will still be able to house at the regional jail people it detains for alleged immigration violations who are awaiting transportation to prison or a hearing on their immigration status or deportation.

The plaintiffs — Wasco County taxpayers who filed the lawsuit in 2017 — and the regional jail each declared a win.

“We are pleased with the court’s decision that NORCOR is violating Oregon law in some respects, but disappointed by the court’s decision with respect to the ICE contract,’’ said attorney Erin M. Pettigrew of Innovation Law Lab. “It was a mixed bag for both parties.’’

Attorney Derek Ashton, who represents the regional jail, said he was pleased with the decision upholding the jail’s contract with ICE. “The contract at issue is critical to NORCOR’s budget and operations and eases a tax burden on the people of Wasco, Hood River, Sherman and Gilliam counties,” he said in a statement. “Today’s decision ensures that critical funding source will remain in place.”

The plaintiffs had alleged misuse of tax revenues for immigration enforcement. They established it costs $97 a day to house an inmate at the jail, and ICE reimburses the jail $80 an inmate.

As the suit was pending, the regional jail changed its policy in April.

Before then, NORCOR would notify ICE when a state or local inmate was scheduled for release on bail, on their own recognizance or after completing a sentence. ICE would then ask the jail through a paper form to detain the inmate longer on a federal hold. ICE would pay NORCOR to house the inmates once the “paper transfer’’ was done.

But the judge said that the form wasn’t an arrest warrant, didn’t show any show probable cause and wasn’t signed by a judge. “When a state or local inmate is no longer subject to custody on those charges, NORCOR does not have authority to maintain custody and must release the inmate,” Wolf ruled.

Since April, the jail has informed ICE of an inmate’s date of release, and if federal agents are present at the jail they may arrest the person in the lobby or the person is free to leave. A released inmate arrested by ICE in the lobby may be turned back to NORCOR to be held under the interagency agreement.

The judge’s ruled Friday, however, that any release notification by the jail to the federal agency violated the state’s sanctuary law.

Read the whole story here.

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Immigrant values: California demorat legislature sisters claim, “We are President Trump’s worst nightmare”

Blanca (l) and Susan (r) Rubio

Typical TDS-infected California politicians…

From Sacramento Bee: When one went into teaching, the other followed suit. When one went to East Los Angeles College, the other did as well. They’ve been practically inseparable for much of their lives.

Now, the Rubio sisters will only be separated by a hallway at the Capitol.

The Baldwin Park Democrats, Sen. Susan Rubio and Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio, made history Monday by becoming the first sisters in state history to serve in the Legislature.

“She is my senator and I am her assemblymember,” Blanca said.

“So we’ll hold each other accountable,” Susan added. (Don’t make me laugh!)

The sisters noted their mother was having a difficult time deciding which swearing-in ceremony to attend at noon, before ultimately agreeing to see Susan — the political newcomer. The sisters separated by 14 months also reflected on their challenging upbringing.

They entered the country illegally when they were young children, got deported to Mexico and were left to learn English all on their own. They were also the first in their family to go to college.

“This, to me, is very meaningful because, growing up, we didn’t have Latina women like us as role models,” Susan said. “For me, I hope that this is something that young ladies look up to. A lot of the times, we’re told, ‘You can’t.’ We are here to be an example that anything’s possible and there are no limitations.”

As a returning lawmaker, Blanca had some tips for her younger sister: Rely on the scheduler, refer requests to staff members and be a good listener. Blanca hopes she and Susan will demonstrate the value immigrants bring to the United States.

We’re essentially Trump’s worst nightmare. We are those bad Mexicans that he talks about. We were undocumented illegal, and then we fought hard, we got an education and now we’re sitting here.”


I wonder if the sisters were at any time part of the 63% of non-citizens living off the back of US taxpayers? Such “value” those immigrants bring to the United States.

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California bill creates deportation ‘safe zones’ for undocumented immigrants

No “wall of justice” for these folks in California: Kate Steinle, those who were killed by an illegal in the LA fire deaths in June, Jonathan Montez, the two-year-old beaten and paralyzed by an illegal alien, the 64-year-old woman who was raped and and fatally bludgeoned in 2015 by illegal alien on probation, or the two deputies killed during a shooting rampage  in 2014 by twice-deported illegal aliens. How humane…

Kate Steinle, murdered by an illegal alien in California

Kate Steinle, murdered by an illegal alien in California


From Sacramento Bee: Ahead of an expected hardline approach on illegal immigration under President-elect Donald Trump, California officials are proposing to further restrict the ability of federal authorities to detain and deport the approximately 2.3 million undocumented immigrants illegal aliens living in the state.
Illegal alien sympathizer Kevin de Leon

Illegal alien sympathizer and enabler Kevin de Leon


Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, on Wednesday announced a bill that would prohibit state and local law enforcement, including school police and security departments, from using their resources for immigration enforcement.
Senate Bill 54 would also create “safe zones” at public schools, hospitals and courthouses where immigrant enforcement would be banned, and require state agencies to update their confidentiality policies so that information on individuals’ immigration status is not shared for enforcement purposes.
“To the millions of undocumented residents illegal aliens pursuing and contributing to the California dream, the state of California will be your wall of justice should the incoming administration adopt an inhumane and overreaching mass-deportation policy,” de León said in a statement. “We will not stand by and let the federal government use our state and local agencies to separate mothers from their children.”
Trump has raised the alarm of California’s large Latino population and Democratic political leaders by promising to deport or jail perhaps as many as 3 million undocumented immigrants who are criminals.
They have already vowed to resist his policies, including by introducing measures this week to provide legal assistance for immigrants facing deportation proceedings, though de León’s statement also made clear that SB 54 would not prevent law enforcement from complying with warrants to transfer violent offenders into federal custody.
liar-liar
LIAR. The illegal alien killer of Kate Steinle  had a rap sheet of seven felonies, was deported five times, and in March of 2015 was released from San Francisco Jail despite immigration authorities asking that he be held.
Deportations previously reached record levels under President Barack Obama – more than 2.5 million by 2015. California officials responded with the “Trust Act,” a 2013 law limiting the state’s cooperation with federal enforcement, including forbidding state and local agencies from holding undocumented immigrants at the request of federal authorities.
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Illegal Aliens Attack Newspaper for Calling Them Illegal

Illegal Alien Activists in California One Step Away from French Newspaper Terrorists
By Warner Todd Huston, Publius Forum, 1/9/15
With their vandalism of offices of the Santa Barbara News-Press this week, activists for illegal immigrants in California have proven themselves to be but a single step away from being just like the terrorists who killed 12 members of a French newspaper.
The media has been filled with news of the attack by Muslim terrorists on the offices of the left-wing French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in which 12 staffers of the paper were killed. The Muslims attacked the paper and murdered the publication’s staffers because the Muslims felt that the paper had committed blasphemy against Islam.
Now, a newspaper in California has been attacked by illegal alien activists because it dares to use the word “illegal” to describe the criminals who have broken our laws to come into the United States.
Illegal alien activists vandalized the offices of the Santa Barbara News-Press over use of the word, spray painting such things as “the border is illegal, not the people who cross it” and other slogans on the walls of the paper’s offices.
With this sort of attack on the free press inside the USA, we can see that illegal activists are now becoming ever more militant. It is clear that they are not too far behind the terrorists who murdered newspaper staffers in France.
Obviously these illegal alien activists are attempting to intimidate the newspaper into eschewing the phrase “illegal alien” even though the phrase is perfectly descriptive and proper to use.
For its part the paper is refusing to stop its proper use of the term, and good for them.
But if the paper continues to ignore these activists for lawbreakers, how long will it be before they step up their hate-filled tactics? How long before they graduate from merely defacing private property to destroying that property? And then how far are they from killing people with whom they disagree?
In the end, what makes these activists for illegal immigrants much different from the terrorists in France?

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Fearless AZ sheriff killed in single-car accident

Last Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, a fearless Arizona sheriff, Cochise County’s 4-term Sheriff Larry Dever, 60, who was tough on securing the border, died in a single-car accident.

From FoxNews:

[Dever was] one of Arizona’s four border sheriffs who asked to legally defend the state’s controversial anti-illegal immigration law, known as SB1070, in federal court. Cochise County, in the state’s southeastern corner, shares an 83.5-mile border with Mexico and is one of the state’s hot spots for illegal immigration and drug smuggling.

He said at the time that the federal government was failing to secure the border and praised the law, which includes provisions that require police to question a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws and if officers suspect the person is in the county illegally.

It was Dever’s office that investigated the 2010 death of a prominent rancher whom the sheriff said was likely killed by an illegal immigrant. The killing spurred Arizona’s political leadership, including Gov. Jan Brewer and its U.S. senators, to renew pressure on the Obama administration to deploy National Guard troops along the southern border.

Dever also joined other Arizona sheriffs in slamming the Obama administration over [Fast and Furious] a botched federal operation that lost track of weapons sold to suspect straw purchasers for Mexican drug gangs.

Dever was born and grew up in the town of St. David. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; six sons; and 11 grandchildren.

The sheriff’s department says it’s investigating the accident, but declined to release details of the crash or his death.

Andrew Breitbart redux?

H/t FOTM’s Tina.

~Eowyn

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U.S. Border Patrol agents get new training to be wusses

Obama not only bypassed Congress and extended amnesty to young illegal aliens via an Executive Order, his henchman Eric Holder’s Dept of (In)Justice is suing the state of Arizona for trying to enforce the federal government’s own immigration laws. Now, the U.S. Border Patrol is given new “training tactics” that involve running, hiding, throwing things, but — GASP! — no shooting those big bad guns!

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Tim Brown reports for the Freedom Outpost, June 26, 2012, that Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council, Tucson, Arizona, posted this statement in regards to the new “training tactics” they are being taught:
06-20-12 In another nauseating series of “Virtual Learning Center” brainwashing courses that Border Patrol agents are forced to sit behind a computer for hours and endure, we are now taught in an “Active Shooter” course that if we encounter a shooter in a public place we are to “run away” and “hide”. If we are cornered by such a shooter we are to (only as a last resort) become “aggressive” and “throw things” at him or her. We are then advised to “call law enforcement” and wait for their arrival (presumably, while more innocent victims are slaughtered). Shooting incidents cited in the course are Columbine, the Giffords shooting and the Virginia Tech shooting.
These types of mandatory brainwashing courses and the idiocy that accompanies them are simply stunning when they are force-fed to law enforcement officers. Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that any three of the above shootings would have been stopped cold by an off-duty law enforcement officer or a law abiding citizen with a gun. The Fort Hood shooting would have been stopped cold by someone with a gun as well. The shooters in these situations depend on unarmed and scared victims. It gives them the power they seek. We could go on and on with examples of shootings that could have been stopped by someone with a firearm. One of the videos in this course actually shows a terrified female hiding behind a desk as an example of how to “hide” from some deranged shooter. Multiple quizzes throughout the course and a final test ensure repeatedly that we know that we only have three options when encountering some murderous thug in a public place. 1. Run away; 2. Hide; and 3. Only put up a fight as a last resort by acting aggressively and throwing things at the shooter. Not one mention anywhere of “if you are carrying a gun and you have the opportunity take the shooter out”. Calling 911 in these instances is obvious, but we all know that waiting on the arrival of uniformed law enforcement will ensure more people are killed, injured, or taken hostage. Telling law enforcement officers that in all instances they are to run away and hide from some thug while innocent victims are butchered is simply inexcusable and pathetic.
It is always comforting to know that for those of us who carry a weapon when we are off-duty, if we should encounter such a situation, stop a shooter and save countless lives, we can look forward to being disciplined or fired by the Border Patrol because we should have run away to hide and then maybe thrown objects at the deranged killer instead of taking action and stopping him with a firearm. This, in addition to the scrutiny and second-guessing that will come from local authorities and the inevitable possibility of lawsuits and criminal conviction.
Welcome to the New Patrol.
Now that the U.S. Military has had a Gay Pride Month celebration, it shouldn’t be long now before the U.S. Border Patrol has its girly-man celebration as well.
H/t FOTM’s beloved moxielouise.
~Eowyn

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Illegals who can't get drivers licenses face "unfair burden"

Mayor Villaraigosa working hard for his citizens....

“Sanctuary City” status taken to new heights in Los Angeles

Examiner:  In a move that’s sure to disturb Americans seeking a solution to the illegal alien problem, California’s “City of Angeles” is taking its sanctuary title more seriously than most by ordering police officers to stop enforcing a state public safety law because it creates an “unfair burden” for illegal immigrants, according to a report by a top Washington, DC-based public interest group.
A few weeks ago, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ordered the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to stop impounding the vehicles of illegal aliens who are unlicensed drivers for 30 days as per California state law, according to Judicial Watch, a non-profit organization that investigates and exposes government corruption and abuse. 
The state law is intended to keep potentially reckless drivers off the road and therefore protect the public. It applies to unlicensed drivers as well as those who have had their license revoked or suspended.  In other words, under the LAPD guidelines, citizens will have their vehicles impounded at their own expense, but illegal aliens will retain their illegally driven cars.
Under the law illegal immigrants make up the majority of the drivers who have their cars impounded because they can’t get licenses in California or most states. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck told the local newspaper that this presents an “unfair burden” and “disproportionate blow” for illegal aliens, who he refers to as a “valuable asset to our community.”
The city’s police chief has ordered his officers to give unlicensed drivers a chance to avoid having their vehicles impounded by calling someone with a license who would then be allowed to drive the car. The chief says it’s a “fairness issue” because there is a “vast difference between someone driving without a license because they cannot legally be issued one and someone driving after having their license revoked.
The Los Angeles police union is outraged and is charging the mayor with putting politics above public safety. “This new policy will result in innocent people being injured and killed,” the union said in a statement posted on its website. “It is a sad day for Los Angeles residents because the Mayor is directing the LAPD to purposely not enforce a state law designed to protect public safety.”
The union further points out that the new policy exposes officers and the city to potential legal liabilities stemming from any damage or injury caused by an unlicensed driver’s continued operation of a vehicle that should have been impounded under state law. It also “substantially reduces the disincentives against the unlicensed and unlawful operation of a vehicle.”
According to the JW blog, the LAPD has a decades-old policy (Special Order No. 40) that prohibits officers from initiating police action with the objective of discovering the alien status of a person. This prevents officers from inquiring about the immigration status of an individual and from contacting federal officials about an individual’s immigration status.
In what other country in the world would this be allowed?  I lived in Mexico City for a year.  I could never have lived and attended college in that city without valid documentation, much less obtain a driver’s license (at that time).   And this is an “unfair” burden to illegals?  Since when did people who break the law get advantages in their favor?  But I would expect nothing less from the liberal, oh so progressive, politicians in Los Angeles.
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Ripoff Nation: Illegals Got $4.2B in Tax Credits!

Illegal immigrants in America already are motivated to have “anchor babies” because the latter are U.S. citizens by birth and, as such, can also apply for their parents to become citizens.
Now, there is yet another reason for anchor babies. The IRS has something called the Child Tax Credit, which can reduce federal income tax by up to $1,000 for each qualifying child under the age of 17. This has led to illegal immigrants collecting $4.2 billion in refundable child tax credits in 2010 — and those tax credits are increasing by the year because of changes to tax law. Obama’s Stimulus Act also made it easier for illegals to get these credits.
All of which is yet more evidence that the federal government is actively enabling illegal immigration — the invasion of America.
Aargh!!!!!!
H/t beloved fellow Tina.
~Eowyn

Undocumented workers got billions from IRS in tax credits, audit finds

– Washington Post – Sept. 2, 2011:
The Internal Revenue Service allowed undocumented workers to collect $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits last year, a new audit says, almost quadruple the sum five years ago.
Although undocumented workers are not eligible for federal benefits, the report released Thursday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration concludes that federal law is ambiguous on whether these workers qualify for a tax break based on earned income called the additional child tax credit.
Taxpayers can claim this credit to reduce what they owe in taxes, often getting refunds from the government. The vagueness of federal law may have contributed to the $4.2 billion in credits, the report said. The IRS said it lacks the authority to disallow the claims.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, On Friday announced plans to examine the refunds. “The disconcerting findings in this report demand immediate attention and action from Congress and the Obama Administration,” Hatch said in a statement. “With our debt standing at over $14.5 trillion and counting, it’s outrageous that the IRS is handing out refundable tax credits…to those who aren’t even eligible to work in this country.”
Wage earners who do not have Social Security numbers and are not authorized to work in the United States can use what the IRS calls individual taxpayer identification numbers. Often these result in fraudulent claims on tax returns, auditors found. Their data showed that 72% of returns filed with taxpayer identification numbers claimed the child tax credit.
The audit recommended that the IRS seek clarification on the law and check the immigration status of filers with taxpayer indentification numbers. IRS officials, in response to a draft of the report, agreed to consult with the Treasury Department on the law. But they said they have no legal authority to demand that filers prove their legal status when the tax agency processes returns.
Changes to tax law are partly to blame for the explosion in refunds for additional child tax credits in recent years, auditors found. Before 2001, filers needed to have three or more children to qualify — and to owe more Social Security taxes than earned income credits. But those requirements have been eliminated and the allowable refund for each child doubled. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 [aka Obama’s Stimulus] also made the refund easier to get, auditors found.

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Wild Bill Lays It on the Line about ObamaCare Lies & Tricks


~LTG

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LAPD Gives Illegal Alien Drunk Drivers a Free Pass

According to Kelleigh, my good friend and source of juicy tips, this article was featured in a story National Review sometime in April, 2011.  I just did a search on Google News and found a recent ABC news story that elaborates on the issue.
 “At a Senate Public Safety Committee meeting Tuesday, Ellen Rosenberg of Westlake Village held a picture of her son, Drew, who was killed by an unlicensed driver last year. She was there to urge a vote against a bill that would stop law enforcement from impounding the cars of unlicensed drivers, mostly illegal immigrants, at DUI checkpoints.

Police would still be able to impound the cars of drunk drivers and vehicles suspected of being involved in a crime.

“How could I not be furious at the double-speak I’m hearing here? We’re going to say you’re above the law because you can’t get a license?” said Roseberg.

State Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) says cities throughout California have been abusing DUI checkpoints, using them to impound the cars unlicensed drivers to collect hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in impound fees to fill up local coffers.

…. The bill passed and now heads to the Appropriations Committee next. A 2000 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that when compared to licensed drivers, unlicensed drivers were nearly five times more likely to be involved in fatal crashes.

Full story with video here

~LTG

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