Attorney General Bill Barr announces sweeping new sanctions, ‘significant escalation’ against left-wing sanctuary cities.
“Further, we are reviewing the practices, policies, and laws of other jurisdictions across the country. This includes assessing whether jurisdictions are complying with our criminal laws, in particular the criminal statute that prohibits the harboring or shielding of aliens in the United States,” Barr continued, noting that the DOJ would support DHS with “federal subpoenas to access information about criminal aliens in the custody of uncooperative jurisdictions.”
I never thought I could love an attorney general, but …
Barr announces sweeping new sanctions, 'significant escalation' against left-wing sanctuary citieshttps://t.co/4zPoyKf5Ed
— 🇺🇸 ACQUITTED FOR LIFE ⚒️ (@k_ovfefe) February 10, 2020
Charging that so-called “sanctuary” cities that protect illegal immigrants are jeopardizing domestic security, Attorney General Bill Barr announced a slew of additional sanctions that he called a “significant escalation” against left-wing local and state governments that obstruct the “lawful functioning of our nation’s immigration system.”
Speaking at the National Sheriff’s Association 2020 Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., Barr said the Justice Department would immediately file multiple lawsuits against sanctuary jurisdictions for unconstitutionally interfering with federal immigration enforcement, and implement unprecedented national reviews of left-wing sanctuary governments and prosecutors.
“The department is filing a complaint against the State of New Jersey seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against its laws that forbid state and local law enforcement from sharing vital information about criminal aliens with DHS,” Barr said.
That was a reference to New Jersey Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive 2018-6, which the DOJ says illegally bars officials from sharing the immigration status and release dates of individuals in custody. It also requires New Jersey law enforcement to “promptly notify a detained individual, in writing and in a language the individual can understand” if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) files an immigration detainer request for the individual. More
Superb! This would be a major win for conservatism and preserving the bounties of this land for its rightful citizens. Drain these liberal swamps and make them pay for interfering with the safety of American citizens!
If an individual can face chrgs for harboring a criminal…then ABSOLUTELY a gov’t official shld face those same chrgs when clm’g to be a “sanctuary city”!
Barr announces sweeping new sanctions, ‘significant escalation’ against left-wing sanctuary citieshttps://t.co/VZ5LoFM60N
— stacy schrock (@srqnative1) February 10, 2020
Aiding and abetting a criminal is a felony. Arrest the Mayor and entire City Council of these cities and put them on trial for all to see.Don't forget to Like The Washington Sentinel on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at The Republican Legion.
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Illegal Aliens are Now Demanding to be Paid the Same $1,200 Coronavirus $$ as Citizens
Advocates for illegals are demanding that Trump give illegal aliens the same $1,200 coronavirus relief check that citizens are getting
The president signed the Chinese virus relief bill into law last week giving millions of Americans a check for $1,200 each. Now advocates are demanding that the feds give illegal aliens the same amount.
The bill includes a $1,200 check for each American who makes under $75,000 a year. But the catch is that they have to have filed their income taxes under a legal social security number.
Obviously, this precludes illegals who do not have legal status. But leftist advocates are demanding that the government also give every illegal the same amount as proper citizens.
According to Breitbart News:
Open borders organizations like the George Soros-funded United We Dream, the National Immigrant Justice Center, and the National Immigration Law Center — all of which represent the roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States — are pleading with the federal government to cut federal checks to illegal aliens who have Individual Tax Identification Number (ITINs).
“Everyone, regardless of immigration status, must have access to testing, medical care & financial relief. Congress must ensure that all Americans can focus on keeping their families & communities safe & healthy,” officials with the National Immigrant Justice Center posted online.
Everyone, regardless of immigration status, must have access to testing, medical care & financial relief. Congress must ensure that all Americans can focus on keeping their families & communities safe & healthy. #stimulusbill
— National Immigrant Justice Center (@NIJC) March 27, 2020
United We Dream added that federal checks should go to all people in the country regardless if they are illegals:
LET'S BE CLEAR:
The Corona stimulus package fails immigrant communities. It fails to include ALL people when it comes to financial and health care access. Regardless of status, we are all trying to get through the pandemic.
— United We Dream (@UNITEDWEDREAM) March 27, 2020
So, not only have illegals been stealing from the U.S. for a generation, but now they want us to willingly hand them checks as if they were real Americans!
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement Using Its Deportation Flights To Bring Home Americans
Americans have been brought home on the return legs of three separate removal flights to Central America. Since last Sunday, 273 Americans have flown back to the U.S. on removal flights, said Mary Houtmann, an ICE spokesperson.
“ICE will continue to work with the State Department to facilitate the safe return of U.S. citizens on future removal flight returns from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic,” ICE said in a press release statement.
ICE is using its deportation flights to rescue hundreds of Americans stuck abroad amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
So far, its flown 466 citizens stranded in Central America back to the US.https://t.co/cj9YIjicHw
— Jason Hopkins (@thejasonhopkins) March 29, 2020
ICE Air Operations, the air transportation arm of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has so far rescued 466 U.S. citizens stranded in the Northern Triangle region of Central America amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Following orders of final removal, ICE deported Salvadoran and Honduran nationals back to their home countries on Friday. On the return leg of these flights, the agency took aboard U.S. citizens who were stranded due to COVID-19 lockdowns, according to an ICE press release.
ICE on Friday flew home 130 U.S. citizens from Honduras via two different flights, and another 127 U.S. citizens from El Salvador — all of whom were able to occupy “Space Available” seats on the return leg of these repatriation flights.
These flights come after ICE flew back 209 U.S. citizens from El Salvador and Honduras earlier this month, bringing the total number of those rescued by the agency to 466. ICE says it will keep bringing Americans home, and left the door open to expanding the operation outside the Northern Triangle region. More
What a good use of public resources!!
— Nathan (@Nathan13579708) March 29, 2020
Two birds – one stone. Exceptional planning and use of resources. We deport the illegals and bring back the citizens. Win-Win for everyone! I hope they’re all going into quarantine.
They already did, that’s how ICE flights came to be in Latin America, empty.
— Hart Celler (@8USC12) March 29, 2020
UN Angry As Hundreds Of Europe-Bound Migrants Stopped And Sent Back
The U.N. migration agency says Libya’s coast guard has caught over 400 Europe-bound migrants off the country’s Mediterranean coast and delivered them to the capital of Tripoli.
🚨Breaking: 301 migrants were returned to #Tripoli, Libya by the coast guard this evening.
Most of them were taken to detention, while some managed to escape the disembarkation point.
IOM reiterates that migrants rescued or intercepted at sea should not be returned to #Libya.
— IOM Libya (@IOM_Libya) March 14, 2020
CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s coast guard intercepted over 400 Europe-bound migrants off the country’s Mediterranean coast and returned them to the capital of Tripoli over the past 24 hours, the UN migration agency said Sunday.
The International Organization for Migration tweeted that 301 migrants on three boats were intercepted on Saturday and brought back to Tripoli. Another 105 migrants on two boats were intercepted on Sunday.
It said most of the migrants were taken to detention centres in Libya, where there are “serious concerns over their safety.”
Some migrants managed to escape at the disembarkation point, as the boats were brought back to shore, the IOM said.
“It is unacceptable for this to continue despite repeated calls to put an end to the return of vulnerable people to detention and abuse,” said Safa Msehli, a spokeswoman for the IOM.
Libya, which descended into chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has emerged as a major transit point for African and Arab migrants fleeing war and poverty to Europe. More
The UN serves no valuable purpose for the betterment of nations and therefore should be completely disbanded. The Wuhan Virus National Emergency in the United States is the perfect time to close down the UN and send all members of the UN home giving them 5 days to get out.
Why are we still funding the UN, seeing as the invasion of Europe and the West is one of its main objectives?
Mexico Considering Closing Its Border To Stop Americans Bringing Wuhan Coronavirus Into Country
Oh, the irony!
Mexico is considering closing its border to stop Americans bringing coronavirus into its country as US case count passes 2,000.
In Mexico, there have only been 16 confirmed cases and no reported deaths.
Mexico is considering closing its border to stop Americans bringing coronavirus into its country https://t.co/crjGjlnPQq
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) March 13, 2020
For once, the conversation over closing the US-Mexico border is being driven b Mexican health officials who say they are considering shutting out Americans to keep coronavirus out of their country.
There are currently more than 2,000 cases of the virus in the US and it is spreading rapidly. Forty-three people have died from it.
By contrast in Mexico, there have only been 16 confirmed cases and no deaths.
At a press conference on Friday, health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said: ‘Mexico wouldn’t bring the virus to the United States, rather the United States would bring it here.
‘The possible flow of coronavirus would come from the north to the south.
‘If it were technically necessary, we would consider mechanisms of restriction or stronger surveillance,’ he said.
Trump has said little on the subject of coronavirus in Mexico.
Unlike several Latin American countries, Mexico has yet to take measures such as closing schools or banning entry to people coming from places with high numbers of coronavirus cases. More
Yes, shut down the border in both ways. You close the border and get to smirk… We keep them closed and get the last laugh. And for all those too slow to understand this… Mexico would be securing our southern border for us and paying for it too.
Looks like there’s a silver lining to this situation after all!
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) March 15, 2020
Yay ! Thank you Mexico !
— Girl♥️Bot (@AMErikaNGIRLLL) March 15, 2020
Well Mexico that is a great idea!! Close your borders. When Mexico does this maybe it will lessen the illegal drugs and illegal people from coming into the US plus anything else unwanted. Thanks Mexico for doing this !!!!!
— Joy (@Joy17123083) March 13, 2020
Help us build the wall!
— We’re All Going to Die Sometime (@lib_antidote) March 15, 2020
— Praying Medic (@prayingmedic) March 13, 2020
About time!!! They should of done this a long time ago to Stop Illegal Aliens crossing over to USA 😂😂😂
— TW (@lucky1thenadd12) March 13, 2020
I support closing the border. It is good for both countries, and thus there will be fewer cases of coronavirus in the US and Mexico. I believe in border security, it is important for the United States and Mexico. We will all be protected, greetings from Mexico.
— Arlette_18 (@Arlette188) March 13, 2020
Supreme Court Sides with Trump, Allows Key Immigration Policy
The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with the Trump administration and has upheld his “remain in Mexico” policy.
The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with the Trump administration and upheld Trump’s “remain in Mexico” policy that serves as a key part of the administration’s immigration plan.
The top court ruled on Wednesday that the administration can continue to enforce its policy of returning asylum-seekers back into Mexico as their status is adjudicated in the United States, U.S. News and World Report wrote.
The new order blocks a lower court’s injunction against enforcement of the policy. The injunction was to have gone into effect this week.
Unsurprisingly, extremist, left-wing Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented.
The “Migrant Protection Protocols” returned roughly 60,000 asylum-seekers back to Mexico while their status is considered in U.S. courts.
But the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the program in February, claiming that it caused “extreme and irreversible harm” to the illegals trying to sneak into the U.S. disguised as “refugees.”
The California-based Appeals Court’s injunction was supposedly limited to California and Arizona, but now it will not go into effect.
The administration announced last week that it was sending an additional 160 members of the military to the southern border if the injunction were to be enacted.
“Two teams of 80 military personnel were sent to ports of entry in El Paso, Texas, and San Ysidro, California, in anticipation of the ruling. Officials said they were concerned that large groups of migrants would attempt to enter the U.S. if the policy were blocked,” the magazine reported.
Now that worry is abated with the end of the injunction.
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Supreme Court Sides With President Trump On ‘Remain in Mexico’ Asylum Policy
The Supreme Court gives President Donald Trump win by allowing ‘remain in Mexico’ policy to continue on.
“We are gratified that the Supreme Court granted a stay, which prevents a district court injunction from impairing the security of our borders and the integrity of our immigration system,” a DOJ spokesman said.
STORY: The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Trump administration to continue enforcing a policy that requires asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases are processed in the US, another key legal victory for the White House.https://t.co/h9MNAwYbLM
— Hamed Aleaziz (@Haleaziz) March 11, 2020
The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Trump administration to continue enforcing a policy that requires asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases are processed in the US, another key legal victory for the White House and its efforts to restrict immigration at the southern border.
The high court voted to allow the Trump administration to implement the “Remain in Mexico” policy — formally known as the Migration Protection Protocols — as a legal challenge continues. A federal judge in San Francisco had blocked the policy last year and the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals was set to allow the injunction to go into effect in California and Arizona on Thursday.
The policy has sent roughly 60,000 asylum-seekers to Mexico as they await the outcome of their immigration proceedings in the US. The policy, which took effect in early 2019, has been a pillar of the Trump administration’s approach to not only restrict asylum access, but deter those seeking protection from coming to the border. In the meantime, immigrant advocates have reported cases of kidnapping, rape, torture, and other violent attacks against those forced to wait in Mexico.
“The Court of Appeals unequivocally declared this policy to be illegal. The Supreme Court should as well,” said Judy Rabinovitz, special counsel in the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, which is challenging the policy. “Asylum seekers face grave danger and irreversible harm every day this depraved policy remains in effect.” More
Asylum officers applauded the 9th Circuit’s decision to block this policy. Today, many are disappointed:
“It is not a matter of debate whether migrants in the Orwellian named MPP are suffering grave harm…They are. It’s been documented and I’ve heard it firsthand.”
— Hamed Aleaziz (@Haleaziz) March 11, 2020
Department of Justice spokesperson:
“We are gratified that the Supreme Court granted a stay, which prevents a district court injunction from impairing the security of our borders and the integrity of our immigration system.”
— Hamed Aleaziz (@Haleaziz) March 11, 2020
The USA is not obligated to admit everyone who wants to come into our country. Sonia Sotomayor is one of the more worthless Supreme Court justices to ever be appointed. Regardless of the law and the Constitution she continues to vote solely based on her political bias and left-wing leanings.
Report: New Border Wall Blocks 90% Of Illegal Crossings, Up From Just 10%
The new border wall blocks 90% of illegal crossings, that’s up from just 10%, according to the Washington Examiner.
President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall is working. The new chief of the Border Patrol, which is under U.S. Customs and Border Protection, revealed that the new “wall system” is 90% “effective,” up from just 10% before it was built, replacing a ragtag of dilapidated fencing.
Border Wall System update:
▫️ 131 miles completed
▫️ 208 miles under construction
▫️ 414 miles in pre-construction pic.twitter.com/QdZVAdWRrj
— Chief Rodney Scott (@USBPChief) March 2, 2020
President Trump’s long-promised border wall is working.
The new chief of Border Patrol, which is under U.S. Customs and Border Protection, revealed that the parts of the new “wall system” are 90% “effective,” up from just 10% before it was built, replacing a ragtag of broken fencing.
“It changes everything,” said Chief Rodney Scott, of the 135-136 miles of new wall, roadways, and high-tech spyware. “There is a huge return on investment,” he added.
“This system is going to have a huge impact,” added Deputy Chief Raul Ortiz.
In the San Diego area, Scott said that the wall has essentially ended illegal crossings of humans and cars.
And, in an added benefit, it now requires 150 fewer border agents, a savings of $28 million in salaries and benefits, he said at a press briefing, his first since he and Ortiz took over CBP in January.
Plus, with a better border road, vehicles that once fell apart at 40,000-60,000 miles now last to 100,000 miles before they are auctioned off. More
In case you didn’t hear,
President Trump’s border wall has blocked 90% of illegal crossings.
This number was previously just 10%.
The wall is working.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) March 11, 2020
Democrats can’t deny this is a victory.
Our ongoing construction of border wall system has helped us shape the behaviors and activities of illegal border crossers and smugglers in fundamentally important ways. In short, as the border wall system goes up, our operational capacity to interdict dangerous drugs goes up. pic.twitter.com/t3NzV79GjO
— Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan (@CBPMarkMorgan) March 5, 2020
Just imagine what could have been accomplished in the last 3 years if the Democrats put aside their differences and reached across the aisle to work for the benefit of all Americans?
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