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California Passes Bill To Ban Private Prisons That Includes ICE Detention Centers

What exactly are the lawmakers in California trying to do to their state? 

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The California State Legislature has passed a bill that would ban the use of private prisons and some detention centers operated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Wait. What? Including ICE Detention Centers? How can they dictate what the Federal Government does with prisoners? If ICE wants to contract out detention, they should be able to do it. What exactly are the lawmakers in California trying to do to their state?

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The private prison industry is set to be upended after California lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday banning the facilities from operating in the state. The move will probably also close down four large immigration detention facilities that can hold up to 4,500 people at a time.
The legislation is being hailed as a major victory for criminal justice reform because it removes the profit motive from incarceration. It also marks a dramatic departure from California’s past, when private prisons were relied on to reduce crowding in state-run facilities.

Private prison companies used to view California as one of their fastest-growing markets. As recently as 2016, private prisons locked up approximately 7,000 Californians, about 5% of the state’s total prison population, according to the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics. But in recent years, thousands of inmates have been transferred from private prisons back into state-run facilities. As of June, private prisons held 2,222 of California’s total inmate population.

The state’s governor, Gavin Newsom, must still sign AB32, but last year he signaled support for the ban and said during his inaugural speech in January that the state should “end the outrage of private prisons once and for all.” More

The Democrat party is run by criminals for the benefit of criminals and to the detriment of decent and civilized people. If you want to see America’s future under Democrat tyranny, take a look at California right now.

What difference does it even make at this point? California has bubonic plague, typhus, and leprosy.

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Eleven Chinese Nationals Found Hidden in Furniture at U.S.-Mexican Border

U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered 11 Chinese nationals hidden inside pieces of furniture and being smuggled across the border from Mexico/

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U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered 11 Chinese nationals hidden inside pieces of furniture and being smuggled across the border from Mexico, officials said on Tuesday.

Customs and Border Patrol stopped an American citizen last Saturday who was driving a large truck into the U.S. at the San Ysidro crossing.

The man’s truck was referred for a secondary search at which time the agents discovered the illegals hiding in various pieces of furniture. One was even found inside the shell of a washing machine.

The driver, who has not been publicly identified, was arrested and charged with attempted human smuggling.

Border patrol also put an immigration hold on the Chinese citizens for likely deportation back to China.

“CBPcannot stress enough the dangers of smuggling people,” said Pete Flores, director of field operations in San Diego for the agency.

“These are human beings that smugglers subject to inhumane conditions that could have deadly consequences,” Flores added. “Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.”

This is not the first time that immigration officials discovered illegals from China.

“On Nov. 7, CBP officers at the same location found six Chinese nationals concealed in another moving truck, behind a false wall,” the New York Post reported.

China is also not the only overseas nation with citizens increasingly trying to illegally enter the U.S.

According to National Catholic Reporter, Border Patrol agents are finding more and more African nationals trying to sneak into the U.S.

CBP are finding illegals from such African nation as Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola.

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VIDEO: Border Patrol Debunks Last Week’s Story of Immigrant Climbing Trump’s Border Wall

This week a U.S. Border Patrol Agent reports that the illegal jumping Trump’s border wall did not get away and was caught because of the new border wall system.

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Last week a video supposedly showing an illegal alien scaling President Trump’s new border wall and escaping into the U.S., but this week a U.S. Border Patrol Agent reports that the illegal did not get away with it after all and was caught because of the new border wall system.

Last week, a short video seeming to show an illegal scaling Trump’s wall and getting away with illegally entering the U.S. went viral.

By any logical standard, this video does not prove that Trump’s wall in ineffective. Indeed, it shows that great effort, high risk to life and limb, and long planning is needed to get over the wall. This video show that FEW would be able to achieve a scaling.

Still, hatemongers and open borders advocates claimed this video somehow “proved” that Trump’s border wall is a waste of money. Especially since the illegal alien got into the country despite the wall.

But now, the U.S. Border Patrol has debunked the whole story by noting that the illegal was caught, anyway, and did not get away with it, despite what the pro-lawbreakers said.

On Thursday, Missouri Republican Rep. Sam Graves posted a video of a border patrol agent explaining that the illegal alien was quickly apprehended by officers, not just by chance, but thanks to the design of the wall and border security measures.

“Yesterday, a video showing someone illegally crossing into the United States over the new border wall went viral,” Rep. Graves tweeted. “Today the Border Patrol revealed there was more to the story.”

“Spoiler alert: the suspect didn’t get away – and the wall worked as planned,” he added.

In the video, the border patrol officer says:

“Less than 24 hours ago, a video showed up on both Facebook and Twitter showing an individual climbing the border wall. That individual was assisted by the use of a rope ladder and two subjects on the Mexican side. In the video clip, the individual makes it over the border wall and begins to run north into the United States.”

“I’m standing in the exact location where this incident took place. The border wall systems consist of not only a physical barrier, but also lighting, patrol roads, and detection technology. While the physical barrier serves to slow down illicit traffic, the detection technology alerts our agents as to where and when threats emerge. The patrol roads allow for a rapid response.”

“In this particular incident, the border wall system worked exactly as designed. The illicit traffic was slowed down. The detection technology alerted our agents. Agents responded, and the subject was apprehended.”

“That subject turned out to be a 16-year-old Mexican male. All too often, criminal organizations exploit juveniles in this regard. Through partnerships with the government of Mexico, coordination is currently underway to locate the other two subjects involved in this incident.”

“Crossing illegally into the United States is a federal crime. Those who violate the law will be held accountable and there are consequences to these actions.”

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Joe Biden’s Top Latina Advisor Quits in Disgust

In another sign that former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is in trouble, his top Latino advisor quit his campaign.

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In another sign that former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is in trouble, his top Latino advisor just quit his campaign.

National Coalitions Director Vanessa Cárdenas is now telling followers that she was, “formerly with @joebiden,” Politico reported.

Cárdenas’s departure comes amid increased criticism from Hispanics of the former VP’s campaign.

One issue Hispanics are upset about is Biden’s refusal to commit to put a stop to all deportations like other Democrat candidates have.

“I will not stop all deportations. If you have a, if you commit a crime, that’s a felony,” Biden said recently in Greenwood, South Carolina.

Biden asked the protester who sparked the comment what they would do with illegal aliens who are murderers.

One activist complained that the Biden campaign is too worried about white voters.

“The campaign is just hyper-focused on whites in Iowa and African-Americans and it placed less value on Latino outreach,” the immigration activist told Politico.

An activist also explained that Cárdenas was fighting a losing battle.

“Vanessa kept banging her head against the wall trying to get them to take the community more seriously,” the person said. “And Biden just really won’t change when it comes to the way he talks about immigration. It became too much.”

In other news, some reports noted that Biden’s campaign is slipping bit by bit. His once frontrunner status has faded in many regions, and some accounts say he is running out of resources for a national campaign.

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How A Massachusetts Judge Allegedly Helped An Illegal Alien Escape ICE: ‘It Was Clearly Criminal’

Our country can’t afford judges who refuse to uphold our laws.

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How A Massachusetts Judge Allegedly Helped An Illegal Alien Escape ICE: ‘It Was Clearly Criminal’

Judge Shelley Joseph has been charged with obstruction of justice standing accused of helping an undocumented immigrant escape detention.

A Massachusetts judge is accused of helping an illegal immigrant, who was deported twice, evade ICE. Now she’s learning that she’s not above the law.

Daily Caller:

A Massachusetts judge, indicted for allegedly helping sneak an illegal alien out of a courtroom in order to avoid an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, is opting to fight the charges instead of accepting a plea deal.

Federal prosecutors charged Shelley Joseph, a Newton District Court judge, with obstruction of justice in April for allegedly helping an illegal alien sneak through the backdoor of a courthouse, allowing him to evade an ICE officer who was waiting to apprehend him. Instead of taking a plea deal that would allow her to avoid prosecution, Joseph is preparing to go to trial.

The case has divided many in the Massachusetts legal community and has become a symbol of the growing tension between federal immigration authorities and local officials in liberal enclaves. Massachusetts has aggressively fought to restrict ICE’s ability to enforce immigration law in recent, a backlash against the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

The prosecution, nonetheless, is arguing that Joseph’s actions clearly broke the law.

“We’ve heard rumors of, you know, judges doing this or that, I don’t want to identify them, but this was the first time we have come across an instance where, one, as alleged in the indictment, we thought it was clearly criminal, and two, we think we can prove it,” the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, Andrew Lelling, told WGBH radio, The New York Times reported. More

I’m absolutely floored by this. Even if you’re completely in agreement with sanctuary cities and unchecked immigration, you have to realize that having judges actively help defendants escape detention at their own discretion opens the gates to the demise of our judicial system.

You don’t need to be a legal expert to know this. It doesn’t matter which ideological spectrum you’re on. This is entirely wrong with serious ramifications. 

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ICE Agents Arrested Thousands Of Sexual Predators In 2019

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ICE Agents Arrested Thousands Of Sexual Predators In 2019

Homeland Security Investigations agents made 3,771 criminal arrests relating to child exploitation in the fiscal year 2019, marking an 18% rise from the previous fiscal year.

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FAIRFAX, Virginia — Immigration and Customs Enforcement revealed Thursday that it arrested well over 3,700 sexual predators in the past fiscal year, as the agency’s announcement coincided with its grand opening of a facility dedicated to monitoring convicted sexual predators traveling internationally.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative unit of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), announced it initiated 4,224 child exploitation cases during the 2019 fiscal year, which began in October 2018 and concluded at the end of September. Those cases led to a total of 3,771 criminal arrests, and the identification or rescue of 1,066 victims.

The numbers reflected a significant uptick — 18% — from the previous fiscal year. It’s a result, HSI contended, of its commitment to ending crimes against children.

“HSI’s agents, in cooperation with our law enforcement partners, work tirelessly to find and bring to justice, individuals who commit these heinous crimes,” acting special agent in charge of HSI Seattle Eben Roberts said in a prepared statement. “Moreover, we are dedicated to rescuing from harm’s way our most precious population — our children — and those who seek to harm them should consider this a warning.” More

On Thursday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at HSI’s new Angel Watch Center in Fairfax, Virginia. As part of the ceremony, ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence explained that HSI special agents initiated more than 4,200 child exploitation cases in the fiscal year 2019, resulting in approximately 3,771 criminal arrests, an increase of 18 percent compared to the fiscal year 2018.

“ICE’s Operation Angel Watch plays a crucial role in the global fight against child sex tourism. Under this unique and innovative initiative, we are able to send actionable information to our law enforcement partners around the globe so that they can assess the situation and respond appropriately, whether that is to deny an individual entry into their country, or to monitor that individual’s travel for potential danger to children,” said ICE Director Sarah R. Saldaña. “The creation of a formalized and expanded Angel Watch Center further enhances our efforts to protect children around the world.”

 

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Supreme Court to Hear Case On Obama Dreamer Program

The U.S. Supreme court is set to hear a case on the constitutionality of Barack Obama’s Dreamer program that allows the children of illegals.

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The U.S. Supreme court is set to hear a case on the constitutionality of Barack Obama’s Dreamer program that allows the children of illegals to stay in the U.S. legally.

Since Donald Trump became president, his administration has repeatedly tried to cancel Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program so that he can fully implement the immigration programs that he promised to put into place when he ran for the White House.

Liberal courts have repeatedly refused to allow Trump to cancel the program that was merely a previous administration’s policy.

Obama created the illegal alien-coddling policy by a presidential Executive Order. One would think a succeeding president could write another one to repeal it.

So, the Trump administration is taking the case to the nation’s highest court.

“The administration has basically chalked up the fact that they are going to lose a lot of these cases in the lower courts,” appellate attorney Thomas Dupree said according to Fox News.

“But they’re playing the long game,” Dupree said. “I think that there are those in the White House and the Justice Department who have made a calculation saying, ‘Look we can absorb all these losses in the lower courts because we are going to win the endgame when this case gets into the Supreme Court.’”

Early in 2017, Trump issued his own EO eliminating the program. But immediately his administration was best by a number of nuisance lawsuits by supporters of lawbreaking illegals.

The Trump administration maintains that the DACA program is illegal and needs to be canceled. At least 12 states also support the administration’s attempts to eliminate the program.

Fox noted that the consolidated cases are DHS v. Regents of the University of California (18-587); Trump v. NAACP (18-588); and McAlleenan v. Vidal (18-589). A ruling is expected just ahead of the elections in June 2020.

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Even in Blue New Jersey Voters Turning Against ‘Sanctuary City’ Rules

One surprising outcome of the 2019 election this week was seen in deep Democrat New Jersey where voters turned against so-called “sanctuary city” rules.

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One surprising outcome of the 2019 election this week was seen in deep Democrat New Jersey where voters turned against so-called “sanctuary city” rules, and Repubicans made gains for the first time in more than a decade.

A backlash to left-wing immigration policies drove voters in several Garden State counties to reject the liberal ideas and to hew closer to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, according to the New York Times.

Immigration issues also seem to have aided in getting several Republicans elected to the state legislature in elections that turned Democrats out of office.

In one case, voters in Sussex County voted 2 to 1 to require county police officers to work with federal immigration officials. In other words, voters voted against sanctuary policies that would protect criminal illegals from deportation.

In other areas of the state, officials in two counties have filed lawsuits against the state over the state attorney general’s rules that prohibits police officers from working with ICE officials. A third county is contemplating a similar lawsuit.

Also, in areas including parts of Cape May, Cumberland, and Atlantic Counties, Republicans ousted Democrats on Election Day in large part because residents were sick of the left-wing immigration policies Democrats have forced onto the state.

Immigration policies seem to have been a major factor in New Jersey this year:

“It was a rallying cry,” said Antwan McClellan, a Republican elected on Tuesday to the Assembly who works as the personnel director and assistant to the Cape May County sheriff. “People were concerned about their safety.” The sheriff filed one of the lawsuits against the attorney general.

He is being represented in the suit by another victorious Republican, Michael Testa Jr., a chairman of Mr. Trump’s re-election effort in New Jersey, who won a Senate seat that had been held by Representative Jeff Van Drew, one of only two House Democrats to oppose a resolution laying out rules for an impeachment inquiry.

Tellingly, even the New York Time found a number of immigrants who came to the U.S. the legal way who joined the backlash against the mollycoddling of illegal aliens.

According to Politico, New Jersey Democrats lost three legislative seats to GOP candidates despite outspending the Republicans by $2 million. It was the first time the GOP has gained seats in Trenton since 2007.

Immigration was not the only thing driving Republicans to the polls, either. Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy has become unpopular for his massive tax hikes implemented so he could spend money on his extremist, left-wing policies.

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