GOP Lawmakers Introduce Republican Alternative to DACA

By: Zack Duvall   On Monday, a trio of GOP Senators have introduced the first version of the party’s plan to provide a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s roughly 800,000 illegal immigrants impacted by the DACA legislation, also known as the ‘Dreamers ACT’. Throm Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK) and Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) introduced the proposal during an extensive news conference held to … Continue reading GOP Lawmakers Introduce Republican Alternative to DACA

California Sues for “Sanctuary State” Status, Vows to Fight Trump Administration

By: Zack Duvall   In yet another defiant, and undeniably dangerous move, state lawmakers in California have filed legal documents challenging the Trump administration’s latest executive action on illegal immigration in federal court while at the same time passing “sanctuary state” legislation through the state house this past week. The legislation passed by California lawmakers, on Saturday, is an effort by officials in California to … Continue reading California Sues for “Sanctuary State” Status, Vows to Fight Trump Administration

Chicago Mayor Sues Trump Administration Over Federal Funds

By: Zack Duvall   The mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, along with other high- ranking city officials filed a federal lawsuit in a Illinois U.S. District Court that looks to stop the White House from implementing new guidelines aimed at withholding federal funds from municipalities that fail to enforce federal immigration laws. Chicago, a city where elected officials have long claimed to be a “sanctuary” … Continue reading Chicago Mayor Sues Trump Administration Over Federal Funds

Judge Delays Deportation of Iraqi Nationals

By: Zack Duvall   On Monday, U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith issued a court order that halts the deportation of over 1,400 Iraqi nationals federal authorities had been seeking to return to Iraq. The order by Goldsmith is a preliminary injunction and was requested by the American Civil Liberties Union in June. The ACLU had asked for the injunction by federal courts because they said … Continue reading Judge Delays Deportation of Iraqi Nationals

Cleaning House: 12 Suspected Ms-13 Gang Members Arrested on Murder Charges

By: Zack Duvall   Federal authorities, along with officials from the Suffolk County police department in New York, announced the arrest and indictment of twelve members of the gang’s Long Island “clique” on murder and assault charges Wednesday morning. The charges stem from the brutal April murder of four teenagers who were lured to a Long Island park by two female members of MS-13, only … Continue reading Cleaning House: 12 Suspected Ms-13 Gang Members Arrested on Murder Charges

Supreme Court Orders Hawaii to Respond to White House’s Motion to Block Latest Order, Gives Tuesday Deadline

By: Zack Duvall   A motion by the Trump administration, filed on Friday, in an effort to block a U.S. district judge’s ruling, siding with the state of Hawaii, and issuing an order to limit the scope of the White House’s travel order pertaining to six middle eastern countries, has been granted by the Supreme Court. The justices have given Hawaii until noon on Tuesday … Continue reading Supreme Court Orders Hawaii to Respond to White House’s Motion to Block Latest Order, Gives Tuesday Deadline

Trump Administration Order on Sanctuary Cities Being Challenged in Court

By: Zack Duvall   San Francisco U.S District Judge, William Orrick III, said on Wednesday that he was “very inclined” to maintain a court order that blocks an effort by the Justice Department to cut federal funding for cities and jurisdictions that have taken part in the ‘sanctuary’ movement to provide safe haven for illegal immigrants. The Trump administration had issued an executive order in … Continue reading Trump Administration Order on Sanctuary Cities Being Challenged in Court

Illegal Border Crossings Drop Dramatically in Trump’s First Month

By: Zack Duvall New figures released today by various security agencies, including Customs and Border Patrol, show that illegal crossings on America’s southern border have dropped 40% during the Trump administration’s first full month. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Thursday that the number of illegal crossings had dropped from 31,578 to 18,762 during a time, January-February, when crossings usually see a 10-20% increase. “The … Continue reading Illegal Border Crossings Drop Dramatically in Trump’s First Month