Paso Robles won’t fight California’s ‘sanctuary state’ law

Paso Robles will not take a stand against California’s “sanctuary state” law, the City Council decided unanimously after hearing many impassioned residents’ views on immigration. City Council members discussed Senate Bill 54 — also known as the California Values Act — at a Tuesday night meeting that drew hundreds of residents. SB 54, which was approved last year, builds on state policies that prohibit local police departments and sheriff’s offices from enforcing federal immigration statues. Attendees filled all the seats in the council chambers, with some standing at the back…

Former Mexican state governor extradited to South Texas from Italy

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The former governor of the Mexican State of Tamaulipas, and former candidate for the office of President of Mexico, was extradited to the United States from Italy on Friday and charged with racketeering, drug smuggling, money laundering and bank fraud. The extradition and indictments resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the IRS’s Criminal Investigations Division (IRS-CID), and the FBI. This extradition was announced by U.S. Attorneys Ryan K. Patrick, Southern District of Texas…

Silicon Valley University, a Visa Mill, Loses State License, but DHS Doesn’t Notice

One of the nation’s most obvious visa mills, Silicon Valley University (SVU) in San Jose, Calif., lost its state license recently, but you wouldn’t know it by reading the Department of Homeland Security’s list of approved universities as of this afternoon. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) asked DHS quite specifically about SVU and three other named visa mills in an official letter last month. He expressed concern about the ways that they bend, and sometimes break, the immigration laws. We learned about the loss of SVU’s license in an exchange of…

More than a million illegal immigrants scored California driver’s licenses, state DMV announces

More than one million illegal immigrants living in California have received driver’s licenses, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles announced Wednesday. More than one million illegal immigrants living in California have received driver’s licenses, according to a new report. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles announced that as of March 31, 1,001,000 illegal immigrants have received licenses, The Sacramento Bee reported on Wednesday. CALIFORNIA TO AUTO-REGISTER DRIVERS TO VOTE, SPARKING FRAUD CONCERNS Illegal immigrants have been legally allowed to obtain driver’s licenses in the state since Jan. 1, 2015 after Democratic Gov.…

Father Whose Son Was Killed by Illegal Immigrant Pushes Ballot Initiative to End Sanctuary State

Don Rosenberg, whose son Drew was killed by an illegal immigrant, announced plans Wednesday on “Fox & Friends” to launch a voter initiative to fight California’s sanctuary state law. The initiative would be on the ballot in California during the 2020 presidential election. “We’re launching a voter initiative to overturn SB 54, which is the sanctuary state law, and actually require law enforcement in California to cooperate with federal immigration authorities,” Rosenberg said. “Clearly it is a blight on public safety. I mean, releasing criminals back into the community and then these…

State Department enhances vetting of skilled immigrants

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press Published 5:26 p.m. ET April 1, 2018 In this Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 photo, Akash Negi poses for a picture near his office in New York. Donald Trump says he wants more “merit-based” immigrants as opposed to those who arrive due to family ties, but his administration has taken steps to make life difficult for those skilled immigrants already in the U.S. Negi moved to the United States after his father got a diplomatic visa as part of a job at the United Nations, but his…

ICE arrests 271 across the state of Florida, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

MIAMI – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 271 aliens as part of an enforcement action targeting immigration violators and those who pose a threat to public safety. The enforcement action ran March 18 through 22. ERO officers made the arrests across the state of Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Of those arrested by ICE during the enforcement action, 99 had criminal records that included felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, such as 1st degree murder, attempted murder, vehicular…

Amid racism claims, state to open archives on Jewish North African immigration

The government on Sunday said it would open state archives on the mass immigration to Israel from North Africa in the early years of the state after a television series documented systematic, historical racism toward the newcomers. The cabinet approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to give public access to all the archival material regarding the integration of large numbers of immigrants in the early years of the State of Israel, his office said. Get The Times of Israel’s Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign…

Terrible Mistreatment of Haitians Is a Shared Pastime of Donald Trump and the “Deep State”

If there is any consistency to be found in the erratic behavior of our 45th president, it is his gift for excusing, if not explicitly celebrating, some of this country’s historic wrongdoings. In January, when he issued an executive order to keep open the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Donald Trump called the infamous torture camp “safe, humane” and “consistent with … international law.” That same month, having ended a humanitarian designation letting 59,000 people come to live and work in the U.S. from earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the president reportedly dismissed that nation…

Illegal Immigrant Appointed to State Office in California

March 15, 2018 Illegal Immigrant Appointed to State Office in California California has its first illegal alien in state office. Lizbeth Mateo has been appointed to the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee. Mateo, who is an attorny was born in Mexico and came to the U.S. illegally with her parents, when she was 14. All are still illegal and living in the U.S. according to the Sacramento Bee. She complained that illegal aliens are not adequately represented in state government, and described her appointment as…