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Univision Reports Massive ID Theft Tied To Illegal Aliens

Validating one crime while committing another.

One seldom hears news on Univision that directly ties large numbers of unauthorized immigrants in the United States to crime, but that’s just what happened during one of the network’s recent national evening newscasts.

The stunning report, read by weekend anchor Aranxta Loizaga, was based on a new U.S. Department of the Treasury Inspector General finding that in 2015 alone, unauthorized immigrants “stole nearly 1.4 million Social Security numbers to be able to work in the country and file their tax returns.”

Univision’s report, however, went on to include justification of the crime as a “necessary” one in order for unauthorized immigrants in the country to file income tax returns, as well as ostensibly amass a record of “good moral behavior” as productive residents.  NewsBuster

U.S. House Passes ‘Kate’s Law’ And bill Targeting Sanctuary Cities

Great!   Common sense wins.

He should not have been here, and she should not have died,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday, in a final push for Kate’s Law, an earlier version of which was blocked in the Senate last year.

“Our job here is to make sure that those professionals have the tools that they need and the resources that they need to carry out their work and to protect our communities. That is what these measures are all about,” added Ryan.

House Republicans took action Thursday to crack down on illegal immigrants and the cities that shelter them.

One bill passed by the House would deny federal grants to sanctuary cities and another, Kate’s Law, would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States.

Kate’s Law is named for Kate Steinle, a San Francisco woman killed by an illegal immigrant who was in the U.S. despite multiple deportations. The two-year anniversary of her death is on Saturday.

Kate’s Law, which would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States and caught, passed with a vote of 257 to 157, with one Republican voting no and 24 Democrats voting yes…

President Trump called the bill’s passage “good news” in a tweet, adding “House just passed #KatesLaw. Hopefully Senate will follow.”…

The other bill, which would deny federal grants to sanctuary cities, passed with a vote of 228-195 with 3 Democrats voting yes and 7 Republicans voting no.  FoxNews

More Countries Take Back U.S. Deportees In Immigration Success

Countries should be forced to take back their citizens or lose Visas and US aid.

Between cajoling, threats and actual punishments, Homeland Security has managed to drastically cut the number of countries that habitually refuse to take back immigrants whom the U.S. is trying to deport, officials said Tuesday, notching an early immigration success for President Trump.

The number of recalcitrant countries has dropped from 20 to 12 over the months since the presidential election, and some longtime offenders — including Iraq and Somalia — have earned their way off the naughty list. The list of countries is the shortest this decade.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials couldn’t immediately say how many people have been deported because of the changes, but Somalia has taken back 259 just seven months into the fiscal year. That is far more than the 198 it took back in all of 2016 and the 17 it took in 2015.

Marlen Pineiro, assistant director for removal operations at ICE, said the efforts began under the Obama administration but that Mr. Trump has created a determined focus at the Homeland Security and State departments, which are both involved in speeding up deportations.

“The wind being at our wings is really driving us forward,” she said.  In many cases, that means criminals who otherwise would have been released onto the streets are now being sent to their home countries…

Still on the naughty list are Cuba and China — the two biggest offenders over the years. As of last year, the U.S. was trying to deport some 35,000 Cubans with criminal records. The number of criminal migrants awaiting deportation to China stood at 1,900. WashingtonTimes

After Trump Executive Orders, ICE Making 400 Arrests Per Day

ICE doing its job and enforcing our laws.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday that it has arrested more than 400 individuals per day since President Trump signed executive orders calling for tougher immigration policies.

Between Jan. 22 and April 29, the immigration enforcement agency arrested 41,318 individuals on civil immigration charges, 75 percent of whom were convicted criminals, after Trump signed immigration-related executive orders in January. That number represents a 37.6 percent increase from the same period in 2016.

“These statistics reflect President Trump’s commitment to enforce our immigration laws fairly and across the board,” ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan said in a statement. “ICE agents and officers have been given clear direction to focus on threats to public safety and national security, which has resulted in a substantial increase in the arrest of convicted criminal aliens.”

ICE arrested 30,473 convicted criminal aliens this year, a 20 percent jump from the 25,786 arrested last year. Noncriminal arrests increased from 4,200 in 2016 to 10,800 in 2017.  FreeBeacon

ICE Arrests Illegal Aliens Working Construction At Travis Air Force Base

Bogus social security numbers.  Entered the country illegally.

Mejia illegally re-entered the US after being deported in 2001 and Rodrigo Nunez re-entered after being deported in 2001 and 2002.

Mejia and a coworker, Rodrigo Nuñez from Hayward — both undocumented immigrants from Jalisco, Mexico who have been in the United States for more than a decade — were detained on the base after a military official discovered they did not have valid social security numbers during a routine identification screening and reported them to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

CE officials have placed both men in expedited deportation proceedings without a court hearing — known formally as “reinstatement” — because they each have old removal orders issued more than a decade ago after border agents caught them attempting to illegally cross the border. Neither of them has criminal records, according to their attorney.

Their plight has drawn sympathy and support from friends, neighbors and immigrant rights activists who say the men are being swept up in an illegal immigration crackdown that was supposed to focus on felons, not people whose only offense was entering the country illegally.

“The first thing that came to my mind was why me?” Mejia said in Spanish during a phone interview with this news organization from the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove, where he is being held.

“I’ve been here for 17 years and my record is excellent. I’ve never done anything to anyone. My bills are paid on time, I have a clean record, we’ve never asked the government for help.”

A spokeswoman for the air force base confirmed the incident in a prepared statement, saying, “As part of normal protocol, Security Forces personnel entered the individuals’ information into the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System, which identified them as undocumented immigrants. Security Forces then telephoned Immigration Customs Enforcement, who confirmed the status of the individuals and responded to take custody.”

In a prepared statement, an ICE spokesman said the men were detained by deportation officers assigned to the agency’s Fugitive Operations team and “will remain in ICE custody pending court proceedings and it will be up to a judge with the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review to determine whether they will be subject to removal from the U.S.” MercuryNews

Video:  Undocumented Workers Detained Before Work At Travis Air Force Base

ICE Conducts Massive Anti-Gang Operation Results In Nearly 1,400 Arrests

The Ice-led anti-gang operation resulted in arrest across the country,  largely from large urban centers, including Atlanta, New York, Houston, and Newark.

“Of the 1,378 total arrests, 1,095 were confirmed to be gang members or affiliates of a gang… including mostly Bloods, followed by Sureños, MS-13 and the Crips,” reports CNN, citing ICE. “

In addition to the arrests, officials seized $491,763 in currency and 238 firearms, reported the DailyCaller.  Also seized were nearly 800 ounces of cocaine and more than 8,000 ounces of marijuana, reported Fox News.

After years of neglect under the Obama administration, ICE has finally got its mojo back. On Thursday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced its largest anti-gang operation to date. According to ICE officials, agents have arrested 1,378 people in a massive six-week operation across the country.

“Of the arrests, 933 were US citizens and 445 were foreign nationals, though ICE could not provide how many were in the US illegally,” notes CNN. “Of the total arrests, 280 were solely immigration-related.”

Three of the suspects arrested were individuals who had received protected status under former President Obama Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DREAM.

Another eight were identified as members of the notoriously deadly MS-13 gang.  MS-13 is largely comprised of illegal aliens. The notorious international gang is known for its horrific violence and unapologetic executions. MS-13 originated in the Latino communities of Los Angeles; its members are primarily of Central American descent with El Salvadorians making up the bulk of its membership. The gang operates out of the United States and Central America. DailyWire

Illegal Alien Deported 15 Times Arrested In Crash That Hurt 6-Year-Old Boy

Horrific!

An illegal immigrant – who had been deported 15 times – is accused of seriously injuring a 6-year-old boy in a Saturday night drunken driving hit-and-run crash, authorities said.

Constantino Banda-Acosta, a 38-year-old Mexican citizen, was kicked out of the U.S. 15 times in the past 15 years, with his most previous deportation coming Jan. 18, federal officials told The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Banda-Acosta is accused of running a stop sign in the San Ysidro hit-and-run. He was taken into custody, about a half hour after the crash occurred, along with another man who was also an illegal immigrant.

The injured boy, Lennox Lake, was coming home from Disneyland with his family on Saturday, and the group was about a block from their home when the collision happened.

When he was found in the wrecked vehicle, Lennox was unconscious, bleeding from several head wounds and not breathing. He had a major head injury and, as of Tuesday night, had already undergone two surgeries, The Union-Tribune reported. Lennox’s family expects him to make a full recovery.

Right now he has a lot of swelling and can’t open either of his eyes so he’s scared about why he can’t see,” his father, Ben Lake, told FOX5. “I just really care about bringing him home and making sure he’s happy again.” NYPost

Catholic Bishop: Churches Should Not Harbor Illegal Immgrants

Bishop Peter Libasci stated it “creates a false hope” for illegals.

The Most Reverend Peter Libasci of the Diocese of Manchester sent a letter to clergy last Friday noting that congregations cannot allow undocumented immigrants to be housed within their churches to avoid being deported.

In the letter, which the Diocese provided The Christian Post, Bishop Libasci explained that there were two definitions for the term “sanctuary churches” being used.

“Some use this term and mean what I have described above – a welcoming community ready to offer immediate aid to anyone in need. In these works, of course, we will always be involved,” wrote Libasci.

“But others use this term ‘sanctuary’ to refer to churches that will allow individuals in fear of deportation to live in the church.”

The bishop went on to state that the latter definition, that of allowing unauthorized immigrants to live within a church, was problematic “because it creates a false hope to tell individuals living in fear that we can protect them from law enforcement actions.”

“‘Sanctuary’ is not a designation recognized by law and provides no such legal protection,” cautioned Libasci.

“Instead, immigration law imposes criminal penalties and fines on anyone who conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, in any place, an alien who has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of the law.”  ChristianPost

Pew: Half Of All Federal Arrests Are For Immigration-Related Crimes

Immigration-related crime is now taking up to 50% of Federal Law Enforcement resources.  The increase of immigration-related arrests highlights the burden of policing immigration crime, which has grown over the last decade.

Federal law enforcement agencies are making more arrests for immigration-related offenses and fewer arrests for other types of offenses – including drug, property and gun crimes – than they were a decade ago, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Half (50%) of the 165,265 total arrests made by the federal government in fiscal 2014 – the most recent year for which statistics are available – were for immigration-related offenses, such as crossing the border illegally or smuggling others into the United States. A decade earlier, immigration-related offenses accounted for 28% of all federal arrests…

All other crimes slightly decreased from 2004 to 2014:

  • Drug arrests: Decreased from 23 percent of arrests to 14 percent.
  • Probation/Parole infractions: Over the 10-year period fell from 17% to 14%.
  • Property crimes: Declined from 11% to 8%.
  • Weapons: Down from 7 percent to 4 percent.

Non-US citizen arrests increased while US citizen arrest numbers declined.

In 2014, 61% of all federal arrests involved non-U.S. citizens, up from 43% in 2004. U.S. citizens, by contrast, accounted for 39% of all arrests in 2014, down from 57% a decade earlier.

Customs and Border protection — an agency within the DHS — made more arrests in 2014 than all of the federal agencies.

just one agency within DHS – Customs and Border Protection – made more arrests in 2014 (64,954) than all of the agencies within DOJ combined (58,265). DOJ agencies include the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Marshals Service.

 

Geographic – highest numbers in five federal judicial districts.

The geographic distribution of federal arrests also shows the growing emphasis on immigration offenses. In 2014, 61% of all federal arrests – or more than 100,000 – occurred in just five federal judicial districts along the U.S.-Mexico border. In 2004, those five districts – one each in Arizona, California and New Mexico, plus two in Texas – accounted for 40% of federal arrests.

Online:  Pew Research:  Immigration offenses make up a growing share of federal arrests

3 Illegal Alien MS-13 Gang Members Charged In Death Of Roanoke Teen

High school student, 17-year-old Raymond Wood’s body was found lying in the middle of the road.

Second degree?

Three MS-13 gang members have been charged with second degree murder of a missing teenager.

The body of 17-year-old Raymond Wood was found lying in the middle of Roaring Run Road by a motorist in Bedford County, Virginia, on Monday.

Authorities detained and charged Victor A. Rodas, 19, Jose Corea-Ventura, 21, and Lasandro A. Vasquez, 24, of Maryland, with second-degree murder of Wood.

Police said all three men are known MS-13 gang members and are illegal aliens.

Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown said Friday afternoon that Wood’s death was not a random act but narcotics-related, according to a press releaseDailyMail

 

Illegal Immigrant Indicted On Tax And Voter Fraud Charges

Kevin Kunlay Williams, a Nigerian citizen, has been indited for $12 Million Tax Refund Fraud, Voter Fraud, Illegal Reentry and Felon in Possession of Firearm, announced the Department of Justice.

A federal grand jury indicted an undocumented immigrant living in St. Louis, Mo., on charges that he committed voter and tax fraud as part of an elaborate stolen identity theft scheme, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

Kevin Kunlay Williams, a Nigerian citizen, is suspected of illegally reentering the United States under a false name in 1999 after he was deported four years earlier.

Williams later registered to vote in federal, state, and local elections in 2012 by claiming he was an American citizen. He is suspected to have voted in both the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections, according to the indictment.

Federal authorities also suspect that Williams stole the identities of several public school employees from a payroll company, subsequently using the IDs to file more than 2,000 fraudulent federal tax returns that sought more than $12 million. The Nigerian man also allegedly stole Electronic Filing Identification Numbers (EFINs) to print refund checks, directing the IRS to send the refunds to prepaid debit cards. FreeBeacon

ICE Arrests Illegal-Immigrant Father Of One Rockville Rape Suspect

“Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes, a 43-year-old citizen of Guatemala, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on March 24, 2017, after a review of his immigration history revealed he was unlawfully present in the United States. He was issued a notice to appear in immigration court, and is currently detained at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup, Maryland.”

Matthew Bourke, Spokesperson
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

According to Washington TV station WRC-4, Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Friday after it was discovered he and his rape-suspect son were in the U.S. illegally from Guatemala.

An ICE spokesman confirmed to Channel 4, the NBC affiliate in Washington, that Sanchez-Reyes, 43, is the father of Henry Sanchez-Millian, 18. The younger man and another Rockville High student (17-year-old Jose Montano) have been charged with first-degree rape in the attack on a 14-year-old girl at the school.

Sanchez-Millian was taken by the U.S. Border Patrol last August in Texas but benefitted from the Obama administration’s catch-and-release policies for Central American minors. He was sent to live with his father in Maryland, despite Sanchez-Reyes’ illegal status, while his own deportation case is litigated.  WashingtonTimes