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City Abruptly Eliminates Police Chief Finalist for Supporting Immigration Enforcement

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Police chief finalist in Colorado eliminated because he supported enforcing immigration laws

A finalist for police chief of Colorado’s fourth largest city was eliminated from consideration after city officials learned of two news stories where the candidate was quoted as supporting Arizona’s immigration control law, a government watchdog group said. Steve Henry, a former chief deputy for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office…

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City Abruptly Eliminates Police Chief Finalist for Supporting Immigration Enforcement

A highly qualified and respected veteran law enforcement official with impressive credentials was precipitously eliminated as a finalist to be police chief in a U.S. city after officials discovered he endorsed immigration enforcement. Judicial Watch is investigating and has filed a public records request to obtain details about the troublesome…

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DACA Background Checks Abandoned by Obama Administration, Government Insider Claims

Obama administration officials rubber-stamped DACA applications for so-called “Dreamers” without conducting background checks that would generally be standard in immigration screening. That is the prior contention of legal watchdog Judicial Watch, based on government documents it previously obtained through a Freedom of Information request. A former official with

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Weekly Update: New Deep State Lawsuit

Deep State Watch: New Lawsuit for Comey Memos We Applaud the End to Obama’s Illegal Alien Amnesty Program Judicial Watch Lawyers Take on Sanctuary Policy Be Sure to Tune in to Judicial Watch’s Expert Panel: ‘Exposing the Deep State’   Deep State Watch:  New Lawsuit for Comey Memos The already…

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Judicial Watch: Court Hearing on Monday, September 11, Regarding Taxpayer Lawsuit over San Francisco’s Sanctuary Policy

Lawsuit Involves Federal Authority over Immigration Policy (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced a court hearing will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017, before Judge Harold A. Kahn regarding Judicial Watch’s taxpayer lawsuit against San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy and the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department (SFSD) to prevent the use…

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Trump DHS Offers Immigrants Hurricane Harvey Amnesty

Keeping with an Obama-era tradition of offering illegal immigrants reprieve, the Trump administration is providing those in the Houston area with hurricane amnesty in the aftermath of Harvey. Judicial Watch reported extensively on the special Obama amnesties, which were granted for inclement weather, a virus, natural disasters and tainted water…

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Judicial Watch Statement on Trump Administration Decision to End Obama Era Illegal Alien Amnesty Program

‘President Trump’s decision helps restore the rule of law and constitutional governance’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s formal announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “Judicial Watch applauds the Trump administration’s decision to

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Trump’s decision to end DACA has plenty of support

Mark Spencer is with the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. He said it was only a matter of time before the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was abolished because the executive order was unconstitutional. Spencer believes what the president did was both smart and generous. “Smart in the sense – Congress do…

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Conservatives React to DACA Decision

Conservatives across the country are reacting to President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and their views are mixed. Roughly 800,000 people have benefited from the program, which allows people who illegally came to the United States as children with their parents to stay…

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Media Conspicuously Omits D.C. Metro Shooter’s Immigration Status

A disturbing incident involving a shooting inside a busy Washington D.C. metro station has received a lot of media attention, but all the reports conspicuously fail to mention if the suspect is an illegal immigrant. A man was captured on camera firing a gun down the escalator of the Columbia…

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Trump under fire over epic Friday news dump

Trump knew the move would rankle Flake and McCain and be popular with his base, said one adviser who speaks with him often. And Trump often saw the sheriff on TV defending himself and the president, and came to believe the conviction was unfair. “It was a politicized persecution by…

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Phoenix Becomes Illegal Alien Sanctuary after Leftist Group Orders it in Private Meeting with Police Chief

Arizona’s largest city recently became a sanctuary for illegal aliens after its police chief held a private meeting with a leftist group that demanded a change in immigration enforcement policies, records obtained by Judicial Watch show. The closed-door session between Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams and Will Goana, policy director for…

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Video: Phoenix police chief met with leftist group over immigration enforcement policies: Report

August 22, 2017 – 4:54 – Judicial Watch Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network discussing a push in Congress to probe more federal agencies following a report that U.S. postal employees performed union-funded work for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and a Judicial…

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Licenses, ID Cards Sold to Illegal Aliens by Corrupt State Workers Used for Voter Fraud

A year after Judicial Watch reported a rise in illegal aliens using fake Puerto Rican birth certificates to obtain authentic U.S. passports and drivers’ licenses, the feds have busted a Massachusetts operation run by corrupt state workers. The state employees sold drivers’ licenses and state identification cards to illegal immigrants…

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Inside Judicial Watch: Sanctuary Cities

Below, is the latest edition of “Inside Judicial Watch,” with JW Staff Attorney Michael Bekesha on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, where Michael discussed the legality of sanctuary city policies, their consequences on the country, and explains some of Judicial Watch’s latest court battles regarding our broken immigration system.

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ICE Agent Wounded in 2011 Cartel Ambush Will Revive Litigation Against U.S. Government

From The Washington Free Beacon: A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent who survived a 2011 Mexican drug cartel ambush that left an American officer dead is moving to resurrect litigation against the U.S. government to force the release of records that could shed light on the events leading…

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Phoenix Delays Sanctuary Policy Amid Mounting Pressure After JW Report

Days after Judicial Watch exposed a new policy banning Phoenix police from contacting the feds after arresting illegal aliens, alarming pressure on the city council and chief of police has forced officials in Arizona’s largest city to postpone the order. Crafted at a Hispanic advisory committee that promotes open borders,…

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Judicial Watch: Phoenix Ban on Police Asking About Immigration Status Ignores State Law, Supreme Court

A new policy implemented by the Phoenix Police Department bans its officers from asking an individual about his or her immigration status, and from contacting federal immigration officials, without meeting new guidelines. According to Judicial Watch, this policy is in clear violation of Arizona state law upheld by the U.S. Supreme…

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Phoenix PD Bans Officers from Asking About Immigration Status, Calling Feds in Violation of State Law

Police officials in Arizona’s largest city have quietly implemented a new policy banning officers from contacting the feds after arresting an illegal alien and forbidding them from asking about immigration status, in violation of key provisions of a state law upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Judicial Watch obtained a…

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Video: Crime at the center of illegal immigration policy debate

On Friday, June 30, Judicial Watch Southwest Project Coordinator Mark Spencer appeared on “Special Report with Bret Baier” on the Fox News Channel to discuss illegal immigration, specifically S.B. 1070, which grants police discretion to determine the immigration status of someone arrested or detained when there is “reasonable suspicion” they…


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