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High School Rapists Entered U.S. as Unaccompanied Alien Children, Lived in Sanctuary County

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Judicial Watch Obtains Copies of 204 ICE Illegal Alien ‘Detainer Requests’ Denied by Travis County, Texas Sheriff

Illegal Aliens Protected by Sheriff’s Department Included Inmates Convicted of 34 Acts of Violence, 14 Thefts/Burglaries (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that it obtained 204 illegal alien Detainer Requests denied to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by the Travis County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office. The illegal aliens protected…

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Judicial Watch: Sanctuary policy protected criminal illegal immigrants in Austin, Texas

From the Washington Examiner: The “sanctuary” policy implemented by the sheriff in Austin, Texas, has helped keep illegal aliens charged with robbery, violent acts and threats of terrorism from being apprehended by federal immigration officers, according to the watchdog group Judicial Watch. A so-called sanctuary policy is a decision not…

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New Travis Co Sheriff denied ICE detainers for 58 DUI offenders and 146 others, records show

From Houston Chronicle: The  incoming Travis County Sheriff in February denied at least 204 detention requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that dated back to 2016 and 2017. Those requests involved 58 people convicted of driving while intoxicated and 34 convicted of assorted acts of violence, including family violence and…

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High School Rapists Entered U.S. as Unaccompanied Alien Children, Lived in Sanctuary County

The teenage illegal immigrants charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Maryland public high school last week entered the United States under an Obama program that’s accommodated tens of thousands of Central American youths who crossed the Mexican border. The administration coined them Unaccompanied Alien Children…

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Focus on Border Wall as Visa Overstays Create Illegal Immigrant Crisis

While the Trump administration focuses on securing the southern border, most illegal immigrants enter the United States legally and stay after their visa expires, a new study reveals. That’s because, incredibly, the U.S. doesn’t have an adequate system to assure the foreigners leave when they’re supposed to. This has been…

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Video: Judicial Watch president on judges blocking Trump’s travel order

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton on how the White House can implement a court-approved travel order.

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Stealth Sanctuary to Avoid Losing Federal Funds, Police Chief Pens Spanish Letter Assuring Illegal Aliens

The chief of police in an upscale northern California town has issued a letter in Spanish to illegal immigrants in his city assuring them that they’re safe from deportation because his agency “will not engage in federal immigration enforcement activities.” Police in Windsor, which is situated about 60 miles north…

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Arizona sheriff’s leniency puts everyone at risk

From The Jackson Sun: Penzone’s actions, however, tell a different story, one that shows his disregard for county residents’ well-being. Based on Immigration and Customs Enforcement data and reported by Judicial Watch, during a recent 10-day period, Penzone released more than 400 criminal illegal immigrants from the Maricopa County jail.…

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Video: Trump’s Deportation Surge

From the Wall Street Journal: President Trump campaigned on enforcing immigration law, and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly plans to deliver. On Tuesday Mr. Kelly ordered a deportation surge that will cost billions of dollars and expand the size and intrusiveness of government in ways that should make conservatives wince.

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Arizona Sheriff Releasing 400 “Criminal Illegal Immigrants” Every 10 Days

An average of 400 “criminal illegal immigrants” are being released every 10 days by the newly elected sheriff in Arizona’s most populous county, federal law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch, many of them violent offenders. It’s part of Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone’s new policy to protect illegal aliens, even…

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Fed Appeals Court: Immigrant Who Voted Illegally Can be Deported

Weeks after the House Minority leader blasted President Donald Trump for pledging to investigate voter fraud, a federal appellate court has ruled that a Peruvian immigrant can be deported from the U.S. for illegally voting in a federal election. The decision comes on the heels of a spat between Congresswoman…

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Judicial Watch Sues San Francisco Sheriff’s Department again Over Sanctuary Policy

New Lawsuit Directly Counters San Francisco’s Lawsuit against Trump Administration   (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that it filed a new taxpayer lawsuit against San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy and the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department (SFSD) to prevent the use of taxpayer funds on policies “that prohibit or…

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Judicial Watch: ‘Unlawful’ State Dept ‘Stonewalled’ Request for Refugee Travel Loan, Taxpayer Loss Info

From CNS News: Judicial Watch announced on Feb. 7 that it filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State after it “stonewalled” their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information regarding Refugee Travel Loans and associated taxpayer losses, an “unlawful delay that screams ‘cover up,’” according to Judicial…

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Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton Response to Ninth Circuit Ruling

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following immediate response to the 9th Circuit ruling on President Donald Trump’s immigration order: The 9th Circuit ruling is a dangerous example of judicial overreach. ###

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U.S. appeals court upholds suspension of Trump travel ban

From Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump suffered a legal blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate a temporary travel ban he had ordered on people from seven Muslim-majority countries. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Trump administration…

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Video: Jay Sekulow & Tom Fitton outlines problems with travel ban court ruling

From Fox News: Feb. 09, 2017 – 8:55 – Attorney Jay Sekulow and Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton react on ‘Hannity’ after court upholds suspension of executive order

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Judicial Watch Files Suit For ‘Refugee Travel Loans’ Information

Lawsuit against State Department Also Seeks Refugee Travel Loans Default Numbers (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State seeking records on the number of “Refugee Travel Loans” issued by State’s Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration to the United…

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Mexican Drug Cartel Operating in U.S. Suburb More than 1,500 Miles from Border

Illustrating that the Mexican drug crisis is having a far-reaching impact on the U.S., a heroin ring operated by a Mexican cartel was recently busted in an American suburb more than 1,500 miles from the southern border. In the last few years Judicial Watch has reported extensively on the massive…

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Why Dems Love Suicidal Immigration Policies

From WND: The recent hysterical overreaction to President Trump’s executive order temporarily restricting travel from countries known to be terrorist hotbeds illustrates the madness currently consuming many Americans. First, a reality check: Of all the destructive trends gripping America in recent decades – from ever-expanding government funded by unrepayable

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Judicial Watch Pursues California Supreme Court Challenge to University of California In-State Tuition Benefits for Illegal Aliens

(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Petition of Review  in the California Supreme Court over the University of California’s provision of $27.1 million in taxpayer funds for non-resident tuition and financial aid to illegal aliens. The petition was filed on behalf of Earl De Vries,…


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