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City Abruptly Eliminates Police Chief Finalist for Supporting Immigration Enforcement


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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.


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


Judge Frees Illegal Immigrant MS-13 Member Because Of ‘Rights Violations’

An Obama-appointed federal judge in Virginia early this month released a Honduran teen who sold drugs, illegally crossed the U.S. border, and was a member of the violent street gang MS-13. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth K. Dillon ordered the 17-year-old to be released because his “rights had been violated” after…


Weekly Update: THE Smoking Gun

New Hillary Clinton Email Confirms She Used Blackberry Against Security Advice Why Did Trump Administration Suspend Sanctuary City Reports? Veterans Affairs Sued For Info on Homeless Vets Plan   New Hillary Clinton Email Confirms She Used Blackberry Against Security Advice What did the Russians know, and when did they know…


Judicial Watch Sues ICE for Information Regarding the Suspension of the Trump Administration’s Sanctuary City Reports

ICE suspended the weekly publication of these reports after receiving ‘complaints’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for all records concerning the suspension of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Declined…


Judicial Watch: Hearing Monday, June 5 Over Homeland Security Assertion of ‘Privacy Rights’ to Prevent Release of Names of Freed Criminal Aliens

Federal Immigration Officials in Arizona Released 149 Criminal Aliens Who Had Committed 260 Crimes (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch today announced a court hearing will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017, in the U.S. District Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, regarding a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking…


Judicial Watch Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Review California In-State Tuition Benefits for Illegal Aliens

(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced it filed a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court over a California Court of Appeals decision allowing the University of California’s to provide of $27.1 million in taxpayer funds for non-resident tuition and financial aid to illegal aliens. The petition was filed on May…


Suffolk County Prosecutors Helped Boston Slayer Avoid Deportation after 2 Crimes

After committing two crimes state prosecutors agreed to reduced charges against the African immigrant who recently murdered two Massachusetts doctors, allowing him to dodge deportation. This crucial information is being ignored by the mainstream media but a Boston newspaper exposed it this week and it’s especially alarming because it appears…


Judicial Watch: Court Hearing on Monday, May 15, 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, May 15, 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…


Obama DOJ Reprimanded SPLC for Hateful Attacks on Immigration Control Groups

The radical leftist group that helped a gunman commit an act of terrorism against a conservative organization was officially reprimanded by the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) for its hateful attacks, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an extremist nonprofit that lists…


Judicial Watch Slams ACLU’s Texas ‘Travel Warning’

From Newsmax: The American Civil Liberties Union’s “travel alert” warning those visiting Texas might have their constitutional rights trampled by law enforcement is a frivolous assertion that favors criminals, Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told Newsmax TV on Tuesday. “That’s not serious, and it’s the ACLU that puts

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