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Video: Judicial Watch president: Illegal immigrants are getting special treatment for crimes

On Friday, May 5, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “After the Bell” on the Fox Business Network to discuss prosecutors going easy on illegal alien criminals.   Watch the latest video at <a href=”//”></a>


State Prosecutors Go Easy on Alien Criminals to Avert “Collateral Immigration Consequences”

In the last few weeks prosecutors in two major U.S. cities have ordered staff not to charge illegal immigrants with minor, non-violent crimes because it could get the offenders deported. You can’t make this stuff up. Officials elected by law-abiding citizens to protect, defend, uphold and enforce criminal laws are…


Trump Ends Obama’s African Ebola Amnesty

In a refreshing move, the Trump administration is eliminating one of Barack Obama’s many outrageous amnesty initiatives, this one involving illegal immigrants from African countries affected by the Ebola virus a few years ago. The Ebola amnesty scandal got buried in the hoopla of the administration’s broad executive order protecting…


Overwhelmed U.S. Deportation Officers Lose Track of Thousands of Criminals—“You might work 18 hours a day, but you still won’t get caught up.”

The federal agency responsible for deporting illegal immigrants is in serious trouble, with overwhelmed officers that can’t keep up with monstrous workloads and repeatedly lose track of hardcore criminals inside the United States. Hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens with criminal records have been released by authorities in the U.S.…


The truth about crime, illegal immigrants and sanctuary cities

From The Hill: There has been much rhetoric from the left and the open-borders, pro-illegal immigration lobby suggesting that illegal immigrants pose no threat to the safety and security of this nation and commit less crimes than their American Citizen and legal immigrant counterparts. If one watches the network newscasts,…


New York Towns, Cities Follow AG’s Order to Adopt Illegal Alien Sanctuary Laws

Weeks after the chief law enforcement official in New York State issued “legal guidance” to help municipalities provide sanctuary for illegal immigrants, nearly a dozen have followed through with the attorney general’s order to skirt federal law. The goal, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, is to provide…


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

From CNS News: The government watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained 204 illegal alien “detainer requests” from ICE that were denied by the sheriff’s office in Travis County, Texas, and which included detainers for aliens charged with multiple crimes, including 58 DWIs, 34 acts of violence, 14 burglaries, drug possession and…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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.


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…


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.…


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.


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…


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…


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…


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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