by Will Racke
An illegal alien who was arrested in southern California while taking his pregnant wife to the hospital is wanted for murder in Mexico, immigration authorities said Saturday.
Joel Arrona Lara, 36, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers on Wednesday at a gas station in San Bernardino, California. At the time, Arrona was taking his wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, to the hospital for a scheduled cesarean section, CBS 2 Los Angeles reported.
News of Arrona Lara’s arrest quickly spread nationally, with several media outlets characterizing it as an example of the Trump administration’s heavy-handed crackdown on illegal immigration.Venegas told CBS 2 in Spanish that Arrona Lara had never been stopped by police and didn’t have a criminal record of any kind, including traffic violations.
But immigration authorities say Arrona Lara is not just an otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrant.
He is also wanted by Mexican authorities for murder.
“Mr. Arrona-Lara was brought to ICE’s attention due to an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Mexico on homicide charges,” ICE spokeswoman Lori Haley told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Security footage from the gas station shows Arrona Lara getting out of his car and being intercepted by ICE officers. A visibly distraught Venegas is then seen using a phone shortly after Arrona Lara is taken away.
Arrona Lara’s lawyer, Emilio Amaya Garcia, accused ICE officers of endangering Venegas and her unborn baby.“In this case, not only did they put the life of the mother in danger, but also that of the child, who is a citizen of this country,” he told Univision on Thursday.
Arrona Lara has reportedly been living illegally in the U.S. for 12 years. ICE released the following statement about his arrest on Friday:“Mr. Arrona-Lara, a citizen of Mexico illegally residing in the United States, was taken into custody Wednesday by ICE Fugitive Operations Team officers in San Bernardino, Calif. Mr. Arrona-Lara is currently in ICE custody pending removal proceedings with the Executive Office for Immigration Review.”
“ICE continues to focus its enforcement resources on individuals who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security. ICE conducts targeted immigration enforcement in compliance with federal law and agency policy. However, ICE will no longer exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement. All of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and, if found removable by final order, removal from the United States.”
A version of this article appeared on The Daily Caller News Foundation website.
by Dr. Orly Taitz, ESQ
On Oct 30, 2018 President Trump announced that he will issue an executive order to end birthright citizenship. He states that he can do it by executive action and he might be right.
The 14th amendment states:
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
Now, an important point in it is the fact that people, who are foreign citizens, are subject to the jurisdiction of their own nations, not US. Their children automatically inherit the citizenship of the countries of their parents, not US, and they automatically are under the jurisdiction of those foreign nations.
One wrinkle is a decision of the Supreme Court over 100 year ago.
A 1898 Supreme Court decision held that Wong Kim Ark, who was born in San Francisco to Chinese parents residing in the United States, was a citizen because of his birth on American soil.
There can be 2 rebuttals to Wong Kim Ark.
1.Wong Kim Ark’s parents were legal residents, the ruling should not be read as an affirmation of the status of children of undocumented immigrants.
2. The Supreme Court might disavow, overturn this precedent as it was
done by overturning 1857 decision in Dred Scott v Sandford. Supreme
Court might decide that the decision in Wong Kim Ark needs to be
clarified in that a child follows the legal immigration status of his
parents. If the parents are legal residents, the child gets status of a
legal resident, if the parent is a foreign citizen illegally residing in
the US, the child is a foreign resident illegally residing in the US. Supreme Court might decide that this clarification is needed as
birthright citizenship is a magnet that led to an invasion of millions
of illegal aliens with the hope of having anchor babies.
According to the US government we have 12 million illegals. According to the Center for immigration studies and the former ambassador of Mexico, we have over 30 million illegals, which is an enormous burden on our welfare system and which causes wages to stagnate.
Significant numbers of immigrants, in the United States legally and illegally, are reportedly leaving federal assistance programs out of fear it could hurt their chances of obtaining permanent legal status.
Politico reports that 18 states have noticed a decline of up to 20 percent in the number of people applying for the WIC federal nutritional program for pregnant women and infants.
The decline has been attributed not just to a robust economy, but a rumored federal rule change by the Trump administration regarding eligibility to obtain green cards based on prior use of government assistance programs.“Under a provision known as public charge, U.S. immigration law has for more than a century allowed officials to reject admission to the country on the grounds that potential immigrants or visitors might become overly reliant on the government,” according to Politico. “But until now, officials have looked narrowly at whether someone would need cash benefits such as welfare or long-term institutional care.”
The news outlet claimed there is a move within the Trump administration to include a larger array of services such as programs like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or commonly known as food stamps), Head Start, Medicaid and WIC.
WIC, first launched in 1974, has traditionally been for the most part immigration status-blind regarding eligibility.
When Trump took office, there were 7.4 million women and children enrolled in WIC. As of May, the most recent data available, the number had dropped to 6.8 million.
Similarly, there were 42.7 million enrolled in SNAP in Jan. 2017, which has declined to 39.3 million as of May, or a difference of 3.4 million.
The evidence the Politico piece offers that part of the decline is due to the possible Trump administration rule change is anecdotal. Any change to federal regulations regarding the programs would have to go through a public comment period before being adopted, and would likely be challenged in court before taking effect, meaning a final determination could take several months or years.
“It’s a stealth regulation,” said Kathleen Campbell Walker, an immigration attorney at Dickinson Wright in El Paso, Texas regarding the possible change to WIC. “It doesn’t really exist, but it’s being applied subliminally.”
Jennifer Mejias-Martinez, who works with the WIC program in Topeka, Kansas, recalled receiving a panicked call from an immigrant family wanting to unenroll after hearing a report on Univision that receiving government benefits could hurt their chances in immigration proceedings.
“They were very, very scared,” Mejias-Martinez said. She tried to reassure them that the policy had not changed, but they dropped from WIC anyway.“It made me very sad, and quite frankly upset,” she said.
A WIC administering agency in Longview, Texas reported losing an estimated 75 to 90 participants per month to public charge fears, according to Politico.The Trump administration has argued that it is not trying to alter immigration law, but clarify and enforce existing statutes.
“The goal is not to reduce immigration or in some diabolical fashion shut the door on people, family-based immigration, anything like that,” said Francis Cissna, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, at the National Press Club earlier this month.The Department of Agriculture, which oversees WIC, is conducting multiple studies looking into why eligible families are not participating in, or choosing to drop their enrollment from, the program.
“The USDA is committed to the health and well-being of all WIC eligible mothers, infants and children and supports families seeking assistance,” the agency said.
by Jack Davis
The deployment of National Guard members along the United States’ southern border has led to more than 10,000 arrests, Customs and Border Protection officials said Monday.
About 1,600 Guard members have been deployed along the border since April, assisting Border Patrol agents with a variety of duties.
Their presence has led to 10,805 “deportable alien arrests,” said CBP press secretary Corry Schiermeyer, according to the Washington Examiner.
More than 3,300 attempted border crossers were turned back because
the Guard was on duty, Schiermeyer said. Further, 11,686 pounds of
marijuana has been seized due to the presence of Guard units.
“From the get-go, our goal has been to return agents back to the border. Not all soldiers are directly replacing an agent, but every soldier contributes to the overall mission,” Assistant Chief Alfredo Lozano told Stars and Stripes last week.
Guard units are deployed through the end of September.
Despite the efforts of multiple law enforcement and military units, illegal immigrants still make it across the border.
On Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested 18 smugglers and 117 illegal immigrants in southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas, Fox News reported.
“We remain steadfast in our commitment to vigorously pursue members of transnational criminal networks that exploit and endanger people they smuggle into our country,” Jack P. Staton, special agent in charge of ICE Homeland Security Investigations in El Paso, said in a statement.
The Washington Post has reported that the Trump administration is considering a financial agreement with Mexico in which Mexico would help reduce the numbers of illegal immigrants coming across the border.
“We believe the flows would drop dramatically and fairly immediately” if such a deal took place, the Post quoted an unnamed senior Department of Homeland Security official as saying.
The way the plan would work is that illegal immigrants coming from Central America through Mexico would apply for protection there. Then, the U.S. can return anyone crossing the border illegally to Mexico.
Mexico would be paid, the Post reported.
“Look at the amount of money spent on border security, on courts, on detention and immigration enforcement,” the senior DHS official said, according to the Post.
“It’d be pennies on the dollar to support Mexico in this area.”
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By Chris Agee
The Austrian government is pursuing a controversial plan as part of a broader effort to address concerns of radicalization among refugee and immigrant communities.
Amid a wave of right-wing electoral victories, particularly last year’s win by the populist Freedom Party, lawmakers have increasingly targeted Islamic groups for added scrutiny under the country’s so-called law on Islam.
That legislation prohibits any religious group from receiving foreign
funds as well as imposes a duty on Muslim groups to respect Austrian
tradition through “a positive fundamental view towards state and
The chancellor, who helped craft the law before he was elected to his current post last year, made his position clear in Friday’s news conference.
“Political Islam’s parallel societies and radicalizing tendencies have no place in our country,” he said.
At least 11 of these cases are reportedly under review and two imams involved have already been found to be in violation.
Austrian officials indicated that as many as 60 imams are thought to belong to the ATIB and Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache said the response being announced at that news conference was “just the beginning.”Although an ATIB representative recently confirmed Diyanet was paying imams in Austria, he said there are efforts in place to shift those payments to a domestic source.
“We are currently working on having imams be paid from funds within the country,” Yasar Ersoy said.
In addition to the individual imams found to be in violation of Austrian law, leaders say at least seven mosques are set to be shuttered for alleged links to extremism.
The Grey Wolves, a Turkish nationalist youth organization, operates one illegal mosque in Vienna, according to the Austrian government. Another six believed to be funded and operated by a different entity will also be shut down.
Despite the legal and national security arguments for their actions toward some within Austria’s Islamic population, Turkish leaders have decried the recent announcements as bigoted.
In a statement, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan described Austria’s response as evidence of an “Islamophobic, racist and discriminatory wave” within the country.
Erdogan spokesman Ibrahim Kalin went further in a tweet posted Friday.
“The Austrian government’s ideologically charged practices are in violation of universal legal principles, social integration policies, minority rights and the ethics of co-existence,” he wrote. “Efforts to normalize Islamophobia and racism must be rejected under all circumstances.”
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by Jack Davis
The bottom line of a new New Jersey law is that breaking the law pays off, according to a Rutgers University student angered over a law that lets illegal immigrants collect financial aid.
“It’s just absurd that we’re giving illegal immigrants more and more
incentives to break the law,” said Nick Knight said, according to Fox News.
“I’m going to be paying for that debt after college.” Knight said
putting those who break the law above everyone else is wrong. “I think
they’re taking the word ‘Dreamers’ and trying to put it in a positive
light,” Knight said. “But in reality, it’s not fair for everybody else,
for people who go through the process, for people who pay taxes and for
people who come over here legally.”
— wotv news (@wotv_news) May 13, 2018
Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy put a very different spin on
the bill when he allowed New Jersey to become the ninth state in the
U.S. to dole out financial aid to illegal immigrants.
“New Jerseyans support the ability of our Dreamers to not only remain in our state but to become a strong and contributing part of our society and economy,” he said, according to NJ.com. “By allowing them to not only go to college but to qualify for financial assistance, we are living up to that ideal,” he said.
The battle over financial aid to illegal immigrants is currently being fought in New Jersey’s neighbor, New York.
For the past seven years, the Democrat-controlled New York State Assembly has passed legislation that would allow the children of illegal immigrants to receive financial aid. However, the GOP-controlled state Senate has refused to approve the bill, which has received support from Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Illegal immigrants and their supporters are demanding that New York follow New Jersey’s lead and putting heat on Cuomo, who is facing a primary challenge from actress Cynthia Nixon, to get the job done.
As a lifelong New Yorker, I am extremely disheartened that New Jersey has a governor that protects Dreamers and we don't. Dream Act passes in NY Assembly every year, then dies in GOP-IDC controlled Senate. One of many reasons I'm voting for @CynthiaNixon. https://t.co/uOhOPIpf4L
— Barefoot RU (@BarefootRockU) May 10, 2018
“I am disappointed that Gov. Cuomo and the State Senate have not
introduced a similar bill, which would change our lives. New York needs
to follow the example of New Jersey and provide the same access to
higher education to all students, regardless of their immigration
status,” said Jennifer Macías, an illegal immigrant who attends
Queensborough Community College, according to Voices of NY.
New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan has said his GOP
colleagues are unlikely to change the stance on financial aid for
“Our members are very strongly opposed to the Dream Act,” he told the Albany Times-Union.
“I’m going to put it in plain and simple terms: There’s tons of middle-class families in the state of New York who are struggling,” Flanagan said. “I met with college students who are working two and three jobs just to go to community college. So my primary obligation, and I think the position of our members is, let’s make sure we’re taking care of the hard-working middle class taxpayers who are struggling right now.”
by Ben Marquis
Since the day that he first announced his candidacy, Donald Trump has
repeatedly insisted that his presidency would oversee the construction
of a wall along the country’s southern border to secure the nation from
illegal immigration and other criminal activity, like the trafficking of
Now, after Trump has been in office for nearly a full year, The Wall Street Journal reported that it had received a document from the Department of Homeland Security that outlined how the administration sought roughly $18 billion over 10 years to construct approximately 700 miles of new border barriers, which would more than double the already existing 654 miles of border wall
According to Breitbart, the administration is actually asking for about $33 billion over 10 years to fund a variety of border security measures, of which the wall is merely one part.
Roughly half of the requested funds would go toward hiring more Border Patrol officers, installing surveillance towers and other technology, and the construction and maintenance of roads in the border region. Notably, that $18 billion over 10 years for the wall works out to just $1.8 billion per year, or about a penny out of each $20 spent by the federal government. The amount is also consistent with the $1.6 billion already approved by Congress for 2018 to be spent on increased border security. Furthermore, Breitbart pointed out that “the wall’s cost would be offset by a reduced northward flow of illegals and drugs, so cutting the federal government’s cost for welfare, unemployment and policing.”
Of course, Democrats who couldn’t care less about the costs of
federal programs when they hold the majority — not to mention the
national debt or budget deficits — are now feigning outrage at how much
the proposed border wall and increased border security will cost taxpayers.
However, $18 billion over 10 years for a border wall sounds like a
steal of a deal when compared with how much illegal immigrants are
estimated to cost American taxpayers on an annual basis.
In September, FAIR,
the Federation for American Immigration Reform, released the results of
a study it conducted into just how much illegal immigrants cost
taxpayers every year, and the figure the group reached is nothing short
Contrary to popular claims from Democrats that illegal immigrants pay enough in taxes to cover any burdens they may impose on taxpayers, FAIR found that the situation was actually wildly out of balance on the local, state and federal level.
Using a widely-agreed-upon estimate of 12.5 million illegal immigrants in the country, it was determined that those illegals — plus their estimated 4.2 million citizen children — cost taxpayers about $134.9 billion annually. That number breaks down to about $45.8 billion on the federal level and $88.9 billion on the state and local level.
Meanwhile, it is estimated that those same illegals only contribute about $18.9 billion in total taxes paid — $15.4 billion federal and $3.5 billion state and local — leaving a grand total annual burden of approximately $116 billion on American taxpayers.
Thus, the annual cost of Trump’s proposed border wall expansion is
quite literally only 1.5 percent of what Americans are already paying
every year to cover the costs imposed by illegal immigrants.
For what is but a fraction of current spending levels, the country can not only significantly reduce illegal entry into the country, but also reduce the amount of crime, illicit drugs and human trafficking that add untold costs to society, with the building of Trump’s border wall for a mere $1.8 billion per year.
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by Chris Agee
One of several wildfires that continue to devastate large portions of
California was ignited by a fire used for cooking, authorities
announced this week.
In a statement Tuesday, officials indicated the Skirball Fire, which broke out Wednesday morning near Bel-Air, was traced to a homeless encampment near the 405 Freeway where an illegal flame sparked the major blaze. According to KTLA, the blaze had burned more than 422 acres and destroyed at least six structures.
Reports indicated another dozen structures were damaged, though
it is unclear how many of the damaged and destroyed buildings were
The Skirball Fire that destroyed six structures and burned 422 acres in the hills of Bel-Air was broke out because of an illegal cooking flame ignited at an area homeless encampment, officials said...
No one was at the scene of the suspected origin when investigators arrived, and there have been no arrests associated with the fire as of the latest reports available. Hundreds of locals were evacuated as the fire spread and a number of area schools were closed.
The Getty Center museum was also closed to the public, though its priceless works of art remained inside, according to CNN.
Ron Hartwig, a museum spokesperson, said that even in the path of a
wildfire, the secure building is the safest location for its contents.
“The building was designed to be the best place to keep an art
collection,” he said.
The Los Angeles Fire Department provided an update Tuesday confirming the Skirball Fire was 85 percent contained. Dozens of firefighters remained on the scene and at three had sustained injuries related to the effort. Given the arid, windy conditions across California over the past few weeks, other area fires have been much harder for firefighters to contain.
None of the other five major fires that have been sparked
across Southern California in recent days have identified origins. The
largest of those blazes, the Thomas Fire, has grown to engulf an area larger than New York City.
It was about 20 percent contained as of the latest estimates
available as winds in the region were expected to calm in coming days.
Santa Barbara County fire spokesperson Mike Eliason expressed tempered
optimism, saying the situation is “bad, but it’s a better bad.”
by Blog Administrator
"La Raza movement, the agenda that led to those thousands of illegal immigrants in the streets of American cities, waving Mexican flags, brazenly defying our laws, and demanding concessions. Hordes of Mexican expatriates, many here illegally, were protesting the very U.S. immigration laws they were violating with impunity. They found it offensive and a violation of their rights that the U.S. dared to have immigration laws to begin with."
Illegal aliens continue to swarm into the United States on a reconquista mission to reclaim the Southwest as their own. The US Congress is oblivious to the plight of the average American living in the hostile border region between the Southwestern United States and Mexico.
"MEChA and the La Raza movement teach that Colorado, California, Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and parts of Washington State make up an area known as "Aztlan" — a fictional ancestral homeland of the Aztecs before Europeans arrived in North America. As such, it belongs to the followers of MEChA. These are all areas America should surrender to "La Raza" once enough immigrants, legal or illegal, enter to claim a majority, as in Los Angeles. The current borders of the United States will simply be extinguished....The final plan for the La Raza movement includes the ethnic cleansing of Americans of European, African, and Asian descent out of "Aztlan." Click here to read the full story.
They're too busy luxuriating in a plethora of fine hotels and dining with their special interest friends.
The illegals go unnoticed by the bloated ticks that populate the halls of Congress, people who perennially earn their living from the public money trough. Illegals are welcomed by this austere body as just another group who has seen the light on how to make good use of public money, like their Congressional mentors.
Soulless and exploitative politicians, who 'hallow' the halls of Congress, advancing the reconquista agenda of the illegals for their own gain, portraying themselves as caring and compassionate individuals worthy of re-election, while their pejorative policies wreak havoc on the nation.
The immigrants are placing a staggering load on America's health care system. Houston area hospitals have lost 125 million dollars providing treatment for illegals.