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House offers weak response to ICE's release of criminal aliens and sanctuary jurisdictions' efforts to protect them

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

The House of Representatives approved H.R.3009, Rep. Duncan Hunter's (R-Calif.) sanctuary cities bill, last Thursday, hopefully starting a debate over the Obama Administration's efforts to severely weaken interior enforcement.

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House Passes Partial Sanctuary Policies Fix

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The House passed legislation that would block certain federal funds to jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with ICE agents, and would authorize the Department of Justice to block policing grants to localities that similarly adopt sanctuary policies. The legislation is weaker than that the House passed earlier this year and does not address the Obama Administration’s sanctuary policies, such as the mass release criminal aliens.

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Obama Administration Proposes to Amnesty Relatives of Legal Permanent Residents

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The Obama Administration proposed a rule that would amnesty the illegal-alien spouses, children and parents of Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) in a manner similar to the congressionally-authorized 245(i) amnesty. The provisional unlawful presence waiver under the rule would allow an estimated 272,000 illegal aliens in these categories to obtain a green card without facing the current statutory penalty - a 3-year or 10-year bar on re-entry to the U.S.

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NAFBPO Calls for Passage of Davis Oliver Act in the Midst of House Debate on Weaker Sanctuary Cities Bill

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The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) issued a statement today on how sanctuary cities undermine the rule of law and the need for passage of H.R.1148, The Davis Oliver Act, which would "provide the tools that American Law Enforcement Officers need to reclaim and secure our nation's streets and communities." The bill would end the mass release of criminal aliens, allow local law enforcement to assist in the enforcement of federal laws, and help ensure the just, consistent and uniform application of federal law.

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Senators Push DHS Officials on Sanctuary Cities at Hearing

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Two top DHS officials came under intense scrutiny during an oversight hearing held by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah Saldana were asked tough questions from both Republicans and Democrats on the Committee regarding their handling of state and local jurisdictions that refuse to communicate with ICE or comply with ICE detainers (sanctuary cities) and for the Obama Administration's release of more than 70,000 criminal aliens.

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Victim's Mother Tells Congress: 'I don't want your sympathy. I want you to do something about it.'

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Five families testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, retelling the stories of loved ones who lost their lives to an illegal alien who was set free by a sanctuary jurisdiction or Immigration and Customs Enforcement under the direction of the Obama Administration. Laura Wilkerson, whose son was tortured and burned to death by an illegal alien, best summed up the panel's message by saying, "I don't want your sympathy. I want you to do something about it."

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Op-Ed in THE HILL newspaper: 'Sanctuary cities' legislation must tackle 'sanctuary nation' policies

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  by  Roy Beck

Yes, Congress must act to defund sanctuary cities until they cooperate with federal enforcement agencies. But Congress must also address the largest sanctuary jurisdiction of all: the federal government. Federal entities release nearly four times as many criminal aliens as do cities and other local jurisdictions with sanctuary policies.

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NumbersUSA to oppose sanctuary cities bill, H.R.3009

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The House Rules Committee has scheduled a hearing for Rep. Duncan Hunter's (R-Calif.) sanctuary cities bill, H.R.3009, for Wednesday afternoon. NumbersUSA has sent a notice to all House Members, telling them that we will oppose the Hunter legislation. Here's what was sent to House offices.

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Report: 2.5 Million Illegal Aliens Settled in US Since 2009

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A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has found that an estimated 2.5 million new illegal aliens have settled in the United States since President Obama took office in January 2009. While the pace is slower than the previous administration, the numbers are still startling.

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Which 'Sanctuary' bill is best

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

If any good can come from the tragic shooting of a San Francisco woman earlier this month at the hands of a five-times deported illegal alien, it's that Congress may finally take action to punish sanctuary jurisdictions that protect illegal aliens, including the federal government which has been releasing criminal aliens onto the streets.

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