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Sheriffs Say Sanctuary City Policies Do Not Increase Cooperation Between Illegal Aliens and Local Police

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Several sheriffs across the country have spoken out against the idea that sanctuary city policies give illegal aliens more confidence to work with local law enforcement. Sanctuary city advocates claim that many illegal aliens will not report crimes, even if they are the victims, because they are afraid their illegal status will be discovered and they will be deported.

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Rep. Culberson Threatens Justice Dept. Over Funding for Sanctuary Cities

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This week Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), Chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department, wrote Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, and warned her that if she did not pull federal funding for sanctuary cities he would remove her ability to move money around within the department for the entire 2016 fiscal year.

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Taxpayers File Lawsuit Against Sanctuary Ordinance In San Francisco

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San Francisco taxpayers have filed a lawsuit (Cynthia Cerietti v. Ross Mirkarimi) to end the sanctuary ordinance that prohibits the Sheriff’s Department in San Francisco County from notifying the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the immigration status of any inmate in the Sheriff Department’s custody.

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Arizona getting its day in court (again)

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

It's been almost a year since the Supreme Court upheld an Arizona law that requires all businesses in the state to use E-Verify or face penalties up to and including the suspension of its business license. And on Wednesday, the state heads back to the nation's High Court to defend its immigration enforcement law, originally known as SB1070, that's come under fire from the Obama administration's Justice Department.

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House Passes Bill Prohibiting Immigrant Sanctuary Cities

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A bill that aims to curb illegal immigration by prohibiting local governments from enacting “sanctuary” ordinances, or policies that make it difficult for law enforcement and other local government employees to comply with federal immigration law, was approved in the state House on Friday morning. http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_152642.asp

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Oakland to offer identification cards for illegal immigrants

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Two years after reaffirming Oakland's status as a "sanctuary city," the City Council voted this week to create identification cards for illegal immigrants.

The city's program will be modeled after a similar one in San Francisco, which started giving out cards to illegal immigrants earlier this year.

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President of Houston Police Union Calls for 287(g)

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While executing a drug search warrant, Houston Police Officer Rick Salter was shot and critically wounded by an illegal alien with three prior drug arrests. The incident has the president of the Houston Police Officers Union Gary Blankinship urging the Mayor of Houston to change a policy that forbids officers from inquiring about a suspect's immigration status.

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Tale of two sanctuary cities

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The two cities of El Paso and Denver are 800 miles apart, but they both exist in the rarified world of "sanctuary cities," where mayors and city officials love to proclaim, "We welcome all immigrants, regardless of immigration status." This is PC code for welcoming illegal aliens, but it also means they welcome the prosecution of Border Patrol agents and immigration enforcement agents who take their jobs too seriously.http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/22/tale-of-two-sanctuary-citi

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Family blames sanctuary policy in 3 slayings

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"San Francisco's immigrant sanctuary policies played a "substantial" role in the slayings of a father and two of his sons by allowing city officials to shield the alleged killer from deportation, despite his violent history, according to a legal claim filed Friday on behalf of the victims' family.

The claim is likely to be followed by a wrongful death lawsuit in which the family of Tony Bologna and his sons could seek millions of dollars from the city.

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Triple murder turns focus on S.F. sanctuary policy

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"The scene repeats itself every day on city streets: A driver gets stuck bumper-to-bumper, blocking the intersection and another car's ability to complete a left turn. San Francisco authorities say that was enough to prompt Edwin Ramos to unload an AK47 assault weapon on a man and his two sons, killing all three. The murders immediately sparked public outrage, which only intensified when authorities revealed that Ramos, 21, is an illegal immigrant who had managed to avoid deportation despite previous brushes with the law...."

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Widow Blames San Francisco Sanctuary Policy for Murder of Husband, Two Sons

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Danielle Bologna is calling for changes in San Francisco’s sanctuary policy after charges were filed against an illegal alien gang member for the murder of her husband and two sons. In an appearance on FOX News last night, she said "It should have been resolved at the beginning, when this guy had done more than one crime in the city…I want justice.

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Arrests of 31 in U.S. Sweep Bring Fear in New Haven

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"[S]tarting at 6 a.m. Wednesday, two days after the Board of Aldermen overwhelmingly approved the identity card plan, federal agents swept into the largely Hispanic Fair Haven community and arrested some 31 people suspected of being illegal immigrants, many in their homes. Within hours, any sense of sanctuary that the city and advocates for immigrants advocates had developed over the years was turned upside down, replaced with fear..." http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/08/nyregion/08haven.html