Editorial: Sanctuary label too broad

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Topeka Capital Journal Rep. Kevin Yoder and other members of Congress want to punish cities and counties across the country for not doing a job — enforcing federal immigration laws — that generally is the responsibility of the federal government and its U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Granted, history shows ICE is exceptionally inept when […]

Pro/Con: Should there be sanctuary cities?

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By Johnathan Silver, Victoria Advocate, Texas July 27–Sanctuary cities are not new but are receiving renewed attention. They are jurisdictions, by ordinances and policies, that generally do not enforce immigration law and, in some cases, do not cooperate with the federal government to deport undocumented people. Overall, only being undocumented does not mean one will […]

Immigration enforcement changes could shield 9.6M undocumented immigrants from deportation, report says

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By Brenda Gazzar, Daily News, Los Angeles July 24–Lesser-known changes in immigration enforcement announced by President Barack Obama in November could offer a “degree of protection” from deportation for up to 9.6 million of the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally, according to a new report by the Migration Policy Institute. In […]

U.S. Lower House approves bill against ‘sanctuary cities’ of immigrants

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Washington, Jul 24 (EFE).- The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday approved a bill that would leave no funds to ‘sanctuary cities,’ where illegal immigrants are protected against deportation. The bill, passed with 241 votes in favor and 179 against, would deny government grants to law enforcement agencies and immigration services in cities that refuse to […]

Sen. Cruz: How Many Criminal Illegal Aliens Did the Obama Administration Release?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R- Texas) today questioned U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah Saldana in theSenate Committee on the Judiciary hearing regarding the Administration’s failure to enforce immigration law against criminal illegal aliens. ” Ms. Saldana, I will note in your opening statement here, you said after listening to […]

ICE director says Obama admin won’t take action on sanctuary cities until Congress passes amnesty

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The senseless killing of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle by Francisco Sanchez, a Mexican illegal, earlier this month has reignited a national debate over sanctuary city policies. Opponents of sanctuary cities argue that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials should be allowed to seize criminal illegal aliens from city jails. However, during a congressional hearing Tuesday, ICE Director Sarah […]