By many criteria, 21st-century California is both the poorest and the richest state in the union. Almost a quarter of the population lives below the poverty line. Another fifth is categorized as near the poverty level — facts not true during the latter 20th century. A third of the nation’s welfare recipients now live in California. The state has the highest homeless population in the nation (135,000). About 22 percent of the nation’s total homeless population reside in the state
Category: Illegal Immigration
In January 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) tracked another caravan that left Honduras with more than 3,300 migrants. ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) team identified that 860 of those individuals had U.S. criminal histories, including more than 20 convicted of assault or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, nearly 30 convicted of sexual offenses, two convicted of violence against law enforcement, and one convicted of attempted murder.
“In the memo of the bill, they talk about the reason why they’re passing this bill is to make sure that people who are here illegally can get to and from work,” Kerns said. “It is illegal to hire people in the state of New York or anywhere that are here illegally.
“There’s an inconsistency there.”
President Donald Trump said Monday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin mass deportations of illegal immigrants starting next week.
The president indicated that ICE intends on attempting to remove the millions of illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S. According to a Pew Research Center study released last week, 10.5 million “unauthorized” immigrants lived in the U.S. in 2o17.
California would be one of only four states imposing a tax on those who won’t or can’t obtain the kind of health insurance coverage the government requires. The state-imposed mandate would parallel the federal mandate which, in 2016, amounted to $695 per adult or 2.5 percent of yearly household income, whichever was higher. The tax is projected by Newsom to generate about $1 billion over three years.
Adding insult to injury, a portion of that $1 billion generated would go to provide healthcare coverage to people living in the country illegally.
Pedro Cervantes is charged with possessing with intent to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana, as well as possessing a gun in furtherance of drug trafficking and possessing a gun while in the country illegally,” according to The Wichita Eagle.
A federal appeals court in California ordered an illegal alien who was captured during an immigration raid to be freed because the warrant used by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) indicated only that agents were searching for employment records, not preparing a large operation involving mass arrests of unlawfully employed foreigners.
In one recent week, agents in the Border Patrol’s Del Rio sector stopped more than 500 African migrants found walking in separate groups along the arid land after splashing across the Rio Grande, children in tow. That is more than double the total of 211 African migrants who were detained by the Border Patrol along the entire 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) U.S.-Mexico border in the 2018 fiscal year.
Mexico’s government said it detained almost 800 illegal immigrants who were crammed in four trucks in eastern Mexico on June 15, one of the highest numbers detained by the country in recent months, following promises to step up efforts to curb illegal immigration.
Federal authorities are offering a reward for a man tied to Mexico’s Gulf Cartel for his alleged roles in various murders, kidnappings, and home invasions in South Texas. The fugitive, believed to be in Mexico, is also wanted on various trafficking charges for reportedly moving drugs from the Texas border to Fort Wayne, Indiana.