Category: Illegal Immigration

Fake immigration attorney arrested after allegedly filing 100’s of bogus asylum claims

Elvis Harold Reyes is being charged with mail fraud, making false statements in immigration documents, and aggravated identity theft. The charges were announced Wednesday in a press release from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

DEA arrests 700 US-based Mexican drug cartel members

In a synchronized nationwide raid on the early morning of March 11, more than 250 members of Mexico’s Cartel de Jalisco Nuevo Generacion (CJNG) were swept up by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

A further 450 had already been arrested over the past six months, in what the DEA has dubbed “Project Python.” Most are charged with federal drug trafficking crimes.

Appeals court temporarily blocks Trump’s “remain in Mexico” asylum policy

The U.S. Courts of Appeals of the 9th Circuit ruled on Friday to uphold a preliminary injunction issued by a lower court that puts a hold on one of the administration’s key immigration policies, the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), that aimed at ending loopholes in the current “catch and release” policy, under which asylum seekers are released into the interior of the country as they await a court hearing, often never to be seen again. The injunction would remain in place while the case plays out in the courts.

Trump to send border patrol tactical teams to sanctuary cities

The Trump administration is sending officers from a special operations unit of the Border Patrol to assist in raids by Immigration Customs and Enforcement in so-called sanctuary cities.

The officers from BORTAC, the Border Patrol’s version of a SWAT unit, will deploy to New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and various other cities whose local governments forbid law enforcement from working with federal immigration officials, the New York Times reported on Friday. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Lawrence Payne confirmed the initiative.

New Republican bill would punish states that grant driver’s licenses to illegal aliens

The bill is called the “Stop Greenlighting Driver Licenses for Illegal Immigrants Act” and would end funding to those states from a program that issues federal criminal justice funding from the Department of Justice.

The bill was introduced to the Senate by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).