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Cash Remittances to Mexico Set $26B Record in 2017

People sending remittances back to Mexico in 2017 broke an all time record of $26.1 Billion.

Mexico’s Central Bank Banxico showed 2017 to be a record-breaking year for remittances by Mexicans abroad. From January to November 2017, Mexicans sent $26,167,00,000, the highest figure to date.

In 2016, Mexicans set another record in remittances of $24.1 billion. Banxico reports that 97 percent of the funds sent to Mexico came through wire transfers.

Mexico’s second largest source of income was the export of oil for $18.5 billion in the first 10 months of 2017.

The record breaking was shown to be reflected by the weakening of the peso and an alleged threat by the Trump Administration to tax remittances.

The issue with remittances comes at a time when stark debates rage within DC on funding the $21.6 Billion Wall.

Taxing cash remittances and renegotiating the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has led to tension between U.S. and Mexico. As of December, the peso exchange rate fluctuated around $19.6 pesos per $1 USD.

The biggest problem some Americans have is that the remittances sent back to Mexico should be recirculated into the American economy and not sent abroad. Other Americans including the Trump administration believe these remittances should be taxed at the very least.

What are your thoughts?

California officially became first Sanctuary State January 1st

California officially became America’s first “sanctuary state” Monday, as a bill Governor Jerry Brown signed into law took effect.

The law stops police in the nation’s most populous state from asking people about their immigration status or participating in federal immigration enforcement activities in most cases, Fox News reported.

California is home to an estimated 2.3 million illegal immigrants but some experts say way more exist.

“These are uncertain times for undocumented Californians and their families, and this bill strikes a balance that will protect public safety, while bringing a measure of comfort to those families who are now living in fear everyday,” Brown said on the day he signed the bill.

But the measure has drawn a rebuttal from an unidentified source, as signs mocking the law have appeared below the “Welcome to California” signs that greet motorists as they enter from Arizona and Nevada.

“OFFICIAL SANCTUARY STATE,” the signs declare. “Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome! Democrats Need The Votes!”

California passed the bill just as President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions we’re pledging to crack down on sanctuary cities that refuse to follow Federal immigration law and cooperate with ICE.

President Trump repeatedly pointed to the case of Kate Steinle, a woman who was fatally shot July 1, 2015, on a San Francisco pier by an illegal immigrant. The defendant went on trial for murder, but was acquitted in November 2017.

“No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration,” the president tweeted after the verdict, which he labeled “disgraceful.”

Other members of the Trump administration spoke out against the California proposal.

“The bill risks the safety of good law enforcement officers and the safety of the neighborhoods that need their protection the most,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in September, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Added Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: “By passing this bill, California politicians have chosen to prioritize politics over public safety.

“Disturbingly, the legislation serves to codify a dangerous policy that deliberately obstructs our country’s immigration laws and shelters serious criminal alien offenders,” Homan’s statement continued.

Prior to Brown’s approval, California’s Legislature passed the measure in September.

Gov. Jerry Brown hands out more Pardons to criminal illegals as act of “Mercy”

Gov. Jerry Brown handed out pardons Saturday to two illegal aliens who were on the verge of being deported for committing crimes while in the U.S.

Brown characterized the pardons as acts of mercy, according to an article on Saturday in the Sacramento Bee.

With the pardons, the reason for deportation may be eliminated, lawyer Kevin Lo of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, which represented some of the men in a recent class-action lawsuit, said in the Bee. The pardoned aliens will still need to ask immigration courts to reopen their cases, he said.

In all, Brown pardoned 132 people for mostly nonviolent and drug-related crimes, and commuted the sentences of 19 others, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Since returning to office in 2011, he has handed down a modern-era record 1,059 pardons, along with 37 commutations, far more than the 404 pardons and one commutation he made over his first two terms as governor, from 1975 to 1983.

Brown’s pardons involved two Northern California Cambodian men picked up in October in immigration sweeps, Mony Neth of Modesto and Rottanak Kong of Davis.

Kong was convicted on felony joyriding in 2003 in Stanislaus County at age 25 and sentenced to a year in jail. Neth was convicted on a felony weapons charge with a gang enhancement and a misdemeanor charge of receiving stolen property with a value of $400 or less in 1995 in Stanislaus County, The Bee said.

But California gave Neth another gift in 2014 with Proposition 47, the voter-approved ballot initiative that allowed some felony crimes to be reclassified as misdemeanors. Early this month, a court changed Neth’s firearm count to a lesser charge under those guidelines – another step toward restoring his legal status.

Brown last defied the White House in October by signing into law so-called “sanctuary state” legislation, placing limitations on state and local law enforcement’s ability to help federal officials enforce immigration violations.

New DHS Report reveals 92% of foreign nationals in federal prisons are illegal Aliens.

A new report published Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security shows that 92 percent of foreign nationals in federal prisons are in the U.S. illegally.

A revelation that Attorney General Jeff Sessions said proves why the U.S. needs to follow through on President Trump’s proposed immigration reform.

The 2017 report, found that more than one in five individuals imprisoned were not born in the United States. In addition, 94 percent of foreign nationals in the custody of either the Federal Bureau of Prisons or the U.S. Marshals Service entered the U.S. illegally.

On January 25, 2017, the President signed Executive Order (EO) 13768 on Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.

OFFICIAL REPORT BY DHS AND DOJ

Section 16 of the EO directs the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to collect relevant data and provide quarterly reports on the immigration status of all aliens incarcerated under the supervision of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) the immigration status of all aliens incarcerated as federal pretrial detainees under the supervision of the United States Marshals Service (USMS) and the immigration status of all convicted aliens incarcerated in state prisons and local detention centers throughout the United States.

This Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, Quarter 4 report includes data on aliens incarcerated under the supervision of BOP and USMS.

Summary of Findings

A total of 58,766 known or suspected aliens were in in DOJ custody at the end of FY 2017, including 39,455 persons in BOP custody and 19,311 in USMS custody.

Of this total, 37,557 people had been confirmed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be aliens (i.e., non-citizens and non-nationals), while 21,209 foreign-born people were still under investigation by ICE to determine alienage.

Among the 37,557 confirmed aliens, 35,334 people (94 percent) were unlawfully present. These numbers include a 92 percent unlawful rate among 24,476 confirmed aliens in BOP custody and a 97 percent unlawful rate among 13,081 confirmed aliens in USMS custody.

This report does not include data on the foreign-born or alien populations in state prisons and local jails because state and local facilities do not routinely provide DHS or DOJ with comprehensive information about their inmates and detainees. This limitation is noteworthy because state and local facilities account for approximately 90 percent of the total U.S. incarcerated population. DHS and DOJ are working develop a reliable methodology for estimating the status of state and local incarcerated populations in future reports.

ICE-DOJ Immigration Status Determinations

Pursuant to EO 13768, USMS and BOP facilities have begun providing to ICE on a quarterly basis comprehensive biographic data on inmates and detainees who are identified as foreign- born. In turn, ICE checks USMS and BOP foreign-born detainee data against its ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) case management system, the ENFORCE Alien Removal Module (EARM), and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Central Index System to identify aliens with immigration records and pending or completed removal proceedings. This approach allows ICE to place each foreign-born person within one of the following five categories for each quarterly report:

• Under Investigation: Further investigation by ICE is required to confirm alienage and establish potential removability.

• In proceedings – Legal: Confirmed alien who is lawfully present in the United States but has been charged as a removable alien; removal proceedings are ongoing.

• In proceedings – Illegal: Confirmed alien who is unlawfully present1 in the United States and has been charged as a removable alien; removal proceedings are ongoing.

• Subject to final order of removal: Confirmed alien who is subject to a final order of removal—meaning that the alien has no lawful status in the United States.

• Relief/Benefit: Confirmed alien who has been granted relief or protection from removal that would generally be considered lawful status. However, depending on the nature of the inmate’s criminal offense, his/her status may be subject to review and rescission or revocation by DHS or an immigration judge.

Immigration Status of Aliens in BOP Custody

As of September 28, 2017, a total of 24,476 confirmed aliens were housed in BOP facilities, and an additional 14,979 foreign-born individuals in BOP facilities remained under ICE investigation; together these known and suspected aliens accounted for 21 percent of all federal inmates in BOP custody. At least 22,614 aliens in BOP facilities were unlawfully present, including 20,240 people (51 percent of the total) who had been ordered removed and 2,374 people (six percent) who were unlawfully present and in removal proceedings. Less than five percent of the total (1,852 people) were lawfully present and in removal proceedings, and just 10 aliens had received an immigration benefit or received relief from removal.

See Figure 1.

Under the Institutional Hearing and Removal Program, ICE and BOP are working to complete immigration court proceedings prior to the completion of an alien’s sentence in order to reduce or eliminate the need for further detention once an alien is released to ICE custody from BOP.

As a result, ICE and BOP expect the proportion of the foreign-born population remaining in the “under investigation” status to decline over time—a trend that was observed in this quarter. As of September 28, 2017, 38 percent of foreign-born inmates were under investigation, down from 50 percent on June 24, 2017.

While persons under ICE investigation represented a smaller percent of the known and suspected alien population, the percentage who had been ordered removed increased from 44 percent of the total in Q3 to 51 percent in Q4.

The immigrations laws define “unlawful presence” to include those circumstances where an “alien is present in the United States after the expiration of the period of stay authorized … or is present in the United States without being admitted or paroled.”

Unlawfully present includes those who entered the United States without being admitted or paroled, and may include those who subsequently adjusted status or were lawfully admitted but the Immigration Court System has issued an administrative final order rendering them unlawfully present.

Total counts in BOP and USMS facilities reflect the populations on reported dates and are not quarterly or yearly totals.

Immigration Status of Aliens in USMS Custody

The USMS is DOJ’s component charged with the housing and care of federal pretrial detainees. USMS also houses certain short-term sentenced aliens, as well as sentenced aliens pending transfer to the BOP; this report includes data on all known and suspected aliens in USMS custody. As of October 2, 2017, a total of 19,311 known and suspected aliens were housed in USMS facilities Of the confirmed aliens in USMS custody, 66 percent (12,720) were unlawfully present, including 11,459 aliens (59 percent) with an administrative final order of removal and 1,261 aliens (6.5 percent) who were unlawfully present but pending adjudication in removal proceedings. See Figure 2.

Most of the remainder (6,230 individuals or 32 percent) were still under investigation. Less than two percent of confirmed aliens in USMS custody who have been screened by ICE were lawfully present and in immigration proceedings (358 individuals). As of October 2, 2017, USMS was housing only three aliens in receipt of a grant of protection or relief.

Emanuel rolls out Chicago ID for illegal Aliens and those ‘on the sidelines’

Once this takes affect, Chicago and Illinois will be lost forever.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has officially unveiled a new ID program he says is designed to welcome the “undocumented” community and people “on the sidelines” into the city.

“If you want somebody who’s undocumented to feel comfortable to be able to drive their child to school and all the benefits, they have to be part of the city.”

The name “municipal ID” was initially floated for the program, but Emanuel revealed that Chicago’s city IDs would actually be called “City Keys.”

He said City Keys were designed to give a person who doesn’t have an ID or a driver’s license essentially the same benefits as those who do. “When somebody says, ‘Can I see your driver’s license?’ — what that unlocks and what that smooths out and all the speed bumps that literally get eliminated because you have a driver’s license,” Emanuel said.

The mayor says the IDs will also provide benefits including discounts at cultural centers, on public transit and for veterans and senior citizens at locations across the city. Chicagoans will be able to link their public transit and library card to the ID and potentially even open bank accounts with it.

Critics of the program say it might be a way for undocumented workers or people illegally in the U.S. to obtain a valid ID.

“Is this going to be a way for people get fake identification? I think there’s a strong chance for that happening,” Chicago Alderman Nick Sposato said.

Chicago’s city clerk, Anna Valencia, says that there will be a strong four-point application process that a person must navigate in order to get an ID, and that the cards come with hidden security features. The city says it is preparing to release the types of documentation it will accept from an applicant to prove identity.

“I can’t go into all the details of what is the security features because we want to keep that private so no one duplicates these, but we feel very confident in our security features for the card,” Valencia said.

The city says the IDs will help those who currently struggle to get one – like the homeless or those re-entering the city after being imprisoned.

“You need an ID for a job. You need an ID to get an apartment. You just need an ID for everything,” Gilbert Villegas, who chairs the City Council’s Latino Caucus said.

The mayor also pointed out that certain undocumented people, like Francis Velez, might only stay in a bad living situation or abusive relationship because they can’t get the ID they need to move out.

“With me, I was only running around with a police report saying who I was,” said Velez, who says she had trouble leaving an abusive relationship without a driver’s license. “Now, with this ID,  people can go get them and be better off not going back to the abuser.”

Benefits notwithstanding, critics including some city aldermen think the program might be a ploy for Emanuel to pick up Latino votes as he potentially revs up another mayoral campaign.

“I think it’s all about votes. I mean, I think they’re just trying to please a certain demographic in the city to say, ‘Hey we’re for you, we support you,’ and I think that’s what it’s about,’” Sposato said.

The IDs will be available in March, and applicants can choose their gender on the ID. The city says the first 100,000 IDs will be free. After that, the IDs will cost $5 for minors and $10 for applicants 18 to 64.

The mayor budgeted $1 million this year for the program and will budget another $1 million next year. City aldermen who voted against the ID program figure it might cost up to three times the budget.

ICE director says Border Crossings at 45 Year Low because Trump allows them to do their job

The Director of ICE said people coming into the United Stated illegally are at a 45-year low because President Donald Trump has taken border security seriously.

According to numbers from ICE, federal immigration authorities deported fewer illegal immigrants in 2017 than in 2016, even as they arrested far more people suspected of being in the United States illegally.

ICE removed approximately 226,000 people from the country in the 2017 fiscal year, which ended on September 30, down six percent from 2016.

During the same time period, the agency arrested more than 110,000 people, a 42 percent increase over the prior year.

“Under this president, who’s now letting us do our job and taking the handcuffs off the men and women of the Border Patrol and ICE, arrests are up,” Homan said on “America’s Newsroom.” “The overall removals are down because the Border Patrol has reported a 45-year low in illegal border crossings.”

He said that number dropped dramatically because Trump has taken border security seriously.

“That’s why overall deportations are down,” Homan said. “However, if you look at ICE deportations, people that are arrested in the interior and were removed, those numbers are up almost 40 percent.”

Illegal Alien previously deported arrested for stabbing a woman with screwdriver

An MS-13 gang member wanted for murder in El Salvador was arrested in Colorado on Friday after he allegedly stabbed a woman with a screwdriver and ran over her leg, police said.

Angel Ramos, 36, an illegal alien who was previously deported from the U.S., was arrested Friday, FOX31 Denver reported.

Ramos and a Fort Morgan woman were in a car on Nov. 4 when Ramos allegedly stabbed her with a screwdriver. The woman jumped out of the moving vehicle to escape Ramos, and the car ran over her leg, police said.

Ramos then tried to put the woman in the vehicle’s trunk before fleeing the scene, FOX31 Denver reported.

He was captured after a weeklong manhunt.

Investigators say Ramos is a member of the deadly MS-13 gang and is wanted for murder in El Salvador.

“We’ve noticed a lot of people that have been fugitives that are hiding out here because they think they are not going to stick out,” Morgan County Sheriff Jim Crone told FOX31 Denver. “Nobody is going to know them, which is just the opposite; that just brings more people to our attention.”

Ramos has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, kidnapping and other offenses. U.S. Marshals, ICE agents and Homeland Security are also working on the case.

The woman was released from the hospital on Sunday. Crone said investigators were “very concerned for this woman.”

ICE Arrests 450 illegal Alliens in Sanctuary City Raids

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday that officials this week arrested nearly 500 illegal immigrants living in sanctuary cities across the country.

Called operation “Operation ‘Safe City’” lasted four days in cities all over the Country and ended Wednesday.

Illegal Aliens with criminal records and known gang members were the targets, siting that recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were not.
In Philadelphia, 107 illegal immigrants were arrested, 101 were arrested in Los Angeles and 45 people were arrested in New York.
18 of the 498 people arrested were gang members or have gang affiliations.
A Mexican illegal Alien in Los Angeles who was arrested is a member of the Colonia Chiques gang, a group dubbed one of the “largest and deadliest gangs” in southern California’s Ventura County by the FBI.
The illegal who was found with a handgun, allegedly rammed a number of law enforcement vehicles and tried to flee.

Little by little illegal Aliens will go. 

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BOMBSHELL: New report shows illegal aliens costing US tax payer’s $116 Billion a Year

Illegal Aliens cost the American taxpayer an estimated $116 billion a year, enough to fund a border wall around the entire United States. 
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) released the immigration report, proving that an illegal alien costs the American taxpayer approximately $8,075 each, totaling a staggering $116 billion annually.
Researchers with FAIR stated that the findings were a “disturbing and unsustainable trend,” as the cost of illegal immigration to taxpayers has risen nearly $3 billion since 2013, when illegal immigration costed $113 billion.


The study opposes research by open borders organizations, which claim that illegal aliens are net-gains for American taxpayers.


“A continually growing population of illegal aliens, along with the federal government’s ineffective efforts to secure our borders, present significant national security and public safety threats to the United States,” the FAIR report states. “They also have a severely negative impact on the nation’s taxpayers at the local, state, and national levels. Illegal immigration costs Americans billions of dollars each year. Illegal aliens are net consumers of taxpayer-funded services and the limited taxes paid by some segments of the illegal alien population are, in no way, significant enough to offset the growing financial burdens imposed on U.S. taxpayers by massive numbers of uninvited guests.”


Every year, the federal government pays out approximately $45.8 billion to illegal aliens including expenditures for public education, health care, justice enforcement and welfare programs.
“FAIR maintains that every concerned American citizen should be asking our government why, in a time of increasing costs and shrinking resources, is it spending such large amounts of money on individuals who have no right, nor authorization, to be in the United States,” FAIR researchers ask. “This is an especially important question in view of the fact that the illegal alien beneficiaries of American taxpayer largess offset very little of the enormous costs of their presence by the payment of taxes. Meanwhile, average Americans pay approximately 30% of their income in taxes.”


Meanwhile, state and local costs of illegal aliens totaling nearly $89 billion a year, FAIR estimates, which includes their tax drain on public schools, city and county infrastructure, as well as local courts and prisons.
FAIR estimates the wall would cost approximately $15 billion, a small fraction of the $116 billion illegal immigration burden. Let’s get it built now!. 

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Illegal Aliens arrested for kidnapping, recording rape of teen classmate 

Police in Frederic, Maryland have arrested an illegal alien from El Salvador and another male after they allegedly kidnapped, raped and recorded the rape of one of their teenage female classmates. 

Alleged gang members Victor Gonzalez-Gutierres, a 19-year-old illegal alien, and Edgar Chicas-Hernandez, 17, were both arrested on kidnapping and rape charges. 

The 18-year-old victim had told police that on September 1st 2017, She was walking home when the illegal aliens suddenly confronted her. She said the boys used a knife to cut her before hitting her, pulling her hair and eventually dragging her into a nearby car where the alleged gang members drove her to an apartment, Gonzalez-Gutierres and Chicas-Hernandez, as well as a third male, held her against her will and continuously raped her for hours — all while filming the sexual assault, she told police. The third male, police say, has not been arrested yet and is still at large. 

Following the hours-long rape, the males took the victim back to her home and told her “next time it will be worse” if she divulged information to the police.

“We’re looking into all possible gang affiliations and ties to see if the suspects have or had any ties to local gangs or transnational gangs,” Frederick Sgt. Andrew Alcorn told local media of the case. “This is not a common occurrence in Frederick. It’s a very quiet town and we like to keep it that way, and when an incident like this occurs we put all our available resources into solving it.”

The victim told police that the males, Gonzalez-Gutierres, and Chicas-Hernandez were both known gang members. Although it remains unclear as of yet as to which gang the two boys were involved with, the violent MS-13 gang remains one of the most popular street gangs for young, illegal aliens from El Salvador.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has been notified about the illegals and have an immigration hold out.