Today’s Immigration Headlines – July 8, 2015

Michelle Malkin: Who’s Protecting Illegal Alien Criminals?

The random, heartless murder of a young tourist on San Francisco’s Pier 14 by a five-time illegal-alien deportee who benefited from the “progressive” city’s sanctuary policy has law-abiding Americans, law-enforcement officials, and political opportunists of all stripes up in arms. But for decades, feckless government leaders ignored the pleas of families who suffered the bloody consequences of open borders,” says Michelle Malkin.

Previously Deported Illegal Alien Held in Washington State Murder

“A man who was deported to Mexico last year but returned to the U.S. is being held on $1 million bail in the July 2 double murder of his girlfriend and her young child in Franklin County in Washington state,” The Gateway Pundit reported.

Federal Agent’s Gun Used in S.F. Murder

“The gun used in the seemingly random slaying of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter said Tuesday. The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke on condition of anonymity, said a police check of the weapon’s serial number shows it belonged to a federal agent. The official declined to elaborate further,” Breitbart News says.

Illegal Immigrants Were 37% of Those Getting Federal Sentences

“While illegal immigrants account for about 3.5 percent of the U.S population, they represented 36.7 percent of federal sentences in FY 2014 following criminal convictions, according to U.S. Sentencing Commission data obtained by Breitbart News. According to FY 2014 USSC data, of 74,911 sentencing cases, citizens accounted for 43,479 (or 58.0 percent), illegal immigrants accounted for 27,505 (or 36.7 percent), legal immigrants made up 3,017 (or 4.0 percent), and the remainder (about 1 percent) were cases in which the offender was either extradited or had an unknown status,” Breitbart News says.

Obama Administration Tries to Get 5th Circuit to Remove Hold on Amnesty Plan

“Just as in virtually every other aspect of their dispute over federal immigration policy, the Obama Administration and 26 states are sharply at odds over the impact of a ruling the Supreme Court issued last week on the final decision day of the court’s term,” Politico reports.

“The bottom line in that 5-4 ruling dealt with a topic entirely unrelated to immigration: whether voters in individual states can make an end-run around their state legislatures by setting up a commission to handle redistricting. The court held that practice constitutional, but in getting to that decision also ruled that Arizona’s state legislature had legal standing to pursue the legal challenge, even though it didn’t ultimately prevail.”

Judge Orders DHS Secretary to Court

“A federal judge up in arms about non-compliance with a court order blocking President Barack Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration is demanding that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and four other top immigration enforcement officials appear in a Brownsville, Texas, courtroom next month to explain why they should not be held in contempt of court,” Politico reported.

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  1. Catch and Release

    Its like rat infestation; you can’t get rid of ‘em.

  2. avatar Leland says:

    So a guy was deported to Mexico “last year” but returned and committed two murders on July 2. But didn’t this president proclaim 4 years ago, in his own words, that the border was secure? So why was the White House trying to shift the blame to Republicans for the recent San Francisco killing because they would not pass “reform”?

    On May10, 2011 in El Paso, he mocked Republicans for saying the border was not secure. He said “Maybe they will need a moat. Maybe they’ll want alligators in the moat.” So if it was supposedly secure in 2011, how were illegals coming back since then? Particularly last year?