Texas Activist: State Should End Sanctuary Cities

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Welcome_to_Texas_sign,_2008Texas has a reputation for being tough on crime, and that’s because we need to be. The state not only has to deal with the consequences of its homegrown criminals but often also those from many other nations, since we’re a high immigration and a border state. So in many cases, the criminals are here illegally.

Shockingly, of the more than 200,000 of what law enforcement agencies refer to as “criminal aliens” booked into Texas jails between June 2011 and August 2016, 66 percent of them — more than 134,000 — were identified as being in the country illegally at the time of their last arrest. What many Texans don’t know, however, is that many communities adopt practices that actually impede local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials after an encounter with a criminal alien. In short, instead of being deported, criminal aliens are often released back onto the streets.

Those outrageous directives, collectively known as “sanctuary policies,” are laws, resolutions or executive actions that prohibit local officials from inquiring, acting on or reporting an individual’s immigration status, even when there is reasonable suspicion that an individual is in the country illegally. Many of these policies even prohibit compliance with detainers — official holds placed on individuals — that ensure deportation.

Read the rest of Dean Wright’s guest column here.

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    Ligaya Fabian of 1631 El Camino Real #8 Tustin Ca 92780 submitted fake documents and paid money to obtain a driver’s license but the dmv found out and revoked the license. She jumpshipped her flight from Germany to Canada at lax to get here. She now has a green card.

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    Ligaya Fabian of 1631 El Camino Real #8 Tustin Ca 92780 submitted fake documents and paid money to obtain a driver’s license but the dmv found out and revoked the license. She jumpshipped her flight from Germany to Canada at lax to get here. She now has a green card. .. .

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    According to much of the media, sanctuary cities, which they describe as “so-called”, don’t even exist. They always have some explanation that says “don’t believe your lying eyes and ears”. It’s like anchor baby, which is an accurate term. Illegals have a child here and almost invariably are here to stay.

    Very interesting developments in the Clinton e-mails. The campaign is now laughably trying to claim this is all due to pressure on the FBI from Trump. No, the fact is that this is new information found on the phones of both her aide Huma Abedin and Huma’s husband Anthony Weiner. It was found through an investigation of Weiner sexting with a 15 year old.

    No doubt the FBI wanted to make sure that this did not eventually become public and make them look bad and open them to charges of delaying the info due to political considerations. Trump should be demanding an under oath federal investigation into the video of the Democratic operative who claimed the Clinton campaign was funding operatives to disrupt his rallies.

    There were several of his rallies where it was clear his supporters were the ones attacked and yet the media spread the talking points it was because of his rhetoric. The operative actually described such a real incident at a North Carolina rally and said the woman who grabbed a Trump supporter was “one of ours”.