ICE Turns Up the Heat on California



In what promises to be the biggest immigration enforcement operation of the Trump presidency, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents aim to detain and deport more than 1,500 illegal aliens in California.

ICE officers will be flown into the newly declared “sanctuary state” to crack down on illegally employed migrants, sources say.

Operational details are being kept under wraps, understandably, but acting ICE Director Thomas Homan urged Californians to “hold on tight.”

“(If state lawmakers) don’t want to protect their communities, then ICE will,” Homan vowed.

 California lawmakers didn’t take Homan’s warning well. Several legislators want Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to intervene.

“The statements are a direct threat to Californians (and) will instill fear in our communities,” the lawmakers wrote, apparently in all seriousness. “Acting Director Homan’s attack on sanctuary cities is not only an infringement of state rights but a direct assault on communities of color.”

 Meantime, communities of every color are besieged by criminal aliens.

In a violent attack that’s become sickeningly familiar, a Mexican national (deported seven times) allegedly stabbed a fellow diner in the neck at a Santa Rosa restaurant last month. After the acquittal of a five-time deportee in the fatal shooting of Kate Steinle in San Francisco, conviction is not assured.

Equally heinous is the case of a twice-deported Mexican national charged with killing two Northern California sheriff’s deputies. Far from showing remorse, the grinning defendant taunted the court: “I wish I had killed more of the mother—–s.”

Amid California’s state-sanctioned lawlessness and miscarriages of justice, ICE’s workplace sweeps should be just an opening foray onto the Golden State’s tarnished and treacherous streets, and those of other avowed sanctuary

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Bob Dane, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)’s Executive Director, has been with FAIR since 2006. His deep belief is that immigration is the most transformational determinant of where we are heading as a nation and that our policies must be reformed in the public interest. Over many years on thousands of radio, TV and print interviews, Bob has made the case that unless immigration is regulated and sensibly reduced, it will be difficult for America to reduce unemployment, increase wages, improve health care and education and heighten national security. Prior to joining FAIR, Bob spent twenty years in network radio, marketing and communications after an earlier career in policy and budgeting within the Reagan Administration. Bob has a degree from George Mason University in Public Administration and Management.

7 Comments

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    James R. Alexander on

    President Trump appears to have the backbone to – at least – attempt to curb the Illegal Alien problem. Conversely, the Democrats and Marxist Obama specifically want to increase their voter base by encouraging more Illegals to come in. Of course, those Illegals will be forgotten the day following an election just as the Blacks and LEGAL Hispanics are. Obama’s and George Soros’ “Open Borders” agenda needs to be shut down by any means possible and return America to only inviting (and accepting) LEGAL immigrants.

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    It is about time the federal government intervened on behalf of law-abiding citizens. I was the first person to call for the National Guard to be sent to Chicago, and the people supported my efforts. So much so that two IL State Reps called a press conference and did the same thing later, because their constituents requested it. Only community leaders that want to maintain some influence think otherwise. Thank God Pres. Trump was elected and the cabinet that is doing a great job in all categories.

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    Yup. Mandatory E-Verify, with no company size exception, and a temporary DACA until E-Verify is adopted. Then, other interior and border changes go hand in hand with TPS, etc. And if enforcement is curtailed, so shall the goodies to the open borders people.

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    It is long past overdue for AG Jeff Sessions to start using the existing Federal Immigration laws on the books, specifically #8USC1324 to prosecute sanctuary city/state politicians for using taxpayer funds to harbor illegal aliens. This applies to Congressmen, Senators, Governors, Sheriffs, Mayors, and any other elected official and includes fines and up to 10 years imprisonment. This is the only way the illegal immigration problem is going to stop.

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    Also, put the heat on those who employed these people. When they face fines and jail time the word will get around very quickly.

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    How many times are people willing to be lied to? It’s all that has happened for the last 50 years. The 1965 Immigration Act would not bring a million immigrants a year to our cities. It would not change the ethnic makeup of the country. Both happened.

    The 1986 amnesty would be a one time deal, which Schumer was a part of in the House, and “never again” would another amnesty bill be brought to the Senate floor. We have had dozens since then. The border would be secured and employers would hire only those legally permitted to work. Neither happened.

    The Secure Fence Act of 2006, which a majority of Democrats supported, directed 700 miles of double layer fence on the southern border. The next Congress then removed the funding and only a fraction was built. It’s why you can’t trust any promises of border security that are not part of a step by step deal.

    We were told for years that DACA would be less than a million people. Now the “compromise” position is three and a half million. It’s like 1984. What’s today’s truth? Schumer wants Senator Tom Cotton not to be part of any Senate negotiations. Better Cotton than the two faced lying Schumer.