Tag: Sanctuary Cities

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Jim Geraghty of National Review unleashes an epic rant about the re-emergence of Anthony Scaramucci – this time as an anti-Trump figure suddenly loved and respected by the press – and the Trump culture that created the Mooch. But first, he and Greg Corombos of Radio America celebrate Planned Parenthood withdrawing as an applicant for […]

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Slowing Sanctuary Scam?

 

Trump thumbs upA three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district (trial-level) judge’s decision on funding of sanctuary cities, and with it another fraudulent nation-wide injunction by a mere district judge. Voting 2-1, with two George W. Bush appointees, Judges Sandra Ikuta and Jay Bybee, supporting President Trump and the Clinton appointee, Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw, supporting the California and national Democrats’ position.

Here is the decision [PDF], in City of Los Angeles v Barr, handed down on July 12, 2019. From the case summary:

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Jim is back! Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer for his powerful ad slamming Sen. Heidi Heitkamp for supporting sanctuary cities and for doing so with the right tone. They also hammer Facebook for censoring numerous Prager U videos and labeling them “hate speech” […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Podcast for April 18, 2018. It’s the Illegal Sanctuary edition of the program, with Mike taking the week off to get settled into his new life as resident of the Sanctuary State, beautiful California. In place of Mike, we’re joined by the smarter and way more fascinating Jessica Vaughan, […]

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AG Sessions Sues California for Violating Federal Immigration Law – Finally!

 

Like most of you, I’ve been appalled at the state of California’s not only flouting, but condemning federal immigration law. I’m happy to say that Jeff Sessions is loaded for bear, and he is suing that state for their outrageous behavior and rejection of the rule of law. When I researched the topic to get up to date, the actions of the state of California were even more egregious than I had imagined.

California, along with other states, believes that protecting its illegal immigrants is more important than protecting its legitimate citizens:

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King County targeted in Justice Department crackdown on sanctuary cities. I will be interested to see how “Smack-Daddy” Dow Constantine (King County Executive) tries to weasel out of this. That nickname was given to him by local talk-show host (and sometime sub for Rush Limbaugh), Todd Herman, in recognition of the county’s attempt to institute […]

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An Open Letter to Cthulhu Cultists

 
It’s the apocalypse, so why don’t you put down the funny-sided dice.

Seriously, what in the hell are you all waiting for? I know you’ve had no choice but to hide in far-flung corners of the world: the ice deserts of the north, the remote bayous of the south, the D&D gaming tables in your moms’ basements, but know this: the time for you to organize is right now.

And I quote: “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.” — “In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”

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Victor Davis Hanson weighs in on efforts to protect children brought into the United States illegally, considers how a humane immigration policy can be reconciled with America’s national interests, and explains why paeans to diversity mask some of the most difficult issues surrounding immigration policy. More

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Antonio Sabato, Jr.: The Sanctuary State and Being Blacklisted by Hollywood

 

Being blacklisted for openly supporting Trump isn’t easy in Hollywood, so what do you do when the doors are closed in your face? Work to change the system. Actor, Director, and Producer Antonio Sabato Jr. is now a candidate for Congress in the once formerly red district, CA-26 (Ventura County).

We discuss illegal immigration and the Kate Steinle double horror, first her murder and then the acquittal. Antonio was an early Trump Supporter and we get his thoughts on the first year, the tax reform bill’s impact on high-tax blue states, as well as the political future of California. You can support Antonio’s run to win back California’s 26th congressional district at voteantonio.com.

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Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies has been covering the Kate Steinle killing and the sanctuary cities issue from the beginning. In this bonus edition of the podcast, she offers her analysis of the jury’s verdict, how it happened and the impact this verdict is likely to have on immigration enforcement policy. More

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Ian Tuttle of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America celebrate the House passing “Kate’s Law” and agreeing to further crackdowns on sanctuary cities. They also discuss the dismal financial prospects of Illinois, which has racked up massive amounts of debt and that additional tax increases cannot solve despite the insistence of Democrats. And they contemplate the partisan fallout […]

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And the First Sanctuary Falls…

 
By AveretteOwn work, CC BY 3.0, Link

Trump hasn’t even been in office a full week, and it seems like he’s gotten more done than Dubya did in eight years:

Fearing a loss of millions of dollars for defying immigration authorities, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Thursday ordered county jails to comply with federal immigration detention requests — effectively gutting the county’s position as a “sanctuary” for immigrants in the country illegally. Gimenez cited an executive order signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump that threatened to cut federal grants for any counties or cities that don’t cooperate fully with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Since 2013, Miami-Dade has refused to indefinitely detain inmates who are in the country illegally and wanted by ICE — not based on principle, but because the federal government doesn’t fully reimburse the county for the expense.

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Trump’s First Week

 

Richard Epstein analyzes the major initiatives on health care, trade, immigration, regulation, and crime coming out of the first week of the Trump Administration.

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My dearest fellow members: Here is my first post as a member of Ricochet.com, on Dec 7, 2016, wherein my longtime attorney, E. Hobart Calhoun declares his home to be a sanctuary, and therefore exempt from all laws: https://ricochet.com/394909/sanctuary-house/ More

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Sanctuary House

 

On Thanksgiving Day, I stopped by the palatial home of my longtime friend and lawyer, E. Hobart Calhoun, a fellow Mensa member, bon vivant, and part-time oenophile. He was burning leaves in his front yard. I jumped out of my reconditioned hybrid Ford Falcon and raced to stomp out the flames, feverishly checking for any sign of the EPA death squads routinely patrolling our neighborhoods these days.

“Have you lost your mind?” I asked E. as I stepped out of my rugged Duluth steel-threaded overalls, which had caught fire in spite of Duluth’s guarantee that they were flammable or inflammable, whichever word is right.

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The End of Sanctuary Cities

 

Jeff SessionsWill we finally be eliminating or at least holding accountable sanctuary cities in this country? Will Jeff Sessions, as our new US Attorney General, be able to stop this blatant violation of federal law? It won’t be easy.

For background, sanctuary cities began to form in the 1980s; in 1996, however, Congress passed a law known as the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA), which required local governments to cooperate with DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Unfortunately, hundreds of communities have ignored the law or adopted “sanctuary policies” in defiance of it.

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Resistance to federal overreach is a nice precedent to encourage. Shouldn’t we support sanctuary cities along with repatriation of all federal lands back to the states and repudiation of all the FDA/EEOC/FEMA/EPA… Rules? More

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Kathryn Steinle’s San Francisco

 

In addition to all of my work with political talk radio, and now, political/opinion writing, I’ve had an equally long career in sports radio. On weekends in the fall, I have a freelance gig, producing national radio broadcasts of NFL games. It’s an amazing side job, and I’ve been able to see most of this beautiful country many times over. Plus, I get paid to watch football. Unbeatable.

This past weekend, I was assigned the Green Bay Packers at the San Francisco 49ers. I was happy to get the assignment, as I had not seen Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the 49ers. I also love visiting San Francisco, as it’s one of the most beautiful cities in America, if not the world, but I stress “visiting.” I could never imagine living in such an anti-freedom, anti-conservative, radically progressive city. I need not detail how bad it is to fellow Ricochet readers. You know.

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