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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Jackson's crime has its reward — $138,400 per year in workers’ comp




Mobsters live and work under certain principles such as protecting their own. Congress and the federal government, likewise, always find a way to take care of lawmakers even when they are convicted of crimes.


This is a crime onto itself. In my lifetime I have never met anyone who is receiving $138,400 per year in workers compensation benefits and Social Security disability. And who's fucking paying for it!!!


BTW I wonder what his X-wife is getting after serving a year for tax fraud. After all, she served as alderman in the 7th ward and after the messy divorce I'm sure she could file a claim for 'emotional distress'. The sad part is. If these two cockroaches could run again (tomorrow) in their district they would win in a heartbeat. History proves it. These are the facts. 


In their district... it's like you have to be a crook or a pervert to get elected.

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We all know being a congressman is a grueling demanding job, right? Congressmen are in session about 133 days per year, and clock in more than 250. They get extended time off and vacations. They don't have to worry about meeting payroll or overhead. They have an office where they can read and respond to constituents. They adjourn for several hours per day to a health club and gym in the Capitol. If an inch or two of snow comes to Washington, D.C., it's cause to close the Capitol.

It's somewhat similar to being in La Cosa Nostra, where guys get up about 10 a.m. They then take a steam at some bath house before visiting a coffee shop to chat with the crew to see what is going down on the street. At about dinner time, they head home for red wine and pasta. As one of the Godfathers once said on tape, "(L)et's not kid ourselves. This life of ours; this is a wonderful life. If we can get through life like this, and get away with it, hey, that's great."

I mention this because Jesse Jackson Jr., our former congressman, is claiming his lawmaker's job was so stressful, it caused a breakdown in his psyche, entitling him to workers' compensation benefits.

Jesse, 51, now is out of jail after pleading guilty in 2013 for violating federal campaign laws. Both Jesse and his wife now have filed for divorce.

Divorces have a way of exposing sordid details. As reported in the Chicago Tribune, this divorce has brought out the fact Jesse has been receiving $138,400 per year in federal workers' compensation benefits and Social Security disability benefits. The bulk of this money ($100,000) falls under federal workers' compensation, which he receives for his claim his job as congressman caused bipolar disorder and depression for which he is under treatment.

You need an occurrence date for a case similar to this. Jesse picked June 1, 2012, as the date his condition commenced.

So, here's a question you can ponder: Did the demands and rigors of Jesse's lawmaking job as of June 1, 2012, cause a mental breakdown leading to a bipolar disorder and depression entitling him to worker's compensation?

Jesse, you might recall had been in Congress for 17 years when he decided to run for re-election in 2012. Up until that point, no evidence was reported of mental issues that affected his daily conduct and performance. From June 1, 2012, to June 8, 2012, he cast 72 roll call votes. Later that month, his office advised he was on leave of absence because of "exhaustion." He then disappeared, checked into the Mayo Clinic at some point and never returned to Congress.

When I entered the voting booth in Bourbonnais on Nov. 6, 2012, not supporting Jesse and voting for the Republican candidate for Congress seemed like a no-brainer. By this time, Jesse was weighted down with serious problems. He was under federal investigation for misuse of his campaign funds, which has a way of messing up peoples' minds. In addition, there were 2008 allegations being investigated by the House Ethics committee for offering to raise $6 million in campaign money for then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich in exchange for a U.S. Senate seat.

As incredible as it might appear, when the election results came in, Jesse, without even campaigning, walked away with 63 percent of the vote. After the election, Jesse made a public appearance, thanking everyone for their vote. He stated he looked forward to serving us. Two weeks later, he resigned stating he lacked the ability to serve his constituents for health reasons. This left us footing the expenses for a special election. What followed, thereafter, for Jesse was an indictment, a plea of guilty and prison time.

Following his release from jail in 2015, he started to receive about $100,000 per year in tax-free workers' compensation benefits, which will be payable until he is no longer disabled. There exists a Congressional Research Service Report that states federal workers' compensation can be more lucrative than a federal pension.

So, getting back to my question, was it Jesse's job and duties as a congressman that caused his bi-polar disorder and depression? You decide.

Mobsters live and work under certain principles such as protecting their own. Congress and the federal government, likewise, always find a way to take care of lawmakers even when they are convicted of crimes.







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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Schumer's take on Gorsuch “He did not win anybody over with his testimony.”




Sometimes I get caught up in a dilemma. This is one of those times. Which one is the more glaring dumbass? One told us we should vote for ObamaCare to find out what's in it. I believe she followed her own advice because she had no idea WTF was in it herself.

The other had this to say about Gorsuch, “He did not win anybody over with his testimony.” If you decipher that statement 'anybody' means Democrats. Anyone who watched Gorsuch getting grilled by Democrats and how he handled it could not have been more impressed regardless of party lines.

So who wins the final vote. I'm going with Pelosi. When it comes to being a dumbass she makes Aaron Hernandez look like Einstein. 


Although Schumer only lost by a hanging chad.


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Schumer was among five senators to declare their opposition to Gorsuch Thursday, even before the Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination had ended.

Schumer said he would lead a filibuster against Gorsuch, criticizing him as a judge who “almost instinctively favors the powerful over the weak.” Schumer said the 49-year-old Coloradan would not serve as a check on Trump or be a mainstream justice.

“There’s been an almost seismic shift in the caucus [against Gorsuch],” he told Politico. “He did not win anybody over with his testimony.”

The vote is expected in early April. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not indicated whether he will employ the option.

Senate Democrats vowed Thursday to impede Gorsuch’s path to the Supreme Court, setting up a political showdown with implications for future openings on the high court.

Still irate that Republicans blocked President Obama’s nominee, Democrats consider Gorsuch a threat to a wide range of civil rights and think he was too evasive during 20 hours of questioning. Whatever the objections, Republicans who control the Senate are expected to ensure that President Donald Trump’s pick reaches the bench, perhaps before the middle of April.

A Supreme Court seat has been open for more than 13 months, since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Like Scalia, Gorsuch has a mainly conservative record in more than 10 years as a federal appellate judge.

Shortly before Schumer’s announcement, Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, who faces re-election next year in a state Trump won, also announced his opposition. Casey said he had “serious concerns about Judge Gorsuch’s rigid and restrictive judicial philosophy, manifest in a number of opinions he has written on the 10th Circuit.”

Democratic Sens. Tom Carper of Delaware and Ron Wyden of Oregon, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, also said they would vote against Trump’s nominee, among at least 11 senators who say they will oppose Gorsuch in the face of pressure from liberals to resist all things Trump, including his nominees.





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Medicare Part G




On a tip from Ed Kilbane 




If you are an older senior citizen and can no longer take care of yourself and need Long-Term Care, but the government says there is no Nursing Home care available for you, what do you do?  You may opt for Medicare Part G.

The plan gives anyone 75 or older a gun (Part G) and one bullet.  You may then shoot one worthless politician.

This means you will be sent to prison for the rest of your life where you will receive three meals a day, a roof over your head, central heating and air conditioning, cable TV, a library, and all the health care you need.  Need new teeth?  No problem.Need glasses?  That's great.  Need a hearing aid, new hip, knees, kidney, lungs, sex change, or heart?  They are all covered! 

As an added bonus, your kids can come and visit you at least as often as they do now!

And, who will be paying for all of this?  The same government that just told you they can't afford for you to go into a nursing home.

And you will get rid of a useless politician while you are at it.  And now, because you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any more income taxes! 
Is this a great country or what?

Now that you have solved your senior Long-Term Care problem, enjoy the rest of your week!





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Friday, March 24, 2017

London lashes out at Donald Trump Jr over terror attack





Clearly, the Brits love their Muslims almost as much as Merkle loves hers! So let's analyze this a bit. 

Sadiq Khan (London's Muslim mayor) said he believes the threat of terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city” and encouraged Londoners to be vigilant to combat dangers. To be fair he said this in September long before the attack... not the day of. So what to make of this? When Muslims, in their perversion, kill infidels the vast majority of the Muslim community offers no opposition, no comment, no nothing, they never address the carnage preferring to scatter like cockroaches at the flick of a light switch. Sadiq Khan's “part and parcel of living in a big city” comment is just paving the way for  Muslim atrocities sure to come. He knows is kind... and what's worse the Brit's fell for it..check out the tweets. They hate Trump Jr. more than the terrorist who killed one of their own! Khan's tactics are just like Barry's 'workplace violence' bullshit after the fact...only Khan's is preemptive.

Wonder how many more Brits, living in a country invested with Muslims, have to die before they get it? Hopefully one day they will see the light and arm the police force. If they did maybe this could have been avoided.


Seriously, do you think Palmer would allow himself to be stabbed to death if he was armed?



This is the shooter who was described as an "Asian male" when the story first broke. The theory behind it? It's less risky to call him Asian than black or Muslim. He was born Adrian Elms before going over to the dark side taking the name Khalid Masood among several other aliases.


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The residents of London are not impressed with Donald Trump Jr.'s criticism of their mayor in the wake of the terror attack that shook the city on Wednesday, and have taken to Twitter to slam President Trump's son.

'You use a terrorist attack on our city to attack London's Mayor for your own political gain. You're a disgrace,' wrote British Labour MP Wes Streeting.

Mayor Sadiq Khan was also asked to respond to Don Jr's comments on Thursday morning during an interview with CNN, and said: 'I'm not going to respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr. I've been doing far more important things over the past 24 hours.' 

Four people were killed and 40 more injured on Wednesday when lone-wolf attacker (Notice the use of lone-wolf instead of Muslim. BTW...8 more have been arrested and as of yet not been vindicated) Khalid Masood drove his car through crowds on Westminster Bridge before crashing into the parliament building and fatally stabbing an unarmed officer.

Masood was then shot dead.



Smug as a bug: London residents are attacking Donald Trump Jr. (above with brother Eric at the White House in January) for his criticism of their mayor on Wednesday just two hours after a terror attack

































Wonder what they'll tweet when a Muslim sets off a bomb killing 26 within spitting distance of Big Ben? 

Churchill offered some good advice to bad no one paid him any heed.










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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Noncitizens voting across U.S., Frederick County count suggests



And the reason?
Absence of voter ID.





The debate over noncitizens voting was a hot topic a few years ago in Frederick County, a prosperous Maryland suburb wedged between Washington’s urban metropolis and the state’s rural western gateway to the rest of America.

Conservative activists went to court to show that noncitizens were registering fraudulently to vote. A court employee met their request by turning over pages of residents’ names disqualified from jury duty because of alien status.

When those lists were compared with voting records for just three years — 2007, 2008 and 2011 — nearly 180 noncitizens were found to have registered to vote. Of those, 63 had voted, some in multiple elections. The 180 registered votes came from 1,400 disqualified noncitizens in those three years, a rate of 12.8 percent.

The issue of noncitizen voters has taken on national importance. President Trump, who said 3 million or so voted illegally in November, plans to name a federal task force to investigate.

Frederick County’s numbers offer a limited snapshot from a handful of jury pools, but they indicate that noncitizens are registered to vote and are casting ballots in states, which administer federal, state and local elections.

“Obviously, there are people on the voting rolls who have no business being on the voter rolls,” said conservative activist Daniel M. Gray, a lawyer who filed the lawsuit. “What needs to be determined is how extensive is this. How many noncitizens weren’t summoned for jury duty and went ahead and voted?”

Census data matched to raw survey statistics indicate that as many as 2 million noncitizens could be registered to vote in the U.S.

Liberals dismiss such surveys. A group of political scientists declared that “zero” noncitizens vote in U.S. elections. Washington’s liberal news media used their analysis to pronounce studies showing otherwise as being “debunked.”

But the Frederick County court case deals with real people, not polls, and it shows aliens do indeed vote. And Frederick is not alone.

The Washington Times reported March 1 on two developments in Virginia:

• A state delegate asked 133 local governments to provide numbers on noncitizens disqualified from jury pools. The response was spotty, at best. But Loudoun County reported 9,000 such disqualifications from 2009 to 2014. Since potential juror names come from the Department of Motor Vehicles or voter registration rolls, the figure suggests a significant number of noncitizens voting.

• The Public Interest Legal Foundation, a conservative nonprofit against voter fraud, reported on its ongoing investigation. From six Virginia counties and two cities (of a total 133), it found 1,000 noncitizens registered to vote and that 200 of them had voted.

The Frederick County lawsuit was brought to U.S. District Court in Baltimore in 2014 by Mr. Gray, a lawyer in Fairfax County, Virginia, on behalf of four Maryland residents.

His argument: Illegal voters were violating legal voters’ right to due process. This was happening because, as the lawsuit states, “said actions allow plaintiffs’ lawful votes, cast as properly registered voters, to be diluted or canceled by votes cast by people unauthorized to vote under Maryland law.”

The lawsuit asked the federal judge to order Frederick County and the State Board of Elections to take steps to prevent noncitizens from voting.

The case did not go far.

But the court case allowed him to file the data from Frederick County — proof that illegal immigrants, albeit a tiny sporadic sample, vote in Maryland.

“This research is very revealing,” Mr. Gray told The Washington Times. “It means there’s lot more illegal voting than anyone is willing to concede. On the one hand, someone could say, ‘Oh, they are just avoiding jury duty and a convenient reason to do so.’ On the other hand, there’s an admission by them. They are showing they are not citizens of the United States.”

State Delegate Haven N. Shoemaker Jr., Carroll County Republican, has introduced in the Maryland General Assembly the Voter Registration Integrity Act.

It would require the jury commissioner and elections clerks to communicate with each other — something Mr. Shoemaker says they have not been doing. The jury commissioners would provide lists of those who have been excused for noncitizenship, and elections officials would cross-check voter rolls and take steps to remove any names that appear.

“It seems like common sense to me,” he said. “Because we have motor-voter in Maryland, you can go to MVA and register to vote there. And all you have to do is check a box that says you are a United States citizen.”

How many noncitizens vote in Maryland? “We don’t know,” Mr. Shoemaker said. “No one keeps statistics on that.”

Maryland does not ask voters for ID at the polls.







Mr. Shoemaker said the chances are slim that the Democrat-controlled assembly will pass his bill. The Democratic Party nationally embraces illegal immigrants by supporting sanctuary cities and providing driver’s licenses and access to welfare benefits to aliens.

A spokeswoman for the Maryland State Board of Elections did not return an email or a voicemail inquiry.

Mr. Gray said it is relatively easy for noncitizens to register to vote with a driver’s license or other state ID: Simply attest on an online form that you are a U.S. citizen, mail in the form and you are registered. Federal audits show that fraudulent IDs and Social Security numbers circulate among illegal immigrants.

Frederick County, with its 243,000 residents, is becoming more ethnically diverse. Its Hispanic population has increased to 8.4 percent.

One major study has been conducted on noncitizen voting.

An analysis by professors at Old Dominion University, using polling and other data, found that 6.4 percent of noncitizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election. The overall number could be as high as 2 million but also could be much lower.

A national poll of Hispanic U.S. residents in 2013 found that 13 percent of noncitizens said they were registered to vote. Compared to the U.S. census for that year, it could be mean that 800,000 to 2.2 million were registered voters.

In 2013, the census said, 11.8 million noncitizen Hispanics were living in the U.S.










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Secret Service Can’t Afford The Trump Family’s Lifestyle




This is a Huff Post article so the bias is built in. 

Funny, when this was going on... of course they had nothing to say.

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BTW...anyone remember Biden charging the SS $2200 a month to protect him?



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President Donald Trump’s frequent travel, large family and unusual living situation are apparently weighing heavily on the Secret Service’s budget.


The agency recently requested an additional $60 million in spending for fiscal year 2018, according to a Washington Post report on Tuesday. Nearly $27 million of that was to be earmarked for security at the president’s private residence at Trump Tower in New York, where first lady Melania Trump lives with their 11-year-old son. The Secret Service also said it needed another $33 million to cover travel costs incurred by “the president, vice president and other visiting heads of state.”


The Office of Management and Budget rejected the request, a source told the Post, which could potentially force the Secret Service to scale back on other operations, like investigations into cyber hacking, counterfeit currency, financial crimes or missing and exploited minors.


The Post report comes amid questions about the president’s regular weekend jaunts to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Trump has made at least five trips to the “Southern White House” since his inauguration, each time costing taxpayers an estimated $3 million or more.


Providing Secret Service details for the first lady and the rest of Trump’s family, including his four adult sons and daughters, has also led to mounting costs. Although this level of protection is standard for the first family, the specific needs of Trump’s older children have attracted scrutiny.


In February, for example, Eric Trump flew to Uruguay to promote the Trump Organization. The trip ended up costing taxpayers nearly $90,000 in hotel bills for the Secret Service agents who accompanied him, leading to renewed criticism of how the president’s business interests intertwine with government functions.


The idea of taxpayers footing higher bills to protect the wealthy Trumps may not sit well with critics of the harsh federal budget the president released last week. Trump’s plan proposes eliminating a number of antipoverty programs.


At a press conference this week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said there was no hypocrisy here.


“Presidents always travel,” said Spicer. “The president, wherever he goes, he carries the apparatus of the White House with us. That is just something that happens.”








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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Four dead after UK parliament terrorist attack




When are they going to learn simple math?

The more Muslims you allow into your country, under the guise of political correctness, the more terrorist attacks you're going to have.

Check this out:

To add insult to injury British cops "bobbies" can't carry a weapon. Wonder if their fireman are allowed to have a hose?


Oh...and ISIS offered their 'condolences'.



Please Brits... WTF up!

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The attacker (Muslim dog) is put on a stretcher and wheeled into an ambulance inside the grounds of Parliament. He later died. (Too late)




At least four people have died, including the alleged attacker, after a major terrorist incident in London.h

Four people have died in the Westminster terror attack, including a police officer who was stabbed and his attacker, Scotland Yard's top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley has confirmed.

At least 20 people are also injured after a car crashed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, a popular tourist spot near the British parliament, on Wednesday afternoon.

Speaking to reporters, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said no Australians were affected in the attack and that Australia stands firmly with the UK.

'I extend the government's deepest sympathies to the people of the United Kingdom,' Ms. Bishop said.

'To this point, no Australians have been involved, I've spoken to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and passed on our concerns and our condolences.'

The attacker mowed down several pedestrians as he drove a grey Hyundai i40 across Westminster Bridge before crashing it into railings then running through the gates of the Palace of Westminster and stabbing the officer.

The knifeman was shot by police in the shadow of Big Ben, as he had tried to force his way into a courtyard just outside the Houses of Parliament.

Conservative parliamentarian Tobias Ellwood, whose brother was killed in the Bali terror attack in 2002, performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the police officer who was stabbed and later died. About 10 yards away from the police officer was the attacker who was shot dead by police after scaling the security wall toward the Parliament's grounds.

Ellwood, who served in the British military and served in Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Kuwait and Cyprus, applied pressure to the police officer's multiple lacerations.

Photographs showed Ellwood's bloodied hands and face from the police officer's wounds while the alleged attacker was seen nearby.

Rowley said they believed there was just one assailant, but a thorough search of the area, which is the hub of the British government and civil service, was underway.

He urged Londoners to be alert but not alarmed.

Reuters reporters inside parliament heard loud bangs and shortly afterward saw two people lying on the ground in a courtyard just outside.

A Reuters photographer said he saw at least a dozen people injured on the bridge. His photographs showed people lying on the ground, some of them bleeding heavily and one under a bus.

The incident took place on the first anniversary of attacks by Islamist militants that killed 32 people in Brussels.

A woman was pulled alive, but with serious injuries, from the Thames, the Port of London Authority said.

French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said three French nationals were injured. French media reported they were high-school students.

'I just saw a car go out of control and just go into pedestrians on the bridge,' eyewitness Bernadette Kerrigan told Sky News. She was on a tour bus on the bridge at the time.

'As we were going across the bridge, we saw people lying on the floor, they were obviously injured. I saw about 10 people maybe. And then the emergency services started to arrive. Everyone was just running everywhere.'

The House of Commons, which was in session at the time, was immediately suspended and lawmakers were asked to stay inside.

Prime Minister Theresa May was safe after the incident, a spokesman for her office said. He declined to say where May was when the attack took place.

Journalist Quentin Letts of the Daily Mail newspaper told LBC radio that he had witnessed the stabbing of the policeman and the shooting of the assailant from his office in the parliament building.

'He (the assailant) ran in through the open gates ... He set about one of the policemen with what looked like a stick,' Letts said.

'The policeman fell over on the ground and it was quite horrible to watch and then having done that, he disengaged and ran towards the House of Commons entrance used by MPs (members of parliament) and got about 20 yards or so when two plain-clothed guys with guns shot him.'

Reuters reporters inside parliament saw a large number of armed police, some carrying shields, pouring into the building. A helicopter ambulance landed in Parliament Square.

Meanwhile, hundreds holed up in Westminster Abbey for security as the attack unfolded.

Britain is on its second-highest alert level of 'severe' meaning an attack by militants is considered highly likely.









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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing





How could anyone hate Neil Gorsuch? It's interesting to watch him, having the integrity of Abraham Lincoln, defended him from the slings and arrows of Democrats.  They tried every which way to fuck him... ultimately they failed. I'm certain there are some moderate Dem's following the Gorsuch hearings who may have a different opinion. What is there not to like?

I don't know much about Merrick Garland but I'm sure he ain't got nothing on this guy!



BTW…who is that gorgeous black chick sitting behind him?







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Holding their feet to the fire


DHS names local jails that won't hold illegal immigrants


The Trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don't cooperate with immigration authorities. It's putting the spotlight on Travis County, Texas, home of liberal Austin.

The administration released a list of 206 cases of immigrants released from custody before federal agents could intervene. Roughly two-thirds were from Travis County.

The 206 figure is somewhat murky. It doesn't represent all the cases in which immigration authorities sought custody of people facing criminal charges, with major cities like New York and Los Angeles underrepresented on the list. It's also unclear what period it covers. The cases were identified by the administration between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3, but most of the detention requests had been made before then, as far back as early 2014. Also unclear is the status of the immigrants -- whether some are in federal or state custody.

The release of the list by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was prompted by an executive order signed by President Donald Trump in January. That order called on the government to document which local jurisdictions aren't cooperating with federal efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally.

Trump has made immigration a key issue in his administration and has promised to deport "bad dudes" living in the United States illegally. The report highlights a variety of crimes, including the case of a Jamaican national in Philadelphia charged with homicide, along with multiple sex offenses, assaults, and driving under the influence cases. The majority of the immigrants whose cases are highlighted are from Mexico or Central America. The Travis County cases also include a mix of convictions and charges ranging from drunken driving to aggravated assault and sexual assault.

Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez, a Democrat, was elected last fall after campaigning on refusing to comply with immigration detainers in cases where people were arrested for minor offenses unrelated to their being in the country illegally. Detainers are government requests that an immigrant who could face deportation be turned over to immigration authorities.



((WOW))
Who would think you could run a campaign and get elected based upon refusing to comply with the immigration laws? Democrats do. 

Her campaign poster:


According to a CNN poll, she got 99.9% of the illegal vote.



Hernandez's office has continued to honor detainers for more serious offenses, including murder. All but 26 of the declined detainers were issued by the Obama administration and before Hernandez took office.

So they have to kill someone in order to be detained? 

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott responded to Hernandez's policies by blocking $1.5 million in state grant funding to Travis County.

Jails and police agencies around the U.S. have opted in recent years not to cooperate with immigration authorities, in some cases citing federal court rulings that immigrants cannot be held in those jails strictly because of their immigration status. Other jurisdictions have passed local ordinances barring cooperation.

As a result, the Obama administration dramatically reduced the number of detainers filed annually, a trend Trump's immigration authorities have pledged to reverse.

ICE said that nationwide, from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3, it made 3,083 new requests to jails that immigrants accused of a crime be held long enough for ICE agents to take them into custody. It is unclear how many of those requests were honored.

The number of requests made and declined is likely to increase as the government issues more detainer requests, immigration officials said. The officials briefed reporters on the condition of anonymity despite Trump's complaints that anonymous sources should not be considered reliable.

Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan said that when detainer requests aren't honored and serious offenders are released, "it undermines ICE's ability to protect the public safety and carry out its mission."

Trump has said he plans to crack down on so-called "sanctuary cities" and other jurisdictions that do not cooperate with immigration authorities and has threatened to eliminate access to some federal grants. He also plans to restart the Secure Communities program that used fingerprints collected in local jails and shared with the FBI to identify immigrants who could face deportation. The program was scrapped under the Obama administration amid multiple court challenges and widespread complaints that it resulted in the deportations of people accused of only low-level offenses.

Had to read the last sentence twice. Wasn't it a"high-level"offense when they broke the law by coming here in the first place?









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