Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Thursday said members of Congress have tried to “threaten me and my officers” as they? enforce the country’s immigration laws. “I am offended when members of this institution exert pressure and often threaten me and my officers to ignore the laws they make and I am sworn to uphold,”...
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- Members of Congress have made threats over immigration enforcement: DHS chief
By Mark Moore - Thursday Jun 29, 2017
- To Stave Off a Deportation, Cuomo Pardons a 9/11 Volunteer
By SARAH MASLIN NIR - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017
The governor expunged the crime of a 9/11 volunteer and undocumented immigrant facing removal by the immigration authorities because of a decades-old conviction.
- California counters Sessions’ claims on sanctuary cities
By Bob Egelko - Friday Jul 7, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions lashed out at so-called sanctuary cities Thursday and said some of the 10 state and local governments whose immigration policies his office is reviewing — a group that includes the state of California — appear to be defying federal law.The altercation comes as President Trump’s administration prepares to ask a federal judge in San Francisco next week to dismiss lawsuits by San Francisco, Santa Clara County and the city of Richmond challenging Trump’s authority to cut off funding to cities and counties that refuse to cooperate with his immigration policies.Sessions’ Justice Department is studying responses from eight local governments in other states, including the cities of New York, Chicago and Philadelphia, and the states of California and Connecticut to queries from President Barack Obama’s administration last year about policies that restrict local contact with federal immigration officers.“Sanctuary cities put the lives and well-being of their residents at risk by shielding criminal illegal aliens from federal immigration authorities,” Sessions said Thursday.Sessions, in a speech in March and other statements, has indicated he believes the law requires local agencies to keep noncitizens locked up after serving jail sentences if immigration agents want them held for deportation.The state’s response to the Justice Department inquiry said California is complying with its sole obligation under federal law: to let local police share any information they have with federal agents about the immigration status of a local jail inmate.California laws “ensure certain protections for persons in the custody of local law enforcement,” such as the right to refuse to speak to an immigration agent, but “do not prohibit or in any way restrict the sharing of citizenship or immigration status information,” Aaron Maguire, general counsel for the Board of State and Community Corrections, said in a letter to the Justice Department.U.S. District Judge William Orrick ruled in April that the wording of Trump’s order suggested a threat to all federal grants — as much as $2 billion a year for San Francisco — and said such an action would exceed the president’s legal authority.
- Soldier accused of killing New York State Police trooper
Monday Jul 10, 2017
THERESA, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier is accused of shooting and killing a New York State Police trooper who was responding to a domestic dispute."Trooper Davis served as a member of the New York State Police for four years and his death is yet another sad reminder of the risks law enforcement officers face each day in order to protect our communities and serve the residents of this great state," the Democratic governor said while urging New Yorkers to keep Davis' family, friends and colleagues in their thoughts and prayers.
- House passes bills taking aim at illegal immigration
By Marisa Schultz, Bruce Golding - Thursday Jun 29, 2017
The House of Representatives passed a pair of bills Thursday aimed at cracking down on illegal immigrants and the cities that grant them official sanctuary. “Kate’s Law” would increase penalties for people who sneak back into America after being deported, with some facing up to 10 years in the slammer. The measure is named for...
- Another New York Diner Turns Off the Grill, a Victim of Rising Rents
By REMY TUMIN - Sunday Jul 16, 2017
Cup & Saucer is closing after more than 70 years in Lower Manhattan, the latest sign that the days of the classic city diner may be numbered.