AMNESTY SUPPORTERS, POLICE PROTESTORS TO UNITE IN TEXAS

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About 1,000 expected to be in attendance

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A pair of protests Friday night will put a voice to concerns over law enforcement issues in North Texas. However, with about 1,000 people expected to be in attendance, the demonstrations bring up questions about safety.

Mothers Against Police Brutality said that this will be a peaceful protest. And they plan on having their own security on hand to make sure that it stays that way.

In the past, outside groups have shown up to their protests and taken them onto North Texas freeways. Hopefully, that will not happen on Friday night.

The protest in Dallas is a call for justice, similar to those seen in New York, Baltimore and other cities across the nation.

Freddie Gray suffered a severed spinal cord and died in police custody in Baltimore last week. The organizers of Friday night’s rally said that there are cases here in Dallas involving police killings that need the same kind of attention. Their rally begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Frank Crowley Courts Building.

Meanwhile, at the same time, protesters will meet at Dallas City Hall for a second rally. They are against legislation that would let police officers question people about their immigration status during traffic stops. They are also begging Gov. Greg Abbott to drop his lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, which would shield millions of people living in the United States illegally from deportation.

When the separate rallies are over, they will meet up at the Belo Gardens for one combined show of support. While the thread of law enforcement unites them, organizers from the two groups said that the overall message is about dignity.

LAWCOMMENTARY There Is Growing Evidence Noncitizens Are Voting. Why Isn’t the Government Doing Anything?

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BY KAYLAN L. PHILLIPS

Noncitizens are registering to vote and at best, it seems the federal government’s officials don’t care about this illegal activity.

At worst, it raises questions about whether some in Washington support illegal voting, so long as it supports their political agenda.

The exact number of noncitizens who are voting in our elections is difficult to quantify because of the bureaucratic quagmire perpetuated by federal agencies against the (very few) states that have the resolve to attempt to verify citizenship.

Federal agencies responsible for immigration and naturalization routinely fight efforts to compare voter rolls with lists of known noncitizens.

Yet evidence of noncitizen voting mounts. The American Civil Rights Union just filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court documenting instance after instance of noncitizens registering and voting. It urges the Court to take up a petition for certiorari filed by Kansas and Arizona seeking to overturn a bad decision on this issue by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Last February, the Heritage Foundation’s Hans A. von Spakovsky spoke before a House committee and provided examples of foreigners voting.

Worse, none of the perpetrators were prosecuted by Obama’s Justice Department. The examples provided by von Spakovsky are now before the Supreme Court in the briefs filed.

Federal Agency Blocks States’ Efforts to Verify Voters Are Citizens

With the federal government inaction increasing, Kansas and Arizona resolved to implement their own citizenship safeguards—something the Constitution allows them to do.

But one little-known federal agency is blocking their citizenship verification efforts, and they have to ask the Supreme Court for help.

The problem is the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, a small agency charged with printing the federal voter registration form.

The Election Assistance Commission routinely adds state-specific instructions to the form that educate users to any special requirements of their particular state. It did just that for Louisiana in 2012. Yet Kansas and Arizona’s requests—coupled with evidence of noncitizen voting in their own states—were denied as “unnecessary.”

Adding insult to injury, the denial was not by a majority of the Election Assistance Commission commissioners, as required by law. The denial was made by a single Washington, D.C., bureaucrat—the agency’s then-acting executive director.

A federal district court found the bureaucrat’s decision arbitrary and outside of her authority, but unfortunately, the 10th Circuit reinstated it.

Supreme Court to Take Up Case

The Supreme Court will soon consider whether it should take up the case for review. It presents several questions but one that we should all be concerned about is whether additional citizenship verification efforts by the states are “necessary.”

The Election Assistance Commission’s acting executive director said that the current “efforts” are sufficient. What are those efforts that help ensure only citizens are voting?  A “yes/no” checkbox at the top of the registration form and small print about citizenship by the signature line. We all know how many people read the small print, but what about that checkbox?

The American Civil Rights Union’s brief shows that the checkbox is so ineffective that even if an individual checks “no,” some voters were still registered.

The Union’s brief links to 13 examples of real voter registration forms gathered by the Houston-based voter integrity watchdog, True the Vote. Four individuals checked “no,” six checked “no” and “yes,” and the remaining three left the checkbox blank entirely.

And how many were registered? Every single one.

This should not be a partisan issue. Nor should citizenship verification efforts be seen as “anti-immigrant.” These efforts are necessary to enforce the laws we already have on the books. They are necessary to maintain the integrity of our elections and restore faith in the democratic process.

One Illegal Alien Cost One North Carolina County More Than $100,000

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BY DAVE GIBSON

In 2003, the Durham city council enacted Resolution 9046, which forbids police officers from inquiring into a suspect’s immigration status, unless they are believed to have committed a “serious crime,” such as rape, murder, etc.

This policy has not only the full support of Mayor Bill Bell, but that of Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez as well.

One inevitable result of such a policy is an influx of foreign criminals. So, how much is it costing Durham County?

According to the Durham County Budget Office, the daily cost of housing an inmate in the county jail is $98. What follows is the list of inmates being held in the Durham County Jail with ICE holds (as of May 7, 2014):

Aguilar, Edwin Norberto-Valle

Date Booked: 5/6/2014

Charge(s): DUI

Time in Jail: 1 day

Cost: $98

Chaves, Silvestre Alvarado

Date Booked: 5/9/ 2011

Charge(s): Rape, Murder

Time in Jail: 1,084 days

Cost: $106,232

Contreras-Palacio, Alfredo

Date Booked: 4/16/2014

Charge(s): Indecent Liberties w/Child, Kidnapping

Time in Jail: 22 days

Cost: $2,156

Escribanio, Chontal Oasis

Date Booked: 3/29/2014

Charge(s): Two Counts of DUI

Time in Jail: 39 days

Cost: $3,822

Garcia, Jose

Date Booked: 10/13/2013

Charge(s): Statutory Rape, Three Counts of Indecent Liberties w/Child, incest, crime against nature

Time in Jail: 206 days

Cost: $20,188

Gomez, Jose Andres-Amador

Date Booked: 1/6/2013

Charge(s): DUI, Assault w/Deadly Weapon

Time in Jail: 486 days

Cost: $47,628

Lopez, Rafael Inzunza

Date Booked: 1/22/2014

Charge(s): Six Counts of Drug Trafficking

Time Jail: 105 days

Cost: $10,290

Luriano-Sanchez, Manuel

Date Booked: 4/1/2014

Charge(s): Drug Possession w/Intent to Sell

Time in Jail: 34 days

Cost: $3,332

Machado, Hector Cruz

Date Booked: 11/13/2013

Charge(s): Three Counts of First-Degree Rape of a Child, Three Counts of Indecent Liberties w/Child

Time in Jail: 175 days

Cost: $17, 150

Martinez, Irving

Date Booked: 12/14/2012

Charge(s): Assault w/Deadly Weapon, Attempted Murder, Robbery, Drug Possession, Gang Activity

Time in Jail: 509 days

Cost: $49, 882

Perez-Alejandre, Jose Luis

Date Booked: 1/16/2014

Charge(s): Assault w/Firearm, Three Counts Assault w/Deadly Weapon w/Intent to Kill, Robbery, Larceny, Resisting Arrest

Time in Jail: 111 days

Cost: $10,878

Ramirez, Sergio Rodriguez

Date Booked: 4/3/2014

Charge(s): Trafficking in Cocaine, Resisting Arrest

Time in Jail: 34 days

Cost: $3,332

Rojas, Fidencio

Date Booked: 10/1/2013

Charge(s): Cruelty to Animals, First-Degree Sex Offense w/Child

Time in Jail: 218 days

Cost: $21,364

Sanchez-Rios, Jose

Date Booked: 8/27/2013

Charge(s): Drug Trafficking

Time in Jail: 253 days

Cost: $24,794

Torres, Francisco Santos

Date Booked: 7/14/2013

Charge(s): First-Degree Sex Offense w/Child

Time in Jail: 297 days

Cost: $29,106

Walii, Hussein

Date Booked: 4/7/2014

Charge(s): Assault on a Female

Time in Jail: 30 days

Cost: $2,940

Zuniga, Guzman Arnold

Date Booked: 4/6/2014

Charge(s): Assault on a Female

Time in Jail: 31 days

Cost: $3,038

It should be noted that these were not necessarily all of the illegal aliens currently being detained in the Durham County Jail, as it often takes several weeks or months for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to issue a hold, after the detainee is reported by sheriff’s deputies. For instance, an ICE hold was not returned for 92 days for Jose Sanchez-Rios, after he was booked for drug trafficking.

Remember, these costs were incurred by only one county in North Carolina. There are 100 counties within the Tarheel state.

*As for the $100,000 man (Silvestre Alvarado Chaves), he was eventually put on trial, convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 16 and a half years in prison, with a projected release date in 2024. He is currently incarcerated at the Maury Correctional Institute in Greene County, NC.

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It is obvious that illegal aliens are bankrupting cities and counties across the country, while liars such as our current president continue to speak of the “vast contributions” these invaders bring to our once sovereign nation.

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CRS Report: Wages Declined As Immigration Surged Photo of Rachel Stoltzfoos

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RACHEL STOLTZFOOS

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Wages and share of income for the bottom 90 percent of American wage-earners declined over the past 40 years, as the foreign-born population increased dramatically, data requested by the Senate Judiciary Committee shows.

Since 1970, the foreign-born population of the U.S. increased 325 percent, the Congressional Research Service found, while wages for the bottom 90 percent of earners decreased by 8 percent and their share of income by 16 percent. (RELATED: Media Ignores Evidence Americans Want To Reduce Legal Immigration)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker weathered sharp criticism from Democrats and some conservatives this week after saying immigration policy should put American workers first. (RELATED: Liberal Media CAN’T EVEN Over Walker’s Immigration Stance)

“In terms of legal immigration … it is a fundamentally lost issue by many in elected positions today, is what is this doing for American workers looking for jobs, what is this doing to wages,” he told Glenn Beck in an interview, reported by Breitbart News.

The CRS charted the correlation between wages and the number of foreign-born workers in the U.S. between 1945 and 2010. Before 1970, wages rose sharply as the number of foreign-born persons declined. But after 1970, that population increased dramatically as wages stagnated, increased slightly and then dropped.

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From 1945 to 1970 wages for the bottom 90 percent of earners increased by 82.5 percent, and their share of income rose slightly, while the foreign-born population in the U.S. fell by 11.2 percent to 9.7 million.

But between 1970 and 2013, the foreign-born population increased by 324.5 percent to 31.6 million people. At the same time wages fell by 7.9 percent and share of income by 15.5 percent to 53 percent of total income.

The foreign-born population will reach 51 million by 2023, which is the largest share of total population ever recorded in American history, the U.S. Census Bureau recently projected.

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Nearly one in five U.S. residents will be an immigrant by 2060, largely because of legal immigration, not illegal immigration, a Center for Immigration Studies analysis of the Census data found. And immigrants will account for 82 percent of population growth in the U.S. from 2010 through 2060.

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SHOCKING IMAGES FROM CAMERAS ON TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER CAPTURE STREAM OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS SNEAKING INTO THE US WITH DRUGS AND GUNS

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Obama continues to fight to push through an executive order to shield illegal immigrants from deportation

Cameras placed along Texas’ 1,200-mile border with Mexico have captured the stream of illegal immigrants sneaking into the country on a daily basis. 

The network of more than 1,000 motion detectors, similar to those used to film wildlife, have been placed strategically in areas that have not been secured – where Mexican citizens can cross and evade capture with ease.

They helped border guards apprehend nearly 30,000 suspects and led to 88,400 pounds of drugs being seized in 2014 as part of Operation Drawbridge.

The system has also had a significant impact on Mexican cartels and their ability to smuggle narcotics, people and stolen vehicles between the two countries.

The startling images have been revealed as President Obama continues to fight to push through an executive order to shield illegal immigrants from deportation. 

Earlier this month a federal judge in Texas refused to lift a temporary block on a White House immigration plan.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the ‘sophisticated’ cameras are stationed on ranches and farms on the border. 

The turn on when movement is detected and are monitored in real-time, around-the-clock by a number of agencies.

If they think suspicious activity is taking place, they alert law enforcement in a bid to get them to cut them off.  

Steven McCraw, the director of the agency, said: ‘Every day, sheriff’s deputies, police officers, Border Patrol agents and state law enforcement officers in the Texas border region risk their lives to protect Texas and the entire nation from Mexican cartels and transnational crime.

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‘This innovative use of technology has proven to be a force multiplier in detecting the smuggling attempts along the border, which is critical to interdicting criminal activity occurring between the ports of entry.

‘Any time law enforcement interdicts a smuggling attempt, we consider it a significant gain in the fight against the cartels and their operatives.

‘The collaborative law enforcement efforts of Operation Drawbridge have bolstered our ability to combat the exploitation of our border by these ruthless criminals.’

In March it was revealed more immigrants are choosing more remote and dangerous crossing points to make it to the United States.

The Border Patrol has responded by expanding its search-and-rescue teams to monitor the area, as a growing number of bodies of suspected illegal immigrants are being found. 

Many of the bodies are being discovered just southwest of Mission, Texas, where the fire department’s dive-and-rescue team has had a busy winter. In January and February alone, it recovered at least six bodies in the murky canals. 

In February, governor Greg Abbot claimed that had 20,000 illegal immigrants had already entered the country since the start of the year. 

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Some carry guns as they try to cross the border, but agencies have been able to seize larger numbers of the weapons following the installation of the cameras 

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They helped border guards apprehend nearly 30,000 suspects and have led to 88,400 pounds of drugs being seized in 2014 as part of Operation Drawbridge. These two suspects were detained after they were found carrying 260lbs of marijuana across the border 

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A man is seen here jumping off the back of a truck with 208lbs of marijuana stashed on the back 

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A group of 17 ‘IAs’ were apprehended after this truck was spotted driving along a dirt road across the border 

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A group of suspected illegal immigrants crawl under a fence as they attempt to make their way into Texas 

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Now Boarding: Empty Immigration Flights Cost US Taxpayers Millions

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United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement has wasted tens of millions of dollars deporting illegal immigrants on expensive, but mostly empty, charter flights, according to federal auditors.

ICE has squandered up to $41 million through poor logistical planning for deportation flights, according to a recent review by the Department of Homeland Security inspector general’s office.

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According to an April 9 report titled “ICE Air Transportation of Detainees Could Be More Effective,” the watchdog agency says that ICE, which falls under Homeland Security, spent $12 million on charter flights that were less than 40% full between October 2010 and March 2014.

All told, auditors found that ICE spent about $116 million on flights that were at least 20% under full capacity. Of the nearly 7,500 flights they reviewed, more than one-third were at least that empty.

ICE “may have been able to transport the same number of detainees with fewer missions at a lower charter air cost,” the report states.

Meanwhile, ICE argues that delaying trips in order to fill more seats could actually prove more costly in the end. The average rate for detaining a single adult is $122 per day, while the cost for a family is more than $300 per day, the agency told the Washington Post by email.

Children are carried by rescue workers as migrants arrive via boat at the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo

Additionally, a 2001 Supreme Court ruling limits detention of undocumented immigrants to six months, although some exceptions are allowed.

ICE has access to eight charter aircraft, each of which can hold up to 135 detainees. The agency pays about $8,400 per hour for the flights, regardless of how many passengers are aboard. And while some detainees do fly on commercial flights, most detainees are transported on charter flights.

Auditors also found that ICE “does not capture complete and accurate data essential to support operational decisions and ensure effectiveness.”

According to records, ICE picked up or dropped off more than 23,500 detainees at locations where its charter flights had not flown. In one example, the agency claimed to have transported 54 individuals to Nicaragua, but the flight never stopped in Nicaragua

Auditors also called out six cases in which ICE moved detainees multiple times between the same cities without documenting why the redundant trips were necessary. Some detainees missed flights, but ICE never kept information that explained why.

The inspector general recommended that ICE establish reporting standards and create procedures for measuring performance with detainee flights, among other suggestions.

The agency issued its official response in a statement on Monday:

“While ICE agreed with and was already in the process of making a number of improvements suggested by the report, the agency strongly disagrees with the report’s use of empty seats on flights as a measure of efficiency. Chiefly because delaying the removal of individuals in order to fill empty seats causes the agency to incur ancillary costs that may exceed the cost of the seats.”

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