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The city of McAllen set up another tent outside of Sacred Heart Church.  More space is needed as illegal crossers continue to be released.

Catholic charities said federal authorities released the illegal crossers without any travel documents.

“We’ve seen almost a doubling of our numbers, I would say, in the last 3-4 weeks,” said Sacred Heart Church Volunteer Coordinator Deb Boyce.

Last summer, Deb Boyce came to Sacred Heart on a mission trip from Ohio. A sister from the church asked her to stay.

“There are only a couple of paid employees here at the respite center, so we rely almost exclusively on volunteers,” Boyce said.

Boyce’s background is in public relations, fundraising, development and philanthropy. The crisis on the border sparked new responsibilities for her.

“There are a number of refugees that are being released now without bus tickets in hand, so when they come to the center, you know, we have to make arrangements for them,”

Volunteers are helping the crossers contact their family members in the U.S., so they can purchase bus tickets.

Boyce said that 65 people slept at the church overnight. The relief center is not equipped for overnight stays. The city sent staff to make more room.

“We will run out of something, and we’re like, ‘Oh my! What are we going to do?’” Boyce said. “And it almost seems like, within the hour, or two, the door opens up and the things we need suddenly appear.”

Volunteers at the respite center are filling the gaps left by the federal government and finding comfort in faith.

The center is seeing upwards of 140 people a day, that’s double the numbers from a month ago.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is responsible for the release of the illegal crossers in McAllen. CHANNEL 5 NEWS requested information as to why some people were dropped off without travel documents.

Statement from ICE Spokesperson Adelina Pruneda:

“ICE routinely coordinates release plans and travel arrangements with family members of people being released from custody in the Rio Grande Valley.  There were recent instances where, while ICE contacted family members, confirmation of ticketed travel was not received. ICE is now again ensuring ticketed travel confirmation is received before releasing individuals from custody.”

The cost of setting up and maintaining the second tent at Sacred Heart was just tacked onto McAllen’s running tab.

The city has spent more than $330,000 on the crisis on the border. All of that money was spent over the last year.

McAllen is still waiting to be paid back by either the federal or state government. Lawmakers said the federal government will pick up the tab. There is no action yet.

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*(HERE YOU HAVE ANOTHER DREAM ACT STUDENT)* – West Chicago man charged with sex assault of two girls – Chicago Tribune


By Clifford Ward
Chicago Tribune
Crime Sexual Assault

DuPage prosecutors charge West Chicago man with sexually assaulting two girls.
A West Chicago man who is accused of sexually assaulting two young daughters of an acquaintance was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail, DuPage County prosecutors said Thursday.

Obdulio Lopez-Gomez, 39, of Burr Oaks Drive, appeared in bond court Thursday following his arrest on four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault.
Authorities say Lopez-Gomez assaulted the girls on numerous occasions between February and July while he was at their residence. The girls eventually alerted a trusted adult, who called police, and they contacted the DuPage County Children’s Center, prosecutors said.

Lopez-Gomez is in the United States illegally, according to the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.


Should Lopez-Gomez be found guilty of at least one count against both the girls, he would face a mandatory life sentence, prosecutors said. His court date for arraignment was set for Aug. 24.

“My heart goes out to these two young victims as they attempt to come to terms with what Mr. Lopez-Gomez has allegedly done to them,” State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said.

Border Agent Notices Something Strange About Mexican Model … Investigation Finds Shocking Truth


Here’s a twist. The U.S. Border Patrol recently had a run-in with a legal immigrant coming from Mexico.

Anett Pikula, 39, fancies herself a jetsetter and a model. She travels the world taking pictures of herself posing seductively near famous sites such as the Great Wall of China or London’s Big Ben and posts them on Instagram.

But this time, Pikula was at the Mexic0-U.S. border near Lukeville, Arizona. She was crossing into the United States in her 2006 gold Mercedes-Benz and apparently thought flirting with the Border Patrol agents might help her get through the customs process a little easier.

She thought wrong.

Her flirting included a lot of talking, which made the federal officials suspicious. So after a preliminary inspection of her automobile, they brought in a drug-sniffing dog.

The dog sniffed around the car then went nuts around the engine firewall. That’s where inspectors found a secret compartment holding 13 pounds of cocaine, neatly packed like bricks and shrink-wrapped, worth $134,000.

Pikula’s cocaine and Mercedes were seized by customs. She was turned over to immigration officials. A passenger with Pikula was released.

Pikula was born in Mexico but resides in Phoenix. She became a U.S. citizen earlier this year.

“My whole life … romance, suspense, drama, action, cartoons. Are true stories 😉 real life!!” she wrote on her Instagram account (H/T Fox News).

But this globetrotter was also a drug mule. Now her exciting life will include apprehension as an international smuggler and possible jail time.

Luis Gutierrez Explodes on Center for Immigration Study’s Expert During Testimony

Democratic Rep.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) 20%

 used his time testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to furiously denounce the Center for Immigration Studies’ Jessica Vaughan, after she turned his dismissal of Kathryn Steinle’s murder as “a little thing” against him.

Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies, testified about the dangers sanctuary policies pose to Americans when local jurisdictions refuse to hand over illegal aliens to immigration authorities, or even detain them.

“As someone who has also lost a close family member,” Vaughan said, “my brother, because of a negligent act by a sworn law enforcement officer and also a bad policy — and I should add that the offense that was committed was one that some on this committee would call a ‘minor traffic offense’ that killed my brother, I have to say that it is really not OK to refer to these tragedies as a ‘little thing,’ as one member of this committee has.”

This reference was to Gutierrez, who brushed off Steinle’s murder during a July 16 interview with Telemundo. After a reporter cited the killing in relation to sanctuary cities, he responded: “Every time a little thing like this happens, [Republicans] use the most extreme example to say it must be eliminated.”

Vaughan continued, “I have a friend. Her name is Heather. A few years ago, she was carjacked at knife-point and taken to Roger  Williams’ Park in Providence, Rhode Island, and raped repeatedly by an illegal alien who had been in the custody of the Providence Police Department more than once,” but was released thanks to a mayor’s sanctuary city policies.

“This was not a ‘little thing,’” she declared. “I have other friends, some in this room, who can tell similar stories. And I’m afraid Congress is about to get away with doing just a ‘little thing’ just by barring funding from these sanctuary jurisdictions, some funding. And I’m asking you today to not be satisfied by just doing a ‘little thing.’ This big problem requires you to have the courage to do a bigger thing.”


Gutierrez was spitting mad.

About three minutes into his testimony, he asked to re-read a statement he made at another hearing. He began to read in an increasingly angry tone.

“I just want to, just for the record, because I think it is very important –” he paused, glaring daggers at the audience, likely at Vaughan. “Listen to this,” he demanded, with another pregnant pause. He then read aloud a statement he made during a July 14 hearing.

“‘I want to say to you, Mr. Gowdy, that I feel the same anguish and pain that I know the secretary does, and every American should at the death of that woman,’” he read. “That nobody has come here to look for excuses or anything else. I mean, this is a career criminal we have on our hands… This man is not an immigrant. Immigrants come here to work hard, sweat, and toil,” he read in staccato, before rushing on: “We should be warm and welcoming them; this man is a foreigner who has come to cause damage.”

He appeared to calm himself somewhat before stating: “‘Let’s fix our broken immigration system, so we can get rid of foreigners who come here to cause damage, harm and welcome immigrants.’”

“That is my statement,” he said, waving a piece of paper. “I’d just like to put it in the record, once again, because apparently Mrs. Vaughan didn’t read it,” he snarled. “Or take the time to read it.”

“Secondly, on the floor of the House of Representatives, on July 9, quote — and this is in the record, and I’d like to put it in the record once again, because apparently Mrs. Vaughan doesn’t read,” he spat, “what is actually said, in the English language, in the English language, that I have said.”

This was a deeply disingenuous thing for Gutierrez to say about Steinle’s murder: In English, he said he could “only imagine the grief her family is feeling” on the Congressional record. One week later, he said in Spanish her death was “a little thing.” Politicians talk out both sides of their mouth, but thanks to mass immigration, the U.S. can see its elected representatives do so in different languages.

Gutierrez accused Vaughan of “exploiting” Steinle’s death by pointing out that defiant local authorities refused to cooperate with immigration law enforcement, and that Gutierrez himself scoffed at her murder.

Gutierrez, always audacious, adopted Steinle’s murder as a way to plug his own political career.

“Apparently,” Gutierrez said as he removed his glasses and gathered himself up in a fury, “people have decided to besmirch people’s reputation, and take their words, and exploit the death of a beautiful young American woman. And I will not simply stand here and remain silent while that happens. You may not believe that we should have, Mrs. Vaughan, a fixing of our broken immigration system. But don’t exploit a young woman’s death in order to receive a paycheck to put food on your table.”

That Americans have lost beloved family members to illegal aliens made no impression on Gutierrez. He demanded Vaughan stop talking about immigration altogether.

“You should find a more decent and practical way about going about your living,” he shouted.

And then Gutierrez turned to her grieving father.

“To Mr. Steinle, I am so sorry about the death of your daughter,” he said, putting a hand to his heart. “I assure you I have a 36-year-old, and a 27-year-old, and I love them dearly. And I can never imagine losing them. And I will work to make sure we fix this immigration system. And the situations like the ones you suffer never happen again.”

“That has been my record in the past, in working with the members of the minority and the majority in this House. And I take great offense at anyone suggesting otherwise,” he concluded.


Email Katie at kmchugh@breitbart.com. Follow her on Twitter: @k_mcq.

An Ohio Judge Goes BALLISTIC On An Illegal Alien Who Was Arrested For Murder

Margaret “Peggy” Kostelnik was murdered in her home. Juan Emmanual Razo is the piece of human excrement – who also happens to be an illegal alien who has no business being in this country – who allegedly murdered her.  He also tried to rape her 14-year old niece.  And then he shot another woman in the arm while she had two kids with her.

Apparently, he was “here illegally during a July 7 traffic stop, but Border Patrol ordered them to release him. Had he been detained, Kostelnik would still be alive.

Sounds ALL TOO FAMILIAR doesn’t it?

Judge Michael A Cicconetti faced Razo in court, and was super ticked off to see that he had no identification, no papers – NOTHING to show that he is who he is.

Actually, I think he handled this beautifully. I could never do this freaking job.

Because this Razo guy is a reminder of how absolutely DISGRACEFUL our immigration system is.  He doesn’t even speak a lick of English, either, because the chick next to him has to translate every SINGLE WORD that is being said to him in the courtroom.  He has no business being in this country.  None.  And yet he’s here, he took an innocent woman’s life, wrecked several other lives in the process, and then he subsequently cost taxpayers a crap-ton of money.  Apparently, “more than 50 local police officers, Ohio State Highway Patrol aircraft, and K-9 units were deployed” to deal with him.

But nooooo.  We don’t have an illegal immigration issue in this country, and that Donald Trump guy is a huge bigot, right?  And we don’t need no stinkin’ IDs!!  I mean, why on earth would we need IDs?  Especially to move about the country and prove that we are who we are?

That would just be oppressive and profile-y and meeeeeean.

Oh yeah – and Judge Cicconetti set bail at $10 million.  Good luck getting that out of the ATM machine with your non-existent wallet, Razo.


The Street Gangs More Vicious Than ISIS



El Salvador has been brought to its knees by gang violence, and the groups have infiltrated the U.S., too.
One of El Salvador’s former guerrilla leaders, who years ago traded olive drab for Irish tweeds and took up residence at Oxford University, can tell you exactly why his homeland is being torn apart right now by gang violence.

He can also tell you what that means to those of us who live under the delusion that the carnage in the streets of San Salvador this month—expected to get much worse this weekend—is not just a local problem in a faraway land.

 The body of bus driver Elias Emilio Melendez lies inside his vehicle after he was killed by suspected gang members during the third day of a suspension of public transport services in San Salvador, El Salvador July 29, 2015.

Central America’s savagery is terrorism, pure and simple, says Joaquín Villalobos, and in many respects it is more horrible than the Middle Eastern brand. “Islamic terrorism decapitates and crucifies in its territories,” says Villalobos in a column for the Madrid daily El País. “In Latin America the criminals hang, decapitate, burn, chop up, and play soccer with the heads of their victims. In both cases terrorism is the method used to maintain authority.”

And Central America’s brand of terror is just around the corner from communities all over the United States, whether in the barrios of Los Angeles or at a derelict shopping mall next to a posh neighborhood on Long Island, as chronicled by Sarah Garland in her 2009 book The Gangs in Garden City.

The Salvadoran pandillas or maras, as the gangs are called, are in Washington State and in suburban Maryland on the fringes of Washington, D.C. Indeed, the FBI’s “National Gang Report—2013” (PDF), the most recent that’s been published, shows the two main Salvadoran groups, MS-13 and Barrio 18, are in just about every corner of this country. And, like other gangs, according to the FBI, they have infiltrated the U.S. military to get training and expand their influence. The feds also say that gang members show up on college campuses.

In fact, the Salvadoran gangs have roots almost as deep in the United States as they do in El Salvador itself. They started to grow in the 1980s, as hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans fled the civil war there, arriving in the U.S. to live, often without documents, on the margins of society. An estimated 40 percent of the population eventually “went north,” legally or illegally, to live and work.

Central America’s brand of terror is just around the corner from communities all over the United States.

El Salvador’s economy became dependent on the money sent back, but instead of going into the development of the country, most of the remittances went to buy imported consumer goods and the cash wound up in the hands of the very rich, who, in turn, spend it for their own protection and invest it abroad. Villalobos, the erstwhile revolutionary turned specialist in conflict resolution, concludes, “Exporting poor people has become the most lucrative business for the local oligarchs.”

Many of the immigrants’ and refugees’ children in the United States, often without documents and without futures, joined gangs on the streets and did time in prison, the graduate schools of violent crime. Then theywere deported back to their home country with all their newly acquired contacts and skills. Eventually, hardened and brutalized, tattooed with the indelible badges of their criminal tribe, some of them came back again to the United States in a truly vicious circle of worsening violence. It was a blending of the gang culture that existed in Los Angeles with the phenomenal violence that El Salvador experienced during the war from 1980 to 1989, waged by right wing death squads and guerrilla assassins, as well as by soldiers in the field.

El Salvador has been brought to its knees by gang violence, and the groups have infiltrated the U.S., too.

The kind of gang violence that grew up in El Salvador is now endemic in Guatemala and Honduras, as well, and it is localized terrorism as extreme as anything seen on the planet. Those three little countries rank among the five countries with the highest murder rates in the world.

The photographer and filmmaker Christian Poveda in his 2009 documentary La Vida Loca recorded the gang culture of cruelty and desperation in stunning detail. Soon after the film’s release, Poveda himself was murdered execution-style with four bullets in the head.

Over the last few days, the terror in El Salvador has brought virtually all of the country to a standstill: The slaughter of several bus and minibus drivers—five on Monday alone—has provoked a nationwide strike. Despite new waves of arrests, and the gangs’ hatred of each other, MS-13 and Barrio 18 are clearly out to show how powerless the central government really is.

In 2013, left-wing President Mauricio Funes negotiated a truce between MS-13 and Barrio 18 that dramatically reduced the country’s murder rate, but it ratified the power of the gangs in Salvadoran society, leaving them able to continue their protection rackets, their rapes, their drug dealing, and other crimes. By 2014, the murder rate was going up again, and Funes had to admit the truce had been a failure.

The government of his successor, former guerrilla fighter Salvador Sánchez Cerén, has said it is ready to put the army back in the streets to protect transport and combat the gangs.

A new round of Central American wars, and tragedies, may be about to begin.

Mom whose son was murdered by an illegal, “This was our family’s 9/11 terrorist attack….”


Laura Wilkerson’s son Josh was killed by a classmate in the United States ILLEGALLY from Belize. Since then, she has been lobbying lawmakers about immigration laws, telling the sad, gory details of his death over and over to any federal or state committee that will have her.

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The Pearland teen was found dumped in a Fort Bend County field in 2010. He had been strangled, suffered multiple fractures to his face and was burned. His assailant, who is serving life in prison, told the jury he was angry because the boy kicked his dog.

“This was our family’s 9/11 terrorist attack by foreign invaders,” she testified last week in front of a U.S. Senate judiciary committee. “Americans are dying daily at the hands of criminals we don’t even know are here.”

It wasn’t until billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump inflamed the national debate on immigration, referring to immigrants here illegally as killers and rapists, that Wilkerson said she felt like anyone was listening. Trump’s comments, following the fatal shooting of a woman on a San Francisco pier earlier this month, helped launch him to the top of the polls. He denounced the city’s so-called sanctuary law for allowing the suspected shooter,His infamous words on immigration hit home for mom who lost her son.

Last Thursday the U.S. House passed legislation on partisan lines that would withhold federal funding from states and cities with policies inhibiting the enforcement of immigration law or that prohibit law enforcement from inquiring about someone’s immigration status.

That would include Houston, which since 1990 has banned officers from asking about someone’s legal status. Its written policy allows police to contact immigration authorities only if someone is arrested on a criminal charge greater than a Class C misdemeanor and the officer knows the person is here illegally. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has also prohibited such inquiries since 2009, as has San Antonio police. Under a federal program, however, everyone booked into any city and county jail in the state automatically has their fingerprints sent to a Department of Homeland Security immigration database.

We need this in place and now. Our kids do not deserve to die because of a problem within our control. Help support the folks making this happen. It can be reversed.

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at katiefmcguire@gmail.com, or feel free to mean tweet me at @GopKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.