New AG Can ‘Flip the Switch’ To Stop Funding Sanctuary Cities, Says Texas Congressman


HOUSTON, Texas – The Trump Administration will be able to “flip the switch” on federal funding to the nation’s top-ten sanctuary jurisdictions on day one, says U.S. Representative John Culberson (R-TX).

Speaking to a group of supporters in Houston this week, Culberson said existing law allows the Trump Administration to not only stop future funding to these jurisdictions, but actually take back past funding. Culberson, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, said he has briefed members of the Trump transition team about the report from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG) that details the defunding process.

Using the “power of the purse” entrusted to Congress, Culberson told the gathered supporters he has been able to “step on the air hose” of the DOJ and force the certification of ten sanctuary jurisdictions as not being in compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373, an existing law that requires 100 percent cooperation from local and state jurisdictions in order to receive DOJ grant funding.

The report from the OIG report states:

Section 1373 states in relevant part:

(a) In General. Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State, or local law, a Federal, State, or local government entity or official may not prohibit, or in any way restrict, any· government entity or official from sending to, or receiving from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service information regarding the citizenship or immigration status,
lawful or unlawful, of any individual.

(b) Additional authority of government entities. Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State, or local law, no person or agency may prohibit, or in any way restrict, a Federal, State, or local government entity from doing any of the following with respect to information regarding the immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual:

( 1) Sending such information to, or requesting or receiving such information from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
(2) Maintaining such information.
(3) Exchanging such information with any other Federal, State, or local government entity.

The report continues, explaining the legislative intent of the law to be, “to prevent any State or local law, ordinance, executive order, policy, constitutional provision, or decision of any Federal or State court that prohibits or in any way restricts any communication between State and local officials and the INS.”

“99 percent is not good enough,” Culberson stated. “These jurisdictions must cooperate 100 percent in order to qualify for these DOJ grants. They must choose between protecting illegal aliens and receiving federal funds.”

The Texas congressman has effectively used the congressional power of the appropriations committee to force the Obama Administration’s DOJ to take the action of certifying ten jurisdictions as not being in compliance. The result is, those jurisdictions have been notified they must change their policies or they will not be eligible for the DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) grants.

Those jurisdictions certified as not being in compliance are:

  • The State of Connecticut
  • The State of California
  • Orleans Parish, Louisiana
  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Cook County, Illinois
  • Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Clark County, Nevada

The DOJ states these jurisdictions received 65 percent of the awards by the OJP in FY2015 through March 2016.

Top Ten Sancturary Jurisdiction Funds

“It is not just future funds that are at risk for these sanctuary jurisdictions,” the chairman stated. “The DOJ can force them to reimburse funds received from these grant programs in the past. This means, the State of California could be forced to repay the more than $3 billion in grants received over the past 10 years.”

Culberson said that other committee chairmen have approached him following his success with “standing on the air hose” of the DOJ. He said he has reviewed the process with them and the same type of pressure can be applied for funding outside of the DOJ by other agencies.

The table is set for the new Attorney General to defund these ten sanctuary jurisdictions because of Culberson’s work.

“The timing on this action by the DOJ is perfect,” Culberson told Breitbart Texas in November. “The new administration can go right to work to force these jurisdictions to comply or simply choose to stop receiving federal money.”

Petition Started to Remove Anti-Trump Texas Elector Chris Suprun



Chris Suprun is the anti-Trump Texas elector who stated he will go against the will of the people and NOT vote for Donald Trump.

On Tuesday a petition was created to remove Mr. Suprun from the Texas Electoral College.

From the petition:

Chris Suprun has stated on Twitter that he refuses to cast his electoral ballot in a manor as those in his precinct have requested, we also ask that he be removed as a GOP member and/or delegate.

This petition will be delivered to:

Texas Governor

Senator Ted Cruz

You can sign the petition here.

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Texas member of electoral commission tells them to “go to hell”


A member of the electoral commission in Texas says his colleagues are getting death threats as angry Hillary supporters ramp up the pressure before electors cast their vote on December 19th.

Hillary voters around the country are bombarding electors with emails, some of them threatening, in an effort to force them to vote against the outcome of the presidential election.

“At first everyone was kinda enchanted by it. Now all the electors are starting to get beaten down. There are some electors who have been threatened with harm or with death,” Texas elector Alex Kim told NBC 5.

“When people ask me to vote for Hillary Clinton, there’s no way,” he said. “I reject the Democratic Party principles and I reject Hillary Clinton.”

Kim said he had a message for all the people who are trying to pressure him into changing his vote; “Go to hell”.

As we previously reported, another elector in Michigan said he has also received a number of death threats, including a promise that he would be shot in the head if he voted for Trump.

“I’ve had people talk about shoving a gun in my mouth and blowing my brains out. And I’ve received dozens and dozens of those emails. Even the non-threatening-my-life emails are very aggressive,” Michael Banerian told the Detroit News, adding that he has been labeled a “hateful bigot” by the same people who are violently threatening him.

A petition to demand electors change their vote to Clinton has also surpassed 4.5 million signatures.

Meanwhile on Twitter, Hillary supporters are organizing on how to pressure electors under the hashtag #HamiltonElectors, a reference to Mike Pence being lectured by a cast member of the musical show.

Unfortunately for them, conservatives found the hashtag and have now largely taken it over to decry leftists attempting to overturn the results of a democratic election.


“Eliminating this unlawful citizenship requirement will help ensure that the Denver Sheriff Department hires the best and most qualified individuals to protect and serve.”


Denver County’s sheriff office has been slapped with a fine by the Department of Justice (DOJ) because it refused to hire non-citizens as deputies.

From the beginning of 2015 through last March, the Denver Sheriff Department went on a major hiring binge, adding more than 200 new deputies. But those jobs ended up only going to citizens, because the department made citizenship a stated requirement on the job application. The department admitted as much in a new settlement with the U.S. government, which requires it to pay a $10,000 fine.

The department will also have to comb through all of its job applications from the past two years, identifying immigrants who were excluded from the hiring process and giving them due consideration.

“Eliminating this unlawful citizenship requirement will help ensure that the Denver Sheriff Department hires the best and most qualified individuals to protect and serve,” DOJ Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta said in a statement. “The entire community will benefit from these reforms.”

Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, employers are required to give equal treatment to non-citizens with valid work permits, unless state, local, or federal law explicitly requires certain jobs be open only to citizens. More than 40 U.S. states currently have laws that in some capacity restrict non-citizens from being police, but Colorado is not one of them. The department says it was simply unaware that limiting employment to citizens was a violation of federal law.

In a report released last October, the Department of Justice blasted citizenship requirements for officers as a “barrier” to creating more racially diverse police forces.

“While Federal law allows law enforcement agencies to impose a citizenship requirement where it is authorized by state or local law, this requirement may prevent a considerable number of racial and ethnic minorities – many of whom have valuable foreign language skills – from being hired by law enforcement agencies,” the report said.
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Illegals pose as families, tell tales of woe to gain entry…



Illegal immigrants are trying a bold new strategy to sneak into the U.S. — pairing up with unrelated children and pretending to be families, fabricating tales of heart-rending woes back home to try to convince border agents to admit them into the country, according to internal Homeland Security documents reviewed by The Washington Times.

That is one of the tactics feeding the surge of illegal immigrants in recent months, which the Border Patrol’s intelligence unit says was part of a pre-election rush to try to get into the country. The U.S. set records for illegal immigrant children and families in fiscal year 2016 and is on pace to break those records one month into fiscal year 2017.

Intelligence analysts said the patterns are shifting as migrants figure out how to game the system.

It has become so easy to sneak into the U.S. as a family that some aren’t even bothering to pay smugglers. Instead, they are making the trip on their own and saving thousands of dollars in fees. That has made the trip affordable for illegal immigrants who wouldn’t have made the journey otherwise, the analysts said in the documents.

“Some family units have shifted from using [smugglers] to movement facilitated by family-supported coaching and assistance because it is widely believed that the U.S. will allow them to enter if they travel with a child and claim that they have a fear of returning back to their home country,” the analysts said.

In some cases, smugglers pair unrelated children with adults and coach the youngsters to lie so they can bamboozle agents into admitting them as families. In other instances, families will split up and each parent will take a child, making it more likely that they will all be quickly released.

“The children are now deportation shields,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies.

She said the pattern of illegal migration from Latin America until recent years involved adult men coming to the U.S. and later sending for their families.

The documents say the administration’s handling of the 2014 unaccompanied minors crisis invited the surge this year.

Illegal immigrants saw the treatment the children were given and decided to make the journey as families, the analysts said, because they “believe they have a good chance of being released after processing.”

The federal government considers that processing a criminal procedure, while the illegal immigrants see it as “receiving assistance” in their attempt to gain a foothold in the country, the analysts said.

That contradicts the public case made by administration officials, who say the surge is a result of deteriorating conditions in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, which most of the children and families are fleeing.

The intelligence analysts said conditions in those countries are poor but it is a “steady state” of affairs. Instead, the surge “is largely driven by migrant perceptions of U.S. policies in place to release minors and family units on their own recognizance.”

“These perceptions are likely derived by the outcomes observed during the 2014 [unaccompanied minor] surge, subsequent policy and court decisions related to family unit and minor alien detentions, and information received from family and friends already living in the United States,” the analysts said.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said she hadn’t seen the documents The Times reviewed and couldn’t comment on them.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican who represents San Diego and has tracked the surge of migrants, sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson this week asking why the administration is ignoring its own intelligence assessment.

“While the U.S. Congress and the American public can expect nothing to change in this regard until the new administration takes over, it is absolutely astonishing that your own intelligence unit — and the president’s own border intelligence unit — is drawing attention to U.S. immigration policy as a catalyst for illegal migration,” Mr. Hunter said. “Despite this fact, we’ve heard from the president, the department and the rest of the administration an entirely different narrative that doesn’t conform to what our own agents and intelligence officials continue to state.”

More than 103,000 family members and more than 70,000 unaccompanied children were caught crossing the border illegally in fiscal year 2016. That was up from about 68,000 family members and 69,000 children in 2014 — the previous record year.

The Border Patrol has scrambled agents, pulling from some regions to deploy to others, hoping to try to contain the situation. Some 150 agents were taken from California, Arizona and other parts of Texas and deployed to southern Texas to help process the growing number of families and unaccompanied children.

“I have told our border security and immigration enforcement personnel that we must keep pace with this increase,” Mr. Johnson said this month.

“Those who attempt to enter our country without authorization should know that, consistent with our laws and our values, we must and we will send you back,” he said in a statement.

Mr. Johnson said he is trying to keep in detention more adults in the country illegally, which could speed their deportations. He also said he is working with other countries to take back their deportees more quickly.


Police officers shot in Texas, Missouri and Florida…



SAN ANTONIO (Reuters)A police officer was killed in Texas and another wounded in Missouri in apparently unrelated ambush-style shootings, while a third officer was shot and wounded in Florida, authorities said on Monday.

The latest attacks on U.S. law enforcement revived painful memories of deadly ambushes targeting police in July in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

A manhunt was underway for the suspect who killed the officer in San Antonio, Texas, while the suspect in the Missouri shooting died in a shootout with authorities.

In Sunday’s first incident, 50-year-old Benjamin Marconi, a 20-year veteran of the San Antonio force was fatally shot as he sat in his squad car during a routine traffic stop outside the city’s police headquarters.

The assailant stopped his car behind the police cruiser, walked up and shot the officer in the head through the window as he was writing a ticket, Police Chief William McManus said.

The gunman then reached through the window, fired a second shot into the officer, returned to his vehicle and sped away.

Hours later, a 46-year-old St. Louis police sergeant was shot in the face by someone in a car who pulled up beside the officer’s cruiser at an intersection, opened fire, then fled. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said the wounded officer was conscious and able to speak after the attack.

The suspect was later killed in a shootout after officers spotted his car, police said on Monday.

The unidentified suspect was wanted for other violent crimes and likely shot the officer “in fear of being recognized,” police said in a statement.



Meanwhile, a third police officer was shot during a traffic stop on Sanibel Island on Florida’s Gulf Coast, but was not seriously hurt, local media reported.

The officer was treated for a shoulder wound and later released from the hospital, according to the reports, while the suspect was apprehended at his home on an island off Ft. Myers.

Investigators in Texas said they did not have any immediate clues to the identity of the San Antonio gunman. They found no apparent link with the man who had been pulled over, McManus told reporters.

“This is everyone’s worst nightmare,” McManus said. Referring to the recent ambush killings of police officers in Texas and Louisiana, he said, “You never want to see anything like this happen. Unfortunately, like Dallas, like Baton Rouge, it’s happened here now.”

McManus said the suspect’s image was captured by security cameras.

McManus did not say whether police believe there was a racial element to the shooting. He said San Antonio officers were being ordered to call for backup during traffic stops.

The latest shootings come amid an intense national debate over the role of law enforcement and especially the use of force by officers against minorities.

In July, five Dallas police officers were killed when a black U.S. military veteran opened fire during a protest against police shootings of black men. Days later, a gunman killed three police officers and wounded four others in Baton Rouge.

Earlier this month, an Iowa man was charged with killing two police officers who were shot in their patrol cars in the Des Moines area. He had been ejected by police from a high school football game after waving a confederate flag at black spectators.

A total of 57 U.S. law enforcement officers have been killed by gunfire so far this year, a 68 percent increase from the same period in 2015.

(Additional reporting by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles, and by Chris Michaud and Laila Kearney in New York; Editing by Daniel Wallis and Jeffrey Benkoe)

Before the Wall: Central American migrants ‘pouring’ into Arizona

There has been a surge in migrants from Central America across the US border into Arizona, as people fleeing Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras attempt to secure asylum in fear of the “border wall” promised by President-elect Donald Trump.


The US Border Patrol reported apprehending 6,169 family members – most from Central America – in the Yuma Sector during the current fiscal year, a 256 percent increase from 2015, and 811 percent more than in 2014, reported the Arizona Republic.

Another 3,266 unaccompanied minors were detained in the same time period, up 200 percent from 2015 and 830 percent in relation to 2014 fiscal years, the Border Patrol reported. By way of comparison, the neighboring Tucson Sector reported a 7 percent increase in families and 5 percent increase in unaccompanied children in 2015.


In response, immigration enforcement officials have begun releasing some of the Haitian migrants who had arrived to Arizona and California through Mexico, in order to free up space in the temporary holding facilities, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

Some 41,000 people are currently held in immigration detention centers along the US border, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said earlier this month – about 10,000 more than usual.


The Haitians are coming mostly from Brazil, where they lived and worked following the 2010 earthquake, due to the collapse of the Brazilian economy, USA Today reported. Most of the families and children from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are escaping the crime and gang violence ravaging the so-called “Northern Triangle” countries.

The largest increase in family apprehensions was recorded in the El Paso Sector, up 364 percent from 2015, with 134 percent rise in unaccompanied minors apprehended by the Border Patrol. Along the entire US border, 95 percent more families and 49 percent more minors have been apprehended in 2016 compared to the previous fiscal year.

US Border Patrol agents foresaw the possible “surge” of migrants earlier this year, believing it would coincide with the Republican and Democratic conventions in July and comparing it with a similar surge in 2014, when 68,445 family members and 68,541 unaccompanied minors from Central America were apprehended.

Total apprehensions for fiscal year 2016 amounted to 77,674 family members and 59,692 unaccompanied minors from Central America. A total of 408,870 people were apprehended in FY 2016, a 23 percent increase over the previous year.


“We are increasingly hearing stories both at the US-Mexico border and also from migrant shelters in Mexico of entire families that their lives are so much in danger that they pick up and take everybody and are looking for protection,” Maureen Meyer from the Washington Office on Latin America told USA Today.

Some of the fear may be due to migrant-smugglers stoking fears of the border wall promised by President-elect Trump, she added. “I certainly would not doubt that smugglers who have been very skilled at playing into people’s fears may have inspired some families to come now rather than later on.”

As a result of US pressure, in 2015 Mexico cracked down on its southern border, stemming the flow of Central American migrants into the US. The recent spike in apprehensions along the US border is a result of smugglers bypassing Mexican border patrols, “either by developing new routes, or figuring out who to pay off.”