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Nationwide ICE sweep arrests DREAMers, MS-13 gang members

by Carlos Garcia

An operation by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement resulted in the largest arrest of suspected gang members by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to date, including some illegal immigrants who had previously been recipients of “Dream Act” deportation deferrals.

The ICE social media account lauded the anti-gang results Thursday with a link to a statement about the operation.

The six-week operation ran from March 26 to May 6, and nabbed 1,378 suspected gang members, including more than 100 members of the MS-13 gang, the crime organization specifically targeted by the Department of Justice. Of those, 8 had reportedly crossed the border illegally as minors.

“Of the 1,378 total arrested,” the statement read,“1,098 were arrested on federal and/or state criminal charges, including 21 individuals arrested on murder related charges and seven for rape and sexual assault charges. The remaining 280 were arrested on administrative immigration violations.

“Of the total arrested,” it read, “933 were U.S. citizens and 445 were foreign nationals from 21 countries in South and Central America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean.

“Three individuals arrested during this operation previously had deferred action under DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals],” ICE said. “Aliens granted DACA who are found to pose a threat to national security or public safety may have their deferred action terminated at any time and the Department of Homeland Security may seek their removal from the United States. Since the start of DACA in 2012, DHS has terminated deferred action for approximately 1,500 recipients due to criminality or gang affiliation concerns.”

ICE reported that 1,095 of those arrested were confirmed gang members or affiliates.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made it clear that it was a mission of the Trump administration to hunt down dangerous gang members and deport them if they are illegally in the United States.

“When we talk about MS-13 and the cartels, what do we mean?” Sessions asked in a speech in April. “We mean international criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into war-zones, that rape and kill innocent citizens and who profit by smuggling poison and other human beings across our borders. Depravity and violence are their calling cards, including brutal machete attacks and beheadings


U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made it clear that it was a mission of the Trump administration to hunt down dangerous gang members and deport them if they are illegally in the United States.


Trump Deploys Fifty Judges To Detention Centers To Expedite Deportations…

President Donald Trump is trying to keep his promise of deporting illegal aliens.

There’s an enormous backlog of cases pending deportation.

So Trump is working on changes to speed up the process.

The Metropolitan Detention Center is seen after ICE immigration raids in Los Angeles, California February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
The Department of Justice is deploying 50 judges to immigration detention facilities across the United States, according to two sources and a letter seen by Reuters and sent to judges on Thursday.

The department is also considering asking judges to sit from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., split between two rotating shifts, to adjudicate more cases, the sources said. A notice about shift times was not included in the letter.

Previously ‘expedited deportation proceedings’ only could be applied to those who had been in the Unites States under 2 weeks.
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Now, instead of applying the expedited process to just those here up to two weeks, the process can be applied to those here up to two years.

That will go a long way to getting rid of the backlog of cases.

Moreover, ‘catch and release’ is now dead.

The order called for the end of a policy known as “catch and release,” by which immigrants were released from detention and given a date to appear in court. Immigration courts have a backlog of over 550,000 cases, according to the Justice Department’s data, so many court dates are set years into the future.
That resulted in people just leaving and never coming back.



Lawyers 1st declared economic war on candidate in 2015

The federal judge in the Trump University case, Gonzalo P. Curiel, is a lifetime member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, a La Raza-affiliated group that declared economic war on Donald Trump in a national campaign launched on the group’s website one year ago.

A headline posted July 2, 2015, on the HNBA website announced “The Hispanic National Bar Association Rejects Trump’s Racist Association.”

“The Hispanic National Bar Association represents the interests of nearly 54 million Hispanics/Latinos in the United States, which is approximately 17% of the U.S. population,” read a statement signed by Cynthia D. Mares, HNBA national president.

“By his recent derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants, Donald Trump’s disrespect of such a large segment of the population of America is not only unbelievable, but outright wrong,” Mares’ statement continued. “His comment that Mexico only sends rapists and criminals to the United States reveals a racist nature that cannot and will not go unnoticed by the Hispanic National Bar Association nor the Latino community.”

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In clear terms, the HNBA statement called for a national boycott of Trump businesses:

Those who seek our highest public office should attempt to engage all Americans, not divide us. His comments are clearly divisive and racist and do nothing to promote equality and justice for all. Trump’s statements reveal a bias that all Americans should reject and respond to accordingly. We cannot stand silent and allow Trump to promote such racist and discriminatory behavior. This is the time for all Americans to take a stand against his insensitive, offensive and untrue statements.

The HNBA calls for a boycott of all of Trump business ventures, including golf courses, hotels, and restaurants. We salute NBC/Universal, Univision and Macy’s for ending their association with Trump, and we join them in standing up against bigotry and racist rhetoric. Other businesses and corporations should follow the lead of NBC/Universal, Univision and Macy’s and take similar actions against Donald Trump’s business interests. We can and will make a difference.

Curiel, in his “Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees” on file with the Senate Judiciary Committee, declared he is a lifetime member of the Hispanic National Bar Association.

WND reported Monday night that both Curiel and the San Diego-based law firm leading the class action suit against Trump University, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, are tied to La Raza by their association with the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association.

WND also reported the San Diego firm paid $675,000 to the Clintons for speeches, and the firm’s founder is a wealthy San Diego lawyer who served a two-year sentence in federal prison for his role in a kickback scheme to mobilize plaintiffs for class-action lawsuits.

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The website of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association is joint-listed as the San Diego Latino/Latina Bar Association.

On the “endorsements” page, the website lists the National Council of La Raza as part of the “community,” along with the Hispanic National Bar Association, a group that originated as the La Raza National Lawyers Association and the La Raza National Bar Association in 1971.

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The history section of the National Hispanic Bar Association says the group was created out of the original La Raza National Bar Association in 1984:

From its formation, the LRNLA met regularly to address the increasing legal problems and concerns of Hispanics in America. In particular, as the Chicano/Mexican Civil Rights Movement raged on, the LRNLA persevered in the legal battles over education, housing, voting, employment, union organizations, politics, the judiciary and other areas. Mario Obledo the first president of the organization served from 1971 through 1976. The organization continued growing in numbers, becoming firmly rooted in the legal community. In 1973, the First Annual La Raza National Lawyers Convention was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the time, there was an estimated 3000 total known Hispanic lawyers in the country. The Honorable Benjamin Aranda III took over presidency from 1976 through 1980. In 1981, the organization regrouped and changed the name to LA RAZA NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION (LRNBA). Thereafter, leadership of the organization changed on a yearly basis, following a vote of the membership. LRNBA Conventions in the early years were held in California. The conventions are now held on an annual basis in various cities. In 1984, the organization was renamed the HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION (HNBA) and moved the organization offices to Washington, DC.

While the HNBA and the National Council of La Raza are legally separate incorporated entities, the two groups appear to have an affiliation that traces back to the emergence of MEChA, the Moviemento Estudiantil Chicanos de Atzlán.

MEChA is a 1960s radical separatist student movement in California that espouses the mythical Aztec idea of a “nation of Aztlán,” comprising much of the southwestern United States, including California.

As David Horowitz points out on his website Discover the Networks that La Raza, Spanish for “the race,” also has roots in the early 1960s with a “united front” organization, the National Organization for Mexican American Services, NOMAS. The group initially was funded by the Ford Foundation, and subsequently by George Soros’ Open Society Institute and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

In 1968, the Southwest Council of La Raza was organized with Ford Foundation funding. In 1972, the group changed its name to the National Council of La Raza and opened an office in Washington, D.C.