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82 Criminal Aliens Arrested in Utah over Multi-Day Sweep

More than 80 criminal aliens were arrested in Utah during a multi-day sweep across the state last week for crimes the Obama administration has deemed serious enough to warrant deportation proceedings.

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Senate Democrats Block Bill Targeting Sanctuary Cities

The legislation would restrict federal funds and grants to sanctuary cities and channel the funding to jurisdictions that comply with immigration authorities. It would also affirm local law enforcement’s right to comply with immigration officials and establish a mandatory minimum sentence for criminal immigrants convicted of illegally re-entering the U.S.

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Victims of Illegal Immigrant Crime Call For End to Sanctuary Cities

In advance of a procedural vote on legislation targeting jurisdictions that do not cooperate with immigration officials — sanctuary cities — Senate Judiciary Committee staffers are highlighting the support the legislation is receiving from the families of criminal alien crime victims.

In this March 2, 2015 photo, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer "tacs up" in the garage of a New York federal building, as he prepares for series of early-morning arrests. Immigrant and Customs Enforcement say an increasing number of cities and counties across the United States are limiting cooperation …

ICE Arrests 244 Criminal Aliens In Southern California

The four-day enforcement action took place last week. Fifty-six percent of the arrestees had serious and/or violent felony convictions including sex crimes against children, weapons charges, and drug convictions. The remaining 44 percent had “significant or multiple misdemeanors.” Four of the criminal immigrants had been previously deported and illegally reentered the U.S., including a Mexican national convicted of “sexual abuse with force” in New York.

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Poll: Majorities Support Border Wall, Deporting Criminal Illegal Immigrants

A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey released Wednesday reveal that 70 percent of likely Republican voters believe the U.S. should build a wall alone the southern border. Just 17 percent of GOP voters disagreed and 13 percent were undecided. The wall would be aimed at blocking illegal immigrants.

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GOP Rep: DHS Failing at Primary Task by Releasing Illegal Alien Criminals

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) slammed the Department of Homeland Security Wednesday for releasing three violent criminal aliens into Arizona.

“Our Department of Homeland Security needs to focus more on securing our homeland, not on cornering the market as a transportation option for illegal aliens in the United States,” Salmon said.

U.S. Border Patrol agent Jerry Conlin stands on the American side of the U.S.-Mexico border fence on October 3, 2013 at San Ysidro, California. While hundreds of thousands of government workers were furloughed due to the federal shutdown, thousands of Border Patrol agents, air-traffic controllers, prison guards and other federal …

Mexican National Wanted For Murder In Colorado Arrested Illegally Entering U.S.

CBP arrested Ignacio Luque Verdugo, a 31-year-old Mexican citizen, after he illegally entered the U.S. about three miles west of the Calexico, California port of entry on Friday morning. When CBP ran Luque’s information through law enforcement databases they discovered he was wanted, on an active felony warrant, for First Degree Murder in Colorado.

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Gowdy: Lopez-Sanchez ‘Exhibit A’ That Don’t Have Functional Control Of Border

Gowdy sparred with the lone witness at the hearing, DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson over the release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez — who later allegedly shot and killed Steinle — by the sanctuary city of San Francisco, pointing out that the multiple-felon, multiple-deportee illegal immigrant reveals a lack of control over the border.

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Goodlatte: Obama Immigration Policies Have Created ‘A Public Safety Crisis’

“The actions taken by the Obama Administration to weaken the interior enforcement of our immigration laws have created a public safety crisis,” Goodlatte said in a statement to Brietbart News Wednesday. DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson is slated to appear before Goodlatte’s committee next week to testify about the Obama administration’s enforcement efforts.

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Senate Judiciary Republicans: Obama Program To Release More Criminal Immigrants; Sessions: Immigration Enforcement Should Not Be ‘Russian Roulette’

The administration announced the elimination of the highly successful Secure Communities program and put PEP in its place last year in conjunction with the executive amnesty programs President Obama offered up in November. “Under PEP, countless criminal aliens who have managed to evade conviction will be released, endangering our communities. More crimes will be committed, and precious resources will be spent to re-apprehend these individuals, a process that significantly endangers the safety of your officers and agents,” a group of Senators wrote in a letter to Department of Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson Tuesday.

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More Than 347,000 Convicted Criminal Immigrants At Large In U.S.

In 2013 the Obama administration released 36,007 criminal immigrants who had nearly 88,000 convictions. Those convictions included 193 homicide convictions, 426 sexual assault convictions, 303 kidnapping convictions, and 1,075 aggravated assault convictions. In 2014 the administration released another 30,558 criminal immigrants, who had a total of 79,059 convictions.