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Exclusive – Kobach: Opponents of Immigration Enforcement Flood the Courts with Baseless Lawsuits

Last week, the City of San Jose, California, filed a lawsuit against President Trump and his acting secretary of homeland security, in an attempt to stop the Trump Administration from rescinding President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty known as “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (or “DACA”). The case joins four similar lawsuits filed by the Board of Regents of the University of California, by the States of California, Minnesota, and Maine, by Santa Clara County, and by six DACA recipients living in California.

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Foreign Nationals Plead Guilty to Major Identity Theft

The last of five defendants, all immigrants from the former Soviet Union, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a multi-million dollar credit card fraud and identity theft scheme in federal district court in Los Angeles Tuesday.

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Mexico Counsels Its Citizens About U.S. Deportations

Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned Mexican citizens of “more severe application of migration controls” in the United States after anti-deportation protests over a woman convicted of felony identity theft was sent back to Mexico.

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California State Senate Leader: ‘Half My Family’ Here Illegally

California State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Léon (D-Los Angeles) said last Tuesday that “half his family” was in the country illegally, using false documents, and eligible for deportation under President Trump’s new executive order against “sanctuary” jurisdictions.

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Houston Chicken Chain Reports Credit Card Hack

HOUSTON, Texas – The credit card information of customers of a Houston based chicken franchisee that operates several Popeye’s Chicken stores may have been hacked, the parent company revealed on Thursday.

An undocumented immigrant stands cuffed and shackled at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) processing facility before he and other undocumented immigrants were transported to the airport for a deportation flight May 25, 2010 in Broadview, Illinois. The immigrants at the suburban Chicago facility were flown by charter flight …

Police Arrest Mexican Immigrant for Stealing Hundreds of Americans’ IDs

Texas police are holding Mexican immigrant Rodrigo Rodriguez, after multiple law enforcement agencies tracked him down and a search of his apartment revealed “141 Social Security cards, 110 birth certificates, 18 Texas ID cards, 11 Texas driver’s license, 3 tampered birth certificates, 1 marriage license and 1 Mexico ID card,” according to KRGV.com.

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OPM Hack Raises Questions About Cyber-Attack Liability

No one is ever held responsible for failure in government any more; even the most breathtaking incompetence and abuse lead to zero terminations or punishment. Congress is beginning to grumble about hearings and subpoenas, but even those tend to be ignored and subverted in the Obama era.

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‘Collective Panic’ Spreads Among Federal Employees Over OPM Hack

The first reports of the massive penetration of Office of Personnel Management files and security clearance applications — apparently by Chinese hackers most likely working for, or with, that country’s military intelligence apparatus — included grumbles from the affected employees that the administration didn’t handle the situation very well.

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AP Sources: IRS Believes Tax Data Hack Perpetrated in Russia

IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press.

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Potential TurboTax Class Action Lawsuits Allege Mass Online Tax Fraud

Millions of TurboTax users will be troubled by a lawsuit that was filed Monday in San Francisco against Intuit, Inc. claiming that when the firm knew TurboTax’s lax software security protections were allowing a huge spike in tax refund theft, TurboTax failed to correct weaknesses or notify customers about ongoing risks.