Tag: U.S. Department of Justice

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60 Arrested in Texas Online Child Sex Crime Sting

Multiple law enforcement agencies came together for a three-month investigation called Operation Broken Heart, which resulted in 60 arrests and 152 charges across eight southeast Texas counties for numerous Internet crimes against children.

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Pilots: NeverTrump Airline Group Might Be Foreign Agent, Could Violate Federal Law

Lobbyists for the U.S. Travel Association, led by prominent NeverTrumpers, descended on the nation’s capital last month to persuade lawmakers. American pilots accuse U.S. Travel of trying to keep President Trump from enforcing trade deals that support his America First agenda, and question whether the group might even be unregistered foreign agents in violation of federal law.

MANASSAS, VA - Northern Virginia Gang Task Force officers partner with ICE officer to arrest an alleged MS-13 gang member in a Manassas, Virginia neighborhood Thursday evening August 10, 2017. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Exclusive– Dale Wilcox: ‘We’re Filing 2 Briefs’ Joining Federal Lawsuit Against California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ Laws

Dale Wilcox, executive director and general counsel for the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), joined Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight to discuss his organization’s filing of two briefs against California to challenge the Golden State’s “sanctuary state” law. He spoke with Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and special guest host Patrick Courrielche.

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DOJ Court Filings: U.S. Constitution Forbids California Sanctuary City Laws

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to file a lawsuit on behalf of President Donald Trump and his administration against the State of California, Gov. Jerry Brown, and Attorney General Xavier Becerra, seeking a court order that California’s sanctuary city laws violate the U.S. Constitution. This case is likely ultimately heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court Puts DACA Case on Track for June Decision

WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court on Tuesday expedited its consideration of the Trump administration’s petition to review the legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the DACA amnesty program for younger illegal aliens.

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Obama Agency Head Sues Trump to Retain Control over Powerful Agency

WASHINGTON, DC – Obama holdover Leandra English is claiming to be the acting head of the powerful Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and, on Sunday, filed a lawsuit against the president of the United States, seeking an emergency court order declaring her the lawful director and requiring everyone to treat her as such.

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Top Mexican Drug Lord Arrested in U.S.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of one of the top leaders in the Sonora region who was at one time part of the Sinaloa Cartel, but may have switched sides. While the man has been in U.S. custody for more than two weeks, federal authorities just announced his capture. It remains unclear if he surrendered.

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Trump DOJ Urges Court to End Texas Voter ID Lawsuit

The Trump Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a pleading Wednesday saying the judge should take no more action in the voter ID lawsuit against Texas because the State’s new law “eradicates any discriminatory effect or intent” of the prior law. Moreover, the new law is “constitutionally and legally valid.”

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Judge Revokes ‘Illegally Procured’ U.S. Citizenship of al-Qaeda Jihadist

A federal judge, at the request of President Donald Trump’s administration, has revoked the “illegally procured” U.S. citizenship of an Egyptian-born “confessed al-Qaeda operative” who was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in the late 1990s for terrorism-linked offenses in Egypt, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced.

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Obama’s DOJ Protected Alien Child Rapist Now Accused of Murder

An illegal alien who allegedly twice raped his 15-year-old stepdaughter now stands accused of murdering the girl after Obama’s Department of Justice refused to prosecute him on human smuggling charges. ICE officers were never able to deport the man despite a lengthy criminal history that includes charges of assault, burglary, and human smuggling.

Bartletti, Don –– – MARCH 19, 2009. RODEO, NEW MEXICO. Veteran U.S. Border Patrol tracker Rogelio Villa and other agents move smugglers through the desert. The marijuana backpack on his ATV has blue shoulder straps fashioned from blankets. Villa and his team tracked the suspects for 6 hours before surrounding …

Family Argues Mexican National Killed by Border Patrol Had Constitutional Rights

A Mexican family whose son was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent told the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday that the agent violated their son’s constitutional rights by using unnecessary deadly force. A preliminary issue is whether the Constitution applies to someone who is not a citizen of the U.S. and was standing on Mexican soil at the time of the shooting.

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Texas Lawmakers Fast-track Voter ID Expansion

Leading Texas Republican lawmakers and officials publicly endorsed a bill that would make permanent a voter ID “safety net” allowing those without proper documentation to cast a regular ballot if they sign an affidavit.

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Texas County Demands Fed Payback for Jailing Illegal Aliens

The Texas county judge in the state’s fourth most populated county is demanding that the federal government reimburse it after spending $22.3 million jailing criminal illegal aliens. He also wants money to cover future costs.

PROVO, UT - OCTOBER 25: People cast their ballots on electronic voting machines on the first day of early voting at the Provo Recreation Center, on October 25, 2016 in Provo, Utah. Early voting in the 2016 presidential election begins October 25 for Utah residents and is open until November …

DOJ to Oversee ‘Discriminatory’ Texas Town’s Elections for 6 Years

Just before city candidates will begin to sign up for running for office, a federal judge has issued a judgment and injunction prohibiting the City of Pasadena from using what she ruled was an unconstitutional redistricting plan. The municipality will also be placed under federal “preclearance” for six years–requiring Justice Department approval to any changes to election rules.

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Bario Azteca Gang Lord Pleads Guilty to Murder, Drug Charges

A lieutenant in the Bario Azteca gang admitted in a San Antonio federal court to his role in a conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, racketeering, distributing controlled substances, importing heroin, cocaine and marijuana, and money laundering.

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Six Things to Know About DHS’ ‘Not a Takeover’ of Elections

The Department of Homeland Security could not have picked a better succeeding week to perform a Friday news dump announcing its decision to designate state election systems as “critical infrastructure” like previously done for the nation’s transport, electrical, financial, and water systems. Though this largely predictable move has sparked concerns among state election officials and watchdogs with respect to federal over-reach, equal uneasiness has been expressed about the incredibly vague nature DHS has chosen to describe how it will intervene in Constitutionally-prescribed state matters.

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Texas City’s Elections Under DOJ Oversight After Hispanic Discrimination Ruling

Pasadena, Texas, will be monitored by the Justice Department now that a federal judge has ruled that the City violated the Voting Rights Act by intentionally changing its city council districts to decrease Hispanic influence. The City, which the court ruled has a “long history of discrimination against minorities,” will have to get permission from the DOJ to make any changes in election policy going forward, otherwise known as pre-clearance.