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Daily Caller
Mexican Official: Illegals Flocking To Chicago Before Trump's Inauguration Because It's A 'Sanctuary City'
The Mexican consul in Chicago said that immigrants are flocking to the Windy City before Donald Trump becomes president because Chicago is a sanctuary city, according to a report Tuesday in El Financiero. -- Carlos Martin Jimenez was speaking at a recent gathering of Mexican ambassadors and consuls in Mexico City and said that Mexicans in Indiana and Wisconsin are coming to the Chicago consulate due to it being a sanctuary for illegal immigrants......

Texas Observer
Lawmakers, Advocates Unveil Campaign to Stop Anti-Immigrant Legislation
Legislators and advocates on Wednesday announced Texas Together --- a new effort that aims to resist anti-immigrant proposals in the Texas Legislature, including those that would revoke funding from so-called sanctuary cities and repeal in-state tuition for undocumented students. The campaign is an initiative of the Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance, a coalition of immigrant advocates and activists from across the state......

Fox News
Cartels, smugglers exploit border wall fears ahead of Trump presidency
Mc Allen
-- Mexican drug cartels and human traffickers are cashing in ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration by exploiting anxiety over his vow to build a border wall and crack down on illegal immigration – fueling the latest surge across the U.S.-Mexico line, according to local law enforcement. -- The president-elect reiterated his pledge at a press conference Wednesday to build a "wall" --- which he claims will curb illegal immigration, reduce gun violence and stop drugs from being smuggled into the country......

Mexican Nationals Returning Home and Staying There Ahead of Trump
Matamoros, Tamps. -- Fearing stiffer immigration enforcement in the coming months, approximately half of the Mexican nationals who had traveled through this city on their way to their hometowns claim they will not be returning to the United States, city officials said. -- In recent weeks, the Matamoros city government has been preparing logistical and security measures to accommodate not only the returning travelers, but also for a possible increase in deportations, said Matamoros Mayor Jesus “Chuchin” De La Garza......

Jeff Sessions has bad news for Dreamers: Trump plans to throw DACA immigrants to the wolves
There's not a whole lot of suspense surrounding the Senate hearings about Jeff Sessions' nomination to serve as Donald Trump's attorney general. Sessions is, after all, a sitting member of the Senate, having represented Alabama for two decades as a Republican. Collegiality and partisan allegiance will almost certainly overcome the many lingering concerns over his record on civil rights and he will more than likely be confirmed......

Yakima Herald
Should Yakima explore "sanctuary city" status? Immigration issue leads to volatile city council meeting
Yakima, Wash. --- Despite numerous complaints and concerns from audience members, the Yakima City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to create a resolution to ensure that all residents — regardless of immigration status — feel safe. -- Many in the audience were upset that the council was discussing possible “sanctuary city” status. Comments included referring to undocumented immigrants as illegal aliens, crooks and other negative stereotypes. -- Several council members disagreed openly with the commenters; some said they were personally offended or indicated that commenters had no evidence to back up their claims......
US immigration officials OK with fake passports
The activists at the American Freedom Defense Initiative have released a video of an operative going undercover to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services being told that if you're from Syria and used a faked passport to get into the United States, you still can get immigration services. -- AFDI operative Laura Loomer went to a USCIS office “and told an official that she had met a family of illegal immigrants from Syria and wanted to make sure they got immigration services.”.....

Fox News
Illegal immigrant suspected of sexually assaulting 5-year-old in California
Authorities in Southern California were searching for an illegal immigrant from El Salvador on Wednesday who is accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl. -- Fullerton police said Rigoberto Arevalo Cubias, 30, is suspected of engaging in sexual intercourse of sodomy with a child under the age of 10 years old after an investigation, which started in late December. Authorities believe Cubias might have a fraudulent California driver's license, according to CBS Los Angeles......


William Smith at Sessions Hearing: 'Enforcing Immigration Laws Is Not Out of the Mainstream
William Smith, the first African American to serve as chief counsel for a Republican on the Senate Judiciary committee, delivered a powerful rebuke of Senator Sessions' detractors during Wednesday's confirmation hearing. Smith suggested that those who oppose Sessions are either motivated by their own “political aspirations” or they have never spent “ten minutes talking to Senator Sessions.”.....
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