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Trump Administration Cracks Down on Gangs, with Focus on MS-13

Editor’s note: MS-13 is “out of control” in Northern Virginia and threatens the security of our citizens.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced: “Under President Trump, the Justice Department has zero tolerance for gang violence.”

Andrew R. Arthur | Center for Immigration Studies

During remarks to the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Council (AGOCC) and the Executive Committee of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) on April 18, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced: “Under President Trump, the Justice Department has zero tolerance for gang violence.” The attorney general specifically targeted La Mara Salvatrucha, or “MS-13,” stating:

MS-13 has become a symbol of this plague that has spread across our country and into our communities. There are over 30,000 members abroad with their headquarters in the El Salvadoran prison system. According to the National Gang Intelligence Center, MS-13 now has more than 10,000 members in at least 40 states in this country – up significantly from just a few years ago.

A Department of Justice (DOJ) Fact Sheet on MS-13 states that it “is a gang composed primarily of immigrants or descendants of immigrants from El Salvador” that “originated in Los Angeles, California” and has been functioning in the United States “since at least the 1980s.” With respect to its membership, DOJ reports that: “Gang members actively recruit members, including juveniles, from communities with a large number of immigrants from El Salvador,” and that the gang has “a large presence in New York, Virginia, and the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.” Continue reading

Tough Enforcement Works: Obama’s Failure Led to Immigration Crisis

The Green Line…Truth from the Border.

Podcast direct from the guys who face the border every day keeping you and I safe.

Important message for all the open borders, pro illegal immigration, President Trump haters TOUGH ENFORCEMENT WORKS! President Obama’s failure to enforce the law led to the immigration crisis.

Art and Chris hit the road literally Art drove 12 and Chris four to San Antonio to attend the 11th Annual Border Expo.

“What is wrong with people?”, Art and Chris ponder as the Laredo Color Guard conducts the “Presentation of Colors” Ceremony during the Border Expo.

US Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello joins the guys for a no-holding-back interview. Discussion covers, manager’s retreat in Puerto Rico, morale, pay reform, training, and being prepared for the “oh craps” moments. Continue reading

American Voters Prefer Merit-Based Immigration System

If nepotism isn’t tolerated in the workplace, why is it the cornerstone of the United States’ immigration system?

Spencer Raley | Immigration Reform Blog

Nepotism is widely considered an unfair and unethical practice in the United States. Most businesses make a special point to ensure employees that they do not practice nepotism when hiring new workers. For congressional members and many other federal agencies, it is illegal. 5 U.S.C. Section 3110, prohibits congressional members “from appointing, promoting, or recommending for appointment or promotion any ‘relative’.”

Merit-based employment a basic cornerstone of capitalism. Not only is it accepted as the standard practice, it’s celebrated as a means of ensuring equal opportunity in the workplace. Continue reading

Virginia Free Citizen Weekly Immigration Update: Travel Freeze Fast Tracked?

US Capitol

By UpstateNYer – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

From the Federation for American Immigration Reform

  • Travel Freeze Appeal on Fast Track to Supreme Court?
  • Public Support Grows for Merit-Based Immigration System
  • AG Sessions Renews Commitment to Criminal Immigration Enforcement in Department-Wide Memo
  • Indiana Lawmakers Pass Anti-Sanctuary Campus Bill

Travel Freeze Appeal on Fast Track to Supreme Court?

By: Robert Law

Litigation over President Trump’s executive order calling for a temporary travel freeze from countries that are hotbeds for terrorism appears to be on the fast track to the U.S. Supreme Court. Last month, two activist federal judges—both Obama appointees—imposed nationwide temporary restraining orders (TROs) that blocked the key provisions of the revised “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” executive order from going into effect. (See FAIR Legislative Update, Mar. 21, 2017) Continue reading

Liberal Christians Join Anti-Trump Resistance

By Cliff Kincaid

As my colleague Roger Aronoff reports, the media are livid that President Donald Trump is dismantling former President Barack Obama’s “climate change” legacy of deindustrialization and federal government control of energy resources. Meanwhile, factions of the U.S. Catholic Church and some Protestants are brainwashing church members into accepting the non-Christian idea that religious faith involves a belief in an Earth Spirit.

A so-called “Little White Book” was handed out in a number of American Catholic churches on April 16, supposedly to offer reflections based on the Resurrection narrative of the Gospel of Mark. Instead, the book included a number of Marxist sermonettes, such as that the “seven social sins” include “polluting the environment; contributing to widening the divide between rich and poor; excessive wealth; and creating poverty.” Continue reading

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