Editorial

Chesterfield County Gives Sanctuary to Illegal Alien Criminals

In an article published on October 8th, the Center for Immigration Studies reported that the number of sanctuary cities and counties has increased to 340 localities releasing 9,295 criminal aliens during the fiscal year 2014.

We are all accustomed, unfortunately, to news of misguided, ineffective, and downright illegal actions by government at all levels, but this report hit closer to home than usual.

Chesterfield County is one of the jurisdictions newly added to the DHS’s list of sanctuary cities and counties.  In the December, 2014, ICE’s Law Enforcement Systems and Analysis Unit produced a document titled “Declined Detainer Outcome Report” in response to a Congressional committee inquiry.

As provided exclusively to the Virginia Free Citizen, this report cited the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office and the Chesterfield County jail of engaging in activities that “qualified” it as a sanctuary jurisdiction, specifically that “[t]he county will notify ICE when a detainee is going to be released, however, they will not hold an individual for any additional time.” Continue reading


Taking On Sanctuary City Lawlessness

(Editor’s note: Chesterfield County, Virginia, has been added to the list of sanctuaries for illegal aliens.  The list has skyrocketed to 340 across the nation)

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Arnold Ahlert | Front Page Magazine

Can Kate’s Law succeed in Congress?

The American left’s contemptuous disregard for laws it doesn’t like is metastasizing. Despite the public outrage that attended the murder of Kate Steinle by Juan Francsico Lopez-Sanchez, a seven-time convicted felon who had been deported five times, the number of illegal alien protection centers known as sanctuary cities hasincreased. The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reports the number of these law-obstructing entities has grown to 340, compared to only 276 identified as recently as last July. CIS’s analysis is based on new information released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that covers the months of January through September of 2014.

It gets worse. As CIS reveals, a whopping 9,295 alien offenders that ICE was seeking to deport were released on the streets of America, including more than 600 people released at least twice. Moreover, 5,947 or 62 percent of these criminal aliens “had significant prior criminal histories or other public safety concerns even before the arrest that led to a detainer,” CIS states. Those histories included 58 percent with prior felony charges or conviction, 37 percent with serious prior misdemeanor charges, and 5 percent with multiple prior misdemeanors. Adding insult to injury, 2,320 of those released were arrested for new crimes committed during the same time frame. Continue reading


DHS and The State Department’s Facts On Vetting Don’t Add Up

If the military, at the behest of  Obama, could only find 54 “worthy” Syrians out of 7000 to be trained to fight for their own country, why should we believe the testimony of the experts during the Senate Hearing on Refugee Resettlement?

They virtually guaranteed  the American people of being able to vet 85,000-100,000 Syrian Refugees slated to live in our communities over the next year.

A few of the quotes from the esteemed panel were:

“We employ the highest security measures.”-Ms. Barbara Strack, Department of Homeland Security

“There are no shortcuts on security, medical screening, processing.”-Mr. Larry Bartlett, Department of State

” We will not cut corners with security.” Mr. Matthew Emrich, Department of Homeland Security

Listening to the panel repeatedly assure the questioning senators about the reliability of their vetting process was about as enjoyable as hearing someone run their fingernails down a chalkboard. Continue reading


Inhumanity, When the Night Does Fall

Buchenwald near Weimar April 24 1945

Buchenwald near Weimar April 24, 1945 Photo: Wikipedia

“Today it is the unborn child; tomorrow it is likely to be the elderly or those who are incurably ill. Who knows but that a little later it may be anyone who has political or moral views that do not fit into the distorted new order?” – Attributed to Dr. Mildred Jefferson

Ileana Johnson

People are desensitized to violence every day – there is so much of it in real life, in computer games, and on television. The plots of Hollywood enhance cruelty, senseless and twisted insanity, tribal violence, wars, gang violence, and drug violence. Jihadi violence is on display every day. The good guys are maligned and the bad guys are celebrated, rewarded, and protected in the halls of power.

Dehumanizing and debasing entire groups of people has led to the extermination of millions and millions under totalitarian regimes of fascism, communism, socialism, and Islamism. People have short memories and seem to forget or gloss over the loss of innocent lives based on religion, ethnicity, political views, and gender. If they don’t know them personally and the numbers are so great, the horror becomes incomprehensible as if it never happened. Continue reading


Are Cities and States Prepared to Host More Refugees?

Sophie Quinton | STATELINE

Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.

This story has been updated to reflect Germany’s increase in the number of refugees it can handle, to 800,000 from 500,000.

The U.S. plans to increase the number of refugees it takes from 70,000 to 100,000 over the next two years. New York, Los Angeles and 16 other cities have urged President Barack Obama to accept even more refugees from Syria.

But is the country—along with the aid groups that help in resettlement and local communities that receive refugees—ready for an increase in arrivals? And where will the new arrivals go? Continue reading