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ICE Arrests 128 Illegal Alien Felons in California Sanctuary Cities in ‘Operation Rise’

They will be going back.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement made the first round of arrests for a planned immigration enforcement operation in the first week of October, arresting 128 individuals present in the country illegally. The agency made the arrest in a variety of California “sanctuary cities,” which flout federal immigration law and deny any cooperation with federal law enforcement in arresting criminal aliens.

The first round of immigration raids, which took place on the five days preceding October 2nd, have been designated as “Operation Rise.”

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf confirmed that 96% of the illegal alien arrestees had either pending or adjudicated convictions, some of which included homicide, sexual assault, and sex crimes against children.

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These are not everyday people,” said Wolf of the felons arrested in the immigration enforcement operation. “These are hardened criminals who threaten American communities and put American lives at risk.” Wolf went on to restate that the Department of Homeland Security would continue to enforce federal immigration law- with the cooperation of liberal city, county and state authorities, or not.
Immigration enforcement operations are also planned for Denver, Colorado, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, two other notorious sanctuary jurisdictions known for their defiance of federal immigration law.

California Democrats expressed their disappointment to see illegal alien felons arrested, knowing they’re very likely to be deported after they’re processed by the immigration court system. Democrat Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren called Operation Risejust a bunch of political posturing on the part of the Trump administration. They hope to salvage the election.

ICE is continuing its longstanding practice of prioritizing convicted felons in immigration enforcement activity, but it’s not enough to merely go after aliens who are convicted of additional violent felonies. The agency recently confirmed that it would resume its standard practices of apprehension and deportation for all illegal aliens, not just the worst of the worst.

 

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Flashback: Ann Coulter Warns Steve Bannon about Donald Trump’s Hires During 2016

Coulter tells it like it is.

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Earlier this week, former White House adviser Steve Bannon reached out to President Donald Trump, in an apparent move to reconcile with the president. Bannon was one of the more renowned advisors in the Trump administration who received a lot of attention for his unconventional views. The former White House adviser is likely looking for Trump to pardon him for several federal criminal charges that he is currently facing.

Bannon was one of the strongest contrarian voices on the right who questioned traditional conservative dogma on free trade and immigration. His rise to prominence represented a raw, populist anger that was building within the Republican Party base. Bannon ended up leaving the Trump administration after the infamous Charlottesville rally. This left a massive void for populist voices within the Trump brain trust, which was never adequately filled with populist figures.

Most of the strong populist voices during the Trump era came from the outside. Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has been one of the leading figures trying to steer populist discourse in America.Although a harsh critic, Coulter did her best to hold President Trump accountable and watch his every move, especially personnel decisions that did not align with his America first vision. To the average pro-Trump individual, Coulter’s criticism may come off as abrasive, but it was and still is  necessary to have a viable nationalist movement.

As a reminder to her followers about how she knew that there were subversive elements in the Trump administration who wanted to gut the president’s America First agenda and pursue more traditional Republican policies, she tweeted about email correspondence she had with Bannon dating back to December 2, 2016. In light of the rapprochement between Bannon and Trump, Coulter called attention to how she warned the former White House adviser about some of the latter’s questionable staffing decisions during the early stages of his presidency.

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Coulter tweeted, “No, actually, I knew Trump was betraying us pretty early on – and that it would cost him re-election. My December 2, 2016 email to Steve Bannon:”

In an email sent on December 2, 2016 with a subject line titled “ghost of christmas future”, Coulter warned then-White House adviser Bannon about some of Trump’s hiring decisions.

She first noted that “the fact that Trump is even CONSIDERING rep. Mccaul (rubio in the house) for homeland — and is NOT considering kobach— tells me we’re not getting any major deportations, no removal of refugees, no e-verify, no end to end anchor babies… and trump will be dead.

also, “mad dog” isn’t going to build a wall.”

She was referring to Texas Congressman Michael McCaul, a known mass migration booster and a potential nominee for the head of the Department of Homeland Security. United States Marine Corps General James Matthis would be Trump’s first Secretary of Defense, who ended up turning out to be a Deep State hack. On the other hand, Kris Kobach is a nationally recognized immigration hawk, who gained fame for implementing some of the stiffest voter ID standards in the nation during his time as Secretary of State.

The Trump administration was successful in implementing several administrative changes that limited immigration and also did not get involved in any nation-building engagements like previous administrations.

Nevertheless, Coulter’s incisive suggestions still have use for future Republican administrations. The new GOP should follow Coulter’s pro-migration restriction suggestions if it wants to not only remain politically relevant, but also protect the integrity of America’s political system.

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