President Donald Trump tweeted that he is considering veto of the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that will keep the government funded because Democrats blocked his proposal to protect the country’s 800,000 dreamers—illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children.
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Posted: March 23rd, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Donald Trump, Frank Pallone, Immigration, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, Congressman Frank Pallone, DACA, Dreamers, Frank Pallone, Phony Pallone | 5 Comments »
Dozens of people–many from Mexico and Central America–were arrested in New Jersey by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week, in a five-day operation that officials on Tuesday said was targeted at “criminal aliens” and those charged with immigration violations. ICE said most of those arrested, who ranged in age 20 to 71 years old, had… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 12th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Immigration, New Jersey | Tags: ICE, Illegal Immigrants, Immigration Customs Enforecment, New Jersey | Comments Off on N.J. immigration sweep by ICE leads to 101 arrests across the state
TRENTON — The chief justice of New Jersey’s Supreme Court is calling on federal immigration officials to stop arresting unauthorized immigrants at state courthouses, warning the practice could undermine New Jersey’s justice system. In a letter to federal Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner raised concerns over two recent arrests by Immigration Customs… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 20th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Immigration, New Jersey, NJ Courts | Tags: Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, ICE, New Jersey, news, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement | 3 Comments »
NEWARK–As the Trump administration expands its aggressive enforcement efforts against those who may have entered this country illegally, John Tsoukaris is responsible for implementing the president’s new policies in New Jersey. Tsoukaris, the Newark Field Office Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, said the administration’s executive order that… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 17th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Immigration, New Jersey, News | Tags: ICE, John Tsoukaris, New Jersey, Trump Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement | Comments Off on Head of ICE in N.J.: Rules of engagement have changed
President Trump on Wednesday ordered the Homeland Security Department to begin releasing a name-and-shame list of sanctuary cities, listing the specific crimes such as murder or robbery committed by those who have been released back into their communities under the sanctuary policies. That was one of a number of less-noticed but potentially far-reaching moves tucked inside… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 26th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Donald Trump, Immigration, News | Tags: Immigration Reform, Name and shame list, President Donald Trump, Sanctuary cities | Comments Off on President Trump creates name-and-shame list to embarrass sanctuary cities
FREEHOLD — The sign that hangs above the door says “library.” But students at Park Avenue Elementary School don’t come here to check out books. The room has been overtaken, repurposed into seven miniature and makeshift classrooms partitioned only by thin, 6-foot temporary dividers. Students learning English as their second language sit between those dividers, meeting… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 5th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Education, Freehold, Immigration, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Education, Freehold Boro Board of Education, Freehold Borough, Freehold Borough School Referendum, Immigration, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, School funding | 1 Comment »
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When Leo Cervantes is confronted by a difficult circumstance, he looks for the opportunity it presents.
When the waters of Superstorm Sandy receded from Highlands, Cervantes and his staff at Chilango’s recovered the non-spoiled inventory from their destroyed Bay Avenue restaurant and invited the entire town to a free dinner that they prepared and served at Henry Hudson Regional High School which was serving as a shelter for hundreds of residents displaced by the storm.
When Donald Trump disparaged Mexicans during his presidential candidacy announcement last week, Leo, who immigrated from Neza, a tough town outside of Mexico City in 1989 and became a naturalized United States citizen in 2008, shook off the insult and created an opportunity.
Sunday, July 5th is Cinco de Donald at Leo’s two Monmouth County Mexican restaurants, Chilango’s in Highlands and the newly opened LaPlaya in Keansburg.
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Posted: July 1st, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump, Highlands, Immigration, Keansburg, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Chilango's, Chilangos Highlands, Cinco de Donald, Donald Trump, Highlands, Keansburg, LaPlaya, Leo Cervantes, MexiCan, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County this Fourth of July Weekend | Comments Off on Cinco de Donald: A MexiCan Celebration
Posted: December 3rd, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Amnesty, Fiscal Cliff, Government Shutdown, Immigration, Obama, Obama Administration | Tags: Amnesty, Barack Obama, Government Shutdown, Immigration, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Spending, Tea Party, Ted Cruz | 2 Comments »
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, holds a news conference in Washington September 9, 2014. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative Republicans on Wednesday resisted a plan to avert a budget fight over President Barack Obama’s immigration order, raising the likelihood that the spending struggle in Congress could last right up to the Dec. 11 deadline for a government shutdown. Tea Party lawmakers stood firm against House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner’s plan… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 21st, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Immigration | Tags: Barack Obama, Executive Order, Immigration | Comments Off on Five Questions After Obama’s Immigration Speech
President Obama has laid out his immigration executive order. He’s delivered his webcast announcing his speech. He’s delivered his primetime speech and, on Friday, he flies to Las Vegas to give another speech and sign the order. It’s a journey just to get it out the door. So now what? We don’t know what the political… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 19th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Barack Obama, Immigration | Tags: Barack Obama, Executive Action, Executive Order, Immigration | 1 Comment »
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is about to flex his muscles on immigration; perhaps, skeptics believe, past the breaking point. As chief of the executive branch, Obama enjoys considerable authority to act on his own in certain areas, including national security and immigration. His predecessors, Republicans and Democrats alike, have employed similar powers. But as the… Read the rest of this entry »