House Democrats Object to Targeting Gang Members for Deportation, Alleging Racism

by Matt Palumbo
Posted: May 18, 2021

Dozens of House Democrats are now adopting “illegal alien gang members rights” as their latest “racial justice” cause.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , led a group of her House Democratic colleagues in a letter to federal immigration officials demanding an overhaul of immigration policies and objecting to gang members in the country illegally being targeted for deportation. 

Ocasio-Cortez and 34 of her Democratic colleagues sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director Tae Johnson, calling on them to change immigration policies that rely on the US’s “discriminatory legal system.”


Major newspaper wants to know why anyone should trust the Associated Press if it’s going to claim it didn’t know Hamas was in its building

Israeli Defense Forces took down a Gaza City building that housed multiple media outlets and personnel, including Associated Press journalists, over the weekend because, according to Israel’s government, the building also housed Hamas assets and terrorists.

After the attack, the AP denied having any knowledge that Hamas was in the building, despite evidence to the contrary. Now a major U.S. newspaper wants to know why anyone should trust what the AP reports.

On Saturday, IDF forces destroyed a Gaza City high-rise that housed the AP because it was a location also known to house Hamas, the terrorist organization currently lobbing thousands of rockets into Israel. An hour before launching its strike, the Israeli military warned civilians and journalists in the building that they needed to evacuate. As a result, zero members of the media were injured.

Following the strike, the IDF said, “After providing advance warning to civilians & time to evacuate, IDF fighter jets struck a multi-story building containing Hamas military intelligence assets. The building contained civilian media offices, which Hamas hides behind and deliberately uses as human shields.”

But members of the AP decried the IDF’s move, saying the media agency, which had been in the building for 15 years, had no idea Hamas was also on the premises.

The AP reported on the incident as though it was unaware of Hamas’ presence, saying, “The Israeli military said it targeted the building because it contained assets of Hamas intelligence agencies, which it said were using media offices as ‘human shields.’ It did not provide evidence for the claims.”

AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt said his organization was “shocked and horrified” by the move, claiming, “The Israeli government says the building contained Hamas military intelligence assets. We have called on the Israeli government to put forward the evidence.”

“AP’s bureau has been in this building for 15 years. We have had no indication Hamas was in the building or active in the building,” Pruitt asserted. “This is something we actively check to the best of our ability. We would never knowingly put our journalists at risk.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu countered the AP’s claims Sunday, telling CBS’ “Face the Nation” that the building was a “perfectly legitimate target” and that the intelligence about Hamas’ location was shared with the U.S. government.

Even more damning, former AP reporter Matti Friedman reported for The Atlantic in 2014 that the AP was fully aware of Hamas’ presence.

The AP staff in Gaza City would witness a rocket launch right beside their office, endangering reporters and other civilians nearby—and the AP wouldn’t report it, not even in AP articles about Israeli claims that Hamas was launching rockets from residential areas. (This happened.) Hamas fighters would burst into the AP’s Gaza bureau and threaten the staff—and the AP wouldn’t report it. (This also happened.) Cameramen waiting outside Shifa Hospital in Gaza City would film the arrival of civilian casualties and then, at a signal from an official, turn off their cameras when wounded and dead fighters came in, helping Hamas maintain the illusion that only civilians were dying. (This too happened; the information comes from multiple sources with firsthand knowledge of these incidents.)

In response to the AP’s claim of ignorance about Hamas being in their building, the New York Post asked in a staff editorial in the Tuesday issue why anyone should trust the AP’s reporting.

“If it’s true that AP was so unaware — and the evidence suggests it’s unlikely — how can anyone trust its reporting in the region?” the Post asked.

The paper indicated that, if the AP was unable to figure it out, its reporting abilities should be called into question. If AP did know, then its willingness to cover-up and obfuscate should lead people to question the agency’s ability to deliver trustworthy news.

Citing Friedman’s 2014 report, the Post said, it certainly appears the AP did know about Hamas occupying the same building and refused to reveal it.

“It seems that what AP doesn’t know — and doesn’t report — always favors Hamas over those the group terrorizes,” the Post concluded.

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On May 3, 2021, an official statement from the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump read that “The Fraudulent President Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE.” To call it a big lie, would be the understatement of our lifetime. It was impossible to post about voter fraud right after the election and not get suppressed, censored, or have it removed by social media altogether. Posting about election fraud cost me my 250k+ verified Twitter account, as it did Mike Lindell, General Flynn, Sidney Powell, Patrick Byrne, Tracy Beanz, Jim Hoft and many others. The fact no one’s allowed to even talk about it is not only suspect within itself, but makes it extremely hard to get the info out to the masses who suspect something is wrong, but aren’t being given any answers. Big Tech seems to have slowed down on the censorship about voter fraud recently and moved on to pushing the vaccine out hard, while simultaneously suppressing posts and groups people are making about the side effects. Meanwhile, I’ve been compiling evidence since the election the entire time, and updating it as new evidence rolls in almost every week (I don’t know about you, might I can’t wait to see what they find in Maricopa county’s audit.) Apparently, they want you to believe that voter fraud has occurred in EVERY single election…except 2020, at least according to the media, the political elite, and everyone else with a deep seeded interested in needing Biden to win. If they won’t give the public any answers or explanations to all the unusual activity and astounding irregularities….others like me will.

Cuomo Says New York Summer Camps & Childcare Will Require Masks for Unvaccinated Kids and Staff

The governor responsible for the worst deaths of any state with coronavirus is yet again making unconstitutional requests and mandates for children …

Cuomo Says New York Summer Camps & Childcare Will Require Masks for Unvaccinated Kids and Staff

Here are the 35 House Republicans who voted to create the Jan. 6 commission:

Here are the 35 House Republicans who voted to create the Jan. 6 commission:

  • Nebraska Rep. Don Bacon
  • Oregon Rep. Cliff Bentz
  • Oklahoma Rep. Stephanie Bice
  • Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney
  • Utah Rep. John Curtis
  • Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis
  • Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick
  • Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry
  • New York Rep. Andrew Garbarino
  • Florida Rep. Carlos Gimenez
  • Texas Rep. Tony Gonzalez
  • Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez
  • Mississippi Rep. Michael Guest
  • Washington Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler
  • Arkansas Rep. French Hill
  • Illinois Rep. Trey Hollingsworth
  • New York Rep. Chris Jacobs
  • South Dakota Rep. Dusty Johnson
  • Ohio Rep. David Joyce
  • New York Rep. John Katko
  • Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger
  • West Virginia Rep. David McKinley
  • Iowa Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks
  • Utah Rep. Blake Moore
  • Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse
  • New York Rep. Tom Reed
  • South Carolina Rep. Tom Rice
  • Florida Rep. Maria Salazar
  • New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith
  • Texas Rep. Van Taylor
  • Michigan Rep. Fred Upton
  • California Rep. David Valadao
  • Arkansas Rep. Steve Womack

Biden to waive sanctions on company in charge of Nord Stream 2

The Biden administration will waive sanctions on the corporate entity and CEO overseeing the construction of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline into Germany, according to two sources briefed on the decision.

Why it matters: The decision indicates the Biden administration is not willing to compromise its relationship with Germany over this pipeline, and it underscores the difficulties President Biden faces in matching actions to rhetoric on a tougher approach to Russia.

Driving the news: The State Department will imminently send its mandatory 90-day report to Congress listing entities involved in Nord Stream 2 that deserve sanctions. Sources familiar with the drafting of the report tell Axios the State Department plans to call for sanctions against a handful of Russian ships. 

  • The State Department will also acknowledge that the corporate entity in charge of the project (Nord Stream 2 AG) and its CEO (Putin crony and former East German intelligence officer Matthias Warnig) are engaged in sanctionable activities. 
  • However, the State Department will waive the applications of those sanctions, citing U.S. national interests.
  • This planned move seems at odds with Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s statement, made during his confirmation hearing: “I am determined to do whatever we can to prevent that completion” of Nord Stream 2.

Between the lines: This planned move also sets up a bizarre situation in which the Biden administration will be sanctioning ships involved in the building of Nord Stream 2 but refusing to sanction the actual company in charge of the project.

  • Sources close to the situation say that top Biden officials have determined that the only way to potentially stop the project — which is 95% complete — is to sanction the German end users of the gas. 
  • And the Biden administration is not willing to rupture its relationship with Germany over Nord Stream 2.

The big picture: As Axios has previously reported, the completion of Nord Stream 2 would be a huge geopolitical win for Putin and give him substantial new leverage in Europe. 

  • Russian gas currently has to pass through Ukraine on its way to Europe. Bypassing Ukraine with a direct pipeline to Germany is an opportunity for Russia to advance its goal of isolating its former client state, now a fledgling democracy, from Western Europe.
  • Russia has a long track record of cutting critical supplies to its neighbors during disputes, including cutting off gas to Ukraine.
  • The pipeline could be finished by the summer without a major intervention to stop it.

A State Department spokesperson told Axios the Biden administration had made clear that companies participating in Nord Stream 2 could face sanctions and would “continue to underscore U.S. strong, bipartisan opposition to this Russian malign influence project.”

  • “The Biden administration has been clear that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a Russian geopolitical project that threatens European energy security and that of Ukraine and eastern flank NATO allies and partners,” the spokesperson said.
  • The State Department spokesperson would not confirm the waivers or any details about the imminent report.

Administration sources contend any waivers applied to sanctions could be removed at any time.

  • They also argue the act of sanctioning and then waiving an entity establishes leverage over it, given the company would know that at any moment, the U.S. could reinstate the sanction.
  • They also add that the Biden administration’s goal remains to see that the pipeline doesn’t go into use.

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Biden admin calls on Supreme Court to allow warrantless gun confiscation from homes

The Biden administration urged the Supreme Court to uphold a warrantless gun confiscation ruling as the nation’s top court heard oral arguments Wednesday on Caniglia v Strom, a case that could have major consequences for the Fourth Amendment where policing, due process and mental health are concerned.

In its first amicus brief before the Supreme Court, the Department of Justice argued the actions taken by law enforcement to confiscate the petitioner’s firearms without a warrant were “reasonable.”

“The touchstone of the Fourth Amendment is reasonableness,” the DOJ’s brief stated. “For criminal investigations, this Court has generally incorporated the Warrant Clause into the Fourth Amendment’s overarching reasonableness requirement, but it has not generally done so for searches or seizures objectively premised on justifications other than the investigation of wrongdoing.”

“The ultimate question in this case is therefore not whether the respondent officers’ actions fit within some narrow warrant exception, but instead whether those actions were reasonable. And under all the circumstances here, they were,” the brief added.

According to the lawsuit, Mr. Caniglia and his wife were arguing when he put an unloaded gun on their table and said, “shoot me now and get it over with.” Following the argument, Caniglia’s wife called the non-emergency police line, leading to a visit from law enforcement. The police convinced Mr. Caniglia to go to the hospital for psychological evaluation, despite disagreeing that his behavior was “abnormal” or “agitated.”

While Mr. Caniglia was on his way to the hospital, his wife told the police that he had two pistols in the home, at which point the officers searched the home without a warrant; however, Mrs. Caniglia couldn’t provide legal consent because the police lied, telling her that Mr. Caniglia had consented to the seizure of his firearms.

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Biden admin calls on Supreme Court to allow warrantless gun confiscation from homes