‘I’M GOING TO SHOOT YOU ALL’: DACA ‘Dreamer’ arrested after threatening to shoot up high school

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A 21-year-old illegal alien who was permitted to stay in the U.S. under Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) has been charged with making terroristic threats after threating to carry out a mass shooting at a New York school.

Police records show Abigail Hernandez was arrested and charged with making the threats via a post to Facebook which was reported to authorities.

As reported by Rochester First (https://tinyurl.com/ych83bhj) officials from the Rochester City School District called police on February 16 about a threat posted to East High School Facebook page, which read: “I’m coming tomorrow morning and I’m going to shoot all of ya b—-es.”

It took investigators several days to arrest track Hernandez down because she made the threats from a fictitious social media account, RPD Deputy Chief La’Ron Singletary said during a press briefing on the matter.

Hernandez was booked into the Monroe County Jail in lieu of bail, which had been set at $15,000. She has since been moved to a federal detention facility in Batavia pending trial.

Police say when they arrested her at her home on February 20, a shotgun was located inside the residence. It is not yet known in whose name the gun was purchased.

ICE officials have confirmed that Hernandez was an illegal immigrant who was in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, stipulates that certain people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children receive deferred action on deportation for at least two years. The program does not provide the individuals lawful status as U.S. citizens.

Rochester Police praised school officials for taking the threat seriously and reporting it in a timely manner.

“The quick thinking of school staff and the tenacious work of the investigators of the police department following through on this Facebook post lead to the arrest of Abigail Hernandez and the recovery of a shotgun,” a statement from the department reads.

The department went on to confirm that Hernandez will be charged as an adult.

East High School Superintendent Shaun Nelms released a statement Friday evening on the threat, stating he’s just grateful that no tragedies befell his school.

“Sadly, in wake of the recent Parkland, Florida tragedy, schools across the country have been grappling with social media threats intended to instill fear and anxiety,” the statement reads. “While we cannot comment on this particular police investigation around a threat made to East, I want to stress how fortunate we are to be part of a community in which the police department works closely with schools to ensure the safety of the entire school community. We remain very grateful to the Rochester Police Department for their partnership and for keeping us well informed throughout the entire process. Their presence on campus last week and their guidance on how to best keep staff and students safe during this efficient, successful police investigation reiterates their ongoing support. As always, the safety of students and staff is our top priority.”




‘AMNESTY DON’: Trump immigration deal draws harsh criticism from voters, the right

WASHINGTON, D.C.– A proposed immigration deal by the Trump administration is leading to staunch criticism from both Republican leaders and the president’s voter base.

The deal, which would provide legal status and a path for citizenship for approximately 1.8 million illegal immigrants brought to the country as children, would be granted by Trump in exchange for $25 billion in funding to build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, an agreement to end chain migration across the board, and an end to the visa lottery program.

Offered up by the White House in the hopes that appeasing so-called “Dreamers” would prove a strong enticement for Democrats, Republicans were quick to condemn the effort.

“Amnesty comes in many forms, but it seems they all eventually grow in size and scope. Any proposal that expands the amnesty-eligible population risks opening Pandora’s box,” Michael Needham, who heads Heritage Action for America, an influential conservative group, said of the plan. “That should be a nonstarter.”

Indeed, Breitbart News, long considered one of President Trump’s most supportive news outlets, also slammed the proposed deal. “Immigration Shock: Amnesty Don Suggests Citizenship for Illegal Aliens,” Thursday’s headline screamed.

Conservative talk show host Mark Levin, during an interview Thursday with Conservative Review Senior Editor Daniel Horowitz, urged against the proposed deal, warning that Democrats, even if appeased, are not to be trusted.

Democrats “do not operate in good faith,” Levin said, questioning why Trump would even entertain the offer. “It’s a huge error. Huge.”

A vast majority of callers to Levin’s show, many of whom had voted for Trump in 2016, agreed and vowed not to vote for his reelection in 2020 should the DACA deal go through (https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/art-deal-no-way-mark-levin-daniel-horowitz-expose-trumps-huge-amnesty-error/).

“We expect conservatives in Congress to hold the line,” Levin said.

Despite the backlash, Trump said he thinks his plan can be accomplished.

“I think Cotton, and Perdue, and Goodlatte, and the people that I’ve been dealing with — Cornyn, so many of the people — these are great people,” he told CNBC. “These are people that really have shifted a lot. They’ve really shifted a lot, and I think they’re willing to shift more, and so am I.”



‘THE ART OF THE DEAL’: Trump proposes 2-phase immigration plan for ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed a dual phase compromise with Democrats over the embattled DACA issue in an effort to help avoid a government shutdown.

During a bipartisan lunch where matters such as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and border funding of a wall between the US and Mexico were discussed in great detail, the president suggested that an immigration deal could be reached in two phases. The first phase, which Trump referred to as a “bill of love” would address the children of illegal immigrants brought to the US, often referred to as “Dreamers” and border security. The second phase, suggested the president, would address sweeping changes to border security and funding for a border wall.

“A clean DACA bill to me is to take care of the 800,000 people,” Trump told a bipartisan group of 20 lawmakers . “We take care of that, and we also take care of security. And then we can go to comprehensive (immigration reform) later on.”

“I think my positions are going to be what the people in this room come up with,” the president added. “You folks are going to have to come up with a solution. And if you do, I will sign that solution.”

The showdown with Democrats comes after threats from the left to shut down the government if the Trump administration fails to cut a deal protecting the roughly 800,000 illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S. who were brought to America as children.

Trump, who campaigned heavily on securing the national border and the building of a wall to divide the U.S. and Mexico, insisted that Democrats approve funding for the wall before any such deal on so-called Dreamers would be approved.

The president last year ended the Obama-era DACA program, which shielded more than 700,000 people from deportation and gave them the right to work legally in the country, giving Congress until March to find a fix.

In total, about 1.1 million illegal immigrants are eligible for DACA benefits, according to a 2014 Pew Research Center estimate (http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/12/05/if-original-daca-program-is-a-guide-many-eligible-immigrants-will-apply-for-deportation-relief/), which means that approximately 78% of those eligible have applied to the program.






‘TAKE YOUR PICK’: Trump administration says, ‘No wall? No DACA’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump administration has drawn a red line in the sand when it comes to demands from Democrats regarding DACA. No wall? No DACA. It’s that simple.

Appearing on Fox News‏ Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” White House aide Kellyanne Conway said President Donald Trump has made it very clear to Democrats there would be “no DACA without funding for the wall.”

“This president won in part on taking a tough stand against illegal immigrants just coming over the border,” said Conway. “People want to know that our borders are secure, and this president has a 70-point immigration plan. I know people on the left want to boil it down to DACA and DACA alone. He put out a 70-point immigration plan. Read it. it is there for you to see and transparent.”

“The president has made very clear, and he hasn’t wavered that there is no DACA without funding for the wall, Conway continued. “The wall is to be built. He made that promise. It has begun and very important for folks to see tangibly that we are getting tougher on border security. The president has also made very clear his immigration vision includes an end to chain migration, an end to the visa lottery program and more ICA agents, immigration and border patrol agents at the border so that the men and women there who bravely do their work every day have more support and resources. He has talked about a merit-based immigration system. So it’s a very comprehensive plan that people should look at and not boil it down to just DACA. Democrats know how he feels about this.”

The president’s touch stance on the issue follows an end of year meeting between Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California which took place in late December in which the pair demanded that President Trump protect the Obama-era program that allows children brought to the US illegally to stay in the country.

The president, however, who campaigned heavily on a promise to build a secured border wall dividing the United States from Mexico, said he refuses to grant demands on DACA until full funding is approved to build the wall.

In September of 2017, Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, permitting a six-month delay to allow Congress to pass legislation protecting those who had arrived in the U.S. as children.

Congressional Republicans have said they would support some form of legislation to protect so called “Dreamers”, but would want it paired with tighter border security measures.


‘YOU DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMAND ANYTHING!’ Tucker Carlson confronts illegal immigrant activist over DACA

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Fox News host Tucker Carlson lost his cool on Monday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” after confronting an illegal alien over the highly controversial DACA issue.

In a clip from the show, which quickly went viral (http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/09/18/daca-supporters-shout-down-nancy-pelosi-press-conference-over-trump-support), Carlson is seen debating Undocumedia founder Ivan Ceja over whether or not illegal immigrants have the “right” to citizenship after members of Ceja’s organization shut down a rally in protest on Monday of Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who they said “betrayed” them by negotiating with President Donald Trump on his plan to repeal the DACA program, an Obama era program which delayed deportation of illegal immigrants (http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/09/18/demonstrators-shout-down-pelosi-at-dream-act-event/).

As the back and forth between the pair heats up, Ceja says DACA recipients have the right to “demand” citizenship and said his community of illegal immigrants plan to hold Americans “accountable,” for their decisions.

Tucker, in turn, called Ceja out, saying how “ungrateful” illegal aliens appear to be after benefitting as they have from the American taxpayer, calling them “demanding” and “hostile” based upon their behavior at the rally earlier in the day.

“I believe that illegal immigrants and DACA recipients are simply reacting to what’s continuing to be done over years, and that is that they’re talking about us but they’re not talking with us,” responded Ceja. “Both parties will be held accountable.”

“Slow down,” says Tucker. “You’re saying that you’re not a US citizen, and you’re saying that you and other non-US citizens are going to hold US citizens accountable for not being nice enough to non-US citizens is that what you’re saying?” Carlson asked before adding, “You don’t have a right to demand anything!”

Carlson went on to point out that in most any other country, the citizenry and government would tell the illegal immigrant to “buzz off.”

According to government statistics, illegal aliens represent more than 11 million residents of the U.S. (http://www.pewhispanic.org/interactives/unauthorized-immigrants/). Critics of the official statistics, however, argue that the numbers are likely far greater.


BANNON SPEAKS: Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon tells all to 60 Minutes; Says Hillary’s ‘Not very bright’

New York, N.Y. — In an unapologetic CBS interview on Sunday night’s “60 Minutes”, former Trump strategist Steve Bannon took on everyone from his former boss to defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. During his first interview since leaving the White House, Bannon raged against “pearl-clutching mainstream media,” his former West Wing colleagues and even the Roman Catholic Church.

Speaking to interviewer Charlie Rose (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-breitbart-steve-bannon-declares-war-on-the-gop/), Bannon said the president’s biggest enemies aren’t Democrats, but some of his fellow Republicans, and alleged that some in the GOP are “trying to nullify the 2016 election.”

“They do not want Donald Trump’s populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented,” Bannon told Rose. “It’s very obvious.”

“Oh, Mitch McConnell when we first met him, I mean, he was– he was– he– he said, I think in one of the first meetings– in Trump Tower with the president– as we’re wrapping up, he basically says, ‘I don’t want to hear any more of this ‘drain the swamp’ talk,’” Bannon said after Rose asked him for an example.

“He says, ‘I can’t– I can’t hire any smart people,’ because everybody’s all over him for reporting requirements and– and the pay, et cetera, and the scrutiny. You know, ‘You gotta back off that.’ The ‘drain the swamp’ thing was– is Mitch McConnell was day one did not want to– did not want to go there. Wanted us to back off.”

Asked if he wound now be “going to war” against establishment members of the GOP who are out to do the president harm, Bannon replied, “absolutely”.

But despite his obvious protection of Trump, Bannon’s former boss could not escape criticism of his own. When asked about the president’s decision to fire former FBI head James Comey, a visibly frustrated Bannon called the decision the “biggest mistake in modern political history”.

Had Comey not been fired, said Bannon, the Justice Department investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia’s election interference would not have been handed over to the special counsel Robert Meuller.

“We would not have the Mueller investigation and the breadth that clearly Mr. Mueller is going for,” said Bannon.

The chairman of Breitbart News also clarified the ongoing controversy over his leaving his role in the president’s administration, which many claimed was due to being fired.

Not true, said Bannon, saying his intent all along has been to be the president’s “wingman outside for the entire time” he is in office.

“Our purpose is to support Donald Trump,” he said. “I cannot take the fight to who we have to take the fight to when I’m an adviser to the president as a federal government employee.”

Speaking out on the president’s controversial decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program put in place by former president Barack Obama, Bannon warned his fellow Republicans they may have to be prepared to face a “civil war”.

“I’m worried about losing the House now because of this,” Bannon said over the battle on what to do with about 800,000 immigrants known as “Dreamers”. “If this goes all the way down to its logical conclusion, in February and March it will be a civil war inside the Republican Party and to me, doing that in the springboard of primary season for 2018 is extremely unwise.”

On that same topic, Bannon also slammed the Catholic Church for its stance on supporting the rights of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States.

“The bishops have been terrible about this,” Bannon said of church leaders.
“You know why? Because unable to really to come to grips with the problems in the church, they need illegal aliens, they need illegal aliens to fill the churches.”

On the president’s former political rival Hillary Clinton, Bannon said he could sum up his opinion of her in a single statement: “Hillary Clinton’s not very bright”.

Slamming Clinton for a speech she gave while campaigning last year attempting to connect the “alt-right” and white supremacists to the Trump campaign, Bannon called her comments “nonsense.”

“Everybody says she’s so smart, so much smarter than Donald Trump. She doesn’t really have a grasp . . . on what’s important and what’s not, and that’s what’s essential in a leader. Donald Trump has a grasp on what’s important and what’s marginalia.”