She Was Killed As She Slept In Her Own Bed. Identity Of Her Suspected Killers Will Outrage You

Mirta Rivera, a 41-year-old nurse in Lawrence, Mass., was asleep in her apartment on July 4th when a shot rang out and a bullet came flying through the ceiling of her bedroom. Rivera was killed as she lay in her bed.

Now, police say the fatal shot came from an upstairs apartment occupied by two illegal immigrants who should not have been in the United States — two Dominican Republic nationals who had previously been caught for sneaking into the country and ordered to leave.

Lara-Calmona, 38, was deported in April 2012 and arrested for re-entering the country last November, the records show.

Lara-Mejia, 35, was nabbed crossing the border in August 2013 and ordered deported in April 2014, but had remained in the country illegally.

The Boston Herald reports on the shocking case that “critics say illustrates a revolving immigration door with dangerous consequences.” Both suspects in the random shooting death of Rivera, a grandmother, “were charged with trafficking heroin and cocaine after police said they found drugs as well as a ‘clear and obvious’ rifle bullet hole in Lara-Mejia’s second-floor bedroom, according to police records,” says the newspaper account.

Western Journalism has been reporting on a similar case that’s focused an intense national spotlight back on illegal immigration, sanctuary cities, and criminal illegals who return to America after being deported. That tragic shooting death in San Francisco — which occurred just days before the July 4th killing of the Massachusetts woman — involved Mexican national Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, charged with the random murder of Kate Steinle as she walked with her father on a popular pier.

Regarding the Massachusetts killing that could be pinned on the two illegal immigrants, Fox News reports on the reaction of an expert from the Center for Immigration Studies:

“’This has been happening all over the country for several years,’ said Dan Cadman, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies and a retired federal immigration official. ‘I hope the American public is stirred up and angry about it.’”

In Connecticut, meanwhile, Fox News says there’s another pending murder case in which an illegal immigrant is charged with the stabbing death of a 25-year-old woman:

In Norwich, Conn., Jean Jacques, 40, a Haitian illegal immigrant who got out of prison in January after serving 17 years for attempted murder, has been charged with stabbing Casey Chadwick, 25, to death and stuffing her in a closet last month. Jacques’ prison file was marked “Detainer: Immigration,” according to the Norwich Bulletin.

What is your perspective on illegal immigration in the US? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Watch: Scott Walker Gets Confronted By Angry Illegal Immigrant – Has The Perfect Response

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker was cornered during a campaign stop in Iowa recently, giving him an unexpected opportunity to weigh in on the immigration issue. While Donald Trump has earned both scorn and praise for his brash denunciation of illegal immigration, the Wisconsin governor remained calm in his encounter with members of an illegal family accusing him of blocking Barack Obama’s immigration reform.

“I’m governor,” he clarified. “I don’t have anything to do with the federal government.”

Addressing the general subject, however, Walker did make it clear he does not support Obama’s executive action.

“For us,” he said, “we’re a nation of laws; and, unfortunately, the president last year – after saying 22 times before last year that he couldn’t make the law himself, he said he wasn’t emperor and he was the president of the United States and he could not change the law – he decided to change the law even though the courts announced he can’t do that.”

He went on to insist that he sympathizes with the family and others like it, noting his concern is “exactly why we need to go forward with putting in place a logical system.”

As president, Walker said he would push for an immigration system that focused on “securing the borders, as I’ve said many times before, [and] putting in place a system that enforces the law.”

Obama, Walker charged, failed to act on the pressing border issue – even during his first two years with a Democrat majority in Congress. Instead, he opted to do what he repeatedly stated he was not constitutionally allowed to do.

“No man or woman is above the law in this country,” he reiterated.

When asked by one reporter whether he would deport the family standing before him, Walker replied: “That’s not what I said.”

Some conservatives embraced the remarks by a candidate for whom immigration has been a thorny issue. Others, however, felt the mere fact that a family of illegals felt comfortable exposing their crime to a presidential candidate was indicative of a much larger problem.

“If I went on national TV and claimed I broke Federal and State laws,” one reader wrote on TheBlaze, “and stated the exact nature of my lawlessness I would expect to be arrested the same or the next day.”

Illegal immigrants, the critic noted, “have no such fear and use their lawlessness as political talking points to sway politicians to kowtow to them for votes.”

Should America be a nation of laws or executive amnesty? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Watch: Fist Fight Nearly Breaks Out Over Trump On Fox News- ‘I’d Knock You Out Right Now…’

It was more like a segment of the infamously tense and turbulent Jerry Springer Show than a few minutes from The Five on Fox News. Yes, the panelists on The Five can toss some zingers, but Monday’s episode appeared to be on the brink of a few fists being thrown as well.

During a raucous discussion of illegal immigration and the tough, no-nonsense stand taken by presidential contender Donald Trump, the war of words between Eric Bolling and Geraldo Rivera became so heated that co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle called on-air for the control room to cut quickly to a commercial break.

By clicking on the video above, you can see for yourself how the emotions quickly got out of hand. Bolling and Rivera, sitting next to one another, really went at it with accusations and a stunning in-your-face challenge. The segment begins with Jesse Watters accusing Rivera of exploiting the death of Kate Steinle, the young woman shot dead on a San Francisco pier, allegedly by a repeat-offender illegal immigrant.

h/t: TheBlaze

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WATCH Kelly, Texas Gov Destroy Lawless Obama After ‘Shocked’ Amnesty Judge Does THIS

“A complete disregard for the law” that is “putting Americans in harm’s way.” That’s how Texas Gov. Greg Abbott described the Obama administration’s approach to illegal immigration and border security. Abbott was appearing on Wednesday night’s The Kelly File during a show that saw Megyn Kelly nearly come out of her anchor chair while expressing her dismay with Washington’s lax enforcement of deportation policies and procedures.

Kelly and Abbott discussed the situation in the sanctuary city of San Francisco, where an illegal immigrant who has been deported five times to his native Mexico is charged with the random murder of a young woman out for a walk with her father in the city’s tourist district. The Texas governor then connected that tragic situation to what his state deals with daily in trying to handle the flood of illegals who continue to cross the southern border.

Gov. Abbott commented on the just-issued court order from the federal judge who has taken the president and his Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to task for moving forward with certain amnesty provisions despite the court’s insistence they be rolled back. “The Obama administration has disrespectfully disregarded a direct court order,” Abbott declared.

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen — who blocked Obama’s amnesty plans — is now threatening to hold DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and others in the Obama administration in contempt for their failure to “rectify this situation.” The Associated Press reports on the extraordinary Tuesday order by Judge Hanen in which he expressed that the court is “shocked and surprised” at what the administration has not done in failing to comply with his orders:

“This court has expressed its willingness to believe that these actions were accidental and not done purposefully to violate this court’s order. Nevertheless, it is shocked and surprised at the cavalier attitude the government has taken with regard to its `efforts’ to rectify this situation,” Hanen wrote.

Judge Hanen also requested Sec. Johnson appear in court next month to answer for his department’s inaction — a move Texas Gov. Abbott told Megyn Kelly is highly unusual.

You can watch the impassioned and informative exchange between Kelly and Gov. Abbott by clicking on the video above.

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The Tragic Case Of The SF Killing Allegedly By An Illegal Immigrant Just Took A Bizarre Twist

According to multiple news sources, the gun used to kill a young woman who was out for a walk along San Francisco’s waterfront belonged to a federal agent. Among the media outlets reporting the bizarre twist in the story is the San Francisco Chronicle, which says the weapon was stolen from the unnamed federal agent in a car burglary in June:

The .40-caliber pistol was stolen from the agent not long before Kathryn Steinle was shot to death July 1 at Pier 14 on the Embarcadero, said one source, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about the case publicly.

The Chronicle also cites other sources inside the investigation who say the murder weapon was not the agent’s officially issued firearm.

The apparently random killing of Steinle as she walked along Pier 14 with her father last week has set off a firestorm of debate over San Francisco’s “sanctuary city” policy. The suspect accused of killing the woman is an illegal immigrant with a lengthy arrest record who has reportedly been caught and deported five times to his native Mexico.

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of murder and other crimes. It has not been disclosed whether he is suspected of stealing the federal agent’s gun that was used in the killing. As Western Journalism has reported, Lopez-Sanchez told a TV reporter in a jailhouse interview that he found the weapon on a bench, wrapped in a T-shirt, and that it accidentally discharged.

The tragic case of the San Francisco killing has reignited the national debate over illegal immigration, sanctuary cities, and the Obama administration’s border enforcement and deportation policies.

The Washington Times notes that even liberal Democrats have now condemned the actions of San Francisco political leaders and law enforcement officials, saying their mistakes led to the needless death of Steinle:

…multiple Democratic officials — from Sen. Dianne Feinstein to presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton — criticized San Francisco for its sanctuary policies of refusing routine cooperation with federal immigration officials.

It seems all but certain that the shooting suspect, Lopez-Sanchez, will not again be freed from custody and allowed back onto the streets of San Francisco. The Washington Times coverage of the case notes: “His bail was set at $5 million, which means he will stay in jail until the murder trial, where he faces a possible sentence of life imprisonment.”

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