Articles by Bob Dane

Deported 15 Times, Illegal Alien Will Get Another Trip Home After Human Smuggling Deaths

One of President Donald Trump’s “bad hombres” is going to federal prison and then back to Mexico over a deadly human smuggling scheme. Pedro Silva-Segura, a Mexican national involved in a transport operation that ended in the deaths of 10 illegal aliens in San Antonio, was sentenced to nine years behind bars. Himself an illegal alien who has been deported 15 times from the U.S., Silva-Segura took a plea deal that capped his sentence. “(He’s the) poster child for President Trump,” U.S. District Judge David Ezra said at sentencing Wednesday. “This is not a good thing.” Ezra said he would…


Aliens Fuel Voter Fraud in Texas

For a “non-existent” problem, non-citizen voting is becoming a regular occurrence in Texas. In the past two weeks: A Salvadoran national who entered the U.S. illegally was indicted on multiple counts of voter fraud. Prosecutors say Mario Obdulio Orellanaregistered to vote as a U.S. citizen and voted in the November 2016 election. A non-citizen was indicted for marking a ballot without a voter’s consent. Marcela Gutierrezallegedly led a voter to believe she was demonstrating how to use a voting machine while actually casting votes for a slate of candidates she was paid to support. Following last year’s prosecution of Mexican national Rosa Ortega, who illegally…


Austin City Limits: Giving Aliens a Pass

Not content to offer mere sanctuary to illegal aliens, Austin, Texas, has declared itself a “Freedom City.” A resolution passed unanimously by the City Council restricts police questions about immigration status. If cops do broach the subject, they must state that their query need not be answered. A resolution passed unanimously by the City Council restricts police questions about immigration status. If cops do broach the subject, they must state that their query need not be answered. Austin’s neo-Miranda policy skirts, even undermines, state law that enables local law-enforcement agencies to inquire about the immigration status of anyone arrested or detained,…


Young Aliens at Military Bases: Time to Shape Up, Ship Out

Minors, and those claiming to be minors, from Central America are crashing America’s southern border, and U.S. military bases may be their final stop. Nearly 14,000 families were apprehended in April, reaching levels last seen in 2014. Now, dusting off an Obama-era program, the Trump administration is eyeing Texas military bases in San Angelo, Abilene, El Paso and elsewhere as temporary quarters for minors. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said this week that families with children and unaccompanied minors make up 40 percent of border detainees. U.S. Customs and Border Protection estimates that more than 200,000 unaccompanied minors illegally entered the…