New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito introduced a bill on October 7 that would “significantly restrict the conditions under which the NYPD complies with … ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] requests” to “detain [an] individual for up to 48 hours beyond when the individual would otherwise be released so that the individual’s custody may be transferred to ICE.

 

 

An appeal of the ruling in Sissel v. US Department of Health and Human Services wherein an Appeals Court claimed that the Senate did not break the law when it originated ObamaCare there is likely to fail, opening another opportunity for the Supreme Court to do the right thing with ObamaCare: rule it unconstitutional. 

The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), an organization with more than one million members, has grown as a conservative alternative to the liberal American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), espousing conservative views such as opposition to the Affordable Care Act. And it has recently announced its endorsement of the Convention of the States (COS) Project.

Internet giant Twitter filed a lawsuit October 7 against the FBI in order to be allowed to publicly disclose details about information it must submit to federal officials without judicial warrants under the USA Patriot Act. Twitter is seeking a wider disclosure of information about the FBI's warrantless “National Security Letters,” information about which is suppressed by the Patriot Act under severe criminal penalties.

According to a report released by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general on October 6, the presence of communicable diseases at detention facilities housing illegal immigrants — both unaccompanied children and families — remains a problem. 

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