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Police arrest man accused of fatally shooting 3 people in Fresno on same day in 'hate crime'

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By Kelly Terez

iStock/Thinkstock(FRESNO, Calif.) — California police have arrested a man they believe shot and killed three people in three different locations Tuesday in Fresno, California.

Officers witnessed him yell “Allah Akbar,” Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Tuesday afternoon, adding that he has written anti-government sentiments on social media as well as posts saying that he does not like white people. The murdered victims were white males.

Later in the day, at a press conference Tuesday night, Dyer said he did not believe the murders were related to terrorism, adding that the shootings were “solely based on race,” deeming it a hate crime.

Around 10:45 a.m. local time, police officers with the Fresno Police Department responded to a scene after two gunshots were detected through ShotSpotter, a gunfire locator, according to Dyer. Several more gunshots were detected nearby, Dyer said.

A total of 16 rounds were fired in less than a minute in four different locations, Dyer said.

One of the shooting victims was driven to police in a Pacific Gas and Electric Company truck, Dyer said. That shooting was “unprovoked,” Dyer said.

The suspect then encountered a resident in the neighborhood, who he shot at multiple times but missed, Dyer said. After that, he encountered another man, who he shot and killed, Dyer said.

The suspect, who was armed with a revolver, then dropped shell casings and reloaded his gun before he set off to Catholic Charities on North Fulton Street in Fresno, Dyer said. There, he encountered a man in the parking lot and killed him, Dyer said.

Officers responding to the scene saw a black man running, who got on the ground once he saw the officers, Dyer said.

Police identified the suspect as Kori Ali Muhammad — born Kori McDonald — who was already wanted for an alleged murder of a security guard at Motel 6 on Thursday.

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One-time DACA recipient deported as Homeland Security disputes status

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By Kelly Terez

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A 23-year-old man who was at one time a protected undocumented immigrant under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy has been deported to Mexico, according to court documents. The deportation, his lawyers claim, is the first of its kind under the administration of President Donald Trump, a fact disputed by the Department of Homeland Security.

Juan Manuel Montes was deported by Customs and Border Protection on February 18 after illegally entering the United States by climbing over the fence in downtown Calexico, California, according to Homeland Security officials. Court documents note that the status of DACA recipients is terminated if the individual leaves the U.S. without receiving “advance parole.” It is unclear whether Montes had such a clearance.

Attorneys for Montes filed a lawsuit alleging that he had permission to stay in the U.S. under the program protecting undocumented immigrants to the country who arrived as children.

Montes’ defense claims that he was provided no explanation for his removal. He had lived in the U.S. since he was nine years old and his attorneys reported that he received a renewal of his DACA status and work authorization in 2016 which was not set to expire until 2018. DHS claims that Montes’ DACA status expired in 2015 and that their records do not show that he was issued a renewal.

“Not a single piece of documentation or verbal explanation of what happened to him [was provided],” said attorney Nora Preciado of the National Immigration Law Center, which is representing Montes. Preciado said the lawsuit was filed to determine “what happened” in February and that they are unable to move forward without additional information.

The DACA policy, launched by the Obama administration in 2012, protects persons — often called “DREAMers” — brought into the U.S. during their youth from deportation and provides them with the right to work legally.

Since the launch of his presidential campaign, Trump has promised to interrupt undocumented immigration into the country, but has wavered on the particulars of the DACA policy. The president has said both that DACA is “one of the most unconstitutional actions ever undertaken by a President,” while also noting that that “DREAMers” “shouldn’t be very worried.”

“I do have a big heart. We’re going to take care of everybody,” said Trump in an interview with ABC News’ David Muir in January, adding, “We’ll be coming out with policy on that over the next period of four weeks.”

The White House has yet to expand on Trump’s promise of a policy.

Washington, D.C. lawmakers spoke out about Montes’ deportation Thursday, split along party lines. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, portrayed the administration’s stance as in favor of “an indiscriminate deportation dragnet of appalling inhumanity.”

“The Trump Administration is terrorizing patriotic young people who want nothing more than to live, work and contribute to the country they love — the only home they’ve ever known,” said Pelosi in a statement. The Trump Administration’s cruelty toward the DREAMers disgraces our values as a nation. Shame on them.”

In his own statement, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, claimed Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly promised him “that no one with DACA would lose this protection unless they violated the terms of DACA.”

“I intend to hold him to this commitment,” said Durbin.

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, an outspoken proponent of stronger restrictions on immigration shared his thoughts on Montes’ deportation on Twitter, toasting “Border Patrol” with a picture of a beer mug and writing “this one’s for you.”

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Drew Fish on Texas Thunder Radio!

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Today on Texas Thunder Radio, Drew Fish of the Drew Fish Band, paid a visit to Laura Kremling and played his latest single, ‘Sounds Like A Plan’ live in the studio. In case you missed it, here’s the interview!

Find out more about Drew Fish Band by visiting the Official Site Here.

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Sen. Cruz Visits Ronald McDonald House and Memorial Hermann Hospital

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Sen. Cruz visited the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) and TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. …read more

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Sen. Cruz Visits with San Antonio Manufacturers and Business Leaders

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Sen. Cruz toured the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas plant and met with executives and employees, where he discussed his efforts to reduce the burden of federal regulations on manufacturers. Later in the day, Sen. Cruz attended a San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce roundtable discussion where he participated in a Q&A session with attendees, and discussed his efforts to create more good-paying jobs and expand opportunities for all Texans statewide. …read more

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