Napolitano Stays At DHS to Help Push Amnesty
“Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will remain at her post during President Obama’s second term, a development that could have implications for the debate over immigration reform. Officials from the White House and the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to ABC/Univision on Monday that Napolitano will stay in her current job,” ABC News reports.
“Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, said that Napolitano’s relationships on Capitol Hill forged during her interactions with lawmakers over the past four years could pay off when the White House presses Congress to pass a bill.”
Navarrette: Take Citizenship Out of Amnesty Debate
“This time, the major sticking point [for amnesty] is likely to be citizenship. Democrats, including Obama, have said they won’t budge on their demand that undocumented immigrants get not just legal status, but also a pathway to citizenship. Naturally.
The GOP brand is so toxic with Latino immigrants right now that we could be talking about millions of new Democratic voters, which is precisely why the GOP won’t go along with immigration reform if a direct path to citizenship is in the mix. As for whether it should be, I don’t think so,” says Ruben Navarrette Jr.
Corruption Risk Rises Among Border Agents
“A government watchdog report has identified a dramatic increase in documented corruption cases among U.S. border and immigration agents, finding nearly 150 have been arrested or indicted since 2005,” Fox News reports.
“In a trend one top lawmaker said puts national security “in jeopardy,” the Government Accountability Office tracked the rise in corruption cases among Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The report, issued last month, found spotty standards in screening new applicants and keeping tabs on agents after they’re hired.”
ICE Delayed Arrest of Illegal Alien Intern for Political Reasons
“The Associated Press confirms that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in Washington, D.C., and New Jersey delayed the arrest of an illegal alien intern for political reasons. Documents obtained by AP now confirm that ICE officials openly discussed the political ramifications of carrying out the arrest of an illegal alien intern and convicted sex offender who was working as an unpaid intern in the office of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.),” noted FAIR in a press release.