Illegal Aliens Released by DHS Overwhelm Homeless Shelter

“The Ozanam Center in Brownsville is filled to capacity, and the shelter’s management said Washington politics are to blame. Ozanam Center Director Victor Maldonado said the number of people at the shelter went from 40 to 85 in less than a week. All of the people at the center are from Mexico and Central America. One Honduran citizen arrived at the center last week. Federal officials told him he was being released because of budget cutbacks in Washington,” reports.

Loan Program Targets Illegal Aliens Who Can’t Afford $465

When is payday lending ok? Apparently when it’s done by ‘non-profits’ loaning money to illegal aliens to apply for an amnesty never authorized by Congress. That’s the message sent by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, along with other groups around the country. ICIRR has a new flyer describing their loan program here.

Other loan programs for DACA applicants are popping up around the U.S. In Washington, “Immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children and are looking to stay in Skagit County through the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will now be able to get some financial help. North Coast Credit Union will provide about $250,000 in micro enterprise loans to offset the $465 DACA application cost, which can be a significant hurdle to applying for deferred action, supporters say.”

Tech Visas Remain Hurdle for Gang of Eight

“The tech industry’s support for an immigration overhaul may hinge on one factor: temporary worker visas. Known as H-1B, employers use this short-term visa to draw foreign workers into the United States. Depending who you ask, it’s either a necessary tool for enticing high-tech talent to the likes of Facebook and Google or a system abused by foreign IT service firms to cycle in cheap labor and undermine American businesses. As Washington pressures Silicon Valley to stand behind sweeping changes, these two faces of tech could turn into the sticking point,” Politico reports.