Immigration is Changing Black America
“Rapidly growing numbers of black immigrants have reshaped the overall black population in the United States in recent decades, particularly in the District of Columbia and other cities with large U.S.-born, African American communities, a new report says,” the Washington Post reports.
“A record 3.8 million foreign-born blacks now live in the United States, the Pew Research Center reported Thursday. The influx means that the share of foreign-born blacks, largely from Africa and the Caribbean, has grown from 3.1 percent of the black population in 1980 to 8.7 percent in 2013. By 2060, 16.5 percent of the U.S. black population will be foreign-born, the report says.”
Report: 39,000 immigrant kids coming to U.S.
“About 39,000 immigrant children are expected to enter the country illegally as unaccompanied minors this federal fiscal year, reaching the second-highest level of that migration since 2008, says an analysis issued Wednesday by a research group in Washington, D.C.” Newsday reported.
“The estimate by the Migration Policy Institute, a nonprofit that studies the movement of people across international borders, is based on apprehension figures issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for the first five months of the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, 2014, and ends Sept. 30.”
All British Parties Now Support Less Immigration
“CANDID mea culpas are rare among politicians. Tony Blair continues to insist on the rightness of the Iraq war. An apology from Ed Balls about the role played by Labour’s light-touch banking regulation in the financial crisis was qualified with a hefty nod to others’ faults. When it comes to immigration his party is much more frank: Labour got things wrong. The decision to grant Poles and other Eastern Europeans unfettered access to Britain a decade ago was, according to Jack Straw, a former Labour home secretary, “a spectacular mistake.” All pledge not to repeat it,” the Economist writes.
Immigration Courts Told to Ignore “Non-Violent” Criminals
“Immigration courts have been encouraged to close cases not considered a high priority under new guidelines in the White House’s immigration plan and give priority to cases involving violent and dangerous individuals, a move that comes as the system tries to reduce a docket clogged with some 428,000 pending cases,” Law360.com says.
“In a memo to judges and court staff on Monday, Chief Immigration Judge Brian O’Leary, head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, said that with judicial resources already strained, it is crucial the immigration courts resolve cases in a timely fashion. That includes ridding its docket of nonpriority cases.”