Behind Rubio’s Decision on Immigration
“As part of a bipartisan “Gang of Eight,” he would write and pass an 1,198-page immigration bill through the Senate. For a brief moment, that bill looked like the biggest success of Rubio’s career. Now it looks like failure. It turned out that Rubio had overestimated conservatives’ willingness to accept his hyper-complicated bill — and his own power to change their minds,” the Washington Post writes.
DHS Says That Summer Won’t See New Surge at Border
“There won’t be nearly as many immigrant children who cross the border on their own this summer as there were last year, top officials say. Daniel Ragsdale, deputy director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said authorities expect far fewer migrant children and families than the influx last year that gained worldwide attention and left Border Patrol agents unable to process so many people,” the AP reports.
Mexican Girl Returned to Mexico After Mistaken Identity
“A 14-year-old Mexican girl grabbed by police at school and sent to the United States in a case of mistaken identity was reunited with her parents Wednesday, a happy ending to a saga that captivated the country,” AFP reported.
“A video of the April 16 operation shows Alondra Luna Nunez screaming as officers shove her inside a police vehicle in the central state of Guanajuato before flying her to a woman in Texas who thought she was her daughter.”
Australia Says Europe Needs to Get Tough on Boat Smuggling
“Australia’s tough policies have stopped migrants reaching the country by boat and Europe will need strong will to tackle boat migrants in the Mediterranean, Australia’s foreign minister said on Friday. Julie Bishop said NATO ambassadors had discussed the thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East taking to dangerous, overcrowded vessels to try to reach Europe, during a meeting in Brussels she took part in on Friday,” Reuters reported.
Hartford to Introduce ID Cards
“A plan to introduce municipal identification cards in the state’s capital would give undocumented immigrants, the homeless and other residents who might be living in the shadows easier access to city services, community leaders said Thursday,” the Hartford Courant reports.
“Mayor Pedro Segarra said that any Hartford resident could apply for the ID card, regardless of citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation or arrest record.”
Univision’s Bias Toward Hillary
“Univision’s reporting ranks are populated with unbiased professionals. But just as MSNBC appeals to liberals and Fox to conservatives, Univision gears coverage to its viewership’s interests. And that means crusading for what its news president once called a “pro-Hispanic” immigration reform,” Marc Caputo says in the Miami Herald.