Bush Says He’s Right on Immigration
“On Thursday, Jeb Bush faced one of his most unwavering critics on the issue of immigration. The questions were sharp, the answers were heartfelt, and the result was … inconclusive,” says the Washington Examiner.
“It happened at the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit in Washington. The conservative magazine has long opposed immigration reform schemes that would amount to an amnesty for those in the United States illegally and an invitation for more to come. When Bush sat down with National Review editor Rich Lowry, the first immigration question had to do with Bush’s rival for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.”
DHS Questioned on Wording of Citizenship Test
“A Republican senator from Oklahoma pressed Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson at a hearing Wednesday about why the U.S. is ‘misrepresenting’ Americans’ First Amendment right to freedom of religion to immigrants who are applying to become U.S. citizens,” DailySignal.com reports.
“‘We in the United States actually have freedom of religion, not freedom of worship,’ Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., told Johnson yesterday during a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing.”
Chinese Birth Tourism is Booming
“Ma Fahong is part of a growing wave of Chinese women who are flocking to the United States — California, in particular — to have children who will grow up as American citizens. The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees citizenship to every person born on American soil, a fact that has long motivated foreigners from all over the world to give birth in the U.S.,” the Huffington Post says.
“The conversation about immigrant families in the U.S. is typically centered around people from Latin America seeking economic opportunities in the States. But as incomes in China rise and visa hurdles fall, women from China are making up a larger share of foreign births in the U.S, and they’re complicating many of the popular ideas about immigrant mothers.”