Today’s Immigration Headlines – May 1, 2015

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,” 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.”

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  1. At This Rate the IAs and Subsequent Chain Migration

    Will turn this country into something much less desirable, if it already has already.

  2. avatar Glen Rowley says:

    We are suppose to bring into the country every Catholic that is in extreme pverty and give them goverment housing, food stamps, medical insurance etc. We are also suppose to bring in millions of muslims. This will change our very society. Within 50 years we will have serious problems when the muslims demand control of our goverment institutions.
    We have lost our country. The Bushes and the Clintons will be in Switzerland enjoying their millions. Good bye America. I will miss you.

    Glen Rowely

    • avatar Leland says:

      The Catholic Church will try to dismiss what you say as bigotry, but it’s their birth control policies that are causing poverty and hunger all over the world. Then they wag their fingers at us and tell us we’re responsible for taking in the poor that their policies created. Total hypocrites.

      It’s frequently claimed that Muslims in the West are tolerant. They have no choice, they are in the minority. But every Islamic majority nation has repressive gender and religious policies. Some worse than others, but they exist in all those countries. Not to mention the chaos.that has enveloped much of the Islamic world. They can’t get along with themselves, much less others. When Bill Maher was accused of bigotry for speaking his mind about Islamic repression, he said they’re the bigots not me.

  3. avatar Kyle says:

    It’s our parasitic and useless government representatives, beholden to the asinine and lowlife lobbyist that have created both; the insanely exorbitant amount of legal immigration this nation now allows, and also turns a blind eye to the invasion of illegal aliens. These supposed representatives are only interested in their longevity to sponge off U.S. citizens, and could care less of extreme financial burden that’s placed on those taxpayers. Ignorance is bliss, and what a disgrace this government has been for decades. But never so egregious, as this current dung heap that pervades our lives today!

  4. avatar Leland says:

    First of all, when are we going to recognize that China is our enemy, military and economic. Why we continue to educate their students and allow them access to our tech facilities is beyond me. Well actually, it’s not beyond me. We are so stifled by political correctness that we can’t deny entry to anyone.

    As far as birthright citizenship, neither the authors of the 14th amendment, which was actually about freed slaves, or the Supreme Court in the 1898 Wong Kim Ark decision could have foreseen such a thing as birth tourism or granting citizenship as a result of the parents illegal act. Think about it. Did they really mean “under the jurisdiction” to include women stepping off a plane for the sole purpose to gain citizenship for the child. Or anchor babies that all but guarantee the parents are here to stay while the taxpayers frequently bear the burden of raising that family.

    In 1898 it was a long hard journey to get here, and a long ways back, and there were really no incentives to come here just to have a child who would be a citizen. If you look at the comments on that Huffpo article most of them are for ending birthright citizenship. And that is a liberal site. Started of course by Ariana Huffington, who has made hundreds of millions while paying nothing to most of the bloggers, and at the same time pushing wide open immigration. So she’s familiar with paying low wages, which is why business wants mass immigration.