Today’s Immigration Headlines – May 14, 2015

Rep. Brooks Says NDAA Amendment Harmful to Americans Seeking to Enlist

“Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) is calling on his House colleagues to support the effort to remove an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act seeking to allow illegal immigrants granted executive amnesty to enlist in the military,” Breitbart News reported.

“‘The NDAA, as amended by Congressman Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), undermines America’s border security and ratifies portions of President Obama’s illegal amnesty for illegal aliens,’ Brooks wrote in a letter to House members Thursday morning.”

House Committee Approves NDAA, Setting Up Fight Over Immigration Provisions

“The House Rules Committee voted late Wednesday night to move the chamber’s version of the annual defense bill to the floor, setting up a potentially bruising debate on immigration. In a party-line 8-3 vote, the panel allowed 135 amendments to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). One amendment, by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), would eliminate language establishing a sense of Congress calling for the secretary of Defense to consider allowing recipients of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to serve in the military,” The Hill reports.

Detention Policy Change for Family Detainees

“Migrant families in detention will have more frequent case reviews to determine if they can be released, Department of Homeland Security officials said Wednesday. Women with their children being held in three family detention centers will have a first review after 90 days and then every two months after that,” the New York Times reports.

Detroit Is Obviously a Powerful Draw . . . as Long as You Can Force People With No Options to Move There

“Detroit, a once great city, has become an urban vacuum. Its population has fallen to around 700,000 from nearly 1.9 million in 1950. The city is estimated to have more than 70,000 abandoned buildings and 90,000 vacant lots. Meanwhile, desperate Syrians, victims of an unfathomable civil war, are fleeing to neighboring countries, with some 1.8 million in Turkey and 600,000 in Jordan. Suppose these two social and humanitarian disasters were conjoined to produce something positive,” say David D. Laitin and Marc Jahr in a New York Times op-ed.

“Refugees resettled from a single war zone have helped revitalize several American communities, notably Hmong in previously neglected neighborhoods in Minneapolis, Bosnians in Utica, N.Y., and Somalis in Lewiston, Me.”

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  1. Detroit is the NWO Ideal City in the New America With Overpopulation


  2. avatar Leland says:

    So the NY Times claims that “Somalis in Lewiston, Maine” have “revitalized” that city? Only if your idea of revitalization is staggeringly high rates of welfare use. Just more lying babble from immigration advocates.

    As far as this president, I don’t think it’s unfair to conclude he wants a nonwhite America. He and his wife sat in a church for 20 yrs and listened to anti-white anti-American diatribes. Then he denied he heard any of that but he used those anti-white quotes in his book. “White greed runs a world in need.”

    His wife was doing the poor pitiful me act at her college commencement address several days ago. She complained about whites who “crossed the street in fear of their safety”. Tell it to Jesse Jackson. He said in 1993 that it was “painful to admit” that when he heard footsteps behind him he was “relieved” when he looked around and saw a white person. That racist.

    She also went after those who question her and her husband’s “love of our country”. That’s coming from the person who said in 2008 that the reaction to his campaign make her “proud to be an American for the first time in my life”. She couldn’t think of a single other thing? I’ve heard some blacks say that the race-baiting Al Sharpton “doesn’t represent the black community”. Uh well, how do you explain the fact the White House rolls out the red carpet for him?

    • avatar Sandra says:

      Imagine the taxpayer money used to support these “families” in detention centers for all those months thru all those hearings That includes legal reps..Where are the husbands/fathers? Which will get ‘pardoned from removal’/amnesty and extend that to more “family members”? This must stop soon if the USA is to survive.

      I agree with all that Leland said, also.

      • avatar Fred floyd says:

        The detention is totally voluntary. These people presented themselves to boder patrol, and said please detan us. Now they complain. Weird.