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.”