Border Enforcement Deters Illegal Entry
Monica Camacho-Perez came to the United States from Mexico as a child, crossing into Arizona with her mother in the same spot where her father made the trip before them. ‘Nobody stopped us,’ Camacho-Perez, now 20, said of her 2002 journey,” the Washington Post writes.
“Three years ago, her uncle tried to cross the border and join the family in Baltimore, where they remain illegal immigrants. He was stopped three times by the U.S. Border Patrol and jailed for 50 days.”
Obama Administration Prepares New Appeal of Halt to Amnesty
“Lawyers for the Obama administration said Wednesday that they were refocusing their legal strategy in an effort to restart the president’s plan to grant temporary legal protection to millions of illegal immigrants. The Justice Department said it would work on overturning a Texas judge’s order blocking the Obama plan but give up on asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay his ruling,” the LA Times reports.
DOJ Won’t Seek Supreme Court Review
“President Obama’s overhaul of the nation’s immigration system, which he announced in a prime-time speech to the nation last November, may remain under a cloud of legal uncertainty until months before he leaves office in 2017, legal experts and administration officials said Wednesday,” the New York Times reported.
“Officials from the Justice Department said in a statement that they would not ask the Supreme Court for permission to carry out the president’s immigration programs — which seek to provide work permits and deportation protection to millions of undocumented immigrants — while a fight over presidential authority plays out in the lower courts.”
Democrats Want to End Family Detention
“House Democrats are pushing President Barack Obama to end a controversial practice of detaining immigrant mothers and children — highlighting a major divide between Democratic lawmakers and the Obama administration on immigration. More than 130 House Democrats have signed a letter, being released later Wednesday, addressed to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson that says the Obama administration ‘has not fully grasped the serious harm being inflicted upon mothers and children in custody,’” Politico says.
Santorum Enters Presidential Race
“In his June 6, 2011 speech declaring his first run for the presidency, former Sen. Rick Santorum didn’t mention immigration. On Wednesday, announcing a second race and seeking to win the support of displaced and discouraged American workers, Santorum laid out the toughest position on immigration of any candidate in the large 2016 GOP field,” the Washington Examiner says.
“Speaking at a manufacturing firm in Cabot, Pennsylvania, Santorum described the economic troubles his home state has experienced for decades. ‘In the late 70s, like many of you, we saw the economic devastation here in southwestern Pennsylvania and across this country, particularly in the area of manufacturing, as a result of the excesses and indifference of big labor, big government, and yes, big business,’ Santorum said. ‘We lost 100,000 jobs in what seemed to be overnight. That has to, and did, leave a mark on all of us.’”