Today’s Immigration Headlines – June 3, 2015

IRS Confirms that Illegal Aliens Will Get EITC Under Obama Amnesty

“IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has confirmed to Congress that illegal immigrants granted amnesty under President Obama’s new programs could claim back-refunds even when they never filed returns to pay their taxes in the first place. Sen. Charles E. Grassley, who had pressed Mr. Koskinen over the issue, released written responses Wednesday in which the commissioner admitted he’d botched the question earlier and in fact illegal immigrants granted the amnesty will now be able to claim refunds on tax returns they never even filed, thanks to the Earned Income Tax Credit,” the Washington Times reported.

Supreme Court Denies Review for Arizona No-Bail Law Targeting Immigrant Offenders

“The [Supreme Court] justices on Monday left in place a lower-court ruling that struck down the law that Arizona voters approved in 2006. The law denies bail to illegal aliens who are charged with certain crimes, including shoplifting, aggravated identity theft, sexual assault, and murder. Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), admits he was surprised the court chose not to hear the case, especially because it involved a voter-passed initiative,” One News Now reports.

DHS Loses Track of Illegal Aliens in Supervised Release

“Some aliens, including legal immigrants who commit removable offenses, are released by the federal government into U.S. communities under the Intensive Supervision Appearance Program (ISAP) while awaiting a final disposition on their removal cases. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) now admits it no longer tracks some of the foreign national in the program who have been released into U.S. communities,” Breitbart News says.

“The program enrolls aliens, both legal and illegal, who are “at high risk of committing criminal acts, absconding, or violating the terms of their release, such as reporting requirements,” explained the inspector general (IG) for the DHS in an audit, originally released in February and later revised, on alternatives to detention administered by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.”

High Tech Lobby Seeks Strategy to Boost Foreign Worker Importation

“Democratic Rep. John Delaney and Republican Sen. Ron Johnson agree that highly-skilled immigrants are valuable to the U.S. economy—they just disagree on what to do about it. As Delaney put it: Democrats prioritize finding a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants while Republicans want to first focus on securing the border,” National Journal writes.

California Bill to Give Health Insurance to Illegal Aliens Advances

“The California Senate voted on Tuesday to allow unauthorized immigrants to buy health insurance on a state exchange created under the U.S. Affordable Care Act, a measure that would make the state the first to offer that kind of coverage. The Senate voted 28-11 in favor of the proposal, which still must be approved by the state Assembly and signed by the governor, said Jesse Melgar, a spokesman for the bill’s author, Senator Ricardo Lara,” Reuters reports.

“Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which calls for restrictions on immigration, said the bill would unnecessarily cost California taxpayers and strain the state’s healthcare system. ‘It’s just one additional step that the California legislature is trying to take to eliminate any legal distinction between illegal aliens and legal residents of California,’ Mehlman said.”

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Dan is FAIR's President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


  1. Good Gosh

    They butcher axed 250K techs from Detroit automotive engineering design alone in 2007 and the organized crime tech companies can’t hire real Americans? Give me a break.

  2. avatar Leland says:

    Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates and all the other high tech chiefs push for more H1B visa workers so they can lower wages and benefits. They don’t care any more about the average worker than when Andrew Carnegie constantly cut the wages of his steel workers while sitting on a mountain of wealth. There have been numerous instances in the last few months of American tech workers forced to train their foreign replacements. Gates lives in a huge mansion on a private island and tells those same American workers they have no right to expect a wage on which they can support their families.