Today’s Immigration Headlines – June 19, 2015

Wishful Thinking by Bloomberg Columnist on Dutch Vote

“Most countries with a high representation of anti-immigrant parties in their legislatures don’t have an immigration problem; they have a social alienation problem (even the happiest countries do these days), but also an ignorance problem,” Bloomberg columnist Leonid Bershidsky says.

Mexico Deports More Central Americans Than the U.S.

“Mexico now deports more Central American migrants than the United States, a dramatic shift since the U.S. asked Mexico for help a year ago with a spike in illegal migration, especially among unaccompanied minors. Between October and April, Mexico apprehended 92,889 Central Americans. In the same time period, the United States detained 70,226 “other than Mexican” migrants, the vast majority from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador,” Breitbart News says.

121 Illegal Aliens Released by DHS Have Been Charged With Murder

“More than 100 convicted criminals who remained in the U.S. despite receiving deportation orders between 2010 and 2014 now face murder charges, according to the agency charged with carrying out such deportations of illegal immigrants. U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement reports that 121 convicted criminals who were never removed from the country face murder charges today,” the Daily Signal writes.

Nobody at ICE Dismissed Over Release of Criminals

“As Twitchy reported earlier today, testimony from a House Oversight hearing on a massive security compromise of federal computer systems led a number of people to ask just what it would take for a federal employee to be fired, or at the very least shamed into resigning. Office of Personnel Management director Katherine Archuleta was reportedly offered chances to apologize and resign but ‘declined to do either,’” writes.

Released Criminals Show True Priorities of Obama Administration

CIS Executive Director Mark Krikorian has more about the criminals released by ICE. “Most were released simply because the administration didn’t want to detain them. Only for two dozen does the administration have any excuse at all, saying that they had to be released because their home countries wouldn’t take them back. And even that’s no excuse, for two reasons: the Supreme Court decision Obama’s people point to (Zadvydas v. Davis) limiting open-ended detention beyond six months of any criminal aliens whose countries won’t take them back has significant wiggle room in it – wiggle room the administration refuses, in this one and only instance, to take advantage of. And second, the law requires the State Department to impose visa sanctions on countries that won’t take their own citizens back, a requirement Secretaries Clinton and Kerry have simply ignored.”

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  1. When You’re New to a New Country

    You assimilate to its cultures and traditions. leave your national culture with the motherland.

  2. avatar Pamela Enns says:

    These illegal alien scourge must be stopped. We must #SupportMassDeportation #SecureOurBorders #StopBirthRightCitizenship and start protecting the American people from these parasites. 25 Americans die everyday at the hands of illegal aliens. 28% of all convicts in U.S. Prisons are violent illegal alien predators. This is our country. These corrupt politicians that are bought and paid for by cooperate rats & special interest thugs are selling out the American people. They are self serving and are pretty much auctioned off to the highest bidder. We need a strong straight forward fighter to undo every thing these creatures have done to destroy our country. As it stands, I’m voting for Donald Trump. He will clean up our country and he won’t pussy foot around to do it either.

  3. avatar 1MtnGirl says:

    I refuse to change my legal lifestyle to appease illegal immigrants in my country of which my ancestors were here when Columbus or whomever arrived. If they don’t like our country and attitude then they can pack it up and go back where they came from. Which of course most of us would like to see them do anyway.

    I too believe that is exactly what other countries are trying to nip in the bud. The first priority of these Muslim immigrants is to be tolerant of us, the host country that should have power immediately over whether they may or may not stay in that country…

    • avatar Leland says:

      Muslims have no tolerance of anyone else. Liberals in the west bash Israel but that’s complete hypocrisy. Israel has pride parades and Muslim countries throw the same people off rooftops.

  4. avatar Leland says:

    Here’s what Leonid Bershidsky says in his Bloomberg column:

    “Yet another anti immigration party has performed unexpectedly well in a European parliamentary election. Official election results today [6-19] show that the Danish People’s Party is now the second biggest in the country, capturing 37 seats in Parliament, the most it has ever won.”

    Then later he says:

    “In Finland and Denmark, with a small share of non-Finnish and non-Danish residents, there is no rational justification for the electoral performance of anti-immigation forces.”

    Translation, they have no right to head off a problem before it actually becomes a problem. Maybe they just looked at the situations in other European countries like France and Britain where they are dealing with large numbers of Islamic radicals. It’s always said that Muslims in the west are “tolerant”.

    Not really. 60 Minutes did a report last Sunday that showed “Sharia patrols” in England telling English citizens that they should not be sitting on a curb legally drinking a beer because it was a heavily Muslim area. Maybe that’s what other countries are trying to head off.