Today’s Immigration Headlines – June 23, 2015

ICE Agents Now Ignore Illegal Aliens in Jail

“The Obama administration has ordered agents to begin ignoring many of the illegal immigrants they encounter in local prisons and jails, as the president begins to implement a lesser-known part of his deportation amnesty program — a move that’s not sitting well with either side in the immigration debate. The move is a nod to sanctuary cities, who had begun to refuse to cooperate with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. After having court challenges, Mr. Obama bowed to those cities, counties and states and announced the changes as part of his November 2014 amnesty policy,” the Washington Times reported.

Judges Orders DHS to Return Deported Woman and Child to U.S.

“A Guatemalan woman and her 12-year-old daughter who were deported last Friday, outraging a federal judge who ordered them to be returned immediately, have been found and soon may be back in the United States, their attorney told Fox News Latino. The woman, who has been identified only as Ana, and her daughter came from Guatemala last year and had been held in a Pennsylvania family detention center since last summer, as their immigration case wended its way through the court system,” Fox News Latino writes.

Sen. Sessions Introduces Enforcment Bill

“With enforcement of immigration law said to be eroding under the Obama administration, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has introduced a new bill to strengthen immigration enforcement,” Breitbart News reports.

“Congress spends too much time catering to special interests, and not enough time serving the people who sent us here. Advancing this bill would be a dramatic step towards reestablishing the severed trust between the people and their government,” Sessions, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, said Monday.”

Video: Jindal on Repealing Obama Amnesty

“Bobby Jindal explains his position on immigration and why, if elected president, he would immediately reverse President Obama’s “illegal” executive orders allowing immigrants who came to the U.S. as small children, and their families, stay in the country (DAPA, DACA),” Real Clear Politics reports.

Coulter Tackles The Immigration Crisis

“Despite debuting at number two on the New York Times bestseller list, Ann Coulter’s latest blockbuster book Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole has received virtually no mainstream media attention outside of Fox News. This is not surprising, as the media does not want to have a real debate about immigration,” says former Rep. Virgil Goode.

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  1. I’ve Never Seen a President Work So Hard

    At breaking immigration laws.

  2. avatar Leland says:

    As usual, it’s Senator Jeff Sessions who not only talks the talk, but actually walks the walk. If his bill is what it takes to light a fire under Republicans, so be it. Where are all those brave words from last fall by the GOP about how if you put us in power we will pass legislation to reverse the presidential amnesty.

    Sessions is one of the very few whose word can be taken at face value. Not coincidentally, he is totally against what most of the GOP is for, the TPP “free trade” deal, because it will force Americans to take lower wages in the face of a flood of foreign workers.

    The problem with our present political system is that it promotes too many empty suits like Rubio [and the present occupant of the White House]. There’s far too much talk in the media about the color of a candidate’s tie, and not enough about the issues. What are the chances Lincoln would get elected today? No way, too gangly and awkward, never mind what he stood for. Of course, a large part of the blame must go to the public because they fall for this superficial nonsense. Ask them to name the contestants on Survivor or five Supreme Court justices and see what happens.