Today’s Immigration Headlines – June 25, 2015

Rep. Gutierrez Praises Jeb Bush on Immigration

“Wednesday on MSNBC’s ‘The Rundown With José Díaz-Balart,’ Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), one of the top Democrat immigration advocates who personally lobbied President Barack Obama for his executive order amnesty, praised Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush for his immigration position,” Breitbart News reports.

Obama Ejects Illegal Alien Heckler from White House Event

“The crowd that attends the annual White House reception celebrating LGBT Pride Month is generally a welcoming one. That was largely the case on Wednesday for President Obama, save for a rowdy heckler. Before Obama could get into his speech, he was interrupted by an attendee screaming, “No more deportations.” The President said he’s generally “just fine” with a few hecklers, but that when you’re in his home, you should play by his rules,” Time Magazine reported.

DHS Family Detention Plan Criticized

“A Homeland Security plan to ease the rules governing the detention of illegal immigrant families is drawing fire from GOP lawmakers. One Senate staffer warned that federal authorities can’t even remove the thousands of undocumented immigrants who’ve already been ordered out of the country. According to the Washington Examiner, GOP critics say the plan to release families from detention on bond if they can argue they face persecution in their homeland will only create more of an incentive for migrants to make an illegal crossing into the United States,” writes.

Canada Moves Toward Skills Based Immigration

“Immigration continues to be the nation’s most persistent headache. Everyone acknowledges it as Headache No. 1, but nobody has either the solution or even an effective headache powder. The masses keep crowding the border, and the politicians punt. On the nation’s doorstep, Canada has had an immigration procedure as fouled up as our own, with more immigrants arriving than any country but Australia. Since January, Canada has turned to the practical task of sorting through the demands of that vast troubled world out there that wants to come to North America,” the Washington Times writes.

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  1. avatar SecBorders says:

    BRITAIN is being forced to dump food worth millions every month because it has been “contaminated” by illegal immigrants breaking into lorries at Calais.

    By Scott Campbell

    Daily Express

    Shops are rejecting entire truckloads of deliveries over hygiene fears as food bosses warned that the industry has lost £10 million of produce already.

    Some drivers are taking detours of 100 miles into Holland to avoid gangs of would-be asylum seekers trying to sneak into the UK in the back of trucks.

    Freight Transport Association chief James Hookham said: “We have some lorries being surrounded by dozens, if not hundreds of people, trying locks, attempting to get into containers, stowing themselves underneath or even slitting open curtain-sided vehicles to get in. It’s chaos.”

    About 3,000 migrants are now camped out near the northern French port – double the number a year ago.
    In a stark warning, Fresh Produce Consortium boss Nigel Jenney said: “The situation has got increasingly worse.
    “Historically this would have been an exceptional incident. Now it is becoming much more prevalent.”

    He added: “It is fresh produce, it’s for immediate consumption and not packaged in a way that makes the product totally sealed, and therefore if you have a risk in the back there is a risk of contamination.”

    The Home Office said more than 40,000 attempts by illegal immigrants to get to the UK had been thwarted in 2014 but drivers say the situation is now far worse than last year.

    Trucker Michael Pearson said: “A group of maybe 20 or 30 people, crowbar in hand, broke the padlock off the truck in front, broke the [security] seal and opened the doors.

    “If I think about it now, I’m in fear of my life and I’m not by myself on this, several of my colleagues also spoke about that.

    “Their [illegal immigrants] attitude, their whole goal is just to get to the UK irrespective of what damage, or damage to persons, vehicles, property they cause, it doesn’t matter.

    “They were raising fists, there was a bloke with an iron bar because I was blowing the horn to alert the driver in front that they were getting into his trailer. That’s the bit they don’t like, blowing your horn.

    “That threat was directed at me personally. I was terrified because I’m on my own and if you get out – you can’t get out – because your life’s in danger.

  2. avatar Leland says:

    Funny how so many Republicans, who take pride in their flag waving and their claimed “strict interpretation” of the Constitution, are supporting the 12 nation TPP trade deal. Because it’s going to give foreign corporations and international courts the ability to sue our country and the individual states. And we have no recourse if we lose. Looks like for many Republicans their true allegiance is to the color of green, not red white and blue.

    I’m quite sure that the framers of the Constitution when they gave the power to pass or reject treaties [and that's what this is] never thought that Congress and the president would allow foreigners to have rights that are not remotely enumerated in the Constitution. What’s to prevent a provision being put into a treaty that no US environmental or labor laws shall apply to a foreign corporation? Because the prevailing wisdom seems to be put whatever you want in a trade treaty and it’s ok.

    And talk about never getting right, who else but NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman is back pushing this trade deal. Never mind that every other trade deal he supported going back to NAFTA has produced the opposite of the predictions. Not to mention he was one of the prime proponents of going into Iraq. Why do we listen to these consistently wrong people?