Family of Calif. Murder Victim Back Stronger Enforcment
“The parents of a woman shot to death on a San Francisco pier said Monday in a cable television news interview that they support a proposal to give mandatory prison time to deported people who return to the U.S. illegally. Kathryn Steinle, 32, was walking along a waterfront in San Francisco when she was shot by a gun allegedly fired by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a Mexican national who was in the country illegally,” the AP reports.
Over 100 Minors Caught at Border Every Day
“A large number of unaccompanied alien children continue to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border as 127 were apprehended per day doing so during the month of June, according to the most recent data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP),” CNS News reports.
Trump Finds Support Because Voters Care About Immigration
“Donald Trump has rocketed to the top, or near the top, of the Republican-primary field by focusing on illegal immigration and border security. Depending on the poll, Trump is garnering in the high teens of Republican voters. It might be that the high teens is the ceiling for Trump, but in a field with more than one dozen candidates dividing the voting pie, that’s enormous,” says Willaim Jacobson at National Review.
DHS Secretary Opposes Mandating Compliance With Detainers
“Department of Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson says he opposes mandating compliance with detainers, and is in fact in the process of eliminating them. On a conference call with law enforcement officials last week, Breitbart News has learned, Johnson addressed recent bills introduced by lawmakers to force sanctuary jurisdictions to comply with federal immigration law and immigration detainers,” Breitbart News reports.
Confusing Cause and Effect
“For a country of immigrants, the U.S. can really lack compassion in its discussion of immigration. The latest example of paranoia takes the form of Donald Trump’s ugly portrayal of new arrivals as criminals—a sorry attempt by the political entrant to comb one over on the voting public, and a slap in the face to the very people building his buildings. Toward the far more comfortable end of the sanity spectrum, there are legitimate fears of companies exploiting loopholes in the H-1B immigration program to displace native workers with cheaper labor,” says Eric Jaffe at Citylab.com.
“But even people with very reasonable concerns over working-class American livelihoods should feel comforted by a recurring trend that appears wherever and whenever people study immigration: as metro areas become more diverse, everyone becomes a lot better off.”
With Cuba Relations Improving, Calls to End Special Policy Rise
“Calls are growing for the Obama administration to end the decades-long practice of allowing Cubans who make it onto U.S. soil to stay here. The practice, which stems from the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act and is informally known as the “wet-foot-dry-foot” policy, allows Cubans who make it to the United States to remain her legally,” Fox News Latino says.
“Some groups, such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, want to see more than just a tweaking of the Cuban Adjustment Act. ‘With the re-establishment of full diplomatic relations with Cuba, our outdated Cold War immigration policies with that nation must end,’ Dan Stein, FAIR’s president, told FNL.”