Today’s Immigration Headlines – July 27, 2015

Obama Administration Plans Even More Measures to Benefit Illegal Aliens

“The Obama administration is moving forward with plans to expand a waiver program that will allow additional illegal aliens to remain in the country rather than apply for legal status from abroad. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a proposed rule on Tuesday that would make changes to a waiver program created by President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration in 2013. The action created a waiver that primarily allowed illegal immigrants with a U.S. citizen spouse or parent to stay in the country instead of having to leave the United States and be barred from returning for three or 10 years, if they proved their absence would create an “extreme hardship” for their spouse,” the Free Beacon reports.

Judge May Rule Against Any Family Detention

“A federal judge’s ruling presaging the release of the largest number of illegal immigrant mothers and children from U.S. detention centers has erased the last get-tough immigration policy of the Obama administration, leaving the law even more of a mess and authorities with even fewer tools to try to deter another surge of border crossers. The sweeping decision by U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee gives the Obama administration 90 days to object; otherwise, she will order the government to move quickly to release all illegal immigrant children and try to release their parents as well,” the Washington Times reports.

Hungarian Leader Says Europe is Threatened by Mass Immigration

“Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Saturday that Europe’s existence is under threat from the huge influx of migrants to the region, but that granting Brussels more power isn’t the way to solve the bloc’s problems,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

Obama Administration Removes Cuba From List of Worst Human Trafficking Countries

“The Obama administration has removed Cuba and Malaysia from the list of worst offenders when it comes to human trafficking and forced labor.
The State Department upgraded both countries to the so-called Tier 2 Watch List in the State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, which was released Monday. Both had been listed as Tier 3 countries, a designation indicating more significant problems,” the Washington Examiner reports.

Mass Immigration Transforms Virginia

“A remarkable transformation is underway in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The birthplace and final resting place of George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson—and once one of the most reliably-red of red states—is being rapidly turned into a progressive stronghold. These changes are not the result of an inside agency, or a natural evolution in political thinking, but rather the result of one of the most impactful yet least-discussed policies of the federal government,” Breitbart News says.

Big majority of GOP voters favors mass deportation, poll finds

“This new poll finding, courtesy of CNN, is not all that surprising, but it is very illuminating of the demographic challenges the GOP faces right now: A big majority of Republicans believes that the government’s main focus on immigration should be not just on stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, but also on deporting those already here,” the Washington Post reports.

Trump Says Focus on Deporting Criminals

“Billionaire businessman Donald Trump on Sunday said a key part of his immigration strategy would be deporting the “bad dudes” who are committing crimes like the slaying of a San Francisco woman earlier this month,” The Hill writes.

Trump Could Win, Says Coulter

“In a D.C.-based radio interview, best-selling author Ann Coulter Friday defended GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump and believes he could be a ‘nominee who could win’ the election. ‘Trump is different. We have been lied to for thirty years about immigration. That’s why Trump is striking this chord. He’s attractive. He’s tall. He’s hilariously funny. I think he could be not only a nominee who could win but a third party candidate who could win,’ Coulter told WMAL Friday,” the Daily Caller writes.

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  1. avatar Leland says:

    Read the link under Mass Immigration Transforms Virginia and how both Marco Rubio and John McCain want to triple our already high legal immigration while at the same time allowing continual amnesties. Are they being paid by the Democratic party? Because what they are proposing will spell an end to the present Republican party in a couple decades because those immigrants will not and never have voted other than Democratic.

    Actually I think most all of the leading Democrats and a large portion of the Republicans should have to register as agents of a foreign country, namely Mexico, because those people are far more interested in representing the interests of Mexico and other countries than that of the US.

    I can’t imagine anyone really wanting to be like Mexico. Corrupt, violent, and largely ruled by the drug cartels. No thanks.

  2. The Overpopulation Immigration

    Has no environmental impact on America Open Border Pundits allege…..