Today’s Immigration Headlines – July 28, 2015

The Scott Walker Immigration Video Spanish TV Won’t Show

“Confrontations between unauthorized immigrant protesters and presidential candidates are usually gold to the national Spanish-language networks. They typically serve to advance this media segment’s favored immigration narrative, as well as depict immigration dissidents as “anti-immigrant” or “insensitive.” When these videos accomplish their objectives, they are blasted all over Univision, Telemundo, and MundoFox newscasts, as well as on ImpreMedia’s print and social media footprints. But what happens when the confrontation doesn’t go as intended?” says

Anti-Sanctuary Bill Would Have Financial Bite

“Federal legislation being championed by U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder could cost Kansas’ most populous counties, including Shawnee County and Yoder’s own Johnson County, more than $100,000 apiece next year by labeling them sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants. Under the legislation, any state, county or city accused by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security of not fully enforcing federal immigration laws would be ineligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency grants,” reports.

Thomas Sowell: Documented Irresponsibility

“It is a painful sign of the deterioration of respect for law that a new law has to be passed to prevent a “sanctuary city” from obstructing justice, which is already a crime. The larger issue is control of our own borders. We can debate forever whether building a fence is the best way to do that. But too much time has been wasted already,” says Thomas Sowell in a new column.

White House Gives Teacher Awards Only to Illegal Aliens profiles recipients of the White House Champions of Change award. “The awards typically go to innovative American workers across the spectrum. This time around, all of the recipients were people who either overstayed a visa or entered the country illegally. Now they’re able to live in the U.S. without fear of imminent deportation.”

Bush Promises Comprehensive Immigration Change in Spanish Interview

“A story about Jeb Bush being in favor of amnesty, er… sorry, ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ shouldn’t be anything new. But at the same time, the candidate seems to have been sending some mixed messages to the base over the course of his 2016 campaign. Not that long ago he said that he would rescind the President’s executive amnesty program, but speaking to a different outlet during that same week he hinted pretty much the exact opposite. It can all be so confusing, can’t it? But this week he did an interview for a Spanish speaking outlet where he seems to give an at least somewhat more clear explanation,” reports.

Almost 90 Percent of Illegal Aliens Will Never Get Deported Under Obama Policies

“Under the Obama administration’s new deportation guidelines, announced in November and put into effect July 1, [certain] individuals will be a priority for deportation. Consequently, according to Marc R. Rosenblum, author of the [Migration Policy Institute] report and deputy director of the United States immigration policy program at the Migration Policy Institute, refocusing enforcement policies on this select group ‘would effectively offer a degree of protection to the vast majority—87 percent—of unauthorized immigrants now residing in the United States,” the Daily Signal writes.

Immigration Lawyers Complain About Access to Detention Centers

“Pro bono attorneys working at the country’s two largest immigrant family detention centers in Texas said Monday that they have been “locked out” after they raised concerns last week that officials were forcing the immigrant mothers they represent to sign legal papers without consulting them,” the LA Times writes.

“The complaint comes as the Congressional Progressive Caucus and members of the House Judiciary Committee are preparing to hold a forum on family detention Tuesday that’s expected to include testimony from two immigrant women who were detained, a whistle-blower who worked at one of the Texas detention centers and experts on the psychological, developmental and legal implications of family detention.”

Payday for Illegal Aliens in Suit Over Nashville Arrests

“Five years after immigration agents and local police raided a south Nashville apartment complex, the federal and Nashville governments have agreed to pay $310,000 to 14 people who sued over constitutional violations. Plaintiffs include 12 Hispanic immigrant men who were arrested, and an American woman and boy who were detained and questioned. As part of the settlement, deportation proceedings against eight of the plaintiffs were deferred for seven years,” the Washington Times writes.

Illegal Aliens Outnumber Unemployed Americans

“The number of illegal immigrants in the United States totaled 11.3 million in 2014, outnumbering the 9.6 million Americans who were unemployed in the same year, according to data from Pew Research Center and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS),” the Free Beacon reports.

“‘An estimated 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S. in 2014,’ says a Pew report. ‘The new unauthorized immigrant total includes people who cross the border illegally as well as those who arrive with legal visas and remain in the U.S. after their visas expire.’”

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  1. Have You Noticed?

    Anytime Immigration is referenced laws on the books are ignored completely, while hypothetical “stall” improvements with unnecessary bills that cost us money is the route the open border propaganda experts are brainwashing Americans. Pathetic!

    This is their plan, stall us with more unnecessary bills and do nothing anyway. Did anyone say immediate eVerify?

  2. avatar SecBorders says:

    Hell will freeze over before I vote for Jeb Bush in the primaries.

  3. avatar Leland says:

    Scott Walker handled being confronted by that illegal alien well. The father demands to know when “reform” aka amnesty will be passed. That same old attitude that somehow they are entitled to relief from the consequences of their illegal actions.

    Why would a presidential candidate saying the law must be followed be controversial. That’s what the constitution says is part of the job. Wonder why other presidential candidates insist they will assist lawbreakers?

    And the father’s actions would bring him immediate deportation in Mexico. Chapter III, Article 33 of the Mexican constitution says: “Foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.” Got that? In ANY way.

    • avatar SecBorders says:

      And not only do they have the attitude that they are exempt from following the law, they think they are entitled to benefits from the country whose laws they have broken. Why don’t they stay in their country of origin and work to make it a better place instead of coming up here and mooching off of us? Why do we want millions of people with this kind of attitude to become Americans? I can’t see how a country made up of millions of people like this will do very well.

      • avatar Leland says:

        We won’t do well. We’re importing the poverty of other countries. People talk about when our grandparents came here, but they did not come here and expect the taxpayers to support their families, which is what is happening now. Have five anchor babies and we pick up the tab for that. And as you say, what makes anyone think that repeat lawbreakers are going to be solid citizens? Why would anyone think they would not be predisposed to cheat on their taxes or claim benefits to which they are not entitled?

      • avatar Cici says:

        We rarely see anything on making their lives better in their own countries:

        1) Contraception – not one problem is made better by overpopulation. Honduras refused a U.N. grant in the 80′s on family planning after the Catholic Church kept screaming “genocide.” Now population is double.
        2) Stop supporting the wealthy in their countries by having U.S. taxpayers pay for their health care, food stamps, children’s education. They should demand these at home – better yet, eliminate the need for food stamps by demanding decent pay for jobs at home. Taxpayer-paid benefits here help them accept low-paying jobs in the U.S. Another way to “live” on low pay is by overcrowding – 4 – 7 people in a one-bedroom.

        Instead, the media is flooded with stories about how supposedly mean and racist we are for not welcoming everyone who wants to be here.