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 Newsbusters.org.
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,” CJonline.com 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
Upworthy.com 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,” Hotair.com 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.’”