Today’s Immigration Headlines – August 3rd, 2015

UK Landlords ‘must evict’ illegal immigrants

“Landlords in England will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in the UK under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration. They will be able to end tenancies, sometimes without a court order, when asylum requests fail, ministers say,” the BBC reports.

DHS Loses Track of Illegal Alien Families

“As immigration officials speed up the release of women and children from detention centers in Dilley and Karnes County, the federal government said it doesn’t know how many families showed up to court after being released at the border over the past year,” the Houston Chronicle reports.

Bush Tackles Immigration at Koch Brothers’ Event

“Jeb Bush, now the undisputed king of fundraisers in both parties, came prepared on Sunday to address head-on the immigration issue, one of his biggest vulnerabilities with Republican core voters. He told an audience of major donors that the longest-running, unaddressed problem the U.S. faces has been legal “chain” immigration,” the Washington Times wrote.

Immigration Judges Face Burnout

“Across the United States, tens of thousands of immigrants are facing years of waiting for their day in court. With court staff in short supply and enforcement on the rise, there are close to half a million cases pending nationwide, according to the latest data from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). But there are only 250 immigration judges in the US, and this year, 100 judges are up for retirement,” Quartz reports.

DHS Asks Judge to Drop Contempt Hearing

“Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asked a judge not to find him and other Obama administration officials in contempt after his agency recovered work permits mistakenly issued after the court halted a controversial immigration initiative. Johnson said the government reclaimed all but 22 of the 2,500 offending permits and corrected federal computer databases to invalidate the rest, according to a report filed late Friday in federal court in Brownsville, Texas. Administration lawyers said the effort should prove Johnson and other top immigration officials have been sufficiently compliant to head off a contempt hearing set for later this month,” Bloomberg News reported.

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  1. DHS Loses Count Of IAs

    LOL…..we already knew their numbers were a fairy tale and way too low.

  2. avatar Richard A. says:

    What Jeb Bush favors is an employer based immigration policy. He thinks employers should determine who is allowed in and if the employer wants them indentured, they will come indentured. Don’t confuse this with merit based immigration.

  3. avatar Leland says:

    Just released figures showed that wage increases in the spring quarter of this year were the lowest in 33 years. I heard a reporter say this was because even with strong hiring, there is still a large pool of workers seeking work. Of course, what was not mentioned is the fact that we keep increasing the labor pool through a million and a half legal and illegal immigrants and visa workers per year.

    This is exactly what business wants and it’s no coincidence that the 2013 “gang of eight” amnesty bill and the proposed 12 nation Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal both contain massive increases in visa workers. But hey, let the politicians keep playing you like fiddles while they barter away your middle class lifestyle for more campaign contributions from those same companies.

    • They’re Taking Experience Skills Out of Professions, Government Included

      Demonizing older workers with experience and making this experience a moot point. We are becoming a 3rd world nation. We’re trying to make a degree a replacement for job experience….LOL….what a joke.