Today’s Immigration Headlines – Aug 5, 2015

Illegal Alien Arrested After Attempted Rape

“Springfield police arrested a man early Sunday after a woman and witnesses said he tried to rape the woman at knifepoint near downtown. Marvin Castellanos-Rivera, 26, is charged with attempted rape but he told police that he was in or near a bar ‘a majority of the night’ and couldn’t have attacked the woman,” KY3 TV reports.

“In a request for a $100,000 bond, prosecutors wrote: ‘Defendant held a knife to victim’s throat, pushed her against a wall and pul1ed her shorts down approximately six inches. Defendant punched the victim on the left side of her face. This defendant is clearly a threat to the community and this victim in particular. Defendant is also a flight risk; defendant told officers that he has been deported prior to this incident. Defendant stated that he was allowed to come back into the country for a month to take care of child support issues.’”

Does the Bush Plan Differ from the Gang of 8?

“In preparation for this week’s debate in Cleveland, Jeb Bush this week posted his immigration plan: ‘Securing the Border and Enforcing Our Immigration Laws.’ It’s basically a six-page summary of the Schumer–Rubio bill passed by the Senate in 2013, though without the other 1,194 pages of details,” says CIS Executive Director Mark Krikorian.

Zuckerberg Group Tracks Candidate Positions on Immigration

“Many people know Donald Trump’s position on immigration, but what about those of the other 2016 U.S. presidential candidates? can help you out with that. It has launched a new tool to keep track of what Hillary Clinton, Carly Fiorina et al have said about immigration,” reports.

Illegal Alien Arrested for Beating Child Arrested Despite ICE Detainer

“A man arrested in Paso Robles last week on charges of felony child abuse for reportedly beating his girlfriend’s toddler was released from custody despite a request from immigration officials to hold him. 27-year-old Francisco Javier Chavez posted a $100,000 bail and was released on Friday. Police say Chavez was arrested after they learned a two-year-old girl was hospitalized for multiple fractures,” reported.

New Film by Amnesty Supporters Attacks Rubio

“So far, there is only one Latino candidate on the top half of the long list of contenders for the 2016 presidential race: Marco Rubio. Many have not taken him seriously as a presidential contender. In the long tradition of career politicians, Rubio’s career reads somewhat textbook. But what makes him stand out is the mere fact that he is Latino,” say Regina Clemente and Jocelyn Torres, who worked on a new short film attacking Rubio.

Ruben Navarrette: Trump May Not Be All Bad

“I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Donald Trump may be good for the immigration debate after all. Trump is a refreshing change from those in both parties who are too afraid to speak the truth about the jobs done by illegal immigrants. Also, Trump doesn’t let his opposition to illegal immigration interfere with his support for legal immigration,” says Ruben Navarrette Jr. in his column.

Faint Praise for Trump

“Donald Trump is many things, but a deep thinker with a nuanced grasp of the complexities of public policy is not one of them. Yet he stands firmly at the front of the GOP presidential pack largely because of one issue: immigration. And before you dismiss his thoughts on the subject as the rantings of a simple-minded xenophobe, understand that more than any other candidate, he’s offering Republican primary voters some actual concrete ideas for how to address this challenge,” says Paul Waldman at The Week.

DHS Secretary Wants To Skip Contempt Hearing

” A motion has been filed on behalf of Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson requesting he be excused from an Aug. 19 court hearing in Texas where a judge has ordered his appearance over his department’s violations of a court-ordered injunction over the issuing of employment authorization grants to immigrants,” CNN reports.

Church Sanctuary Movement Shields Immigrants Facing Deportation

“When Rosa Robles Loreto, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, first took sanctuary at a church in Tucson, Arizona, to avoid being deported, she anticipated her ordeal would be over in a week, or maybe a month,” reports.

“It didn’t quite pan out that way. ‘I never would have foreseen it would be a year,’ she said this week. ‘I can’t believe this is still going on.’”

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  1. avatar Kyle says:

    Suckerburg and his ilk, are the cancer to this country!

  2. avatar Leland says:

    Trump can say whatever he wants about “the jobs Americans won’t do”, but if he offered 15 bucks an hour, tips on top of that, to maids who could drop the kids at school at 8 and then be home by 3 when they get off school, you would have women lined up to do that. And many agricultural jobs already are mechanized, like every tomato for canning in this country, or could be raised hydroponically, like strawberries and lettuce, which is basically factory work. If we had a true agricultural visa plan, where it is assured they go home, that’s one thing. But it never happens that way.

    If you read the 2013 Gang of Eight bill, the amnesty was up front, and the sections about e-verify and a secure border were nothing more than plans to have a study to make recommendations to submit a plan to have a study…I think you get the idea, And it was five full years to come up with those plans, with extensions possible. There were separate amendments proposed to make those things mandatory before any amnesty and those were defeated. In other words, a repeat of the 1986 amnesty and Bush would be quite happy with that.

  3. The Rubber Hits the Road

    When Trump supports immediate eVerify for all American jobs right now, without a bill.