Today’s Immigration Headlines – Aug 10, 2015

Coulter Warns GOP on Immigration

“On Friday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s ‘Hannity,’ Ann Coulter, author of ‘Adios, America’ took on GOPAC chairman David Avella, who insisted that all the GOP presidential candidates were in favor of securing the southern U.S. border with Mexico. Coulter, however, argued they weren’t by saying if they’re not for at least a fence, then they’re not being forthright on the issue. She went on to say if the ‘invasion by illegals’ continues, the Republican Party will become irrelevant, as it has in California,” Breitbart News says.

Police Chief Blames DHS in Death of California Woman Raped by Illegal Alien

“When a woman died after an undocumented immigrant and another man allegedly sexually assaulted her and beat her with a hammer, a police chief wasted little time blaming the executive offices of California and the United States. ‘I think it starts in Washington, D.C., with this administration that we see and their policies. I think you can draw a direct line over to Sacramento with the policies of, I’m going to say, this governor and the Legislature,’ Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin told reporters. ‘And I am not remiss to say that from Washington, D.C., to Sacramento, there’s a blood trail into the bedroom of Marilyn Pharis,’” CNN said.

Trump Stays on Top in Polls

“Donald Trump remains the frontrunner for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination, according to a new poll taken after the first Republican debate. he NBC News/ online sampling released on Sunday found Trump atop the GOP field with 23 percent support, 10 points more than his nearest competitor,” The Hill writes.

DHS Tries PR Campaign to Discourage Central Americans from Heading to U.S.

“The Department of Homeland Security is ramping up a new campaign to try to persuade Central American families not to make the perilous journey to jump the U.S. border, as new statistics suggest that last summer’s surge could be happening again. The effort comes as the administration fights a federal judge who is trying to severely limit detention of illegal immigrant families, once again testing President Obama’s standing in the Hispanic- and immigrant rights communities,” the Washington Times reported.

Slate Blames Conservatives for the 1965 Immigration Act

“Fifty years ago a substantial number of conservative United States senators openly supported severe restrictions on legal immigration, influencing a bill that helped create the modern Mexican “illegal” immigration “crisis” as we know it,” Slate writer Ben Mathis-Lilley says.

New Poll: Only 25 Percent of Americans Want More Immigration

“One-quarter of the U.S. public favors an increase in the number of immigrants permitted into the country, while 40 percent say levels should remain steady and 34 percent would like fewer allowed in, according to the results of a new Gallup survey. The 25 percent who advocate increased immigration levels is double what it was in June 2002, less than a year after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when that figure registered at 12 percent,” Newsmax reports.

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Dan is FAIR's President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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  4. The Republican Candidates are a Miserable Lot to Choose From

    That’s why Trump is doing so well. He doesn’t like defiant politicians that only speak open border pundit, not real English. As bad as he is, he’s the best we got, Democrat or Republican….he’d really have my vote locked up if he’d put the rubber to the road and implement eVerify now.

  5. avatar Kirt Thialfad says:

    If the Central Americans are complaining about detention, why on earth do they surrender to border agents? Their detention is Totally voluntary. We dont want to detain you, feed you, house you, entertain you, in fact, we dont even want youh here.

  6. avatar Leland says:

    If Ben Mathis-Lilley of Slate wants to talk about who was totally wrong about the 1965 immigration act, there’s no reason to search any further than the Kennedy brothers and all the others who flat out misrepresented the bill and dismissed the “critics”, but the critics were exactly right when they predicted it would bring endless family chain migration.

    In hearings before the House, then Attorney General Robert Kennedy claimed: “I would say for the Asia-Pacific Triangle, it [immigration] would be approximately 5,000, after which immigration from that source would virtually disappear.”

    On the Senate floor, Ted Kennedy proclaimed: “First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration [note-then around 250,000] remains substantially the same. Secondly the ethnic mix of the country will not be upset.”

    So the critics were exactly right. Not that Ted had much of a problem going back on his word. During debates on the 1986 amnesty he stated that he would “never again” support another amnesty being brought before Congress. Then he went on to support many more right up until his death in 2009.