Today’s Immigration Headlines – Aug 17, 2015

Somali Convicted of Running Interstate Sex Trafficking Ring

“A federal jury in Tennessee on Friday convicted three Minnesota men for their role in an interstate sex trafficking ring run mostly by Somali gang members. Six others were acquitted of all charges. The nine defendants were among 30 people — most from the Twin Cities — charged in connection with a human trafficking ring that sold Somali girls into prostitution over the course of a decade, authorities say,” the Star Tribune reported.

Trump Plan Would End Birthright Citizenship

“After weeks spent touting sweeping immigration reforms as a key campaign policy, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump delivered a proposal of what these reforms would actually look like. Trump has come under fire since he kicked off his campaign in mid-June, calling for a wall at the southern U.S. border and a crackdown on undocumented immigrants,” says Mashable.

Sen. Sessions Praises Trump Immigration Plan

“Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the intellectual leader of the conservative movement and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, issued a statement on Sunday afternoon praising 2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s immigration policy plan for America,” Breitbart News wrote.

Mark Levin Asks Why Americans Aren’t Refered to As Dreamers

“Syndicated radio host and bestselling author Mark Levin spoke to over 1,000 ‘fellow patriots’ on Sunday night at his ‘favorite place,’ the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Levin signed copies of, and discussed his youth-focused book Plunder and Deceit: Big Government’s Exploitation of Young People and the Future. He described this new project as a collection of pamphlets like those distributed during the pre-revolutionary period in America. Each one provides information on a topic such as radical environmentalism, illegal immigration, social security, education, Obamacare, national security and more. Each section is aimed at providing facts to equip Americans and help articulate the impact of a Leviathan-like government on the younger generation,” Breitbart News says.

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  1. avatar MRF says:

    What if some of the illegals signed up to help build the wall. They are paid, fed and boarded, and when the project is done, they are deported back to where they came from with a pocket full of cash. Any of the children born here are still citizens and will be allowed back here when they are of age, and why not. We should not be their surrogate parents, send them along with their families. By all means these people should be able to apply for citizenship, as all the others.

  2. avatar Leland says:

    Trump’s immigration plan is detailed, factual, and specific, instead of the usual mish mash of promises and generalities put out by most politicians. He spells out precisely how the government of Mexico, hand in hand with our government, plays us for suckers. We have sent our manufacturing jobs there and in return we get their uneducated welfare dependent class. He also noted how wages and jobs for the working class, particularly blacks, have been affected.

    All we hear about is the “expense” of deporting illegals. Not if we start enforcing the law and make it difficult for them to stay. No jobs, no welfare, no drivers licenses, nothing, and they will go like they came, by themselves. We also hear about how we will pay 5 dollars for a head of lettuce without illegals. First of all, that’s complete baloney because the cost of picking is only a fraction of the total cost in the supermarket.

    But I would rather pay a little more for produce than pay for an illegal and his five kids and the cost of school, food stamps, medical care and housing until they’re 18. Add up the cost of THAT. They get our car plants under NAFTA [Trump opposes new trade deals] and we get their lettuce pickers. Shouldn’t we save the car plants and let them grow the lettuce there?

    He is also absolutely right about birthright citizenship. Does anyone really think that the authors of the 14th amendment and the Supreme Court in the 1898 Wong Kim Ark case meant for children to become citizens by the illegal acts of their parents? Trump zinged Harry Reid by noting that Reid at one time called for the elimination of birthright citizenship.