Today’s Immigration Headlines – Aug 25, 2015

Illegal workers ‘may face six months’ jail’ . . . In U.K.

“People who work illegally in England and Wales will face up to six months in prison, under proposals to be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill. The bill, to be introduced in the autumn, will also contain measures against takeaway restaurants and off-licences which employ illegal migrants,” the BBC reports.

Bush, Trump Differ During Border Visits

“Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush pressed on with his offensive against Donald Trump Monday, posting a video slamming the GOP front-runner’s immigration plan as “catastrophic.” The one-minute video includes news reports and conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer slamming Trump’s plan to deport the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.,” CNN reported.

Joe Scarborough Upset Over GOP Immigration Discussion

“Joe Scarborough had a meltdown regarding Donald Trump and Jeb Bush’s war of words regarding ‘anchor babies’ and ‘Asians,’ saying, ‘why can’t my party get its hand out of the blender?’” the Daily Caller notes.

“Scarborough had a hard time on Tuesday’s ‘Morning Joe’ coping with his party’s self-destruction, saying, ‘When Hillary Clinton has FBI helicopters swirling around her headquarters and is basically saying ‘Please, please, I’m obstructing justice, please take me away.’ And we’re talking about, it’s really the Asians’ fault? Versus the Hispanics’ fault.”

Santorum Proposal Gets Positive Reviews

“A pro-immigration enforcement organization is praising one GOP presidential candidate for his stance on the issue. Last week Rick Santorum released his immigration plan, which suggests ending automatic citizenship for children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants. Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, says Santorum is presenting proposals that benefit U.S. citizens hurt by out-of-control illegal immigration,” OneNewsNow says.

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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.


  1. So many people don’t like Trump but he is the only one who has the balls to speak about fixing this immigration disaster that ODUMBO has purposely created …so if no other politician will even speak of it ,do you really think they are going to do anything about it??? NO !!! SOMETHING major needs to take place in order to rescue this country and it al begins with immigration …if we can fix the immigration dilemma then we can begin to fix the welfare and unemployment problems…that will then correct some of our other financial issues such as poverty

  2. avatar SecBorders says:

    With so many in the media and so many of our politicians getting up every day and working overtime against the best interests of the American people, purposely lying and distorting in order to advance their agenda, it’s no wonder so many people are fed up and backing Trump even if he isn’t always very diplomatic.

  3. avatar Leland says:

    The continuing debate over the term anchor baby is just more of the same old same old by the media and immigration advocacy groups. Because they don’t want the focus to be on what is the real issue. Which is the fact that most of the illegals who have US born citizen children have very limited educations, frequently not even a high school decree, and are low skilled and low income.

    Therefore, their large families of citizen children make the family eligible for a bounty of welfare benefits and will pay little if any tax payments to the government. In other words, they will be a net negative for a long time and that frequently carries over into the second and third generations. It’s an expectation of entitlements and it is no way anything but a negative for the fiscal situation of this country.

    It’s just like when members of the Sierra Club tried to make immigration an issue in the 1990s, saying population growth hurts the environment. But the leadership tried to portray those members as bigots and nativists. There is no doubt California, in the midst of a catastrophic drought, would have been better off without the mass immigration of the last three decades.

    And when these issues are brought up, the discussion immediately turns to charges of bigotry. Don’t like the term anchor baby? Ok, but what’s your answer to the underlying issue that we are importing the poverty stricken of other countries.

    • So Much of Our National Sovereign Laws Have Been Ignored by Foreigners Who Control Our Purse Strings Now

      Its getting to be an exception when we occasionally get immigration laws enforced.