Today’s Immigration Headlines – Aug 28, 2015

NYC Schools Face Crush Due to Immigration

“New York has sent a warning to its schools: Expect more illegal immigrants. The city Department of Education has told principals it plans this year to enroll 2,350 migrant children from Central America who crossed into the United States unaccompanied — with many more to come,” the New York Post says.

Mexico Warns Texas About Refusing Birth Certificates to Illegal Aliens

“The Mexican government is warning that Texas’ denial of birth certificates for U.S. children born here to undocumented immigrants stands to imperil the relationship between Mexico and the Lone Star State. The concern was raised in an amicus brief filed Monday evening to lend support to immigrants parents who sued Texas after being denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children, even after showing their “matrículas,” the ID cards issued by the Mexican Consulate to undocumented immigrants,” Fox News Latino says.

Migrants or Refugees?

“Day after day, images of soaked and exhausted parents clutching their glassy-eyed children as they arrive on Europe’s shores make their way around the world. That they are desperate and vulnerable after a harrowing journey across the Mediterranean on rickety rafts or packed ships is beyond doubt. But does that make them refugees from war or oppression, with a right to protection under international law, or are they better described as migrants, a term that usually refers to people simply seeking a better life in another country,” the AP writes.

Cantor Picked to Lead Bush Campaign in VA

“Rejected GOP leader Eric Cantor will endorse Jeb Bush and become the co-chair of Bush’s presidential campaign in Virginia, according to Politico. Cantor was rejected by his Virginia constituents in 2014 for backing a plan developed by Democrats, Republicans, and business leaders that would triple the nation’s huge inflow of migrants. Bush is promoting a similar migration-boosting policy in his 2016 campaign,” Breitbart News says.

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  1. If You Don’t Think Like what I Believe, I’ll Have Nothing to Do With You

    When did that value become so important in a free country? Open Borders puts constraints on free speech, except open borders values.

  2. avatar Leland says:

    According to the NY Post story, those illegal “minors” will need “psychological counseling”, English language education, free lunches, and medical and dental, all on top of the more than $20,000 per pupil spending already in place. “Minors” is in quotes because a lot of these illegals are in their middle teens or older, which would make them adults in their home countries. Again, the US taxpayer gets the shaft and our government lets these countries walk all over us. Of course, the voters are too busy on Facebook and “social media” to get informed.

    Dana Milbank claims that among Trump’s “gross negatives” is “Kicking one of the nation’s leading Latino journalists, Jorge Ramos, out of a news conference and telling him go back to Univision.” No, he had Ramos kicked out because he became a heckler who interrupted a press conference without being called on. Just another entitled “advocate” who thinks the rules don’t apply to him. Interrupt a White House press briefing and see how long you are there.

    As far as the European migration crisis, we progressive democracies are going to survive or not. And we won’t by allowing in everyone from the many countries that can’t get their act together. They should get a choice. Return home or you can go to a refugee camp we will set up in those countries. But you don’t come here. These people simply refuse to defend themselves. The Islamic fanatics took over the city of Mosul in spite of the Iraqi army outnumbering them 10 to 1. Sorry, nothing we can do about that.