Hungary Halts All Rail Traffic
“Overwhelmed by thousands of asylum-seekers, Hungarian authorities Tuesday briefly halted rail traffic from their nation’s main train station, the latest blow to borderless movement in Europe. The abolition of border controls between European Union nations has been a central pillar of European leaders’ dreams of stitching together a continent of common values and interconnected economies. But in just weeks, the mounting migration crisis has begun to erode a system that took decades to build,” the Washington Post says.
Terror Suspect Gets Tax Funded Truck License
“A terrorism suspect whose name appears on the “No Fly” list has been allegedly given a Class-A commercial driver’s license, which would allow him to drive semi-trucks that he can fill with whatever seemingly legal item he chooses. Amir Meshal had been attempting to get his Class A license from a South St. Paul Truck Driving School in Minnesota. The $4,000 tuition was paid for through the state workforce program,” says a report at DC Clothes Line.
Steinle Family Will Sue
“Kate Steinle’s parents announced Tuesday they had filed legal claims against San Francisco and federal officials in connection to their daughter’s death, which sparked fierce national debate about immigration policies,” the New York Daily News says.
This Labor Day, Remember American Workers
“Millions of Americans have little reason to celebrate this labor day weekend. Years after the economy supposedly recovered from the recession that began in 2007, we have yet to see the robust job creation that typically follows a recession,” says Peter Kirsanow.
“The employment situation continues to be particularly grim for low-skilled workers, teenagers and African-Americans. The July 2015 unemployment rate for African-American men was 8.7 percent, and the labor force participation rate was only 67.4 percent. The unemployment rate for workers with less than a high school diploma was 8.2 percent, and their labor force participation rate was a mere 45.3 percent. The unemployment rate for 16-19 year olds is 14.4 percent, and they have a labor force participation rate of 44.1 percent.”
Trump Targets Bush on Immigration
“Donald Trump is going after Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush with a new campaign video about immigration. In the video, Bush is shown saying in a 2014 interview that illegal immigration is “not a felony” but rather an “act of love.” The video has pictures of three men who were in the country illegally and have been charged or convicted in killings,” US News reports.