Today’s Immigration Headlines – Sept 2, 2015

New Report: Half Of Immigrants are On Welfare

“More than half of the nation’s immigrants receive some kind of government welfare, a figure that’s far higher than the native-born population’s, according to a report to be released Wednesday. About 51% of immigrant-led households receive at least one kind of welfare benefit, including Medicaid, food stamps, school lunches and housing assistance, compared to 30% for native-led households, according to the report from the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that advocates for lower levels of immigration,” USA Today reports.

Steinle Suit Will Have Political Impact

“As the family of a woman allegedly slain by an undocumented immigrant filed a claim today in advance of a lawsuit over her death, a fierce debate in Washington over the practice of so-called “sanctuary cities” is expected to consume Congress after members return from their summer recess. Congress has been working on legislation known as “Kate’s Law,” after Kate Steinle, the victim of the attack in San Francisco that made national headlines earlier this summer. It would end federal funding for so-called sanctuary cities that defy federal immigration actions,” ABC News reported.

Daily Beast Hit Piece on Trump Misses the Mark

“The Daily Beast is predicting Donald Trump’s supporters won’t react well to his wife on the campaign trail, labeling his supporters as ‘anti-immigrant.’ The story notes that Trump’s wife Melania is expected to join him on the campaign trail and goes on to suggest that Trump supporters might not receive her well because she is an immigrant, attempting to lump legal and illegal immigrants under the same category in order to paint all Trump supporters as collectively ‘anti-immigrant,’” Breitbart News writes.

WSU Says Professors May Not Fail Students Who Use the Term “Illegal Alien”

“Officials at Washington State University have now announced that taxpayer-funded professors on campus cannot proceed with their flagrant attempts to censor politically-incorrect terms or require students with white skin to “defer” to minority students. The epic smackdown came on Monday in a strongly-worded statement from interim school president Daniel J. Bernardo,” the Daily Caller says.

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  1. That’s Not Encouraging a Glut STEM Workers

    When we have plenty of legal citizen technical to choose from. Its encouraging uneducated poor to glut our immigration system (legal and illegal) and half are on welfare. Does America care about its legal workers at all? Some of us do, but the Dem/Rep party management are leading us all down a path a doom this way.