Today’s Immigration Headlines – Sept 9, 2015

1 in 5 Voters Believe Candidate’s Immigration Stance Is Important

“Twenty percent of U.S. registered voters say they will only vote for a candidate who shares their views on immigration, with another 60% saying it will be one of many important considerations they take into account,” says a Gallup poll.

Petition to End Immigration to U.K. Receives Over 100,000 Signatures

“A petition calling on the government to halt all immigration to the UK “immediately” has raced past the 100,000 signature mark, meaning that it is now eligible for debate in the House of Commons. However, it is unlikely to be put to the Commons, as MPs are currently debating the migrant crisis in Europe,” Breitbart News reports.

California Bill Drops Health Coverage for All Illegal Aliens

“Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, removed language seeking a federal waiver that would allow immigrants to purchase unsubsidized coverage through Covered California. His bill, SB4, now would only offer health coverage for immigrant children from low-income families. Earlier this year, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders extended state funding to cover children under 19 in Medi-Cal, the state’s health care program for the poor, regardless of their legal status,” the Associated Press writes.

Report Says EB-5 Program Risks Fraud

“The report said that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which is part of DHS, “faces significant challenges” in detecting fraud, in part because it relies heavily on paper-based documentation and the electronic databases it does use contain limited information on applicants. EB-5 is susceptible to fraud, the report said, because it is difficult to identify the sources of funds immigrant investors use and whether they are from illicit sources such as the drug trade,” states the Washington Post.

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