Today’s Immigration Headlines – Sept 11, 2015

Obama Administration to Accept 10,000 Syrian Refugees

“President Obama has directed his administration to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees, a dramatic increase over the number it accepted in 2015. White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Thursday the U.S. will “accept at least 10,000 refugees in the next fiscal year,” beginning Oct. 1,” The Hill writes.

Business That Asked Employees for Proof of Legal Status Sued By Obama Administration

“In August, the Obama administration fined a Nebraska business $200,000 and demanded they pay “uncapped” backpay to foreign workers against which they are accused of discriminating after the company asked them to provide proof of their legal status,” Breitbart News reports.

New Jersey County Detains Criminal Illegal Aliens for ICE

“’Cape May County has, for many years, honored those requests to retain, up to 48 hours, those criminal illegal aliens in the County Correctional Center for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and prior to that new agency, the previous Immigration and Naturalization Service,” states the Cape May County Herald.

Father-Daughter Duo Arrested for Immigrant Marriage Sham

“Posing as immigration lawyers, the father-daughter team placed ads in Chinese language newspapers. For a $50,000 fee, the Pasadena pair promised to obtain a visa and lawful status for Chinese nationals through marriages with U.S. citizens, according to a search warrant affidavit filed in the case by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” Fox News says.

Arrests for Murder Up 55% in Sanctuary City, Says Report

“’Arrests for murder in San Francisco jumped 55% and arrests for rape jumped 370% between 2011 and 2015, during the time the city expanded its sanctuary city policies, according to new figures obtained by Judicial Watch,” states Breitbart News.

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  1. avatar Leland says:

    Florida has the 4th largest percentage of foreign born by state. It went from 13% in 1990 to about 20% now. How has that worked out economically? This is from a recent article by William Gibson of the Tribune Washington Bureau:

    “Florida’s wage gap has significantly widened since the Great Recession as a growing share of workers became stuck in low paying jobs, a research team at Florida International University concluded in a just-released report.”

    “Pay for the top 10% of wage earners in Florida grew 25 times faster than for the bottom 10% from 1980 to 2014, the researchers found.”

    “From 2009 to 2012, in the wake of the recession, income for the top 1% of Florida earners grew by 39.5%, when accounting for inflation. For the bottom 99% it plunged by 7.1%.”

    How about the state with the biggest percentage of foreign born, California? The federal government now has a “true poverty” index, which measures cost of living vs. wages paid and the Golden State has the highest percentage of those in true poverty. When do we get to the good economic part of all this immigration? That is, other than for the top 1%.