Today’s Immigration Headlines – Sept. 28, 2015

Pew Report Tracks 1965 Law’s Impact

“Fifty years after passage of the landmark law that rewrote U.S. immigration policy, nearly 59 million immigrants have arrived in the United States, pushing the country’s foreign-born share to a near record 14%,” says the Pew Hispanic Center.

Amnesty Groups Ask Boehner to Pass Legislation Before Leaving

“Immigrant-rights advocates scrambled Friday to plead with House Speaker John A. Boehner to bring an immigration legalization bill to the floor before he leaves office next month, fearing his replacement will show even more antipathy toward their agenda. Mr. Boehner had long been pressing his party to tackle immigration, and in the days after President Obama’s 2012 re-election the Ohio Republican set one major goal: The House would pass a bill to legalize those in the country without authorization,” the Washington Times reports.

Obama Plans to Mint New Voters for 2016

“The White House has doubled down on its efforts to use massive illegal immigration for political advantage. On September 17, traditionally known as Constitution Day, the White House chose to highlight it as Citizenship Day, announcing a national campaign by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to naturalize legal immigrants and turn them into millions of new voters by 2016,” an op-ed in the Washington Times says.

Santorum on Immigration, Boehner

“GOP presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) spoke exclusively to Breitbart News during Friday’s Values Voter Summit, reacting to the breaking news that House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) resigned, slammed fellow GOP presidential candidates on immigration, and talked about Pope Francis,” Breitbart News reports.

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  1. Demographic Population Planning in America

    Is a total joke, we’ve replaced it with recycling….LOL

    • avatar No Change says:

      how long ago did your family co
      me here? and what contributions do they give to this land?….taxes do not count…..

      • No Change is Like a Skipping Vinyl Record

        He keeps repeating his same wild overpopulation need allegations, even if they have nothing to do with prudent environmental planning.

        • avatar No Change says:

          Ha you crack me up!!!……you are the record that has no proof…….you repeat things that you read but you have no facts….

          • At Least I Read Them

            You don’t reference anything except the same errant ideas, over and over again. I like your blogs, it shows how the basis of your opinions have no references. You help our side.

  2. avatar Leland says:

    It says in the Pew Hispanic Center link that: “At the time, relatively few anticipated the size or demographic impact of the post 1965 immigration flow.”

    This is NOT true and is a total rewrite of history. There WERE those in Congress who accurately predicted this exact outcome. So much so that hearings were held on the issue and both Bobby Kennedy, as attorney general, and Ted Kennedy, among others, dismissed any such concerns.

    Ted said on the floor of the Senate at the time, in obvious reference to those predictions: “First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same. Secondly, the ethnic mix of the country will not be upset.”

    There was nothing in the 1965 act that limited immigration to the then amount of 250 to 300 thousand per year. about a quarter of now. In fact, common sense dictated that “family reunification” would eventually become the chain migration that has occurred. Because every one of those people that came had more “family” back home.

    As for the “ethnic mix” being “upset”, we know how that turned out. Who in their right mind would want to be like corrupt, violent Mexico? But I guess political correctness forbids saying that.

    • avatar No Change says:

      Leland what is the Mexican population int the US and the illegal one against 330M?

      • avatar Leland says:

        It’s 34 million legal and illegal. Why don’t you answer what I said? Who would want to be like corrupt violent Mexico? You maybe, but no rational person.

        • avatar No Change says:

          the answer is a NO obviously………but yo can’t blame the bad people from the good ones……out of the 34 how many illegal and legal…..and from the legal what are visas, humanitarian, family etc?

          • avatar Leland says:

            So you concede that Mexico is corrupt and violent. Why do you think that is? I say it’s because they tolerate it as a society. What’s your explanation?

          • avatar No Change says:

            The same as our mafia back in time but in a lesser impact……….and even now or you think that we have no corruption….