Today’s Immigration Headlines – Oct 1, 2015

Coulter – War on America Turns 50

“These changes are entirely the result of government policies that were never debated, much less put to a vote. Americans have not been consulted on the question of whether to turn our country into some other country. Never mind what we’re doing. You’ll thank us later,” says Ann Coulter about supporters of the changes to immigration policy due to the 1965 Immigration Act.

German Woman Evicted from Public Housing to Make Room for Refugees

“A German woman has been evicted from her home of 16 years by local authorities in the small town of Eschbach in the South West of the country in order to make room for migrants, N-DE has reported. Gabrielle Keller is the second woman to be moved to make way for Germany’s self-inflicted invasion of migrants, following the case of Bettina Halbey, a 51-year-old nurse who was shifted from her home in Nieheim in the country’s north,” Breitbart News says.

DHS Backtracks on Green Cards After Clerical Error

“In early September, the State Department gave exciting news to tens of thousands of highly skilled legal immigrants in the United States who had been stuck for years in visa backlogs, waiting for green cards. On Oct. 1 they would take a big step forward along the path to their documents, a department bulletin said. Then, just as suddenly and with no explanation, on Sept. 25 the department reversed course, sending most of the immigrants — including many people from India and China with advanced degrees and professional careers in the United States — back to where they had been in slow-moving visa lines, dashing their hopes and disrupting their lives,” the New York Times reports.

“The problem was that immigration officials realized belatedly that they did not have enough green card visas, which are limited by yearly quotas, for all the immigrants they had allowed to apply for them, Obama administration officials said.”

Toys R Us Follows Outsourcing Script, Including H-1B Replacements

“When Congress designed temporary work visa programs, the idea was to bring in foreigners with specialized, hard-to-find skills who would help American companies grow, creating jobs to expand the economy. Now, though, some companies are bringing in workers on those visas to help move jobs out of the country,” the New York Times said.

“For four weeks this spring, a young woman from India on a temporary visa sat elbow to elbow with an American accountant in a snug cubicle at the headquarters of Toys “R” Us here. The woman, an employee of a giant outsourcing company in India hired by Toys “R” Us, studied and recorded the accountant’s every keystroke, taking screen shots of her computer and detailed notes on how she issued payments for toys sold in the company’s megastores.”

Trump Promises to Return Syrian Refugees

“Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says if he takes the White House, he will send back Syrian refugees coming to the U.S. ‘I’m putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration,’ he told an audience in Keene, N.H.,” The Hill reported.

End the Cuban Immigration Fraud

“You can understand why, during the height of the Cold War, America granted special privileges to Cuban refugees who risked their lives to flee the Communist dictatorship of Fidel Castro. But five decades later, the dynamics have changed. And given what we now know about some of those leaving Cuba, so should the laws be changed that give Cuban immigrants special status, including immediate access to welfare,” the Sun Sentinel writes in an editorial.

avatar About Dan Stein

Dan is FAIR's President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


  1. Trump Must Have a Measure of Actual Voter Attitude on Issues

    As he gradually spoon feeds us his policy carefully….like “send them all back” on the EU refugees.

  2. avatar Leland says:

    The Cuba link mentions an 81 year old now living with his daughter in Miami. He gets food stamps, Medicaid, and Supplemental Security Income, basically a Social Security check. But obviously he never worked here long enough to be eligible for regular Medicare and SS. It also notes another 62 year old welfare recipient who is using his welfare check to take vacations to Cuba every 2 to 3 months.

    So how is he afraid of that government when he returns to their control on a regular basis? Answer, he’s not afraid. The figure quoted in the story for welfare to Cuban immigrants is 680 million, and that does not include Medicaid which they were unable to calculate, but that has to be hundreds of millions more.

    But this is not exactly a new or unique story. Many of our refugee programs have large percentages of them on welfare benefits for many years. All the Syrian “refugees” will receive them automatically at first. Of course, if you want to find a person responsible for making that crisis far worse, look no further than Angela Merkel. She has stated outright that any of them that make it to Germany are welcome. And then Germany insists other countries “bear their share” of what they created.

    • avatar Leland says:

      The 680 million figure is per year, not a total.

      • avatar No Change says:

        yeah?…in the meantime the hardworking illegal Mexicans that help the economy…like building Trumps’ real state…….kick them out………

        too late Leland…………… cried like a baby about Mexicans for along time while you let the Cubans in… you re crying again

        • avatar Leland says:

          You keep failing to address the question of why you think it is a good thing when illegals have children here and then the taxpayers provide welfare benefits to raise them. Immigrants, legal and illegal, get welfare of various kinds at rates far above their share of the population. Why do you think those are good things. And you will never find anywhere that I said Cubans should get automatic entry here, so you’re just making things up like you always do.