Today’s Immigration Headlines – October 2, 2015

50 Years Later, Immigration Law Changed America

“Immigration is one of the hottest topics in the 2016 presidential campaign, generating angry debate over whether to deport millions of people who entered the U.S. illegally or grant them some form of amnesty, and whether to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. But the history of the current furor goes back 50 years, to one of the most far-reaching laws ever enacted in the country: the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. A review of that law and its impact provides many lessons for today, notably that substantial change can be a very lengthy process and “reform” can have huge, unforeseen consequences,” US News says.

Obama Plan Involves Millions of New Voters

“The Obama administration is launching a campaign to accelerate the conversion of millions of immigrants to citizenship. The nation’s immigration agencies will spend big bucks on “outreach” activities and the Naturalization process will be streamlined. The goal is to add several million new citizens to the voter rolls by November 2016,” Breitbart News reports.

Riverside County Agrees to Notify DHS of Illegal Alien Release

“Riverside County sheriff’s officials have decided to meet federal immigration agents halfway regarding jailed immigrants wanted for deportation.
The county’s largest police agency — and operator of all the county’s jails — has agreed to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials of the impending release of jailed non-U.S. citizens,” the Press Enterprise reports.

N.C. Bill Would Help Immigration Enforcement

The Daily Tar Heel covers legislation in North Carolina that would help immigration enforcement. “Proponents of the bill argue the new policy will allow a closer enforcement of immigrant identification — particularly in counties that previously issued identification documents. Ron Woodard, director of the immigration reform organization NC LISTEN, said IDs issued by counties and other groups aren’t government-official.”

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  1. avatar Glen Rowley says:

    Trump is the great hope of America. I hope he builds the wall, and we have a great American cocktail party at the wall.
    As a matter of fact, if he is not on the ticket I will not go to the polls but will be at the bar drinking.

  2. avatar Leland says:

    There was a poll this last week in which Californians said they believed that all the immigration into that state had been for the better. California has the most immigrants, legal, illegal, by both total numbers and percentage of population. What better laboratory to put that theory to the test. And the facts run counter to their beliefs.

    For the last 25 years almost all the growth in that state has been due to direct immigration and their higher birth rates here. Had that growth not occurred or at least been substantially reduced, the state would still be in the middle of an historic drought but would not have the same amount of water to supply as now. But the political establishment there, backed by the voters, insists on even more immigration. Jerry Brown fiddles while California burns. They are literally using their last supplies of water.

    Gas prices are the highest in the country. Total tax burden is among the highest in the country, if not the highest, according to various surveys. The Census Bureau calculates what is essentially the “true” poverty level, the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which averages cost of living vs. wages paid. As an example, wages in California may be twice that of Mississippi, but if housing costs are 4 times those of Mississippi, obviously you’re doing better in Mississippi.

    California has by far the most people in poverty, nearly 1/4, using that measure. In Los Angeles County, pop. 10 million, over 20% of welfare benefits go to families headed by an illegal. Where exactly is the big bonus in all this? The Golden State is in a state of denial. To add to that, how many years now have we heard that the illegal population hasn’t grown. But since California has been issuing licenses to illegals the numbers are running far ahead of the estimates. Any bets that the oft-quoted number of 11 million total in this country is far under the true number?

  3. avatar Christine says:

    America has already been founded and settled. America does not need immigrants taking what American’s have worked hard for, fought for, and died for. America is being robbed. Steal, kill, and destroy has moved in.