Today’s Immigration Headlines – Oct 5, 2015

Texas DPS Warns About Border

“The Texas DPS Director Steven McCraw expressed concern over the possible infiltration of ISIS through the border during a visit to Laredo this week. The comment came during the annual Texas Border Coalition meeting when a member of the audience asked the director if any suspected ISIS members had ever been apprehended on the Texas/Mexico border,” KGNS reports.

How Illegal Aliens Could Help Elect Hillary

“Ilegal immigrants—along with other noncitizens without the right to vote—may pick the 2016 presidential winner. Thanks to the unique math undergirding the Electoral College, the mere presence of 11-12 million illegal immigrants and other noncitizens here legally may enable them to swing the election from Republicans to Democrats,” says a story in Politico.

DHS Snafu in Green Card Process Leads to Lawsuit

“A sudden about-face by the State Department has left tens of thousands of highly skilled immigrants unable to apply to become legal permanent residents as they had expected to on Thursday, even though many have already paid expensive legal and medical fees to get their applications ready, according to a new lawsuit. The affected immigrants are mostly from India and China, and many have advanced degrees and work at top tech companies or in medical firms,” the LA Times reports.

Sen. Sessions – Time to Hit Brakes on Immigration

“On Breitbart News Sunday Sirius XM radio with host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)80%
discussed the findings of his Senate Judiciary Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee, which document how births to current Americans will be vastly outnumbered by mass immigration unless Congress hits the “pause” button on issuing new green cards. In an impassioned interview, Sessions challenged donor-driven Republicans who are “too close to the corporate class,” for supporting a “radical” pace of immigration that would push the U.S. past all known records,” Breitbart News says.

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  1. avatar Kyle says:

    Regarding the “Time to hit the breaks on Immigration”, what a demonstrable understatement! If these imbeciles in OUR government had a clue, or truly acknowledged the havoc they created for this nation and its citizens, just maybe they’d see the reality of their ignorance.

  2. avatar Leland says:

    Senator Sessions is correct about some Republicans being “too close to the corporate class”. People like Grover Norquist and the Koch brothers claim they want a lower-tax smaller government. But the mass immigration they favor to bring down wages will eventually make it much harder to elect small government Republicans. These big business donors can’t have it both ways. They may get their cheap labor through mass immigration but eventually those people will become voters and they will vote Democratic. They always do, always.

    Sessions also noted what’s going on in Europe. Angela Merkel keeps undermining any efforts to control the crisis by saying Germany will take in anyone who comes, the big majority of whom are young single men, not the women and children the media showcases. There is already a large amount of crime, violence, and sexual assault in the refugee camps. Germany fuels the mass exodus and then insists everyone else must share the burden of what they created.

    The final negotiations for the 12 nation TPP “free trade” deal are complete and it will now go to Congress. Every one of these deals, in spite of promises to the contrary, has produced massively increased trade deficits with the other countries. How come the media never asks this president why he campaigned in 2008 to either repeal or renegotiate NAFTA, with him noting all the companies in Illinois that had moved to Mexico. The Korea trade deal he backed in 2012 has exploded our deficits with that country.

    • avatar Leland says:

      It’s also an example of how far we have strayed from constitutional government that the TPP can be passed by the Senate with a simple majority, through “fast track” authority granted to the president.

      Call it what you will, but it’s still an agreement reached between sovereign governments, including our own. And it’s terms are binding on all the countries. Is this not a treaty?

      But Article II section 3 of the Constitution says this about the president: “He shall have power, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur;”

      The argument is that Congress gave up that two thirds requirement by passing fast track authority. But that is bogus. Congress cannot vote away a power specifically spelled out by the Constitution.

  3. Radical Population Pushers

    Could care less about water and food shortages. They’re evil.