Today’s Immigration Headlines – Oct 8, 2015

DHS Secretary Credits Obama for Fall in Deportations

“The U.S. Border Patrol is catching fewer illegal immigrants trying to cross the border, and immigration agents are arresting and deporting fewer people from the interior of the country, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday, calling those the successful outcomes of President Obama’s immigration policies,” the Washington Times reports.

Hillary Faults Obama for Too-Aggressive Enforcement

“While Hillary Clinton thinks President Obama has ‘done a lot’ on immigration, she suggested deportation practices have been unduly harsh,” CBS News writes.

“‘The deportation laws were interpreted and enforced very aggressively during the last six and a half years, which I think his administration did in part to try to get Republicans to support comprehensive immigration reform,’ Clinton said Monday in an interview with Telemundo. ‘It was part of a strategy. I think that strategy is no longer workable.’”

Amnesty Groups Plan to Start Protesting Obama

“Several immigrant rights groups announced Tuesday that they will spend a week protesting the deportation and detention policies of President Barack Obama, timed to mark the one-year anniversary of his announcement of executive actions to expand deportation relief,” the Huffington Post reported.

“Obama, who has presided over more deportations than any other president, has long faced protests from immigrant rights activists who argue that he has the power to craft a more lenient enforcement policy, despite opposition to immigration reform from Republicans in Congress.”

Fiorina Says Legal Immigration Should Decrease

“Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Tuesday legal immigration is as big of a problem as illegal immigration in the United States, and that it should decrease, not increase. ‘It’s not just that we have people sneaking across the border, it’s not just that we have sanctuary cities, it’s not just that our border is insecure,’ Fiorina said on the ‘Laura Ingraham Show.’ ‘Our legal immigration system has been a problem for 25 years now. It truly has,’” the Daily Caller notes.

DHS Ponders Flexible Work Permit System

“The Department of Homeland Security is crafting regulations that could fundamentally alter the way temporary work visas function in the United States. The changes could be a major boon for the tech world, potentially smoothing the way U.S. employers and foreign employees start new companies and adapt to a cutting-edge industry,” says.

“DHS is aiming to give foreign guestworkers access to work authorization papers that will allow them to change jobs without losing their chance at permanent legalization, according to DHS and people with knowledge of the deliberations.”

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  1. avatar Leland says:

    This summer Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there would be no immigration bills introduced in this Congress, including next years session, because this president had poisoned the atmosphere on the issue, and it would have to wait for the next president to rebuild “trust”. But, as shown here, Hillary has already pledged she’s going to go further than him in his amnesty efforts. [If that's even possible.]

    Funny how we never heard that last fall when McConnell was saying vote Republican and if we win both houses we will roll back his amnesties with legislation. Since there is a decent chance the Democratic nominee will win in 2016, and it could very well be Hillary, and the Republicans have a lot of Senate seats up for reelection, it’s more than possible that there could be a Democratic president and Senate. So what does McConnell do then? The fact is they lied when they said they would stop amnesty, because their big corporate donors don’t want restrictions on illegals and the cheaper wages they will work for.

    Then there’s Rubio, who is on record repeatedly during his 2010 Senate campaign saying he would never support amnesty because it encourages more illegal entry. Then once in the Senate, he went back on that.

    • The Whole Immigration Enforcement Hollywood Act

      Reminds me of the old Keystone Cops….no organization and running around aimlessly.

    • avatar No Change says:

      Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is too old..he needs to be put in a wax museum……keep on doing that we will be getting even worse………………