Today’s Immigration Headlines – Oct 16, 2015

New Wave of Anti-Sanctuary Laws

“This month, North Carolina state lawmakers voted to prohibit so-called sanctuary ordinances in cities and counties throughout the state. While a sanctuary ordinance may sound esoteric enough, the reality is much more harsh. Among the myriad consequences, under the new law many immigrants will be stripped of their identification– county, consulate or other – and left with no officially accepted documentation whatsoever. Worse, the new law may increase the wave of deportations (even for minor crimes) and prevent immigrant communities from being able to safely interact with local police,” say Lindsay Schubiner and Michael Shank, who support sanctuary laws for illegal aliens.

N.C. Legislator – Time to End Sanctuary Policies

“We’ve seen what happens when we don’t enforce our nation’s immigration laws. The tragic murder of 32-year-old Katie Steinle this summer by seven-time convicted felon Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez — an illegal immigrant who was deported five times — was made possible by San Francisco’s status as a ‘sanctuary city,’” says N.C. Rep Chris Mills.

“These “safe haven” ordinances prohibit local law enforcement officials from cooperating with federal authorities to enforce our national immigration laws, and provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants who commit crimes — allowing them to evade proper justice. Lopez-Sanchez even admitted to police that he came to San Francisco because he knew officials would not deport him.”

States Ready Anti-Sanctuary Bills

“States around the country are on the verge of passing laws to crack down on “sanctuary cities” that protect undocumented immigrants from being deported. The efforts are a broad response to the July death of Kathryn Steinle, the San Francisco woman shot by an undocumented immigrant who had been released from a local jail instead of handed over to federal immigration officials,” says USA Today.

340 Sanctuary Cities Around the U.S.

“Sanctuary cities are growing in the United States, leading to a spike of 340 jurisdictions that shield undocumented immigrants from federal immigration law. The Center for Immigration Studies published an interactive map showing the locations of the sanctuaries, revealing scattered pinpoints across the country. You can view that map here,” says the Daily Signal.

“Sanctuary policies vary from state to state, but they generally prevent local authorities from cooperating with federal immigration officers, allowing those localities to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation.”

Poll Shows Europeans Most Negative Toward Immigration

“Well before the flow of migrants into Europe reached crisis proportions this year, a Gallup study of attitudes toward immigration in 142 countries found people in Europe, on average, were the most negative in the world toward immigration,” Gallup says.

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  1. avatar Leland says:

    The sanctuary city thing is working out well for Luis Gutierrez’s illegals paradise of Chicago. A headline from a couple days ago on “A perfect storm of taxes heading towards Chicago residents”. There are proposed taxes, new and increased, on everything under the sun. Illinois has over half a million illegals and about 250,000 live in Chicago. Representative Gutierrez and the political establishment of the city have welcomed them with open arms and made every welfare program available to them.

    Yet the city wants the state to bail them out, while the state has huge budget woes of it’s own. Lottery payments of 288 million are owed but no one is being paid more than 600 dollars. So congratulations, you got what you wanted. You voted for these fools and you’re getting exactly what you deserve. Just like California, which is among the most taxed states.

    As far as these “debates” for president, they are essentially press conferences. Hillary and Bernie Sanders got almost 2/3 of the questions and time this week. The same thing happens in the Republican debates. The front runners get the questions and the lesser lights, who should be given equal time, don’t get it. Trump by the way was exactly right about the invasion of Iraq being a huge mistake, and he said so at the time. We just put ourselves in the middle of people who seem to be incapable of governing themselves, considering the whole middle east is in chaos.

    • avatar No Change says:

      Leland you completely delusional just like Trump…..all words, no facts and still with the mind of an inexperience average citizen. Chicago is in trouble NOT because of the illegals but of its own fault………………man you are getting senile….

      • avatar Leland says:

        You are the one with no facts, just personal attacks. I offered numerous facts, backed up by a source. Tell me anything I said that was incorrect. You can argue up is down but it doesn’t make it so.

        Fact: Chicago makes every welfare program available to illegals. Since most illegals are low education and low income, they become eligible for those programs in disproportionate numbers.
        Fact: Chicago cannot balance their budget without raising their already extremely high taxes yet again.

        Come back when you can add 2 and 2 and not say it equals 3.

        • avatar No Change says:

          It was not a personal attack, it was perception you gave me through your feedback. I live in Illinois and I can assure you the mess we are is NOT because of the illegals. You are completely mistaken and driven by the illegals that is a propaganda by some people in Congress to divert the real facts………

          In Illinois everything if not most is by the books. You cannot find jobs without proving you are legal. very possible some but almost non-existent. Do your research….you have brainwashed yourself that the illegals are destroying our country when it is the opposite,,,,,,they have been building it………take it hard until you learn the real facts.

          Yes California has the biggest illegal population……….BUT again look up the pensions 100k+ that have to be maintained……..

          Tolls everywhere in Illinois, the Lottery…this is a huge state income yet…and they keep on building them…..the mayor raised the taxes…….

          COME ON use a bit your intellect…….you think if all this money is for illegals……they guys would actually work to support them?…HAHAHA…you crack me up Man!!!

          • avatar Leland says:

            According to FAIR illegals cost Illinois a net 3 billion a year. Babble on.

          • avatar No Change says:

            And you believe what you read but bother to research …….

          • avatar Concerned Citizen says:

            “…this is a huge state income yet…and they keep on building them…”

            No Change, if you’re going to insult other people for their English skills, at least demonstrate some skill yourself. The poster was pointing out a correlation between sanctuary cities and fiscal irresponsibility. The correlation in California and Illinois is undeniable.

          • avatar No Change says:

            Concerned Citizen if you re going to get involved, at least show some English comprehension skills and stick to the main point…….

        • avatar No Change says:

          Leland I have a core question to ask you since you do ignore it…..Why do you support the opposite of Freedom of Speech? and justify Trump behavior that is simply ruthless and against our Constitution?…….

          1.- Either you don’t understand English or 2,- you have no integrity in your beliefs regarding Freedom of Speech. AS SIMPLE AS THAT. No need to answer, and I will not answer because I believe it is #2 because Obama or President Kennedy, Clinton, Reagan etc would have allow the Harvard student to answer back and not being a bully. Remember why we had the 1776 revolution, when we were being bullied into paying higher taxes to England…….so I must remind you we must preserve who we are and not fake or be somebody else to justify who we do not represent……..I am done with you Leland you are not worthy of my time to have a conversation. Go back to your roots and understand who we and you are….then maybe, but i think it is too late since you probably have a very good amount of experience in life and as the saying goes…you can’t teach an old dog new tricks…not that you are old …but your mentally…no offense intended ALL directed to your attitude in disregarding our Constitution…….

    • avatar No Change says:

      Leland look at your future president…

      and read the comments…..a perfectly fine questions…….the Harvard student has the microphone taken away from him..Trump is rude and without Class………..

      McCain and that lady VP another big screw up by the GOP and now Trump……

      • avatar Leland says:

        The guy asked a question about South Korea and Trump asked “are you from South Korea”. So? He was born here but of Korean descent. Trump has been making the point that South Korea is yet another nation where we are footing the major part of the bill for their protection. Maybe you think we should be protecting the whole world but some of us don’t.

        Trump was totally right about opposing the invasion of Iraq at the time. Saddam was a bad guy but he had nothing to do with 9-11 and all it did was fragment the country into warring factions who can’t get their act together. Colin Powell told Bush you break it, you own it. Unfortunately all Bush’s rosy predictions never worked out.

        • avatar No Change says:

          No Leland……..Trump censored the Harvard student, was rude, interrupted him without facts……by the time he is the president will do what he wants make tons of mistakes and will give no reason to anybody…….you want that kind of country….you are free to go to the 1940′s Germany where or a third world country where when you speak up that shout you down…..that is not my way of life and I am sure it is not yours either….

          • avatar Leland says:

            Are you trying to tell us that we’re not paying for most of South Korea’s defense for the past 60 years?

          • avatar No Change says:

            No what I am trying to tell you is that you don’t understand English……read again and see my point……

        • avatar No Change says:

          Last, Leland I am surprised that you as an American, will not stand against Trump on violating the Harvard’s Student right to exercise Freedom of Speech…by having his microphone taken away so that Trump can go ahead and bully him .I am appalled by your attitude………I do not recognize you as one of our own….unless you missed that part and id not realize what this guy did.

          I have seen Dan Stein in action, and he has class. intellect and knowledge his arguments. Dan is worth a billion Trumps if he were to be the candidate…

          • avatar Leland says:

            And yet, on the issues he agrees with me. Not you.

          • avatar No Change says:

            The moment you put somebody else to show or justify your points, tells me that you are insecure and again you are ignoring the very essence of our Constitution……you are in denial…..come back and be a real citizen behave & protect our freedoms…….

          • avatar Leland says:

            You said he had intellect and knowledge. I agree. But he disagrees with what you say and agrees with me and Trump. You can’t say I’m wrong when I am making the same points.

          • avatar No Change says:

            Leland again you re in denial and hiding yourself behind Dan….that logic only works in math and computer science but in the semantics of the language and the message in it… simply support bullying and not freedom of speech and censoring…….

    • No Change, Like All the Dem/Rep Management Hate Trump

      FOX and CNN are warming to him lately… Trump says, he spends nothing on advertising because the networks make money on audience interest and play his comments predominantly. Trump has been praising the networks lately and its turning a “psychological/financial tide” for him, CNN/FOX too….what a shrewd planner BTW.

      • avatar No Change says:

        No SW, I don t hate him, he is simply inept to be the president, has no class nor political nor social and I would dare to say financial wisdom…………..if he made his money on his own without any help from his father, he would be of a different nature. You do engineering, correct. you have some common sense right?

        How come you don;t realize this man is simply bullying his way in by saying what you want to hear but not knowing how to do it?

        You too stick to the point, read above and see how he broke the Constitution A. Freedom of Speech and being a bully … yo also support that? because I don’t……he is no better than Hillary as per in Benghazi,,,,,ignoring the question and saying…it does not matter what happened let’s look into the future instead of looking into it….

        The GOP is by now a Wax Museum,……McCain with the VP chosen…..both a joke why?……they are old thinking a Gov from Alaska that knows nothing can make a difference because of her looks and being a woman without gray matter…..Now Trump a complete joker…………..

        He claims had he been the president when Bush was the president, he would have build a Wall and 9/11 would have never happened…..only brainless people I hope you re not or Leland nor Concerned Citizen believes this…..meaning we all know the wall has nothing to do with 9/11…they came legally….

        The point being is that the guy is an idiot and as he says more nonsense you all get so excited…..THINK THINK….if he speaks that way……imagine the screw ups will make and because he is a business man meaning his way or the highway………he is worse than a lawyer…..A lawyer makes a mistake you still have to pay him but you can fire him and get another Trump’s case…..we will have no country left ….we cannot afford to be idled another 8 years again.

        SOOOO, I am not hear to pick up a fight but to open your eyes, and if you don’t see this/.good luck…..I want freedom, not financial slavery with this guy!

        • Thank God the Silent Majority

          Consider your opinions on Donald Trump hogwash, so do I. The Silent Majority control the registered voters too, not the poor Latinos you’ve been brainwashed into thinking [although their are plenty of legal citizen Latino in the Silent Majority too]….LOL. CNN and FOX are waking up to the positive ratings from Trump exposure too. The majority of TV viewers make money for them too.