Today’s Immigration Headlines – Oct 22, 2015

100 DHS Workers Haven’t Worked in a Year

“A year after auditors documented tens of thousands of federal workers on paid leave for at least a month and longer stretches that exceed a year, close to 100 Department of Homeland Security employees still are being paid not to work for more than a year,” the Washington Post reports.

GOP Voters Oppose Ryan Positions on Immigration

“On two of the issues of immense importance to GOP voters — trade and immigration — polling from the Pew Research Center shows that most GOP voters oppose some of the key ideological stances to which Ryan is devoted,” says Breitbart News.

Ryan Says No Immigration Deals During Obama Term

“Congressman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) told fellow Republicans members on Tuesday evening that he will not pursue immigration reform legislation if he is elected Speaker of the House next week,” the Free Beacon reported.

Former ICE Commissioner Interviewed

“Immigration remains one of the country’s thorniest policy issues, one unexpectedly thrust to the fore by the presidential campaign. To size up how the latest Senate clash over immigration fits into the broader national debate—and how the heated rhetoric matches the reality on the ground—POLITICO senior reporter Darren Samuelsohn interviewed John Sandweg, Obama’s former top attorney at the Department of Homeland Security and the ex-chief of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” Politico wrote.

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  1. avatar Leland says:

    There are many individual states that have petition processes to place legislation on the ballot for voter approval. That is what needs to happen. Because once passed by voters it can only be removed by the voters. Politicians are not to be trusted. We’ve seen it time and time again where politicians like Rubio run for office on strict enforcement and then turn around and push for amnesty.

    The very blue state of Oregon had a grass roots petition drive in 2014 that placed denial of driver’s licenses to illegals on the ballot and it passed 2 to 1 in that liberal state. E-verify, no drivers licenses, and other issues can be put on the ballot. The Supreme Court has already ruled that such measures by states are legal.