Today’s Immigration Headlines – Oct 23, 2015

Germany Speeds Up Deportations

“Germany is introducing measures to tackle its refugee crisis earlier than previously expected, a top government official said on Friday, allowing accelerated deportation procedures from the country to begin as early as next week. ‘We want to get better and faster this year at the deportation of rejected applicants who have no claim to remain here,’ said Peter Altmaier, chief of staff to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Atlmeier was appointed earlier this month to oversee her government’s handling of the refugee crisis,” Al Jazeera reports.

Ryan Promises No Big Immigration Bills

“Paul Ryan rose in front of his conference and made a pledge Tuesday night. He would not push for comprehensive immigration reform this session if elected speaker. Ryan’s promise was hardly bold, nor was it surprising. A majority of the Republican Conference in the House has shown little appetite for tackling sweeping changes to the country’s immigration system. And, after President Obama enacted executive actions to protect “Dreamers” and their parents from deportation, the well of goodwill has pretty been “poisoned,” as Boehner once declared. Ryan said he was open to increasing border security and internal enforcement, but he won’t be tackling any more-moderate reforms in the 114th Congress,” says National Journal.

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  1. avatar John says:

    We need sweeping changes to the disastrous immigration act of 1965. It’s not like we are in need of millions of low-skill no skill workers every year. A measure must be in place that ties unemployment, real not phony, to immigration. What we have now is suicide.

    • avatar Leland says:

      The people who say we need more immigrants for our workforce ignore the inescapable fact that many jobs will be done by machines. It already happens on assembly lines where robots make spot welds on cars. Look at self checkout at stores. One person does the work of four at Home Depot. It’s happening in every field. Self serve gas. Using automatic deposit and ATMs. You rarely need to go to the bank and use a teller. The jobs remaining need to be reserved for Americans. This is not 1915 when we needed massive numbers of numbers of manual labor.

    • avatar No Change says:

      John the Act of 1965 has nothing to do with nowadays………every Congress session should have improved/maintained the System…..that is the reason we have problems……Canada for example makes sure a company is 50% canadian driven before bringing in a foreigner……

      Our situation IS NOT THE ACT OF 1965 but OURSELVES allowing outsourcing, letting foreign Corporations buy our corporations, ( IBM, Motorola, etc)…….let China destroy our industries,…….etc

      BE SMART USE YOUR BRAINS………for a change in your life time.

      • avatar Leland says:

        The immigration act of 1965 has everything to do with “nowadays”. We are allowing in millions of unskilled people based on nothing more than the fact that they have a relative here. Your attempts to dismiss that as inconsequential by deflecting elsewhere is nonsense. The original poster said we need to change that. He’s correct.

        • avatar No Change says:

          like usual your mentality and way of thinking and reasoning is that of a racing horse……..

          • avatar Leland says:

            But you haven’t explained why the original poster is wrong.

          • avatar No Change says:

            what do you mean by the original poster……….I already explained that by inference…..the Ryan article is just part of wha has been going on and Germany has a huge problem in their hands that will byte them later. You have to realize & understand Germany after the War was crippled militarily, politically……..worse than our Civil Rights……you might say it was not the same, but for the black people it was….they were being terrorized and killed in the south ( ****) etc…..those criminal act by those people were the same as the Nazis……

            SO their minister and older people that lived in that era were tremendously impacted by the horrors of the Nazis SOOOO they have become extremely passionate & tolerant to the needs of other peoples/races to the point ethic are threatening their own existence.

            It is easy to judge with our own inexperience and ignorance to other countries, people, culture, etc….but this behavior and decision did not happen because the minister is a nun…………

            I personally have met people that fought in the Nazi army and out army……our soldier said he enlisted,,,he had to go….voluntarily of course….but the german 17 year old was forced after seeing his friend killed in front of him for refusing…….and saying he does not believe in races ( he was asked to fight for the elite army)…they sent him to die fighting the Russians.

            He survived and became a model US citizen and his own profession despite the fact people discriminated him and not giving them jobs……his children major scientists in the US and the same for his brother’s children……with major contributions to the US

            Leland you think you know who we are and what this land has created…believe me you do not……..

          • avatar No Change says:

            So this American of German descent, was an amazing human being that would greet you with the biggest smile you have ever seeing in life times and a friend for life and I mean a true friend. No education, no opportunities, no jobs……he made his own………he had it worse than most if not all……yet he made it……..

            He just passed away and refused to have a heat surgery and let life follow its course 4years ago when he was told he had 3 year max. He decided it was up to God and he had lived a good life after beating prostate cancer.

            There it goes an American success story of a man that came to the US without a future, opportunity and made his own AGAINST all odds… the meantime we are all her complaining in our warm and comfortable lives………some foil for thought…..

  2. One Thing for Sure About the Open Border Crowd

    They love getting away with pure anarchy against the voters.

  3. avatar Leland says:

    The press acts is if we have no immigration laws or that they are somehow out of date. What “sweeping changes to the country’s immigration system”? What “more moderate reforms”?

    It’s just Orwellian doublespeak. We have laws and they are not enforced now. There’s nothing being “reformed” and there’s nothing being “changed”. We are simply telling a group of people that they broke the laws, sometimes numerous laws, including identity theft, and we are going to reward you with permanent residence here.

    • avatar No Change says:

      Use your brains Leland, the changes that need to be made are those to make sure not only that they are enforced but the mess created since 1986 that if we do to fix…….you will have Mexican machines as your latest fear given you money in the future.