Today’s Immigration Headlines – Nov 2, 2015

Austrian Protesters Demand Fence

“An estimated 600 patriots marched on the Austrian border with Slovenia yesterday to protest the lack of border controls, and demand the government start building a fence. The group, which chanted slogans coined by the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) movement in Dresden was escorted by police from the railhead at Spielfeld to the very border with Slovenia,” Breitbart News says.

U.S. watches while Europe rediscovers its borders

“The head of a pro-immigration enforcement organization wonders when the United States will follow Austria’s example and secure its southern border. “We were promised a fence. It hasn’t happened,” complains Ira Mehlman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR,” says.

Merkel Losing Allies

“German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces further coalition discord over the refugee crisis after weekend talks with fellow party leaders failed to identify a common government stance on tackling the biggest influx of migrants since World War II. The disagreement threatens another stormy week for the beleaguered chancellor as lawmakers return to Berlin for a parliamentary session that will again be dominated by the projected arrival of as many as a million asylum seekers in Germany this year,” Bloomberg News says.

Refugees Don’t Want to Assimilate

“News of migrants suffocating in trucks or drowning at sea sparked an initial wave of support for the newcomers among Germans. Syrians already settled in the country are now trying to foster assimilation. ‘I love Merkel,’ said 28-year-old carpenter Ahmed. ‘I’m ready to learn German and do any kind of job. But when my two children become teenagers, I want to go back to the Arab world so they can grow up as good Muslims,’” Bloomberg News reports.

Obama Administration’s New Secret Plan to Give Away Work Permits

“A newly leaked internal DHS memorandum produced for an off-the-record agency conclave reveals that the Obama administration is actively planning to circumvent a federal court injunction that suspended part of last November’s deferral-based amnesty initiative. The document, apparently prepared as follow-up from a DHS “Regulations Retreat” last summer, appears sure to re-ignite concerns in Congress as well as federal judges in the Fifth Circuit,” says Ian Smith.

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  1. The Bottom Line

    Open Border Pundits are addicted to cheap labor like narcotics…..these criminals are so addicted they make up any lame brain excuse they can think of for committing anarchy against our Constitutional laws.

  2. avatar Leland says:

    “The president shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed”. That’s what the constitution says. And yet here we are again. In spite of a federal judge’s explicit order to cease and desist on issuing work permits to illegals, four months afterward his DHS was working on options to do the exact same things the judge had already forbid, just wrapped in a different package. It doesn’t matter if a law is passed by Congress, and it doesn’t matter if a judge rules, this administration and it’s employees will do what they want.

    And it all comes from the attitude of the man in the White House. It doesn’t matter whether he knew specifically that those who were drawing up these plans were doing it. He would no doubt encourage them either way. What he needs to do is fire these people. If not, the federal court needs to hold him in contempt.

    • avatar No Change says:

      Leland you mean The president and Congress….correct?…I don;t think you realize what you write……..the President can’t just do what he wants…….

      • avatar Leland says:

        I know what I write. You just don’t get it or you ignore it. I know “the president can’t just do what he wants”. That doesn’t mean he won’t try by executive order. That’s why the federal court ruled against him and ordered him to stop. What don’t you comprehend?

        • avatar No Change says:

          Did Obama write an executive order for driver’s licenses?…..or you are mixing two different things……

          • avatar Leland says:

            I never mentioned drivers licenses. At all. That’s a state responsibility. Why do you respond to things that others never said or implied?

        • avatar No Change says:

          exactly as you just stated the executive order was stopped = President + Congress