Today’s Immigration Headlines – Nov 24, 2015

Texas Seeks Delay in Supreme Court Review

“Texas’ attorney general on Monday asked the Supreme Court for a 30-day extension to file a reply brief In a move that could derail the Obama administration’s attempt to get the court to hear an appeal on a major immigration case this term. If the court were to grant the extension, it could mean that justices might only hear the case next term, and possibly only decide it after the presidential election,” CNN reports.

Bill Could Limit Tech Visa Programs

“Even as immigration advocates push for increases to the H-1B visa quotas, calls for reform to the existing system are growing louder — from legislators and immigration advocacy groups alike,” says.

“Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senator Dick Durbin, a ranking Democrat, introduced a bill that would limit outsourcing of jobs by requiring companies to first attempt to hire U.S. citizens. The bill, called the “H1-B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2015,” also includes protections for fair wages for visa holders. It presents the latest tension point in Silicon Valley’s ongoing push to secure more high skilled immigration visas.”

New PBS Documentary on Immigration

“Why has it been so hard for Washington to fix our country’s broken immigration system? In “Immigration Battle,” a special two-hour feature film presentation from FRONTLINE and INDEPENDENT LENS, acclaimed independent filmmakers Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini take viewers behind closed doors in Washington’s corridors of power to explore the political realities surrounding one of the country’s most pressing and divisive issues,” says PBS.

Obamas Refugee Policy Mirrors His Amnesty Policy – Studied Ignorance

:So far President Obama’s attitude toward Syrian refugees is identical to the way he has approached illegal immigration. He has absolutely no concern for following established procedures for legally admitting foreign nationals into the country. He cannot be trusted to enforce any refugee vetting procedures since he has shown contempt for the 1996 Immigration law,” says Michael Bargo Jr.

Assimilation Vs. Immigration

“We need a summit with world leaders, both political and religious, televised for all to watch. The topic is crucial. It’s not global warming. It’s Islam. The summit must establish a universal and coherent reformation of the principles of Islam in the 21st century, while at the same time denouncing the violent strain of radical Islam,” says Robert Davi.

Cheerleader Kicked Off Team For Tweeting About Immigration’s Impact on Her Town

‘A Massachusetts mother said last week her daughter was suspended for a year from the cheerleading team over a comment the senior published to her Twitter account. Caley Godino told WFXT-TV she was responding to a comment from her teacher about low voter turnout in a recent election when she made the remark earlier this month. ‘When only 10% of the revere votes for mayor cause the other 90% isn’t legal,’ the tweet said,” the Blaze reports.

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  1. avatar Leland says:

    PBS asks “Why has it been so hard for Washington to fix our nation’s broken immigration system?”

    Good question. It should be asked of those politicians who insist that citizens of other countries have a right to ignore our immigration laws, and why their numerous crimes such as using false or stolen SS numbers and working without permission are not prosecuted. It should also be asked why those people should be rewarded with citizenship. A whole class of many millions who are convinced the law does not apply to them. These people are going to be good citizens how?

    The only things being “broken” are the laws on the books. And stop pandering for votes by endorsing law breaking.

    • avatar Alex says:

      I am not in favor of illegal immigration, but this country must take the example of other countries like Canada, where you can go there, apply for a change of status and you are done. In America, the system is impossible to make it happen, was designed in the past to assure that the foreign workers were retarded. Today, the foreigners are better prepared than Americans, they do the job no matter what and never complain. 11 Million people in this country must be fixed by paying a fine, I don’t mean to fix their immigration papers, but must have a work permit so the government can track them, pay taxes, live by the rules: and in the following 10 years apply for citizenship. This will not hurt the economy and will make the economy grow. The use of E Verify for working and also for students at schools, so any illegal can go to school either, unless they are here legal. I can’t understand why the schools admit illegals with tax dollars. The system needs to be organized ASAP.

      • avatar Leland says:

        Give me a break. I know a lot of guys who used to work construction but were driven out of the trades because business hired illegals for half the money. The problem is that the illegals did an awful job in many cases. As far as “growing the economy” you do realize that most illegals do not even have a high school education, and that the little they “pay taxes” will not begin to make up for the government benefits they will receive over their lifetimes for being low income. Nor do you just show up in Canada without permission and “apply for a change of status”. What an absurd statement. And you contend we should do something like that? Nonsense piled on nonsense.

      • avatar MB says:

        In Plyler v DOE (about 1981) the US Supreme Court ruled that all children must be educated regardless of legal status. Schools can’t even ask about status. This was in response to Texas trying to keep illegals out of the schools.

        Low income workers, legal or illegal, use/take out 3 times more than they pay in taxes (Heritage).

        The average education of those coming from Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador is 10th grade. And the lower the education the lower the income the higher reliance on public assistance. Latinos make up about 17% of the US population but are about 1/3 of those receiving housing assistance.

        • avatar Leland says:

          They are also 30% of those on Medicaid, which is a direct welfare program. A real plus for this country, huh?

          • Last I read 70% of the Uninsured are On Medicaid

            Meaning they really have no decent insurance, especially since no funds were added to Medicaid when this happened. Or they’re on $200-300/mo insurance plans that basically cover nothing. That’s the ACA in a nutshell.