Spending Way More on Unprepared Immigrant Students is a Mark of Success?
“Every American town should be eager to update their schools for English language learners. Why? Think of it this way: Want to gauge your community’s economic viability? Check to see if it can attract immigrants. Nowhere is this clearer than in the Midwest, where immigrant-attracting areas like Chicagoland and Minneapolis-St. Paul are succeeding (relative to shrinking cities like Detroit, Cleveland, and Cincinnati). There’s a reason that my native Michigan was the only state to lose population in the last census,” says Conor Williams at US News.
ICE Director Admits There Could be 15 Million Illegal Aliens
“Even as they were pleading poverty in the federal courts, immigration officials gave away $113 million this year, with Assistant Homeland Security Secretary Sarah R. Saldana testifying to Congress on Wednesday that they didn’t need the money because there weren’t enough illegal immigrants to hold or deport,” the Washington Times reports.
“Ms. Saldana, who runs U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the chief deportation agency, also said estimates of the illegal immigrant population in the U.S. could be as high as 15 million.”
Sessions Says Obama Administration Undermines Immigration Law
“U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., criticized the Obama administration for what he called its “failure” to deport illegal immigrants who commit crimes during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday the he co-chaired,” AL.com reports.
“Sessions, who chairs the committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, said he wasn’t satisfied with an Obama administration official’s explanation that the removal of criminal illegal immigrants has experienced a steep drop because of effective enforcement and a public awareness campaign warning prospective illegals that they would be turned away at the border.”
Report: DHS Can’t Detect Asylum Fraud
“The Obama administration is having trouble detecting fraud in asylum requests from immigrants seeking to stay in the United States for their protection, according to a government study,” Newser.com wrote.
“The Government Accountability Office looked at asylum requests from immigrants who have already made it to the United States and are asking to stay to escape persecution. The report, released Wednesday, doesn’t address the refugee application process, which also is overseen by the Homeland Security Department but involves people not currently in the United States. The refugee process has become an issue in debate over Syrian refugees.”