Today’s Immigration Headlines – Dec 4, 2015

How the Obama Amnesty + Obamacare Means More Unemployment

“When President Obama announced his executive action, he acknowledged in his televised speech the concern that such immigrants ‘would take our jobs’ and ‘stick it to the middle class.’ He assured us that this is ‘not what these steps would do.’ But he didn’t consider how this new edict would interact with his other legal inventions, namely ObamaCare,” says Andy Puzder in the Wall Street Journal.

“The government’s petition says that the executive action intended to provide “work authorizations” so that undocumented immigrants could find jobs in the U.S. without working illegally for less than market wages, which might harm American workers. But wait: Employers aren’t required to offer ObamaCare coverage or subsidies to these immigrants.”

N.C. Protesters in Court

“People who were arrested last month during a protest against a state law they say unfairly targets the immigrant community on Thursday blasted a federal program that allows local law enforcement to check the immigration status of people who have been arrested,” WRAL reports.

“As part of an Oct. 29 mass demonstration against the law that prohibits any North Carolina county or municipality from restricting local law enforcement’s ability to cooperate with federal immigration officials, six people chained themselves together and blocked traffic on Blount Street in front of the Executive Mansion for three hours.”

Senators Demand Immigration Facts on California Terrorists

“Leading senators on Thursday evening demanded in a letter that the Obama administration release the immigration records of the two suspected shooters who killed at least 14 people in San Bernardino, California, this week,” the Free Beacon reports.

DHS Nixes Plan to House Transgender Inmates With Women

“Immigration officials say they have abandoned their plan to detain transgender immigrants at a detention facility in the high desert community of Adelanto. The facility would have been the first detention center in the nation to house transgender women alongside other female detainees,” the LA Times says.

A New, Misleading Study on Immigrants

“The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) recently published a nearly 500-page report on the assimilation of immigrants: The Integration of Immigrants into American Society. The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and others have cited the study as proof that today’s wave of immigration is working out just fine. Authored by many of the leading sociologists who study immigration, the report is frustrating to read because it suffers from a one-sided perspective that is unfortunately all too common among American academics,” says Steven Camarota of CIS.

25 Years Later, the Immigration Act of 1990 Has Had Bad Effects

“Twenty-five years ago last Sunday President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Immigration Act of 1990. The act would take the revolutionary and needless changes created under the Immigration Act of 1965 and make them dramatically worse. Although the economy was in recession at the time, the 1990 act raised general immigration levels by over 30 percent and increased employment-based entry provisions by three times,” says IRLI’s Ian Smith at the Daily Caller.

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  1. avatar Leland says:

    Any comparison of immigrants from 100 years ago to today that does not recognize the fact that immigrants both legal and illegal use welfare at rates way above native born Americans is not worth the paper it’s printed on. That includes the NAS study mentioned above. Those programs did not exist a hundred years ago. If someone can make a good case for importing the poverty of another country I would like to hear it.