Immigration Headlines – Dec 29, 2015

40 Percent of Illegal Aliens Have Overstayed Visas, Says Cruz

“Although building a wall on the Mexican border gets most of the headlines, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, says other steps also must be taken to keep illegal immigrants from settling in the United States. ’Forty percent of illegal immigration doesn’t come across the border; it’s people coming legally on visas and overstaying their visas,’ the presidential candidate said during a recent interview on ‘The John Fredericks Show, broadcast from Portsmouth,” states Politifact.

Previously Deported Illegal Alien Injures Father and Daughter in Car Accident

“Local debate over immigration laws is starting to heat up after a 29-year-old, illegally in the U.S., seriously injured a pastor and his daughter in an alleged drunk driving crash on Christmas Eve. According to deputies, Efrain Lopez Contreras has been deported once before,” 13WHAM News says.

Illegal Aliens Gain U.S. Citizenship Through Adoption

“Adult immigrants in Northern California are being adopted by American families with the promise of gaining U.S. citizenship, KCRA Investigates has learned. Hundreds of immigrants from Sacramento to Marin County are shelling out $5,000 to $10,000 each for the chance to be adopted. Behind it all is a Sacramento nonprofit called Americans Helping America Chamber of Commerce Agency,” KCRA reports.

Is the Obama Adminstration Still Spending More On Global Warming Than Border Security, Congress Asks

“Congress snuck a small provision in the recently passed $1.1 trillion budget deal that requires President Barack Obama to disclose how much his administration is spending on global warming programs. The budget deal requires Obama to submit ‘a comprehensive report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate describing in detail all Federal agency funding, domestic and international, for climate change programs, projects, and activities in fiscal years 2015 and 2016.’ Congress wants Obama to break down ‘funding by agency with each agency identifying climate change programs, projects, and activities and associated costs by line item… and including citations and linkages where practicable to each strategic plan that is driving funding within each climate change program, project, and activity listed in the report,’” the Daily Caller writes. 

Death Goes Unreported Due to Fear of Immigration Status

“A Santa Ana couple linked to a woman’s body discovered inside a refrigerator at a vacated garage told detectives they failed to report the death to authorities because of their immigration status, investigators said Tuesday,” CBS Los Angeles says.

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  1. avatar No Change says:

    Cruz probably overstayed his visa…..

  2. avatar Leland says:

    Typical one sided news story about the once deported illegal who seriously injured a pastor and his daughter. Almost the whole story in the 13WHAM link quotes some illegal apologist and no one else. The story also says that the “comprehensive reform bill” that failed to pass the House, “would have emphasized greater border security”. Which is of course a blatant lie. The only thing it “emphasized” was amnesty.

    Any border security was only a plan to look at a plan for border security with no goals set before 5 years at a minimum. I’m sure the reporter is trying to plant the seed that this tragedy was somehow related to the failure of “reform”, but that’s nothing but propaganda. Nothing in that plan would have prevented this. We could secure the border any time we wanted. No need for any amnesty to do it.

  3. Green Cards are Like Pet Flaps on Your Front Door

    The rats get in your house and then you can’t get rid of them.

    • avatar William says:

      Nice analogy! What I don’t like about Green Cards is their permanence. Decades ago the government issued Green cards due a shortage of COBOL programmers, now the use of COBOL as a computer language is greatly diminished but the green card holders only have to renew the card and life is good. Technology changes so fast that a time limit should be imposed on green card holders. And that is not the worst part we routinely issue green cards to the unskilled. I’ve known several who had green cards and no particular crucial skills. One was a child when her family emigrated here but she had a green card, another a kitchen worker from Argentina who wintered in his homeland and came back yearly to earn enough to enjoy the multi-month vacations back home.

      First there should be no green cards and secondly if we must have them then put a time limit on them to encourage the green card holder to become a U.S. citizen. If the time limit expires before the holder becomes a citizen then they are deported. Enough of this corporate welfare it has got to end.

      • avatar No Change says:

        same for you William you or your ancestors had to have a green card or an interim at some point….

    • avatar No Change says:

      SW you have to be careful sometimes the way you phrase your message…..does that mean those people are rats? and does that infer you great being rats? since you are not 100 from this land as well?