DHS Raids May Have Started in NJ
“Immigration activists from across the state gathered in front of the federal building that houses U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Thursday afternoon to protest planned raids across the nation as news spread that they may have started in New Jersey,” NJ.com says.
Open Borders Activists’ Legal Attack on Detention Policy
“When mothers and children streamed across the Texas border in 2014, the Obama administration devised a strategy to manage the influx, putting them in detention centers to convince others that illegal crossers would be caught and sent back,” the New York Times says.
“But that strategy is now under intense legal and political attack, leaving the administration with limited options as it tries to stem a new families fleeing and seeking asylum amid escalating violence in Central America.”
AFL-CIO Wants Immigration Enforcement to Stop
“One of the most powerful national unions condemned President Barack Obama when it pledged to openly defy the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) recent crackdown on illegal immigrants Wednesday,” the Daily Caller reports.
“While amnesty has been a central tenet of Obama’s immigration policy, the AFL-CIO argues his administration has failed to properly help illegal immigrants. The DHS has recently been conducting more armed raids against those suspected of coming into the country illegally. The union has pledged to defy the administration to stop the deportation raids.”
California Issues 600,000 Licenses to Illegal Aliens
“California issued some 605,000 new driver licenses last year to immigrants residing in the country illegally, surpassing expectations for the program’s first year and granting more freedom for those who obtained the permit,” the Press Enterprise wrote.
“Approximately 830,000 undocumented applicants have sought the licenses since Jan. 2, 2015, the first day they were available following passage of a law, AB 60, that was supported by immigrants and their advocates and some traffic safety experts, and reviled by those opposed to illegal immigration.”