Florida Passes Sanctuary City Bill
“Saying Florida cities and counties must ‘follow the rule of law,’ the Florida House passed a sweeping immigration measure Wednesday that would penalize those who don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Florida is one of several states considering a crackdown on so-called ‘sanctuary cities.’ The House voted 80-38 for the bill that could lead to fines and even removal from office for officials who fail to follow the proposed law,” NBCMiami.com reported.
Illegal Crossings Drop During Same Time As Raids?
“The Obama administration released a new report Tuesday citing data that shows illegal immigration has sharply declined in the month of January,” Latinpost.com says.
“According to the U.S Department of Homeland Security, the number of illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border dropped by 36 percent from December to January. This indicates that there were less migrants attempting to cross the southwest border.”
Migrant Murderers Fuel Outrage in Sweden
“Mass immigration is continuing to claim victims in Sweden. Murder, assaults and rape have become everyday occurrences in this small country, with a population just short of ten million, which last year opened its doors to almost 163,000 immigrants. The latest victim is 22-year-old Alexandra Mezher. She was stabbed to death last week by a so-called unaccompanied refugee child at the asylum house where she worked,” the Gatestoneinstitute.org site noted.
“Although the massive influx of asylum seekers has decreased drastically since January 4, when Sweden implemented border controls on the Swedish/Danish border, the people who are already here pose a giant problem to municipalities, police and citizens. The police are fighting a losing battle against street crime, as well as daily incidents at asylum houses – general disturbances that include fights, rapes and threats.”
Politifact Goes After Cruz
“Fresh from his victory in Iowa, Ted Cruz faced his first group of New Hampshire voters at the Crossing Life Church in Windham, N.H. They asked him about many things, from protecting the rights of the disabled to the 2013 immigration bill, once backed by GOP rival Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. An audience member asked Cruz to clarify his immigration position,” Politifact says.
Immigration Court Interpreters Say They are Waiting for Pay
“Hundreds of interpreters working inside immigration courts throughout the U.S. say they haven’t been paid for services going as far back as November. In interviews and correspondence with BuzzFeed News, the interpreters claim they have gone months at a time without pay or reimbursement for expenses, further straining an already tense relationship between the nation’s immigration court interpreters and SOS International, or SOSi, the company that was contracted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide interpretation services,” Buzzfeed reported.
Ryan Touches on Immigration in Speech
“House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) urges conservatives to rally around his leadership in 2016, to focus on economic growth and to avoid emotional ‘hot button issues’ and ‘identity politics,’” Breitbart News says.
“’We can’t let how someone votes on an amendment to an [leadership-backed] appropriations bill define what it means to be a conservative,’ according to the text of a speech that Ryan delivered to an audience at the Heritage Foundation, which included representatives of Heritage Action, which advocates in Congress for conservative policies.”