Two Arrests Create Panic in Princeton
“Federal immigration authorities arrested two men in Princeton recently, prompting a response from the town, which actively aids the immigrant population with information and advice. The town, in a statement about the incident, said the arrests occurred on Wiggins Street at about 5 a.m. and agents appeared to have been waiting for someone,” NJ.com reports.
Immigration Backlog Problem Worse
“Houston immigration attorney John Nechman used to wear a suit to work practically everyday because he was always in court. But things drastically changed about a year-and-a-half ago, when all of his removal cases scheduled to be heard in Houston’s downtown immigration court were reset to the same 10-day span in November, 2019. Now he practically never has to go to court. He says it’s like that for every immigration attorney in town,” the Houston Press reports.
Wisconsin Bill to Prohibit Sanctuary Cities Passes Committee
“Local governments couldn’t pass ordinances preventing police from asking crime suspects about their immigration status under a bill circulating at the state Capitol. The measure has cleared an Assembly committee but even some lawmakers who support the bill say they’re worried about the message it sends to immigrants who fear deportation,” WPR.org says.
“Dozens of Latino immigrants packed the committee hearing at the Capitol spilling out into the hall. They stood silently as the committee debated the bill and then approved it on 6-3 party line vote. But Green Bay Republican Rep. David Steffen said despite his ‘yes’ vote, he’s still not sure the bill is needed.”
Silicon Valley Tries to Get Around Visa Restrictions
“In Washington, most of the debate around tech visas centers on H-1Bs, typically used by big companies and research universities. Lobbying groups such as Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us say more H-1B visas would keep U.S. companies from losing out on top talent. Protectionist legislators and Republican front-runner Donald Trump say they depress wages and take jobs away from Americans. Either way, H-1Bs aren’t a practical option for startups because they’re tough to get and meant for employees, not founders,” Bloomberg News says.
Churches Grant Sanctuary to Illegal Aliens
“U.S. churches are again defying federal immigration authorities. Across the country, a handful of congregations are opening their doors to offer safe haven to Central American immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally and are under deportation orders. The new sanctuary movement echoes an earlier civil disobedience campaign by churches in the 1980s,” NPR.org says.
“The newest church in America to openly challenge federal immigration laws is St. Andrew’s Presbyterian in Austin, Texas. Ten days ago, the congregation took in Hilda and Ivan Ramirez, a Guatemalan mother and her 9-year-old son.”
FAIR Ads Start in South Carolina
“The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has launched a six-figure TV advertising campaign in South Carolina, in advance of the state’s upcoming presidential primary,” Breitbart News notes.
“The anti-illegal immigration group’s TV ad argues that the cliché call to “bring illegal immigrants out of the shadows” should be applied to Americans who have been hurt by illegal immigrants.”
Ingraham: Immigration Debate Comes Down to Globalism
“The policies that Jeb Bush is advocating, those two issues Trump and he most disagree on are trade and immigration. We’ve now learned the devastation of the American people as a result of the World Trade Organization and China, they’ve gamed the system. There’s no doubt about it, globalism of the Bush variety has been devastating to American workers…” said Laura Ingraham in a recent interview.