Immigration Headlines – Feb 16, 2016

No Democratic Candidate May Say Anything Sensible On Immigration Per the NYT

“In Thursday night’s Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton defended her past statements that Central American migrant children needed to be sent home from the border to “send a message” to other families: Don’t come. Wrong answer — which Bernie Sanders immediately pointed out,” the New York Times editorializes.

“’Who are you sending a message to?’ he said, reminding her that mothers and children were fleeing Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to avoid being murdered. ‘I don’t think we use them to send a message. I think we welcome them into this country and do the best we can to help them get their lives together.’”

GOP PAC Highlights Hillary Statements on Immigration

“It’s a small buy, just $42,000 of online video, but a spot launched this weekend from the conservative American Crossroads demonstrated how conservatives are trying to widen the divisions of the Democratic primary,” the Washington Post reports.

“‘Hillary’s Wall,’ aimed at Spanish-speaking voters in Nevada, uses well-known but infrequently-replayed clips of a Bush-era Hillary Clinton saying she opposed “illegal immigration” — a phrase no Democrat now utters — and voted for a border fence. That slams right into footage of Donald Trump, who has quickly become a figure of fear and derision for Latinos.”

Rubio Says Gang of 8 Bill Was Never Meant to Pass

“GOP presidential hopeful Marco Rubio on Monday said a controversial immigration reform bill he helped negotiate in 2013 was never meant to pass the Congress,” The Hill reports.

“As a member of the so-called “Gang of 8,” the Florida senator negotiated an immigration compromise between Republicans and Democrats. But the bill never made it past conservatives in the House who complained it provided a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.”

Supreme Court Will Hear DAPA Case Without 9th Justice

“A heated debate continues to unfold across the country about how to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Meanwhile, critical and controversial cases hang in the balance until that debate is settled,” says.

“One key immigration affected deals with President Obama’s executive order on immigration. The DAPA case, or deferred action for parents of Americans and lawful permanent residents, is scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court this spring. However, with Scalia’s death it is uncertain as to how the high court will handle this case.”


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  1. avatar Leland says:

    Both Bernie Sanders and the NY Times start with the false assumption “that mothers and children were fleeing Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to avoid being murdered”. No, that’s the excuse to come here and get on the US taxpayer funded gravy train. A lot of them face far worse dangers on the trip through Mexico, as documented by Amnesty International in it’s annual reports on that country. Here’s what that group said in it’s 2014/2015 report:

    “Migrants continue to be killed, abducted and subject to extortion by criminal gangs, often operating in collusion with public officials. Women and children were particularly vulnerable to sexual violence and people trafficking. ”

    And that was exactly Trump’s point about Mexican rapists, which he confined to illegals. But the media has spun that into him saying it was all Mexicans. Trump has also called for an end to the special status of Cubans. It’s widely acknowledged that the reason many Cubans are going to Central America and proceeding to our southern border is that they think the policy is going to be changed. Nothing to do with being persecuted.

    A decade ago, Congressman Tom Tancredo called Miami a “third world country” to the predictable condemnation of the media. But in January 2015, the South Florida Sun Sentinel ran a series called Plundering America and revealed that among other crimes, over 70% of cargo theft and healthcare fraud in Florida was committed by people of Cuban birth. Many simply return to Cuba where the Castro brothers refuse to extradite them. Where is the rest of the media on those kind of stories?