Immigration Headlines – Feb 25, 2016

More on Cruz’s New Immigration Position

“Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz vowed to deport immigrants living illegally in the United States and build a wall to keep others out, sharpening his stance on the issue a week before presidential contests in several southern states. Cruz’s comments on the eve of Tuesday’s Nevada caucuses came hours after the public firing of his main spokesman over misleading social media postings involving rival Marco Rubio,” Reuters reports.

New Orleans Police Adopt Sanctuary Rules

“The New Orleans Police Department is planning to take steps that would provide some relief from anxiety for undocumented immigrants living in the city. Starting Sunday, police in the city will no longer be required to check the immigration status of people they encounter who they suspect of being in the country illegally, and nobody in the city will be required to prove their citizenship to officers,” IBTimes.com says.

Melania Trump Says She Followed the Law

“In a rare television appearance, Melania Trump batted down claims that her husband, GOP front-runner Donald Trump, insulted immigrants, saying she was a legal immigrant herself,” UPI reports.

“‘I followed the law,’ Melania told MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Wednesday morning. ‘I never thought to stay here without papers. I had a visa, I traveled every few months back to the country to Slovenia to stamp the visa. I came back, I applied for the green card, I applied for the citizenship later on after many years of green card. So I went by system, I went by the law. And you should do that, you should not just say let me stay here and whatever happens, happens.’”

Legal and Illegal Immigrants Pay Taxes But They Cost a Lot

“Do undocumented immigrants pay taxes? It’s a question that a lot of American voters are asking as immigration takes center stage in the 2016 presidential election, and filing our taxes stays on the back burner until 11pm on Monday, April 18 (but who’s counting?) They short answer is yes: the estimated 10.9 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally pay taxes. Lots of taxes, according to a new study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy that focuses on state and local taxes (not the federal income tax),” LatinTimes.com says.

Attorney General Says ICE Won’t Release Prisoners to Most Sanctuary Cities

“The Obama administration is winning praise from conservative Republicans for initiating a change in federal policy that could encourage so-called sanctuary cities to abandon their stance against cooperating with deportation requests,” Politico says.

“Under the new policy, the federal Bureau of Prisons will put prisoners finishing their sentences into immigration custody by default when immigration authorities seek deportation, even if local or state officials want the immigrant for prosecution or to finish a state or local sentence. Immigration officials may sometimes defer to state or local authorities, but will take into account a locality’s cooperation with federal deportation requests in deciding whether to hand over a prisoner.”

Comments

  1. avatar Leland says:

    More propaganda from Latin Times.com. Who has ever denied that illegals don’t pay some taxes? Of course they do. Buy an item in the store and you pay sales tax. The question is do they pay enough taxes to offset the costs they bring. Latin Times argument is nothing but a red herring, defined by dictionary.com as “something intended to divert attention from the real problem or matter at hand.”

    There are numerous studies available of all the costs, which far outweigh the revenues. Latin Times claims that “California, Texas, and New York each rake in over 1 billion per year in state and local tax revenue.” And how about the fact that direct welfare payments to families headed by an illegal amount to over 600 million a year for Los Angeles County alone, and that’s before costs of schooling.

    The sanctuary city of Chicago, which openly welcomes illegals and makes them eligible for every welfare program, is dead broke. They have taxed everything they possibly can and it’s still not enough. Shouldn’t they be the shining example of all the riches that illegals bring? So what’s the explanation for their fiscal disaster?

    This is a no-brainer. Trying to claim that there is some pot of gold at the end of the fiscal rainbow that comes with masses of low income illegals, without adding up all the money they take from the system, is dishonest. But then, that describes the other side perfectly. Dishonest.

  2. FOX News Alleged Today

    The Establishment is “warming” to Donald Trump, add in Trump leads Rubio by double digits in recent Florida Primary Polls…..time for Florida Home-state Candidate Rubio to throw in the old amnesty establishment towel? Nevada Latinos seem to agree with me, Trump got almost half their vote too….even with his the Mexicans will build the wall campaign promise.