Immigration Headlines – Mar 3, 2016

Time to Repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act

“An immigration reform organization says Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Cuba is another reason for repealing the decades-old Cuban Adjustment Act. The visit, scheduled for March 21-22, will be the first to Cuba by a sitting U.S. president in 88 years. It is being viewed as another step in the Obama administration’s ongoing efforts to normalize diplomatic relations with the communist island nation,” One News Now reports.

Immigration Debate Remains Hot in Lead Up to Supreme Court Hearing

“26 states, led by Texas, sued to block Obama’s program. They accused the president of rewriting the law with a unilateral action that allows 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States, apply for work permits and, possibly, renew their residency after three years. Fifteen states have filed briefs supporting Obama’s position,” the Weatherford Democrat says.

“Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration, said Obama is replacing laws and statues with policy — a strategy that he describes as a ‘slippery slope.’ ‘There is some discretionary authority (for the president), but at some point you cross a line and it becomes nullification,’ said Mehlman, whose group seeks to reduce immigration to a level that is ‘more manageable,’ according to its website.”

N.O. Mayor Slams Anti-Sanctuary Move

“Mayor Mitch Landrieu had harsh words for David Vitter on Thursday (March 3) after the Republican senator blasted New Orleans for its sanctuary city policies when it comes to undocumented immigrants. Landrieu, a Democrat, accused Vitter of ‘race-baiting politics’ and compared him unfavorably to GOP presidential campaign front-runner Donald Trump, who has vowed to deport 11 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States,” says.

America’s Bad Elite Got it Wrong on Immigration, Trade

“Michael Hirsh had a piece in Politico last weekend that tried to explain the rise of populists Donald Trump, who now has a commanding lead for the Republican presidential nomination, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, who appears to be fading after a strong start in the Democratic race. ‘For more than a generation,’ Hirsh wrote, ‘economists, trade experts and policy makers, including both Republican and Democratic presidents, have told us that we could do little about … the brutal displacement of old industries and jobs, and that we might as well just get used to it. Indeed, we were told, the United States must lead this charge,’” says.

House to Vote on Support for Lawsuit Against Obama Amnesty

“The House is expected to vote in the coming weeks on a measure authorizing the Speaker to file a brief to the Supreme Court on the legality of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called it an unprecedented and ‘extraordinary step’ at a Tuesday press conference,” The Hill reports.

“‘The president is not permitted to write law — only Congress is. The House will make that very, very clear, and we will do so as an institution on behalf of the American people, on behalf of representative self-government,’ Ryan said.”

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  1. avatar Leland says:

    Talk about media malfeasance and bias. Trump had previously said a dozen times that he would not accept David Duke’s support. But in the CNN interview he was asked about Duke and other “white supremacist groups”. Groups, as in plural. So he said give me a list of the “groups” and I will decide who I want and don’t want supporting me.

    As readers of this site know, FAIR has been repeatedly portrayed by left wing organizations as racist and a hate group. So Trump was basically saying who. He explained this several times on the Today Show this morning and Savannah Guthrie continued to mis portray what he said. Another case where the press should inform, but instead they sensationalize.

    • avatar SecBorders says:

      Trump’s positions on immigration and trade, while what is best for the American people, are a threat to the profits of the corporations that own and control NBC and other media companies so they will do whatever they can to stop him from becoming President. What is best for the country or even just having high standards as journalists doesn’t even matter.

      • avatar No Change says:

        but he will never become a president………..byt he time is shoulder to shoulder….the hispanics, etc will vote for Hillary……he only owns the older white republican vote……mainly

      • avatar William says:

        Fox is reporting that Trump is softening his views on H-1B visas ( ). I hope he is not sliding down into the open arms of corporate America. I wonder how Senator Jeff Sessions feels about this?

        • avatar SecBorders says:

          I am not happy about this. Is Trump becoming just another lying, back stabbing politician?

          • avatar William says:

            His waffling on immigration does concern me also. Maybe he thought that saying this would placate the elite and assure them that he wouldn’t cut off their supply of cheap compliant labor. I personally could give a rat’s backside about keeping some hindu college graduate here to take an American’s job. What happened to the American Dreamer line from Trump? I went to his campaign site and asked the following:
            1. What is his position on the OPT program? An unfair advantage is given to OPT workers since corporations are not required to pay certain taxes on them.
            2. What is his position on the Obama proposed rules that would give work permits to H-1B visa holders in line for a green card? These proposed changes would dramatically increase the number of H-1B visa holders in America.
            And to top it off the Hindus are now complaining about the paltry fee increases that affect only a few applicants ( ). Now that is gratitude for you!

          • avatar No Change says:

            SecBorders & William and Leland I have warned you long time ago about Trump…..THERE YOU HAVE IT….I have also mentioned in the past the Indians H1 visas…..and the idiots are so cheap that now they are a political issue so FAIR……you should grab this complaint to drive the the temporary H1 visas out!!!…….

        • avatar No Change says:

          William the point is that for a president to be a great, real President FIRST has to have a decent Speaker of the House……..basically the head of all matters……..then decent human beings in Congress that care about the people and work with the president……………of course a decent president……etc etc etc

          THEN to be cultured not just in politics, finances, immigration but to be The Peoples’ president if you understand what I am saying…..example///

          A corporation…..most if not ALL employees ARE NOT COMAPNY MEN so what happens the corporation eventually dies did you catch the drift?etc etc

      • avatar No Change says:

        SecBorders the best for the country?…..let me see…no State pensions… more than 2 congress session for all congressman to serve the same as the president, Same Obama Care for them………they are supposed to be the servants for the people NOT the other way around……..heavy oil taxes for the country needs……etc…..etc etc….

        • Imagine What Trump’s 35% Federal Tax on Imported Parts and Assemblies Like Automobiles Will Do to the Open Border Establishment’s GREED Love for Mexico, Japan and China?

          It will bring our jobs back and destroy their leach economy on America…..a flat trade table IOWs.