Immigration Headlines – Mar 8, 2016

States Willing to Take Action When Washington Won’t

“Historically, America’s immigration policy was left up to Washington. Like many other things in the U.S., that changed slightly in the last decade. In the absence of federal immigration reform, dozens of states have enacted hundreds of laws to make their jurisdictions either more or less welcoming to the nation’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants—and sometimes both,” Bloomberg News says.

“A new report from the Rand Corporation, a nonprofit research organization, tallies states’ actions on immigration. Perhaps not surprisingly, it finds a nation pulling itself in different directions. Some states, including Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, and Indiana, have put in place comprehensive laws that put restrictions on unauthorized immigrants within their borders. Others have gone in the opposite direction.”

How to Stop Encouraging Illegal Immigration

The Atlantic engages a reverse Qa&A with someone opposed to immigration enforcement.

“Deportations are also politically tricky. Recently, the Department of Homeland Security conducted removal raids that quickly became a point of contention between Democratic lawmakers and the White House. U.S. officials said the operation—launched in the hopes of preventing another surge—was meant to send a message to Central American migrants looking to make the journey.”

“But Democratic members of Congress—already skeptical of deportation—want to see migrants treated as refugees, not wrongdoers, as many are fleeing dangerous conditions. To this end, in January the Obama administration announced a refugee resettlement program with processing centers in Latin America to stanch the flow of immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally. The program is still separate from deportations, but it implicitly acknowledges that removals are not the answer—or at least not the only answer.”

Congressional Democrats File Brief Supporting Obama Amnesty Plan

“Democratic lawmakers are again marshaling overwhelming support for President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, whose future now hangs in the balance at the Supreme Court. More than 200 Democrats are backing a new amicus brief that will be filed later Tuesday with the high court, arguing the controversial actions Obama took in November 2014 that could defer deportations and grant work permits to more than 4 million immigrants here illegally are both legal and constitutional,” Politico reports.

Time to Confront Mass Immigration

“The United States should be having a national debate about its legal and expansive immigration system, which contributes to the majority of growth in the nation’s immigrant population, according Steven Camarota, the director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies. ‘This is what we need a national debate about,’ Camarota said Tuesday morning on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily with Stephen K. Bannon. ‘Quite frankly all we ever talk about is illegal immigration, but as we make the point everyone agrees only about a quarter of these individuals are illegal immigrants and their children,’” Breitbart News wrote.

What Is At Stake in the Obama Amnesty Case?

“In the summer of 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to weigh in on one of the most contentious issues in American politics: illegal immigration. In deciding United States v. Texas, the high court could lift the specter of deportation hovering over millions of undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States. The case pits the Obama administration against more than two dozen U.S. states that claim the president’s so-called deferred action programs are an abuse of executive authority,” the Council on Foreign Relations says.

Comments

  1. The Constitutional Laws

    Aren’t Racist…..but those who ignore the Constitution and deny real Americans job opportunities with too much immigration have no intelligence..

  2. avatar John Noble says:

    The Obama administration is seeding America’s homeland with foreigners who bring with them their totalitarian, socialist, strong man government thinking. These people are indoctrinated with the typical banana republic world view that has destroyed the middle class in every nation where it exists, especially in South America and Mexico. But, wherever it exists, brutality, torture, pillage and murder are implemented by the enforcement arm of those governments. Everywhere Muslims immigrate, there is civil unrest, and the constant demands, bluster and disruption of the nation’s domestic tranquility as they push to subvert the laws, culture and social values of the host nations where they have been allowed to reside. Muslims always demand replacement of existing laws and culture with theocratic Sharia laws and culture along with the enforcement arm that is famous for its atrocities. Most of the Mideastern immigrants will never assimilate nor have exclusive patriotic allegiance to America because they are enemy insurgents, members of the nation of Islam who are subversive to Judeo-Christian principles of freedom which are embedded in our rule of law, the U.S. Constitution. Muslims are essentially modern day Canaanites who have plundered the wealth of nations since 610 AD when Mohammad went on the rampage as the Godfather of the most well organized Mafia type crime syndicate the world has ever seen. Islam is an international criminal organization with a religious front. There is no way that our law enforcement and intelligence organizations can keep us safe. They have been overwhelmed by the seeding of America by our government which is co-opting the introduction of Sharia law into America, and has had the audacity to appoint Muslim Brotherhood connected Muslims to our national security agencies and into our military. No nation can live peacefully with enemy insurgents who are being militarized in training camps around America, and brainwashed by Imams in their Mosques to hate America. Muslims are increasingly being are now embedded in our government as Czars in charge of sensitive positions where policies are created or enforced in which our lives are at stake. Bottom line, Islamic ideology and its Muslim adherents are fundamentally and ideologically incompatible with non-Muslim Americans and the U.S. Constitution. The most humane way to prevent the inevitable violent confrontation between the two is a complete round-up and deportation of ALL Muslims, including those who are citizens. Qualification for U.S. Citizenship is not a right, but a privilege that is based on total, complete, absolute patriotic allegiance to the U.S. Constitution and obedience to its laws. No Muslim can serve both the tenets of Islam’s Sharia codes of law, and America’s constitutional laws which are based on the biblical Judeo-Christian personal and religious freedom codes. The cultural heritage of United States of America is antithetical to Islamic ideology and cannot peaceably co-exist; therefore, separation is the only formula for peace, and deportation is the only peaceful method to prevent a violent conflict between the two ideological enemies.

    • avatar No Change says:

      hahahaha!! really destroyed the middle class in South America…man ….you look like you must be a Senator ……clueless and out of touch to generalize such big non accurate statement..

  3. avatar Peter says:

    Did you see those figures being fudged? ..how do ?u know

  4. avatar Leland says:

    No matter how many times you repeat the same lie, it’s still not true. Priscilla Alvarez at The Atlantic still tries though, with the same propaganda that’s continually repeated by those who don’t want to see immigration laws enforced. She claims:

    ” In fact, President Obama deported more people than his predecessors, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, according to data from the Dept. of Homeland Security.”

    Nope, a total lie. Those figures are fake. They count something never counted before, turnarounds at the border, not true deportations from the interior. The President himself said in 2011:

    “The statistics are actually a little deceptive. We’ve been apprehending folks at the border and sending them back. That is counted as a deportation even though they may have only been held for a day or 48 hours.”

    So he calls those numbers “deceptive”. It’s only “counted as a deportation”? Deportations from the interior have fallen to next to nothing in this administration. When are people like Alvarez going to start telling the truth? Never I guess, because they don’t care as long as they have an agenda.

    • avatar No Change says:

      ” In fact, President Obama deported more people than his predecessors, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, according to data from the Dept. of Homeland Security.”

      really Leland?,,,,,,,before Obama that border did not count……..you live a virtual reality…you should become a Senator….