DHS Secretary Says Border Can Only Be So Secure
“Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the Senate Homeland Security Committee Tuesday that more must be done to address the problems in Central America that have led to an uptick in unaccompanied children attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, because “there’s only so much border security you can accomplish” to deal with people who are motivated to leave their homes to travel to the U.S,” CNSNews.com says.
Zuckerberg, Tech Execs Double Down on Supporting Obama Amnesty
“Tech executives are doubling down on their support for President Obama’s sweeping executive actions that would protect undocumented immigrants, allowing them to work legally in the United States. On Tuesday, Facebook co-founder and C.E.O. Mark Zuckerberg, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, and angel investor Ron Conway were among more than 60 business and tech leaders who signed on to a brief submitted to the Supreme Court in favor of Obama’s executive actions, which have been tied up by a lawsuit brought by some two dozen states,” Vanityfair.com says.
How Do Trump and Cruz Differ on Immigration
“As Donald Trump is presenting himself as the presumptive Republican nominee for president, he has described his position on immigration as “flexible.” This now has Ted Cruz positioned as the Republican candidate with the most hardline position on immigration. NumbersUSA, a prominent immigration restriction group, keeps an ongoing scorecard on 2016 presidential candidates and since updated on March 4, Ted Cruz has an “A” and Trump a “B+”,” the Daily Caller says.
RAND Report Finds Benefits, Costs of State Immigration Laws
“The report, from the non-profit think tank the RAND Corporation, analyzes past research on the consequences of America’s latest state-specific immigration laws. (Congress has been notably inert on immigration reform, leaving immigrants’ lives basically up to the states.) The report finds that most immigration laws create winners and losers throughout society, affecting not only undocumented immigrants, but also citizens and documented immigrants. In some families, for example, while the children are citizens, the parents remain undocumented. A law that keeps undocumented immigrants from accessing public services, such as food assistance or health-insurance subsidies, might also keep the kids from getting those services, even though they’re indeed entitled to them,” PSmag.com says.
Wisconsin ID Card Measure Headed to Gov. Walker
“Immigrants’ rights supporters lost a key battle to get ID cards for people who are living in the U.S. illegally when the Wisconsin Legislature passed a bill to ban counties issuing such cards, but activists say they’re not giving up the fight. Led by Voces de la Frontera, advocates hope a sustained show of force — which started with a major protest at the state Capitol last month — will prompt Gov. Scott Walker to veto the measure. If that doesn’t work, they say they’re going to shift their focus to cities with significant Latino populations, such as Milwaukee and Madison,” Fox News Latino reports.