House Vote Expected on Amicus Brief Challenging Obama Amnesty
“Fifty pro-immigration reform advocacy groups will push Republicans to vote against legislation from Speaker Paul Ryan that would allow the House to file an amicus brief in a contentious Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama’s immigration orders. The resolution, authorizing the House to file an official amicus brief in U.S. v. Texas, is expected to be voted on this week. The court case will examine if Obama acted within the bounds of the law when he acted to shield some immigrants from deportation,” Politico.com reports.
Illegal Immigration Snowballs into More Lawlessness
“Set aside for a moment all the controversies over illegal immigration—the wall, deportation, amnesty, Donald J. Trump, “comprehensive immigration reform,” etc. Instead, contemplate what happens in a social, cultural, and economic context when several million immigrants arrive from one of the poorest areas in the world (e.g., Oaxaca) to one of the most affluent (e.g., California). For guidance, think not of Jorge Ramos, but of the premodern/postmodern collision that is occurring in Germany, Austria, and Denmark. The first casualty is the law. I am not referring to the collapse of federal immigration enforcement, but rather the ripples that must follow from it. When someone ignores a federal statute, then it is naturally easy to flout more,” says Victor Davis Hanson.
Judge Tosses Suit Over Woman Who Lied in Visa Application
“The federal government does not have to explain to a Nevada man why his wife, a grandmother and farmer in Mexico, has been denied entry to the U.S. for more than 20 years under “alien smuggling” rules, a federal judge has ruled. A lawyer for Reno landscaper Jose Isabel Esparza-Munoz, 69, had been arguing in court since November about whether immigration officials must do more than simply cite the section of law pertaining to smuggling. U.S. immigration officials have been blocking 65-year-old Maria Esparza’s entrance to the country since she first acknowledged in 1994 that a son listed on her original visa application was really her grandson born to her teenage daughter,” US News says.
Clinton And Sanders Move Away from Any Immigration Enforcement
“Clinton and Sanders effectively have promised to do away with any enforcement of federal immigration law. The Democrats’ answers promised an era in which noncitizens have a right to live in the United States illegally — as long as they don’t rob a bank or kill someone,” says Debra J. Saunders.
124 Illegal Aliens Released By ICE Charged in Murders
“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has revealed that 124 illegal immigrant criminals released from jail by the Obama administration since 2010 have been subsequently charged with murder. A Center for Immigration Studies report on the data from ICE to the Senate Judiciary Committee added that the committee is not releasing the names of the murder suspects,” the Washington Examiner says.
College Students Demand “Safe Space” from Border Patrol
“A new crusade has emerged among college students who insist on insulation from the real world – now left-liberal campus activists demand safe spaces from U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents who recruit at campus job fairs. Protesters at several campuses in Southern California and Arizona have demanded administrators cut all ties with the federal agency, and some have protested agents’ presence on campus. Students say border protection representatives make students – especially students in the country illegally – feel unsafe,” Thecollegefix.com says.
Kasich Endorses Amnesty
“With Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) presidential hopes diminishing as his personal demons catch up with him—from his relationship with billionaire Norman Braman to his role in pushing Obama’s amnesty—the donor class seems to be turning its eyes to John Kasich’s last stand in Ohio. The hope seems to be that a Kasich win in Ohio will not only deny GOP frontrunner Donald Trump delegates, but will also create a new vehicle for arriving at a contested convention,” Breitbart News says.