Immigration Headlines – Mar 22, 2016

ISIS Claims Credit for Belgium Attacks

“ISIS claimed to strike yet again on European soil Tuesday, saying its “fighters” launched attacks on the airport and a subway station in Belgium’s capital that killed at least 30 people and wounded about 230 more. While jarring, the carnage wasn’t altogether surprising. Belgium has been going after terrorist threats for months, as illustrated by last week’s capture of Europe’s most wanted man, Salah Abdeslam, in a bloody raid in Brussels,” CNN wrote.

Cruz Calls for Refugee Halt

“Tuesday in wake of the terror attack in Brussels on the metro and airport killing 31 and injuring hundreds, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called to ‘immediately halt the president’s ill-advised plan to bring in tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees,’” Breitbart News reports.

Trump: Close The Border

“Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s ‘Fox & Friends,’ Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump reacted to the apparent terrorist attack that resulted in at least 28 dead and 130 injured in Brussels earlier in the day. Trump made the case to close the U.S. borders until ‘we figure out what is going on,’” Breitbart News reports.

“‘I would close up our borders to people until we figure out what is going on,’ Trump said. “Look at Brussels, look at Paris, look at so many cities that were great cities. Paris is almost as bad. If you look at Paris – Paris is no longer the city of lights. Paris has got a lot of problems. And all you have to do is speak to the people who live there. You look at other places where this same thing has happened.’”

Activist Detained During Trump Protest Compains About Citizenship Check

“Over the weekend, dozens of Arizonans shut down a major highway leading to a rally Republican frontrunner Donald Trump held in Phoenix, blocking supporters from attending the event for several hours. One of the handful arrested on Saturday was Jacinta Gonzalez, who had locked her neck, with a U-lock, to a truck blocking the highway. But while her fellow activists were processed and released a few hours later, Gonzalez was held overnight, transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and questioned about her immigration status, despite the fact that she is a U.S. citizen,” Think Progress says.

“Gonzalez, who works for the immigrant rights organization Mijente, told ThinkProgress that her white colleagues were released around midnight Saturday night. ‘But as a Latina with a Latina surname, I was the only person interviewed by ICE, and they placed an immigration detainer against me,’ she said. In that interview, she refused to answer questions about her citizenship, saying only: ‘I’m invoking my constitutional right to remain silent and I want an attorney present.’”

Protester Who Complained is on Soros’ Payroll

“Anti-Trump protesters caused chaos and trampled the rights of Americans again this weekend when they blocked a highway leading to a Donald Trump rally in Arizona. One of the ringleaders for the protest was arrested. Now that she’s been identified, damning details about her past are being exposed, and it’s becoming clear who is really inciting the riots among American voters in the race to the 2016 presidency,” Madworldnews.com reports.

Should U.S. Change Cuban Immigration Policy?

“President Obama told the Cuban people Tuesday he had come to their nation to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas. In a wide ranging speech in Havana, the president addressed the strained history between the two nations but said that Cuba and the United States need to look forward to a new future. At least one remnant of the past that remains, however, is U.S. immigration policy toward Cubans,” KPBS.org says.

Rep. Barletta Endorses Trump

“Rep. Lou Barletta, the conservative Republican congressman whose Pennsylvania district has long been a focal point in the national immigration debate, endorsed Donald Trump on Tuesday in an interview with The Washington Post,” the Washington Post says.

“‘Donald Trump’s voice is resonating with average Americans who feel their voice has been lost by their party,’ Barletta said in a phone interview. ‘I believe this will become a new Republican Party, one that we should embrace. We should be the party of working men and women, the party of America first.’”

Clinton Bashes Arpaio in Arizona Appearance

“Hillary Clinton sharply denounced Sheriff Joe Arpaio, saying the Maricopa County sheriff, who became the face of hard-line anti-immigration policies because of his tactics here, had treated his ‘fellow human beings with disrespect’ and contempt. ‘It just makes my heart sink,’ Mrs. Clinton told a rally of mostly Latino supporters on Monday. ‘We are better than that,’” the New York Times wrote.

Illegal Aliens Caught in Attempted Gang Rape

“Immigration officials have since sought detainers on the four men, who have plead not guilty and are being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing. As more details about the men emerge, much scrutiny has been placed on the country’s immigration policies and whether or not they contributed to the assault. Two of the men, Ariel Diaz and Josue Jarquin-Felipe had previously been deported to Guatemala, a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement told the Herald,” says Patch.com about an attempted gang rape in Framingham Massachusetts.

Missgivings About Too Much Immigration

“I don’t consider myself a person paralyzed by fear. As someone who has taught English language learners in public schools for more than 10 years, I enjoy working with those from other countries. It can be exciting and rewarding. I’ve learned a lot from my students. Even when the challenges become exhausting, at least I can say there is rarely a dull day,” says a teacher writing about her experiences at The Federalist.

“But over the past few years, I’ve found myself asking this: how much immigration diversity is too much? Is it even possible to ask this question anymore without the risk of getting called a xenophobe?”

Clinton Says Border is Secure

“Hillary Clinton made quite the incredulous claim last week. In an interview with an Arizona radio station, Clinton asserted the U.S.-Mexico border is secure and migration from the Central American country was no longer a problem. ‘I think we’ve done a really good job securing the border,’ the Democratic front-runner confidently stated,” the Daily Caller says.

Comments

  1. avatar Kristen says:

    The terrorist attack in Brussels is yet another reminder of the national security threats posed by open borders immigration policies.

    On Sept 11, 2001, I was working as a Business Analyst at Verizon Wireless. Their back office was overflowing with Indian and Middle Eastern IT workers who were here on H-1B and L-1 visas. I can still remember how many of those Middle Eastern and even some of the Indian guest workers were actually in a celebratory mood after the news of the terrorist attacks broke.

    For many years we have been importing terrorists, potential terrorists, and terrorist sympathizers into the U.S., all for the sake of short term profits and corporate balance sheets.

    It’s way past time for this criminal insanity to end.

    • avatar SecBorders says:

      One thing that I don’t ever hear discussed regarding all these people being brought in that aren’t assimilating and aren’t loyal to the US, is what happens the next time there is a war that requires a draft and there are millions of US citizens that aren’t loyal to the US?

  2. We Have the Same Number of Students When Baby Boomers Were in School

    But spend twice as much money on teacher staff with dismal results….do you suppose the grim job outlook destroys our education by draining all hope?

    • avatar No Change says:

      IT is all about perspective…..if that is true and we are in the weeds……hopefully this generation will do better…..I meant…if the baby boomers did a great job how come we are in such a bad shape?

      • avatar Leland says:

        The top 1% is in great shape. The working class, facing 30 years of unrelenting immigration, is not. The middle and working classes did great in the low immigration 50s and 60s. Go crack a history book.

  3. avatar Leland says:

    The piece in The Federalist by a Nashville teacher is a good read. She makes the case in a concise manner. Basically she’s asking what is the point of so many immigrant children and the huge burdens they are putting on school districts. As she notes, the education and political elites want it all. Huge outlays for students who speak no English and have little formal education, but at the same time the elites demand high grades and graduation rates.

    And those things cannot be achieved on a wide scale without lowering standards. Meanwhile American students are held back in their educations because of the slow progress of immigrants. Aren’t we constantly told how much better standards are in Europe? But Sweden has seen it’s educational achievement levels slip with masses of refugees. Activists worship immigration like it’s a religion, but refuse to answer the questions raised.

    • avatar No Change says:

      Simple…to understand the real impact….all states based on 330M of the population vs this demographics then we can say wha you say and deal the best with it.

      • avatar Leland says:

        Nice deflection. The question that teacher asked is why do we need students from dozens of different cultures. What’s achieved by it. In fact, it’s a negative for the average American students who are held back by the slow progress of the foreign students. So why keep allowing millions of immigrants to come here? For what purpose?

        • avatar No Change says:

          I have to caution there…….define “our students”…..I can tell you the university ones are the best from all over the World and are as good or better then our own…most cases better…..but if our own beats them…then we are the best…HINT…..how do you think we became the best?…their kids are no different……so anyway…….I am sure some of the illegals go both ways but DEFINITELY NOT the educated ones……..I KNOW THAT FOR A FACT!

          So Leland become a bot more cultured in the aspects of Academics in the US…….

          • avatar Leland says:

            You’re a joke. A lot of college professors complain that many foreign students don’t know a thing and don’t even try. They’re here because their parents or governments pay higher tuition, which the colleges want.