Younger GOP Members Not As Hard Line Survey Claims
“Young Republicans are much more likely to have favorable views of immigration and to support a path to citizenship for immigrants in the United States illegally than are older Republican voters, according to a survey published on Tuesday by the Public Religion Research Institute, a nonpartisan research group,” the New York Times reports.
Immigrant Population Boom
“Immigrant populations in the U.S. have surged above 15 percent in a third of states across the nation, marking a stark rise over the past four decades. Six of those states have immigrant populations that are more than 25 percent, according to a Center for Immigration Studies report released Monday,” the Free Beacon notes.
1000 Gang Members Arrested in DHS Sweep
“U.S. immigration agents have arrested more than 1,000 suspects on charges including attempted murder and witness tampering, in a nationwide operation aimed at international gangs, officials said on Monday. The five-week operation headed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, dubbed Project Shadowfire, targeted criminal organizations linked to drug trafficking, murder and racketeering, the agency said in a statement,” Reuters reports.
DHS Secretary Unsurprising Remarks on Trump
“Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson urged the American public to ‘celebrate our immigrant heritage,’ and argued that policies proposed by Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) including ‘having an immigration policy based on religion’ are ‘counterproductive to our homeland security and national security interests’ on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe,’” Breitbart News says.
Employment Gap Favors Immigrants
“A new study by George Borjas from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University reveals what many have long been concerned about when it comes to illegal immigration into the United States. According to Borjas’ paper, the “employment rate of undocumented men is 86.6%, as compared to 73.9% for natives and 77.8% for legal immigrants,” and this gap has been widening since the mid-1990s,” says the American Thinker.