Immigration Headlines – Mar 29, 2016

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.

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  1. Young GOP Voters for Trump

    Blows this story out of the water. They’re chalking their support for Trump all over the college campus…

  2. avatar Leland says:

    The story on the arrest of gang members contains this sentence:

    “Of the 1,133 arrested, 915 were cross border gang members and associates.”

    Yes we do need e-verify and other enforcement measures, but that does not eliminate the need for a “wall” or fencing along the border. Because these people do not work and they have no intention of ever legalizing. They are never going to “cooperate with law enforcement” or all the other bunk put forth by those who insist we need amnesty so “we will know who is here.”

    These gangs work across the border and smuggle drugs and other criminals into this country. We need to stop them from doing that by building barriers along the border. How many times have we read about some criminal who was deported a dozen times but is back here and in trouble. Amnesty is meaningless to criminals.

    • avatar Leland says:

      Another chronic liar. Rosario Marin of the “American Competitive Alliance” [aka another front for big business] claims in an editorial in the Orlando Sentinel that “The rapidly expanding and evolving needs of highly technical professions, vital across most industries, are experiencing a critical STEM skills shortage.” Naturally she wants a vast increase in H1B visas.

      Number one, she’s lying. The Census Bureau says that the majority of American STEM graduates are not even employed in a STEM field.

      Number two, it’s richly ironic that she writes this poppycock in a paper in the land of the mouse. Disney was just in the news a few short weeks ago for firing American workers and forcing them to train their replacements. Just another shill for big business, crying the blues about the “need” for foreign workers who will work for lesser wages than Americans.