Immigration Headlines – April 5, 2016

Illegal Alien Killer Entered US as “Unaccompanied Minor”

“The illegal immigrant charged with killing 21-year-old Sarah Root while street-racing drunk, entered the U.S. as an “unaccompanied child” three years ago, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” Breitbart News reports.

Supreme Court Declines to Let Texas Apportionment Exclude Illegal Aliens

“A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that illegal immigrants and other noncitizens can be counted when states draw their legislative districts, shooting down a challenge by Texas residents who said their own voting power was being diluted. The ruling does not grant noncitizens the power to vote, but says the principle of one person, one vote doesn’t require localities to only count those who are actually eligible to vote when they are deciding how many people to put inside of each district,” the Washington Times reports.

DHS Says Killing Someone With a Car Not Worth Detention

“Even being convicted of homicide isn’t enough to ensure illegal immigrants are detained by federal agents, the government’s top deportation official said in a letter to Congress released Monday,” the Washington Times reported.

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana said neither Obama administration policy nor federal law required her agency to detain Edwin Mejia, who arrived in the U.S. illegally as part of the surge of unaccompanied children from Central America, after he was charged with vehicular homicide in Nebraska.”

More Coverage of Library of Congress and Political Correctness

“The Library of Congress will stop using the term “illegal alien,” instead opting to use “noncitizen” or “unauthorized immigration” when discussing those who unlawfully come to the country. The change came after a group of pro-DREAM Act students, known as CoFIRED, at Dartmouth College petitioned for two years for the more politically correct phrasing, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday,” the Daily Caller notes.

Mexican Authorities Accused of Cracking Down on Indigenous Citizens as Part of Immigration Clampdown

“Immigration officials in Mexico have been reported to be torturing Central Americans and others in an effort to stop illegal aliens from coming into their country. The Guardian reported that immigration activists say that Mexico’s National Institute of Migration (Instituto Nacional de Migracion in Spanish) (INM) is conducting itself ‘like an unchecked police force’ that is ‘systematically using torture against detainees,’” Breitbart News says.

Street Protests by Illegal Aliens Shut Down Sardinian Town

“A day-long protest by immigrants Monday on the Italian resort island of Sardinia paralyzed city traffic in the capital city of Cagliari, as Eritrean and Somali protesters sat or lay down in the streets preventing any flow of traffic,” Breitbart News says.

Senate GOP files Supreme Court brief against Obama’s immigration actions

“Senate Republicans are wading into the contentious court fight over President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration by filing a legal brief with the Supreme Court that declares Obama’s controversial moves a ‘stark contravention to federal law,’” Politico reports.

“The amicus brief is a significant assertion from most members of the Senate GOP conference that Obama’s executive actions — whose future depends on the eight justices now sitting on the Supreme Court — should be ruled unconstitutional.”

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  1. avatar Leland says:

    This president’s “executive actions” clearly are direct contradictions of federal law. The law says only so many visas issued per year, and he just ups the limits through his orders. He issues work authorizations for illegals when nothing in the law gives him power to do so.

    • Politicians Like Ryan and Cruz

      Say they’re against Executive Orders for OVERPOPULATION….then vote in the budget money anyway…

    • avatar No Change says:

      OK Leland let’s put things in prospective…….

      If he did not have the power how come he did it?

      If Congress and the American people do not agree, how come Congress did not
      vote 3/4+ against of demonstrations?

      I am just opening your mind so you exercise it for a change…….