The amount of Syrian refugees admitted into the United States has doubled since Trump has taking office, but this possibly seen as a lingering effect from the Obama administration.Read More
Author: Shari Rendall
About The Author
Shari Rendall brings to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) over 15 years of experience in government relations and grassroots advocacy. In her former position, Shari led the legislation department in coordinating lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill and briefing congressional and administration staff on a wide range of issues. She has also been responsible for grassroots communications and helping state associations devise their legislative strategies. She began her time in D.C. working on Capitol Hill in the office of former Sen. Bob Smith (R-New Hampshire) as a Legislative Aide.
Even before the first block of concrete is poured, President Trump’s executive order has already had a positive impact on the border.Read More
At his first press conference since the election, President Obama told reporters that he wanted to ensure a smooth transition between himself and President-elect Donald Trump and that he intended to give Trump “space” to determine his agenda as well as staff. Yet, at this very same conference, President Obama said that he would “urge the president-elect and the incoming administration to think long and hard before they are endangering the status of what for all practical purposes are American kids.” Obama’s claim that DACA recipients are “American kids” is factually incorrect on a number of levels. First, DACA...Read More
Recognizing there are about 170 days left of the Obama administration, reporters, almost from the word “go,” prodded Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson about the administration’s immigration policy at a recent breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. The first immigration question Johnson fielded pertained to the immigration case recently lost by the administration. In this case, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that children could not be detained even if they were accompanied by their mother or father. As expected, instead of bolstering immigration enforcement to deter unaccompanied minors (UAMs) and their families from...Read More