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4 in 5 Americans Want Less Immigration
01/23/2018 2:28:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/23/18 | Charles Fain Lehman
Eighty-one percent of Americans want one million or fewer legal immigrants to the United States per year, according to new polling data released Monday by the Harvard-Harris poll, a number lower than the 1.38 million who came to the United States in 2015.The plurality of respondents, 35 percent, think that there should be between 1 and 250,000 legal immigrants arriving to the United States per year. A net 12 percent want to see immigration increased to 1.5 million people per year or more, while nine percent of Americans think that there should be no new legal immigrants.Plurality preference for between 1 and...

After shutdown, Republicans have leverage on immigration
01/22/2018 10:54:07 PM PST · by lowbuck · 12 replies
Washington Examininer ^ | 22 January 2018 | Michael Barone
My speculation in a blogpost yesterday that Senate Democrats were willing to vote for a government shutdown on the DACA issue because of their great solidarity, built up for many years since their narrow capture of seven Senate seats in 1986, has been vindicated by their surrender on the shutdown today — sort of. My argument was based on what was, in my view, the serious political weakness of their position, portrayed even in much of mainstream media as blocking funding for the government in favor of legalizing certain illegal immigrants. To maintain near total cohesion, in such circumstances, seemed...

Shock poll: Americans want massive cuts to legal immigration
01/22/2018 6:58:34 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 78 replies
Washington Times ^ | Jan 22, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
Cutting chain migration even more popular than legalizing Dreamers Americans strongly back giving illegal immigrant “Dreamers” a pathway to citizenship — but a new poll found they also strongly back the other changes President Trump is pushing to build a border wall system, eliminate the visa lottery and curtail the chain of family migration. The Harvard-Harris Poll, taken in the run-up to the government shutdown, even found huge support for cutting the level of legal immigration, which stands at more than 1 million a year, to less than half that. The findings challenge the Gang of Six immigration deal Democrats...

Actually, It’s Lindsey Graham Who Is Out of Mainstream on Immigration
01/22/2018 5:06:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
Lifezette ^ | 1/22/18 | Brendan Kirby
Sen. Lindsey Graham ripped senior White House aide Stephen Miller as holding immigration views that are out of the American political mainstream, but a new poll suggests it is the South Carolina senator who is alienated form public sentiment.The Harvard CAPS/Harris poll indicates a majority opposed the partial government shutdown that Graham supported and suggested broad support for many of the immigration views that Miller — and his boss, President Donald Trump — advocate. The survey of 980 registered voters found 65 percent favored a law giving work permits to young illegal immigrants whose parents brought them to the United...

Durbin Statement On Path Forward For Bipartisan Immigration Bill
01/22/2018 1:52:18 PM PST · by mdittmar · 37 replies
U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 1.22.18 | U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL)
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) agreed to a path forward for the Dream Act and bipartisan immigration measures, and the Senate voted to advance a funding bill to re-open the federal government:“We have gathered the largest bipartisan group of Senators to ever commit to moving forward on the Dream Act and immigration.  We have a process.  I believe that that sets the stage for us to work together.  For the first time in five years, we will have a debate on the floor of the Senate...

Undocumented Irish Caught In Trump's Immigration Dragnet (NPR)
01/22/2018 10:56:25 AM PST · by Drango · 110 replies
NPR ^ | January 22, 2018 | John Burnett
The Trump administration has been aggressively deporting foreign nationals home around the globe, from Somalia to Slovakia. Though Mexicans, Central Americans and Haitians make up 9 out of 10 people removed from the United States, year-end figures analyzed by NPR show that deportations to the rest of the world have jumped 24 percent. Some are from formerly "recalcitrant" countries that used to reject U.S. deportees but have now agreed to take them home. These nations include Guinea, Cuba, Bangladesh, Iraq, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Moreover, agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, are arresting more immigrants in the interior of...

Stephen Miller in the crosshairs as Republican senator calls hardline Trump immigration adviser...
01/22/2018 10:08:34 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
Dailymail UK ^
[FULL TITLE] Stephen Miller in the crosshairs as Republican senator calls hardline Trump immigration adviser 'an outlier' – and the White House fires back Lindsey Graham claims 32-year-old Trump aide Stephen Miller is torpedoing any possibility of a Senate deal on immigration reform Graham called Miller 'an outlier' and complained that he's too much of a hardliner and has too much influence with the president White House fired back and said it's Graham who's the outlier 'As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration, we are going nowhere,' Graham said Tensions are flaring between the White House...

Complicit (new Trump ad on illegal immigration)
01/20/2018 4:30:46 PM PST · by randita · 18 replies
YouTube ^ | 1/20/18 | Trump Campaign
Donald Trump was elected President to build the wall and keep American families safe from evil, illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes against lawful U.S. citizens, Yet, one year after President Trump’s Inauguration, Chuck Schumer and the Democrats continue to put the interests of illegal immigrants over those of Americans. Our new campaign ad draws attention to the stark contrast between ‘complicit’ Democrats and the President for his full commitment to build a wall and fix our border to protect Americans from drugs, murder and other atrocities.

Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until government reopened
01/20/2018 12:49:48 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
al Reuters ^ | JANUARY 20, 2018 / 4:22 AM / UPDATED 25 MINUTES AGO | Richard Cowan, Ginger Gibson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies, saying they would not negotiate on immigration until Democrats help end the government shutdown. Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight with no agreement in Congress, meaning the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency began without a fully functioning government. Lawmakers failed to resolve an impasse over Democrats’ demands to include certain measures, including protections for young undocumented immigrants, in any short-term spending legislation. U.S. government workers were told to stay home or, in some...

Trump, McConnell Blast Democrats for Government Shutdown Over Illegal Immigration
01/20/2018 12:11:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | January 20, 2018 | Timothy Meads
President Donald J. Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) lambasted Democrats Saturday morning for their refusal to compromise on illegal immigration and forcing a government shutdown late Friday night. The Senate failed to reach the 60 votes necessary to continue funding the government after Democrats, led by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), refused to support any spending bill that did not also address the problem of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program. DACA was an executive order issued by President Barack Obama in 2012 that granted protections for illegal immigrants brought into the country as children. Roughly 800,000...

BREAKING NEWS: California Will Prosecute Employers Who Help Immigration Sweeps
01/20/2018 7:03:20 AM PST · by know.your.why · 70 replies ^ | 1/19/2018 | KirksNewsNetwork
California AG threatens to prosecute businesses that help in immigration sweeps. New California Declares Independence From Rest Of State... California employers assisting Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a reported widespread immigration crackdown will be prosecuted, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said on Thursday. His warning comes amid reports that U.S. immigration agents were planning mass sweeps targeting illegal immigrants within the Northern California communities. Under the state’s new Immigration Worker Protection Act, businesses and employers providing information about employees to immigration authorities could face fines of up to $10,000, The Sacramento Bee reported.

In spending fight,Republicans embrace Trump’s hard-line stand on immigration
01/19/2018 7:10:45 PM PST · by mdittmar · 17 replies ^ | January 19,2018 | Sean Sullivan and Ed O'Keefe
Amid the chaos and confusion of Capitol Hill this week, one prevailing trend emerged: Republican leaders are embracing the party’s hard-line position on illegal immigration.

ICE has detained or deported foreigners who are also immigration activists
01/19/2018 6:09:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 85 replies
Washington Post ^ | 1/19/18 | Maria Sacchetti and David Weigel
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has detained or deported several foreigners across the country who are also prominent immigration activists, prompting accusations from advocates that the Trump administration is improperly targeting political opponents. Detention Watch Network, a nonprofit that tracks immigration enforcement, said this week that several activists have been targeted recently, including Maru Mora Villalpando in Washington state, Eliseo Jurado in Colorado, and New York immigrant leaders Jean Montrevil and Ravi Ragbir. “They’re trying to intimidate people,” said Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), the ranking Democrat of the House Judiciary Committee. “These are well-known activists who’ve been here for decades,...

Durbin To McConnell: There Is A Bipartisan Agreement On Immigration, Bring It To The Floor Now
01/19/2018 1:57:51 PM PST · by mdittmar · 41 replies
youtube ^ | Jan 19, 2018 | Senator Durbin
Durbin To McConnell: There Is A Bipartisan Agreement On Immigration, Bring It To The Floor Now

Haitian Immigration Activist Jean Montrevil Deported
01/19/2018 1:04:52 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
teleSUR English ^ | January 19, 2018
After living in the U.S. for more than 30 years, Jean Montrevil, Haitian immigrant rights activist and co-founder of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, was deported back to his country less than two weeks after he was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, agents. Montrevil confirmed he has a pending legal appeal in U.S. courts. For this reason he did not expect his rapid deportation to Haiti. Speaking of his arrest he said it was "two days of hell [...] two days straight with no food and no explanation." Montrevil was convicted in the nineties...

'Dreamers' march in Chicago as Democrats dig in on immigration (photos)
01/19/2018 9:00:08 AM PST · by simpson96 · 26 replies
Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/19/2018 | Staff
Chanting "This is what America looks like," several hundred people marched in Chicago from Daley Plaza toward the Trump Tower Wednesday night to call on Congress to protect thousands of young immigrants brought to the United States as children. The demonstrators marched up Dearborn Street and then east on Wacker Drive until they were across the river from Trump Tower, where they gathered for prayer before disbanding.

Trump: Democrats Could Force Shutdown Because They Want Illegal Immigration
01/19/2018 5:57:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/19/18 | Cameron Cawthorne
President Donald Trump castigated Democrats on Friday morning and said they could force a government shutdown because they want illegal immigration.The House passed a continuing resolution with a vote of 230 to 197 on Thursday night to avoid a government shutdown, sending the bill to the Senate."Government Funding Bill past [sic] last night in the House of Representatives. Now Democrats are needed if it is to pass in the Senate – but they want illegal immigration and weak borders. Shutdown coming? We need more Republican victories in 2018!" Trump tweeted.House Republicans couldn't count on many Democrats supporting the resolution because...

House Freedom Caucus Gets Debate, Vote, on Goodlatte’s Immigration-and-Amnesty Bill
01/18/2018 8:33:24 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 15 replies
Breitbart ^ | Jan 18 | Neil Muno
The House’s immigration-and-amnesty bill is going to get a formal debate and vote in the House, according to the House Freedom Caucus. Caucus chief Rep. Mark Meadows announced the decision to reporters following closed-door negotiations with House Speaker Paul Ryan. The talks with Ryan were held when Ryan had to trade favors to collect enough GOP votes to push through another short-term budget that will last until February 16. Democrats voted against the GOP’s short-term budget because it does not offer an amnesty to millions of illegals. The House budget plan next goes to the Senate, where Democrats will be...

California AG: ‘We Will Prosecute’ Employers Who Cooperate with Federal Immigration Officials
01/18/2018 7:10:20 PM PST · by Rockitz · 79 replies ^ | 18 Jan 2018 | John Binder
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) says his office “will prosecute” employers who cooperate with federal immigration officials to deport criminal illegal aliens from the United States. In a press conference on Thursday, the pro-open borders attorney general warned California employers of new state laws that barred businesses from providing information on illegal aliens to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency that would aid in deportations. Becerra said, according to NTK Network: There are new laws in place in California now in 2018 with the advent of 2018. I mentioned two of them specifically, AB 450 and SB 54....

Inside the tense, profane White House meeting on immigration
01/18/2018 4:16:24 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
Wash Post ^ | 1/18/18
When President Trump spoke by phone with Sen. Richard J. Durbin around 10:15 a.m. last Thursday, he expressed pleasure with Durbin’s outline of a bipartisan immigration pact and praised the high-ranking Illinois Democrat’s efforts, according to White House officials and congressional aides. The president then asked if Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), his onetime foe turned ally, was on board, which Durbin affirmed. Trump invited the lawmakers to visit with him at noon, the people familiar with the call said. But when they arrived at the Oval Office, the two senators were surprised to find that Trump was far from...
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