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  • Jeb Bush: Americans Urging for Immigration Controls ‘Threatened’ by ‘Less White’ Country

    09/23/2018 5:51:36 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 112 replies
    breitbart ^ | 09/23/2018 | John Binder
    Failed 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida governor Jeb Bush says Americans who are urging for immigration controls are “threatened” by their perception that the United States is “changing” and becoming “less white.”
  • Trump demands a border wall but many Republican lawmakers aren’t convinced

    09/23/2018 5:53:07 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    President Trump lashed out at Congress on Thursday for failing to deliver his long-promised border wall, unleashing a tweet that accused Democrats of “obstructing” border security and demanded that “REPUBLICANS MUST FINALLY GET TOUGH!” The trouble for Trump is that it’s his own GOP allies — not just his political opponents — who have been standing in the way. The same Republican lawmakers who rushed through the tax bill Trump wanted, confirmed his first Supreme Court pick and are fighting to defend his second, and have remained largely deferential amid multiple scandals, have taken a far different approach when it...
  • Illegal Aliens On A Texas-Sized Crime Spree

    09/23/2018 3:32:54 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 16 replies
    Immigration ^ | 17 September 2018 | Bob Dane
    According to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), more than 264,000 criminal aliens were booked into local jails between June 1, 2011, and Aug. 31 of this year. Of those, some 177,000 were classified as illegal aliens by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security....Texas is the only state that publishes convictions of illegal aliens for specific crimes.
  • UN Refugee Chief Denies Migrant Crisis in Europe, Declares Mass Migration a ‘Source of Progress...

    09/23/2018 9:47:43 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Sep 2018 | Virginia Hale
    Debate in Europe framing illegal immigration from the third world as a problem is “dangerous”, the United Nations (UN) refugee chief has warned, insisting that the mass movement of peoples has been “a source of progress and prosperity since people first began to migrate”. “Distorted” political debate on the subject has led to Europe becoming “obsessed” with a migrant crisis that “does not exist”, Filippo Grandi said, urging EU politicians to stop squabbling “over a few boats” [of illegal immigrants]. In an interview published in the German press Thursday, he dismissed plans backed by Austria and Italy among other member...
  • Overwhelmed: U.S. Border Patrol Apprehend 2,000 Migrants in 3 days

    09/23/2018 8:21:44 AM PDT · by PFW · 19 replies
    McAllen Station agents are being inundated with migrant families and unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the border from Mexico. Once across the border, the migrants turn themselves in to the first Border Patrol agents they can find, according to information provided to Breitbart Texas from Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol officials. “The continued flow of migrants turning themselves in to Border Patrol agents is creating an unsustainable situation,” Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr. said in a written statement. “The transnational criminal organizations exploit family units and unaccompanied children populations and create diversions for agents, leaving...
  • Trump Administration Aims to Sharply Restrict New Green Cards for Those on Public Aid

    09/23/2018 5:46:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 22, 2018 | Michael D. Shear and Emily Baumgaertner
    Trump administration officials announced Saturday that immigrants who legally use public benefits like food assistance and Section 8 housing vouchers could be denied green cards under new rules aimed at keeping out people the administration deems a drain on the country. The move could force millions of poor immigrants who rely on public assistance for food and shelter to make a difficult choice between accepting financial help and seeking a green card to live and work legally in the United States.
  • To align with Trump's policy, immigration officials get more leeway to start deportation process

    09/23/2018 12:27:32 AM PDT · by vannrox · 4 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7jul18 | By Daniel Shoer Roth
    The Trump administration has expanded the list of categories for which immigrants can be sent before immigration judges to start deportation procedures against them. Measures announced Thursday by the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will tighten the Department of Homeland Security's controls on immigrants, affecting not only undocumented foreigners but legal immigrants who lose their immigration benefits or status. The change is tied to Notices to Appear, a document issued to non-citizens instructing them to appear in immigration court. The NTAs normally mark the start of deportation procedures. A USCIS announcement said its officials will issue NTAs for a broader...
  • The population of illegal migrants is roughly 22 million, or twice the establishment estimate

    09/22/2018 2:38:43 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 37 replies ^ | 9/21/18 | Neil Munro
    The population of illegal migrants is roughly 22 million, or twice the establishment estimate of 11 million, say three professors from Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The shocking estimate will force establishment politicians and pro-migration advocates to recalculate the estimated impact of the huge illegal population on wages and salaries, on crime rates, welfare consumption, rental and real-estate prices, productivity rates, and the distribution of job-creating investment funds to coastal vs. heartland states. The higher illegal population estimate helps explain why Americans’ wages and salaries have risen so little amid apparently record-low unemployment rates, and it also...
  • Lt. Gov. candidate compares Trump immigration policies to a 'race to create a superior race'

    09/21/2018 4:53:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Journal-Sentinel | September 21, 2018 | Molly Beck
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  • Why Hasn’t Trump’s Refugee Policy Repelled His Christian Supporters?

    09/21/2018 4:33:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 21, 2018 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Refugees are not simply impoverished migrants. A refugee is defined, by a 1951 international convention, as a person who, “owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted … is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.” The maximum number of refugees that the U.S. should accept in a given year is a fraught question. Dara Lind reports that in the final year of the Carter administration, federal officials settled on the answer 231,700. Under Reagan, the answer fluctuated between a high of 217,000...
  • Yale, MIT study: 22 million, not 11 million, undocumented immigrants in US

    09/21/2018 2:08:38 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/18 | Rafael Bernal
    The undocumented population in the United States could be twice as large as the most commonly-used estimate, according to a research study published Friday in the scientific journal Plos One. The paper, led by Mohammad M. Fazel-Zarandi, a researcher at Yale and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, estimates there are 22.1 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Fazel-Zarandi's study compared inflows and outflows of immigrants as well as demographic data. According to the report, the number of undocumented immigrants could be as low as 16.5 million, or as high as 29.1 million. “We combined these data using a demographic model...
  • Border Patrol Agents in Texas Town Apprehend 300 Migrants in One Day

    09/21/2018 1:30:33 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/21/2018 | Bob Price
    Border Patrol officials in the Rio Grande Valley Sector say they are being “inundated” with large groups of migrant families and unaccompanied minors. In one day, they apprehended nearly 3o0 in a small border area near Granjeno, Texas. McAllen Station agents working routine patrols between Granjeno and the Rio Grande River encountered a group of 170 migrants early Wednesday morning. The migrants were smuggled across the river on rafts or other small boats and assembled as a group to turn themselves in to authorities. Later that afternoon, McAllen Station agents working in the same area arrested 107 additional migrants in...
  • 62M Immigrants and Their U.S.-Born Children Now Reside in America

    09/21/2018 7:49:04 AM PDT · by sailor76 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Sep 2018 | John Binder
    62M Immigrants and Their U.S.-Born Children Now Reside in America There are now an unprecedented nearly 62 million immigrants and their United States-born children residing in the country, new analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) finds. Newly released analysis from CIS researchers based on Census Bureau data reveals that there are about 61.6 million immigrants and their U.S.-born children — given birthright citizenship — living across the country. There were 17.1 million U.S.-born minor children of immigrants in the country as of 2017. Immigrants and their U.S.-born children now represent about one in five residents in America, a...
  • Nearly One In Seven U.S. Residents Are Now Immigrants [44.5 million]

    09/14/2018 4:13:36 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 44 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 14 September 2018 | CIS
    The sending countries with the largest increases in the number of immigrants since 2010 were India - up 830,215 - and China - up 677,312.
  • Number of Arabic Speakers in America Has Nearly Doubled Since 2000

    09/21/2018 5:44:23 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Sep 2018 | John Binder
    The number of United States residents who speak Arabic at home has nearly doubled since the year 2000, new analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reveals. Census Bureau data analyzed by CIS researchers finds that there are now more than 1.2 million U.S. residents who speak Arabic at home. In the year 2000, there were only about 614,000 Arabic speakers in the country, representing a near 50 percent increase in the total in less than two decades. Legal immigration to the U.S. from Islamic nations, such as Afghanistan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Somalia has skyrocketed since 2010....
  • Trump urges Republicans to 'get tough' on border wall spending

    09/20/2018 7:50:16 AM PDT · by Mariner · 22 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | September 20th, 2018 | By Susan Heavey
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressed fellow Republicans in Congress on Thursday to "get tough" and push to fund his proposed border wall in the current spending bill, raising the specter of a government shutdown when funding lapses later this month. In a post on Twitter, Trump called the bill "ridiculous" for not including funds for a planned wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, and blamed Democrats for blocking it in the plan passed by the Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday. The Senate-approved massive spending package included a provision to fund the federal government through Dec. 7 in...
  • Sessions limits U.S. judges' ability to dismiss deportation cases

    09/20/2018 7:58:26 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/19/18 | Christina Cooke and Reade Levinson
    SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new limits on the ability of immigration judges to terminate deportation cases on Wednesday, the latest in a series of decisions to facilitate the removal of immigrants in the country illegally Unlike the federal judiciary system, U.S. immigration courts fall under the Department of Justice and the attorney general can rewrite opinions issued by the Board of Immigration Appeals. Sessions, a Republican former U.S. senator appointed by President Donald Trump, has been unusually active in this practice compared to his predecessors.
  • Suspect in Mollie Tibbetts' killing enters not guilty plea

    09/19/2018 11:10:20 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 12:45 PM ET | Ray Sanchez and Marlena Baldacci, CNN
    he man accused of pursuing and killing college student Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa pleaded not guilty during arraignment Wednesday. [cut] His trial is set for April 16, 2019.
  • Cultural Suicide: Norway Fetes Young Muslim Refugee Writer for Trashing Norway

    09/19/2018 9:13:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/2018 | BY BRUCE BAWER
    I only met him in person once, many years ago. We met for beers in downtown Oslo. We didn't agree on everything: among other things, he had an irrational hostility toward the United States, which I put down, in part at least, to the fact that he had never set foot in the U.S. and that his English was surprisingly poor (we spoke in Norwegian), so that his image of my country was shaped largely by the mainstream Scandinavian media and by various sources in his native tongue, Arabic. But never mind. What mattered was that he loved freedom, hated...
  • US to slash refugee admissions to historic low of 30,000, Pompeo confirms

    09/19/2018 6:42:29 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sept. 17, 2018 | Julian Borger
    Victory for White House hardliners as secretary of state says US will cut number of refugees by 15,000 next yearThe US will allow no more than 30,000 refugees into the country in the coming year, down by a third from last year’s cap, the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has announced. The latest cut reflects a victory by White House hardliners on immigration over both the state department and the Pentagon. When Donald Trump took office the ceiling on refugees the US was prepared to welcome each year was 110,000. Trump lowered that to 45,000, and significantly fewer were actually...