The House defeated a bill sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) to place significant limits on chain migration. The vote was 193 to 231, with all Democrats and forty-one Republicans voting against it. One reason for its defeat was that the House Republican leadership, under Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), did little lobbying to promote it. Ryan is promoting another bill, one more congenial to the cheap labor interests of the Republican Party, which would leave chain migration much more intact.
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More Misinformation from the Media: A 2014 court hearing in San Francisco on unaccompanied minors who arrived in the U.S. from Central America. From separating children from their parents at the border . . . the Trump administration is under fire for its inhumane immigration practices. There’s been a deluge of terrifying headlines about the …
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The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a radical left-wing group that regularly smears and maligns people who dissent from its Cultural Marxist dogmas. It stridently attacks immigration control organizations because mass immigration serves the Cultural Marxist agenda of destabilizing American society.
One of the SPLC’s targets was Maajid Nawaz. The SPLC called him an anti-Muslim extremist and put his organization, the Quilliam Foundation, on its “hate” list. Nawaz responded by threatening a lawsuit. The SPLC backed down, apologized, and agreed to pay Nawaz more than $3 million in compensation.
As a consequence of this outcome, other organizations targeted by the SPLC are considering legal action against it .
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A common media narrative is that President Trump initiated the policy of separating adult illegal aliens from the children they bring across the border. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen corrected this narrative at a press conference by noting that the current policy is based on a long-standing law, one followed by both the Bush and Obama Administrations.
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed that almost 60,000 recipients of the DACA program (eight percent) have arrest records. This program allows illegal aliens in the DACA category to stay in the U.S. and work. Legislation now before Congress would grant them a permanent amnesty and a pathway to citizenship. The director of U.S. …
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A study by the Migration Policy Institute found significantly higher welfare use among non-citizen legal immigrants than native-born citizens. Of 22 million legal non-citizens, 10.3 million (47 percent) use at least one welfare program. Of 270 million natives, 32 percent draw from at least one program of public assistance.
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More Misinformation from the Media: We still talk about American fascism as a looming threat, something that could happen if we’re not vigilant. But for undocumented immigrants, it’s already here. . . . On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions decreed that most people fleeing domestic abuse or gang violence would no longer be eligible for …
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The House has scheduled two votes on amnesty bills. One is styled a “compromise” measure which may have some provisions for immigration control to offset the legalization of illegal aliens in the DACA category. The other bill being crafted by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI). It is expected to conform to the goals of Republican cheap labor interests with few concessions to immigration control. Ryan once stated that he favored an “open door” immigration policy.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered immigration judges to grant asylum only when claims for it accord with “long-standing principles of immigration law.” Specifically this means that asylum is granted when people face “a reasonable fear of persecution” because of their race, religion, nationality, political views or membership in a particular social group.
In recent years, the definition has expanded to include such threats as domestic abuse and gang violence. The attorney general observed that “The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes — such as domestic violence or gang violence — or that certain populations are more likely to be victims of crime, cannot itself establish an asylum claim. . . . [A]sylum was never meant to alleviate all problems–even serious problems–that people face everyday all over the world.”
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A CBS News YouGov Poll asked Americans if immigration had changed their place where they lived. Of those who said yes, the majority said it was for the worse. Fifty-seven percent made that assessment, while 17 percent said better, and 27 percent said neither.
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