Category: Immigration News

Aug 15

Sessions to DOJ: Cut SPLC Ties

The Justice Department sometimes works with the radical left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an organization that generally labels support for immigration restriction as “hate.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the time has come for this collusion to stop. He  noted that the SPLC uses hate designations “as a weapon [to] bully and intimidate” individuals and groups it doesn’t like. ” Critics have described the SPLC as a neo-communist organization. 

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Aug 14

Yoder Invites Mass Migration

Peter Kirsanow, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, strongly criticized the amendment to the 2019 spending bill authored by Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS). Yoder’s amendment would reverse the asylum reforms of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and reinstitute the Obama Administration policy of releasing illegal aliens with their promises to show up for asylum hearings. Kirsanow affirmed that the amendment would encourage “massive waves” of foreigners to enter the United States and thereby depress wages of poor American workers. 

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Aug 13

Taxpayers Mostly Fund Refugee ‘Volags’

The U.S. refugee resettlement involves “charitable” organizations called “volags” (voluntary agencies). A study by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) notes that these organizations have a vested financial interest in increasing refugee resettlement. Despite their name, most of their funding is not voluntary. Very large shares of their funding comes from American taxpayers.    

The study notes that “These volags are funded, for the most part, by the U.S. government. Government funding ranges from a low of 58.5 percent to a high of 97.3 percent.  .  .  . Yearly compensations for the heads of these organizations range from a low of $132,000 to a high of $671,749.”

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Aug 10

Ingraham: Immigration Erases America

Fox News Host Laura Ingraham stated that “In some parts of the country it does seem that the America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people. And they’re changes that none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like. Now much of this is related to both illegal and, in some cases, legal immigration.  .  .  .”

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Aug 08

Trump Plans ‘Public Charge’ Enforcement

Under the law prospective immigrants who are likely to become “public charges” (i.e.,  dependent on public assistance) can be denied admission, and those who are admitted and later become public charges can be deported. It is a law, however, which is rarely enforced. The Trump Administration is making plans to change this situation. 

A spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security stated: “The administration is committed to enforcing existing immigration law, which is clearly intended to protect the American taxpayer by ensuring that foreign nationals seeking to enter or remain in the U.S are self-sufficient. Any proposed changes would ensure that the government takes the responsibility of being good stewards of taxpayer funds seriously and adjudicates immigration benefit requests in accordance with the law.”

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Aug 07

Most Refugees Not in Danger

The Center for Immigration Studies cites data from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) showing that “For most refugees, resettlement is not a matter of life an death.” Of the refugees it submitted for resettlement in 2017, only 1.1 percent were in “emergency” status and only 6.4 percent were in “urgent” status. The remaining 92.5 were classified as “normal” status, which the UNHCR defines as “[circumstances] where there are no immediate medical, social, or security concerns which would merit expedited processing.”  

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Aug 06

Arrested Aliens Received DACA

A common narrative of the media is that the recipients of the DACA amnesty are all young people who deserve permanent residence in America and a path to citizenship. Nevertheless, many critics of the program noted that the screening procedures of the program were lax. Now a study by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has found that eight percent of DACA recipients had arrest records for crimes at the time of their approval, and that 13 percent were arrested foe additional crimes after their approval.

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Aug 03

Trump Considers New Refugee Cut

The Trump Administration is considering another cut in refugee admissions. Last year the administration reduced admissions to 45,000 a year. The proposal under consideration would reduce the annual total to 25,000.

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Aug 01

Cato Calls for Open Borders

A writer for the libertarian Cato Institute wrote an article for USA Today calling for open borders. Cato is funded in part by the billionaire Koch brothers. President Trump stated that “The globalist Koch brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade. I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas.” 

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Jul 31

Trump Threatens Shut-Down

President Trump threatened a shut-down of the federal government in September if Democrat congressmen continue to obstruct his proposals for immigration reform. He stated on Twitter that “I would be willing to ‘shut down’ the government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to a system based on MERIT!” ( The latter refers to an end to chain migration which makes family connections, rather than merit, the basis for admitting most legal immigrants.)

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