Category: Immigration News

Jul 11

Immigrants Take Jobs from U.S. Teens

A study by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reveals that immigration (legal and illegal) is having a negative impact of the employment of U.S. teenagers. The study notes that:

“The share of U.S.-born teenagers (16 to 19) in the labor force — working or looking for work — in the summer has been declining for more than two decades, long before the downturn that began in 2007. We project that things will improve only slightly this summer. At the same time as teenage employment has declined, the overall number of immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job has more than doubled. The evidence indicates that immigration has likely accounted for a significant share of the decline in teen labor force participation. The decline in teen work is worrisome because research shows that those who do not hold jobs as teenagers often fail to develop the work habits necessary to function in the labor market, creating significant negative consequences for them later in life.”

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Jul 10

Trump Nominates Kavanaugh

President Trump nominated Judge Brent Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. In his written opinions Kavanaugh has indicated sympathy for enforcement of immigration law and the belief that immigration restriction serves to protect American workers.

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Jul 09

Abolish ICE Means Abolish Borders

The movement among Democrats to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is one that conceals its real objective, says Mark Krikorian, who heads the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). 

He notes, “The point of abolishing ICE is to end all non-criminal deportations of illegal aliens. That would mean that every foreigner who manages to slip past the Border Patrol or who overstays a visa would be permitted to stay forever, so long as he isn’t convicted of an especially heinous crime.

“That would render our entire body of immigration law meaningless. The numerical caps on various categories and the requirements to qualify would be irrelevant because there be no agency to enforce them. #AbolishICE means nothing if not unlimited immigration and open borders.”

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Jul 06

Border Crossings Declined in June

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported that illegal border crossings declined in June. DHS Press Secretary Tyler Q.  Houlton noted, “Following the implementation of the Administration’s zero tolerance policy, the June 2018 Southwest Border Migration numbers declined by 18 percent when compared to the previous month. DHS will continue to enforce the rule of law and uphold our nation’s immigration laws as passed by Congress.”

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Jul 03

Poll: Most Favor Enforcement

A vocal group of Democrats is proposing to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal agency that enforces immigration law. A Harvard-Harris poll asked registered voters if they believed that ICE should be disbanded. Sixty-nine percent said no, and 31 percent said yes. The poll also asked respondents if immigration law enforcement should be strengthened or weakened. Seventy percent called for strengthened enforcement and 30 percent were for less.

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Jul 02

Mexico Elects Radical President

Mexico has elected Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a radical leftist as its president. On the topic of migration Obrador has stated, “[S]oon, very soon, after the victory of our movement, we will defend migrants from all over the American continent and the world who, by necessity, have to leave their towns to look for a [better] life in the United States. It is their human right that we are going to defend.” 

Some commentators are concerned that Obrador will try push Mexico in the direction of Venezuela. Thanks to radical socialist governments, that once relatively prosperous country has collapsed into deep poverty. If Mexico follows that path, the United States will face a new surge of Mexican illegal immigration.

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Jun 29

Trump: We’ll Protect Agents

President Trump affirmed that attacks against federal immigration officers will not be tolerated. He stated, “[W]e’ve heard of shameless attacks on these courageous law enforcement officers. Extremist Democrat politicians have called for the complete elimination of ICE.  .  .  . You know what would happen to parts of our country, it would be overrun with the worst criminal elements you have ever seen.  .  .  .  Left-wing activists are trying to block ICE officers from doing their jobs and publicly posting their home addresses.  .  .  . We will not tolerate attacks on our law enforcement.  .  .  .  We will always stand proudly with our brave heroes of ICE [and] the Border Patrol.

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Jun 27

Trump Backs Ryan Amnesty

In a move that has disappointed immigration control supporters, President Trump has endorsed the amnesty bill advanced by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI). The Ryan bill, supported by Republican cheap labor business interests, would grant amnesty to 1.8 million illegal aliens with only modest steps to improve border security. 

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Jun 26

Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban

The Supreme court upheld President Trump’s ban on travel to the United States from a list of mostly Muslim countries for security reasons. Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the majority opinion, affirmed that the ban was “squarely within the scope of presidential authority” under federal law.  President Trump said the ruling was “a tremendous …

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Jun 25

Most Blame Parents for Border Problem

A Rasmussen poll found that most Americans blame illegal alien parents for the problem of children coming across the Mexican border. Fifty-four percent of respondents expressed this view, compared with 35 percent who place the blame on the Trump Administration. Fifty-four percent also agreed with President Trump’s statement that “The United States will not be a migrant camp. And it will not be a refugee-holding facility–it won’t be.”

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