The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Obama administration is scrapping part of a controversial program that deputizes state and local police to help enforce federal immigration laws in Georgia and many other states.
The 287(g) program — named after the federal law that authorizes it — gives police the power to question people about their legal status, serve arrest warrants, and detain and transport criminals for immigration violations.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a news release Friday saying it is terminating the “task force” part of the program in which police help with street-level immigration enforcement in Georgia and other states. That part of the program will end Dec. 31.
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Oklahoma, announced state Attorney General Scott Pruitt, will begin to enforce a state law requiring businesses to check whether new employees are legal residents. A number of legal challenges delayed implementation of the law. The businesses the law covers are those that contract with state and city govenrments. Twenty-two other states have similar employment verification laws.
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An illegal immigrant living in South Carolina tried unsuccessfully to convince the federal courts that he was entitled to protections under the Second Amendment for having guns in his home.
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A study by the Center for Immigration Studies found illegal immigration has a significant impact on job opportunites for Americans, particularly those with less education. The study noted that the unemployment figures for Americans with less than a high school education are “huge,” and many illegal aliens are in direct competition with them.
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Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who has a strong record against illegal immigration, has been appointed to head the immigration subcommittee of the House. That position will play a key role in the upcoming debate on amnesty. Rep. Gowdy has spoken out against the Obama Administration’s unilateral decree of amnesty for illegal aliens in the “Dream Act” category.
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The federal government’s system of tracking immigration status is so broken that it gives a green light to one in eight aliens who have been ordered deported, according to an audit Tuesday that found the government has gone on to approve some of those who slip through for work in sensitive areas of airports and granted them benefits such as Medicaid or food stamps.
Some of those aliens who should have been kicked out had serious criminal records, including assault and extortion convictions, according to the audit by the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general.
All told, some 800,000 immigrants are living in the U.S. who already have been ordered deported but have not yet left the country or been removed by the government.
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WASHINGTON — House leaders chose a vocal opponent of illegal immigration to head up the chamber’s immigration subcommittee, which will play an integral role in the upcoming debates on how to reform the nation’s immigration laws.
Incoming House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., announced Tuesday that Rep. Trey Gowdy, a former South Carolina prosecutor who was part of the GOP freshman wave of 2010, will head the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
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To meet a shortage of farmworkers, some dairy farmers in New York state have decided to use robots to milk their herds rather than hiring foreign workers. The robots are manufactured in Europe and are widely used there. In the Netherlands alone about 2,000 are in use.
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A total of 102,965 illegal aliens in the “Dream Act” category have now received legal status under the Obama Administration’s unilateral declaration of amnesty proclaimed last June. Though not given a pathway to citizenship, the amnestied illegal aliens are given work permits, which allows them to compete with unemployed Americans for jobs. The administration will seek legislation next year to grant amnesty and the path to citizenship to most or all of the 11 to 12 million illegal aliens now living in the U.S.
Read more at The Washington Times.
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From La Raza’s official news release: “… immigration reform must include a clear roadmap to citizenship…”
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