Category: Immigration News
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has called for steps to stop the abuse of our asylum laws by illegal aliens. He observed:
“Asylum is only for those who fear persecution on the basis of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.
“But what happened is that word got out that you could game the system. People found out that you could apply for asylum and then get a work authorization in the United States while you waited for a court date. That might take years—and you could disappear before that ever happened anyway.
“Word got out that you could cross the border illegally, live here as an illegal alien—and then, if you got caught, you could just claim asylum.”
Read more at justice.gov
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Last month illegal crossings of the Mexican border nearly reached 52,000, the highest number for November since 2006. Princeton Researcher Steven Kopits projects that the total number of illegal crossings will rise to 600,000 in Fiscal Year 2019–nearly double the number of 310,000 in Fiscal Year 2017.
Read more at breitbart.com
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President Trump said that if the Democrats will not support legislation to build a border wall, we will use the military to accomplish that task. He stated, “People do not yet realize how much of the wall, including really effective renovation, has already been built. If the Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our country, the military will build the remaining sections of the wall. They know how important it is!”
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Human smugglers are “advertising” their services to potential migrants in Central America, notes Kevin McAleenan, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The pitch they give, says McAleenan is that “If you bring a child with you, you will be released if you cross the border illegally and you’ll be allowed to stay in the United States.”
Read more breitbart.com
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In response to a letter from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) promised that she, as House Speaker, would promote House passage of an amnesty for illegal aliens in the DACA category. The letter also demanded that the legislation have no “poison pills,” i.e., concessions which would improve border security such as the wall desired by President Trump.
Read more at cbsnews.com
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A report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) found that immigrant headed households use significantly more welfare than those of native-born Americans. It found that “In 2014, 63 percent of households headed by a non-citizen reported that they used at least one welfare program, compared [with] 35 percent of native-headed households. . . . Compared [with] native households, non-citizen households have much higher use of food programs (45 percent vs. 21 percent for natives) and Medicaid (50 percent vs. 23 percent for natives).
Read more at cis.org
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A Gallup survey found that Americans viewed immigration as the country’s leading problem. Twenty-one percent expressed his view in November–up from 13 percent in October. Thirty-seven percent of Republicans said immigration was the leading problem, compared with 18 percent of independents, and 10 percent of Democrats.
Read more at gallup.com
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Illegal aliens know that they have a better chance of remaining in the United States if they bring children with them and claim they are the parents of the children. As a consequence, the number of men with children apprehended at the border has risen 110 percent during the past two years. The Department of Homeland Security reports that it has detected 170 instances of aliens lying about their family ties to the children.
Read more at washingtonexaminer.com
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Mark Krikorian, head of the Center for Immigration Studies, charges that the Democratic Party favors open borders, i.e., no restriction on foreigners coming and staying in the United States except for a few dangerous criminals. He notes that the party leadership resists all proposals to increase border security and tighten internal enforcement of immigration law.
He cites the statements of Democratic leaders to bolster his case: “Nancy Pelosi in 2013 put it very clearly: ‘If somebody is here without sufficient documentation, that is not reason for deportation.’ Hillary Clinton said much the same during one of the 2016 primary debates: ‘Of the people, the undocumented people living in our country, I do not want to see them deported.’ Likewise with Bernie Sanders, at the same debate; in response to Jorge Ramos’s question, ‘And can you promise not to deport immigrants who don’t have a criminal record?’ Sanders answered, ‘I can make that promise.’ ”
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As U.S. authorities set up barricades to stop an estimated 5,000 migrants from crossing into the U.S. from Mexico, a Mexican media source reports that thousands more are on the way to join them.
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