Category: Immigration News

Jun 07

House Passes Amnesty Bill

By  a margin of 236 to 187, the House passed a bill granting amnesty to illegal aliens and permanent residence status to individuals now covered by Temporary Protected Status. Those covered, a total of 2.1 million, would have a pathway to become citizens. All House Democrats voted and seven Republicans voted for this legislation.

An opponent of the bill, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), stated that “[It] does nothing to address our [border] crisis. Instead, it tells an entire generation of illegal immigrants that breaking our laws is rewarded.”

Read more at news.yahoo.com 

By  a margin of 236 to 187, the House passed a bill granting amnesty to illegal aliens and permanent residence status to individuals now covered by Temporary Protected Status. Those covered, a total of 2.1 million, would have a pathway to become citizens. All House Democrats voted and seven Republicans voted for this legislation.

An opponent of the bill, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), stated that “[It] does nothing to address our [border] crisis. Instead, it tells an entire generation of illegal immigrants that breaking our laws is rewarded.”

Read more at news.yahoo.com 

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Jun 07

African Migrants Surge

We’ve noted here on occasion that not all migrants coming up through Mexico to our southern border are originally from Central America. Increasingly, would-be asylees from such African countries as Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Angola are being apprehended by the Border Patrol as well. On Wednesday of …

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Jun 06

Migrant Apprehensions through the Roof in May / Is Tariff Threat Working?

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has announced that it apprehended 144,278 illegal migrants on our southern border in May.  This represents a 44% increase over the number taken into custody in April, a number which itself was astronomical. The chart below illustrates the jump over the same period in previous years. More than 100,000 …

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Jun 05

Smugglers Give Discount for Children

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) interviewed Monica Maple, an investigator for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for one of its reports.  The report stated:  “Mapel said human smugglers or brokers in home countries cut package deals where a parent provides a child (especially if parents have more than one) to a child-less migrant for a fee or an in-kind reduction in the real parent’s own smuggling fee. Such packages can reach $7,000 for transportation, food, doctored birth certificates, and the child. ‘If you have children to spare during your trip to the U.S., your trip is not as expensive,’ she explained.

“The child, real parent, unrelated adult client, and smuggler often make the trip together. Only at the border is the child and bogus birth certificate given over to the paying migrant, who is expected to return the child days or weeks later once everyone is inside the United States.”

Thanks to a loophole in U.S. law, migrants know that bringing children with them increases the likelihood that they will be able to stay in the U.S. after making asylum claims. 

Read more at cis.org 

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Jun 05

Mexico Finds an Ally in the Tariff Wars: Republicans

President Trump’s threats to saddle Mexican imports with tariffs come June 10  is having a predictable effect, as officials howl and respond with their own threats of retaliation. It’s not being greeted too warmly down in Mexico either. “Senate Republicans are tariff weary,” said Senator Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota Republican who predicted that the Senate …

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Jun 04

Employers Rarely Prosecuted for Hiring Illegala

In 1986 Congress enacted a compromise immigration bill. For advocates of border control it provided criminal penalties for employers who knowingly hired illegal aliens. For illegal alien advocates, it gave legal status and a path to citizenship for millions of illegal aliens. 

The “compromise” proved to  be one sided. Prosecution of employers who hire illegals has been rare. Since passage of the bill, the annual number of employer prosecutions has seldom exceeded 15 a year.  From April 2018 to March 2019, only 11 individuals were charged. 

Read more at trac.syr.edu

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Jun 03

Trump Announces Tariffs on Mexico

President Trump announced that the United States would impose a series of rising tariffs on Mexican goods until illegal immigration across the Mexican border subsides. He stated that “On June 10th, the United States will impose a five percent tariff on all goods coming into our country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our country, stop. The tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied, . . . at which time the tariffs will be removed.”

Read more at foxnews.com

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Jun 02

Guatemalans Undeterred, Will Keep Coming

We reported on May 29 that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had negotiated a deal with the government of Guatemala to work together to stem the ongoing depopulation of that country. The New York Post is telling us now that Guatemalans don’t care: they’ll keep coming anyway. “Nobody cares what the government does,” said …

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Jun 01

Proposed Rule Change Could Block Central American Asylum Seekers

Politico reported Thursday that the Trump administration is weighing an administrative policy change that could prevent most Central American migrants from requesting asylum in the United States.   The change would bar would-be asylees who have lived in another country since leaving their country of origin.  Since Central Americans primarily enter the United States through …

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May 31

Abrams: Demography Shifts Red to Blue

Failed candidate for governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams says that the changing demographics brought about by mass immigration will change conservative red sates, like Georgia, to liberal blue states. Other prominent Democrats such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton have expressed similar hopes.

Read more at breitbart.com 

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