Tag Archives: immigration

CA: Sanctuary state bill sent to Brown

Source: ABC 7 Eyewitness News

"A bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown seeks to make California a sanctuary state, but some demonstrators are urging the governor to veto the measure. The bill, SB 54, limits the cooperation and communication between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. Opponents in San Bernardino rallied Monday afternoon to urge the governor not to sign the bill. They argue it is an invitation to the world to enter and reside illegally [sic] in California." (09/19/17)


"Democrats deport!": Protesters bash Pelosi for dealing with Trump on immigration

Source: Business Insider

"House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held a Monday press conference that was interrupted by a large group of immigrant-rights protesters, who blasted the California Democrat for dealing with President Donald Trump. The press conference, which Pelosi scheduled with Democratic Reps. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman of California, was intended to focus on the DREAM Act, legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship for people who were approved for DACA — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects some 800,000 young immigrants who are living in the country illegally [sic] — and other immigrants who were brought to the US as minors. Protesters shouted down Pelosi, calling her a 'liar' while also chanting 'Democrats deport' and 'all 11 million,' signaling that they were seeking amnesty for all of the immigrants living in the US illegally." (09/18/17)


Immigrants will play a crucial role in hurricane recovery efforts

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Steven Horwitz

"After Hurricane Katrina, grocery and big box stores all over the Gulf Coast found themselves having to create whole aisles devoted to Latino food. Mexican food trucks were everywhere in New Orleans. What caused this transformation of the food scene? Immigrants coming north to help rebuild after the storm. With the announcement that the Trump administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, it is all the more important to understand why immigration matters at times like these. As areas of Texas, Louisiana, and Florida face a long and historically expensive recovery from Harvey and Irma, they need to learn all they can from Katrina. One of those lessons was the importance of immigrant labor in the rebuilding process." (09/17/17)


War on illegal immigration continues violating Americans' constitutional rights

Source: PanAm Post
by Joe Jarvis

"[W]hy is it so important to follow immigration laws, while immigration officials completely disregard the Fourth Amendment? Great job! Agents enforced immigration law by breaking Constitutional law. They stopped every car on I-93, without suspicion or probable cause. Generally, occupants of the vehicles are asked whether or not they are an American citizen. If they refuse to answer, exercising their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, that is considered evidence of a crime, and they are detained for further questioning and possible search. Exercising a right is used as evidence of a crime. That is the point we have gotten to in the U.S.A. police state." (09/14/17)


The case for open borders

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation

"FFF president Jacob G. Hornberger talks open immigration with a class at Northwoods University." [Flash video] (09/13/17)


Remainers' pro-migrant mask is slipping

Source: spiked
by Tim Black

"If there was ever any doubt that the pro-EU brigade’s support for immigration was little more than a virtuous veneer painted on to the technocratic reality of the EU, then that must surely have been dispelled by the latest intervention into the Brexitverse by ex-prime minister and prominent EUphile Tony Blair. At the weekend, Blair announced, by way of a report produced by his grandly, blandly named Institute for Global Change, that the UK can introduce stronger immigration-control measures and remain in the EU. In other words, so committed is Blair to the EU that he is prepared to drop any pretence of supporting the principle of freedom of movement if it means the UK can remain in the EU clubhouse." (09/12/17)


What drives opposition to immigration? In-group favoritism, out-group hostility, and Donald Trump

Source: Niskanen Center
by Will Wilkinson

"Trump is the most overtly xenophobic and ethnocentric major-party presidential nominee in living memory. His transparent hostility to Mexican immigrants and Muslim refugees set him apart from the crowded field in the Republican primaries, which he won decisively. And it would seem that Trump could not have claimed victory over Clinton in an extremely tight election had his blatant bigotry turned off Republicans who had opposed him in the primaries. But it clearly didn’t bother them enough to cross party lines or stay home on Election Day. Friedman agrees that Trump’s success was due in large measure to his oppositional stance on immigration. But he argues that xenophobia doesn’t drive opposition to immigration, nationalism does. And that’s why he concludes that the xenophobia theory of Trump’s success is false." (09/06/17)


Trump ends DACA but gives Congress window to save it

Source: CNN

"The Trump administration on Tuesday formally announced the end of DACA — a program that had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation. The Department of Homeland Security will stop processing any new applications for the program as of Tuesday and rescinded the Obama administration policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. … The administration also announced a plan to continue renewing permits for anyone whose status expires in the next six months, giving Congress time to act before any currently protected individuals lose their ability to work, study and live without fear in the US." (09/05/17)


What have Republicans said about Dreamers?

Source: Niskanen Center
by Jeremy L Neufeld

"Republicans are conflicted about Dreamers, the young immigrants who were brought here unlawfully as children. On the one hand, they oppose protections that they believe were enacted unconstitutionally without Congress, like the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. On the other hand, Republicans favor the policy of protecting Dreamers itself. In fact, a recent Morning Consult/Politico poll found three of four Trump voters support legal status for Dreamers. However, Republicans continue to debate about what the specifics of any proposal should look like." (08/30/17)


Federal judge blocks Texas regime's attempt to conscript cities as federal law enforcers

Source: US News & World Report

"A federal judge has temporarily blocked most of Texas' tough new 'sanctuary cities' law that would have let police officers ask people during routine stops whether they're in the U.S. legally [sic] and threatened sheriffs with jail time for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The law, known as Senate Bill 4, had been cheered by President Donald Trump's administration and was set to take effect Friday. It was widely viewed as the toughest immigration measure in the nation since Arizona passed what critics called a 'Show Me Your Papers' law in 2010, which was later partially struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling late Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio was handed down as anxieties about immigration enforcement in Texas have again flared in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey." (08/31/17)