Month: June 2015

Immigration should be frozen for ten years, Coulter says

Controversial conservative commentator Ann Coulter says that the borders of the United States should be closed for a decade and that the immigration system of the nation has been corrupted by left-wing types who “hate America.” Coulter made the typically inflammatory comments in an interview with PJ Media while promoting her new book, Adios, America. …

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Executive actions again face unsympathetic judges

The two judges who helped to further postpone the executive actions taken by President Barack Obama on immigration reform last month will again play a vital role in making the decision as to whether or not the President’s actions are legal. Fifth Circuit Judges Jerry Smith and Jennifer Walker Elrod, both Republicans, ruled last month …

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Democrats continue pressure to close family detention centers

Democrats in the House of Representatives are increasing their calls for the detention policies of the Obama administration to be eased when it comes to undocumented immigrant families being held in custody at the southern border. The lawmakers, who recently visited the two Texas detention centers, say that the centers have jail-like conditions that place …

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Trump slams media for distorting immigration comments

Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka have criticized the mainstream media for taking comments he made in his announcement of his run for the Republican presidential candidate nomination out of context. Critics have attacked Trump for his comments, which inferred that Mexican immigrants were criminals and rapists and called for a wall to be built …

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Criminal immigrants avoid deportation under new rules, House lawmakers say

President Obama has been accused of making it easier for undocumented immigrant criminals to remain in the United States by lawmakers in the House of Representatives. The Priority Enforcement Program created by the Obama administration, which prevents more immigrants being targeted for deportation by immigration agents, began to roll out last week. Lawmakers in the …

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DAPA decision will affect 5.5 million American children

Around 5.5 million children who have US citizenship but whose parents do not will be affected by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ upcoming ruling on the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program (DAPA), a new report claims. The program, which is part of the executive action announced by President Obama late last year, …

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US to change detention policy for families

Immigration authorities in the United States intend to reduce long-term detention for undocumented immigrant families with children and speed up their processing at the detention centers, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, announced yesterday. “I have reached the conclusion that we must make substantial changes in our detention practices with respect …

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Sessions introduces new enforcement bill

Alabama Republican senator Jeff Sessions has introduced a new immigration bill that aims to strengthen the position of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) while simultaneously cracking down on cities in the United States that offer protection to undocumented immigrants. The Michael Davis Jr and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act …

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Sanders on immigration reform

Bernie Sanders has received some criticism for not making his stance on certain issues particularly clear, including immigration reform; however, on Friday the potential Democratic presidential candidate spoke up about the need for immigration reform during a speech to the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO). Sanders dealt with the issue in a typically …

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