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    A senior-level law enforcement source in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told Breitbart Texas they received verbal orders from within the agency limiting their ability to speak freely about the growing crisis along the border. The official with knowledge of the restrictions spoke under the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on the matter. “The situation with media relations now is night and day compared to the last administration, The official said. “We have been advised not to speak on immigration issues at the border and to rely on DHS’s Office of Public Affairs and the Whitehouse Press Office to handle messaging.” The verbal order applies to senior law enforcement leaders within DHS and has no formal expiration date. It comes as the administration is struggling to manage the growing crisis caused by changes in border security and immigration policies leading to a spike in...
    A day after a van packed with migrants crashed in Imperial last week, killing 13, police in southern Mexico encountered a disturbing scene: more than 200 Central Americans heading to the United States, a quarter of them children without adult supervision, crammed into a semi-trailer. The two incidents, the fatal crash in California and the discovery of the large platform filled with migrants more than 1,000 miles away, dramatize the challenge facing the Biden administration, as US officials grapple with a conundrum: how to dismantle immigration restrictions. Trump-era immigration, as the current president has promised to do, without triggering a massive convergence on the southwestern border. Investigators surround a pickup truck that was hit by a truck near the US-Mexico border Tuesday in Imperial. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times) So far, repeated remarks from the White House, as well as other venues seeking to discourage...
    Customers have threatened to call the immigration authorities on the owners of a Mexican restaurant in Houston after they said they will keep a mask mandate in place despite Governor Gregg Abbott vowing to 'open Texas 100 percent'. The Richards family, who own Mexican restaurant Picos, said they have been bombarded with abusive messages from some patrons following their announcement they will continue to require customers to wear masks.   This comes after Abbott announced Tuesday he was lifting all COVID-19 restrictions including the mask mandate on March 10 in the Lone Star State where more than 45,000 residents have so far died from the virus.  From Wednesday, businesses in Texas can welcome back customers at 100 percent capacity but have the power to continue to enforce mask mandates or other COVID-19 restrictions in their establishments if they see fit.  The governor's relaxation of rules came despite Joe Biden, the CDC and...
    WASHINGTON - Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas led a visit by Biden administration officials to the U.S. border with Mexico on Saturday amid a growing number of border crossings and criticism by Republicans that an immigration crisis is brewing. President Joe Biden, a Democrat, has sought to reverse rigid immigration polices set up by his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, whose 2016 election and four-year presidency were dominated in part by his efforts to build a border wall and reduce the number of legal and illegal migrants coming into the United States. Biden has faced criticism from immigration activists, too, who say unaccompanied migrant children and families are being held too long in detention centers instead of being released while their asylum applications are considered. Biden Immigration Changes Raise Hopes, Concerns on US-Mexico Border Policy shift has renewed hope for hundreds of thousands of migrants, but raised...
    By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas led a visit by Biden administration officials to the U.S. border with Mexico on Saturday amid a growing number of border crossings and criticism by Republicans that an immigration crisis is brewing. President Joe Biden, a Democrat, has sought to reverse rigid immigration polices set up by his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, whose 2016 election and four-year presidency were dominated in part by his efforts to build a border wall and reduce the number of legal and illegal migrants coming into the United States. Biden has faced criticism from immigration activists, too, who say unaccompanied migrant children and families are being held too long in detention centers instead of being released while their asylum applications are considered. The White House said last week Biden had asked senior members of his staff to travel to the border to report...
                      by Debra Heine  In a blistering statement Friday, former President Donald Trump blasted Joe Biden for the “spiraling tsunami” at the border, placing the blame for the dramatic surge in illegal immigration squarely on Biden’s “disastrous leadership.” “Our border is now totally out of control thanks to the disastrous leadership of Joe Biden,” Trump said in his statement. “Our great Border Patrol and ICE agents have been disrespected, demeaned, and mocked by the Biden Administration. A mass incursion into the country by people who should not be here is happening on an hourly basis, getting worse by the minute.” The former president warned that the new administration’s lax policies at the border—allowing criminals and Covid-positive migrants into the country— will have dangerous consequences for the nation. “Many have criminal records, and many others have and are spreading covid,” he noted. “Interior...
    During an interview on the Fox News Channel on Saturday, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) stated that the Biden administration is “listening to immigrants and activists” in forming their immigration policy, and that while listening to immigrants and activists is fine, they also need to listen to the Border Patrol and local communities. Cuellar said, “The problem is, they’re listening to immigrants and activists, which is okay, but they’ve got to listen to the local communities, and they’ve got to listen to those men and women in green. Because, first of all, our Border Patrol agents have not been vaccinated, not all of them. we have to get them vaccinated. we’ve got to get our NGOs vaccinated as we’re letting thousands of people [come] in.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    During an interview on the Fox News Channel on Saturday, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) said that the federal government is “purposely withholding” information on migrants who are being released. Cuellar said, “I can tell you this, those numbers of people that are being released, they’re purposely withholding that information. They’ve been told not to withhold that information. I now know that they’re bringing people from McAllen over to Laredo, processing them in Laredo, and they’re going to release them in my community. … I’ve seen this before, don’t let the local communities know what you’re doing where they’re starting to bring people in from the valley, process them in Laredo, release them at a bus station. And, again, I’ve seen this before in the past.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    New York : The protests were constant against Trump. Photo: Spencer Platt / . Javier Castillo Maradiaga, a young honduran eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), He remains in custody and in danger of deportation after an immigration judge this week denied his request to be released from prison on bail. In December 2019 the 27-year-old was arrested by police in the Bronx (NYC) for the improper crossing of a street with a red light, and handed over to ICE. Since then he has been through prisons in New York, New Jersey and Louisiana, he recalled. Yahoo News. Castillo, who at the time took advantage of a temporary immigration relief program for young immigrants, He has been in the Hudson County Jail (NJ) since Friday, February 26. and now awaits the decision of another judge that could mean his deportation to...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki responded at a press briefing Friday to a request from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to meet about the crisis on the Southern border. Psaki said Biden is currently focused on rolling back former President Trump’s policies on border security and immigration. “Well, first, the president and this administration’s focus is on digging out of the dismantled and inhumane immigration approach of the last administration,” she said during the afternoon briefing. Biden’s new approach has triggered a flood of migrants at the southern border. Border agents detained nearly 100,000 migrants in February, up from 78,000 in January with more expected in the upcoming months. McCarthy wrote a letter to Biden Friday requesting a meeting to discuss the border crisis. “I feel compelled to express great concern with the manner in which your administration is approaching this crisis, but with hope that we can work...
    The White House is bracing for a worsening situation at the U.S.-Mexico border as President Biden faces criticism from both political parties over the influx of migrant children. Biden's No. 1 priority remains the coronavirus pandemic. But the flow of asylum-seekers threatens to overwhelm the country's immigration system after it was overhauled by former President Donald Trump in ways that irritated Democrats. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was dispatched this week to brief reporters at the White House, repeatedly blaming Trump's administration for the country's immigration predicament and warning it would "take time" to undo its "cruelty." The White House also picked first lady Jill Biden to be the public face of its family reunification task force. Using the first lady allows the White House to provide political cover to other officials who likely have future political aspirations that could be harmed by delving into such a tricky...
    Former US President Donald Trump affirmed that the border with Mexico “is totally out of control thanks to the disastrous leadership” of the current president, Joe Biden, and urged him to put an end to what he defined as a “border nightmare.” “There has never been a moment on our southern border like the one that is happening now, but what is more important is what is about to happen: (…) illegal immigrants from all corners of the Earth will descend on us. border and will never be returned, ”Trump stressed in a statement from his office, based in Palm Beach (Florida), where he has resided since last January. The former president drew up an apocalyptic panorama in what is his most aggressive message against the administration of the Democrat Biden since he replaced him in the White House, and he poured praise towards the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel...
    A bill that would prohibit law enforcement from inquiring about immigration status and end police cooperation with ICE in Maryland drew emotional testimony from immigrants, advocacy groups and lawmakers on Wednesday. Referred to as the Trust Act by some, SB0088 and HB0304 would end the federal 287(g) Criminal Alien Program in participating jurisdictions, prevent law enforcement from asking about immigration status and protect immigrants from ICE in sensitive locations, such as schools, courthouses and hospitals. The 287(g) Criminal Alien Program allows ICE to enter into agreements with state and local law enforcement to deputize officers as federal immigration agents. This bill, which would end those agreements in Maryland, is extremely important to build trust between the police and community. Immigrants shouldn’t be afraid to report a crime, said Del. Wanika Fisher, D-Prince George’s, a sponsor of the bill. “When one community doesn’t feel safe with law enforcement and participating, it...
    Americans sharply underestimate other Americans’ opposition to legal migration, according to a January survey by a pro-establishment thinktank. The “American Aspirations Index” survey asked 2,010 people to rank their political priorities and to estimate other people’s priorities. Individual Americans in the survey said they believe other Americans rank “[Being] open to immigration” as their 18th priority in a list of 55 civic priorities. But all Americans actually ranked “[Being] open to immigration” as only their 42nd priority in the list of 55 suggested priorities, the Americans told the survey organizers at the Populace thinktank. That is bad news for the Democrat Party and the business groups who are trying to push President Joe Biden’s giant amnesty through Congress. That bill would add roughly one new immigrant to the population for every American born in the next 10 years. But the bad news was already recognized by many GOP and Democrat...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. border agents detained nearly 100,000 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in February, according to two people familiar with preliminary figures, the highest monthly total since a major border surge in mid-2019. The figures, which have not been previously reported, show the scope of a growing migrant influx at the southwest border as U.S. President Joe Biden, a Democrat, seeks to roll back some of the restrictive policies of former President Donald Trump, a Republican. February was Biden's first full month in office. Last month's total would represent the highest tally for the month of February since 2006. The sources who provided the figures to Reuters spoke on the condition of anonymity. An increasing number of children arriving at the border without a parent or legal guardian has forced U.S. officials in recent weeks to scramble for housing options and take steps to speed up their release...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Friday requested a meeting with President Biden to talk about the surge in migrants at the southern border. The request comes as Biden sis ecretly sending members of his team “to travel to the border region in order to provide a full briefing to him on the government response to the influx of unaccompanied minors and an assessment of additional steps that can be taken to ensure the safety and care of these children,” White House spokesperson Vedant Patel said. The Department of Homeland Security projects that 117,000 children and teenagers will arrive at the border unaccompanied this year. McCarthy pointed out that such a number would be a marked increase from the next-highest total of unaccompanied children arriving per year — 76,020 in 2019, according to Customs and Border Patrol. McCarthy also pointed to a 113 percent increase in unaccompanied children and teenagers arriving and a 157 percent increase in...
    GOP Senate leader Sen. Mitch McConnell criticized the “big business” that is pushing President Joe Biden’s amnesty agenda. The rare criticism of the GOP’s traditional donors suggests that McConnell will lead a fight against the Democrats’ draft amnesty, which would push more than three million illegal migrants on a fast track to the voting booths in 2024. The Democrats, McConnell said March 3, “want to fast-track 11 million illegal immigrants into temporary legal status, then green cards, and then full citizenship.” He continued: The far-left loves this approach. But so does a certain cross-section of Big Business. There’s a whole lot of cultural power and economic power pushing the liberal vision. As for the best interests of American workers — well, that’s not as trendy a cause in certain circles. The truth is that it’s not helpful or compassionate to just open up our borders. It’s not fair to American citizens and...
    LOS ANGELES - On the day U.S. President Joe Biden took office, he began dismantling former President Donald Trump’s policies at the southern U.S.-Mexico border.   Biden rescinded Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, suspended construction of Trump’s controversial border wall, and vowed to end governmental practices of migrant family separation and rapid-fire deportations.   The abrupt shift in policy almost overnight changed conditions and migrant expectations along the border – renewing hope for hundreds of thousands of migrants from Mexico and Central America of a return to more porous borders and pathways to legal status. But it also raised the concern of law enforcement officials and residents about a return of caravans, chaos and potential for violence. FILE - Tents used by migrants seeking asylum in the United States line an entrance to the border crossing, in Tijuana, Mexico, March 1, 2021.Border policy changes accelerated dramatically this...
    Miami : March 5, 2021March 5, 2021 0 The NGO Human Right Watch (HRW) denounced this Friday extortions, kidnappings and lack of access to essential services are some of the hardships suffered by asylum seekers returned to Mexico, including a large number of Venezuelans. He also explained that migrants are forced to take these actions under the controversial immigration program of former US President Donald Trump. “Numerous asylum seekers sent to Mexico by the government of former US President Trump suffered violence and extortion by Mexican police, immigration agents and criminal groups,” warned HRW. Venezuelan exodus now wreaks havoc on the North American border In the HRW report, it was detailed that “the almost 1,600 Venezuelans who still have active asylum cases in the context of Remaining in Mexico represent only a small proportion of the hundreds of thousands of migrants sent to Mexico by the...
    Fox News’ Chris Wallace said Friday morning that the Biden administration has a serious problem to deal with on the U.S.-Mexico border. Wallace appeared on America’s Newsroom and said, “I think the general immigration policy is quite a serious problem. You had the president reverse the Trump policy and say that unaccompanied minors could come into the country and stay, they wouldn’t be turned around as they were under the Trump policy and sent back south from the border, and that has resulted in a real spike.” Dana Perino said at one point that “if there’s a problem with immigration at the border, it does start to se up to the level of priority.” “Absolutely,” Wallace said. “One might even use the word that the Biden administration seems uncomfortable using — crisis.” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was asked earlier this week if he believes there’s a crisis at the border....
    In this image offered by Terry Lawson, Dariela Moncada Maradiaga asks on January 24, 2021 in New York for the release of her brother Javier Castillo Maradiaga, who was arrested in 2019 for improperly crossing the street and is now in the custody of immigration authorities. (Terry Lawson via AP) In this image offered by Terry Lawson, Dariela Moncada Maradiaga asks on January 24, 2021 in New York for the release of her brother Javier Castillo Maradiaga, who was arrested in 2019 for improperly crossing the street and is now in the custody of immigration authorities. (Terry Lawson via AP) NEW YORK (AP) – He crossed the street the wrong way and now he could be deported at any time. Javier Castillo’s family has been in suspense for more than a year, when the 27-year-old Honduran was arrested by police in the Bronx, New York, for the improper crossing...
    Former President Donald Trump criticized President Joe Biden’s immigration policies in a lengthy statement published Friday afternoon. Trump said Biden’s policies — which revoked much of Trump’s own immigration policy — have “violated his oath of office to uphold our Constitution and enforce our laws” by causing a surge of migrants, thousands of whom are unaccompanied minors, to flood the border and overwhelm immigration officials and facilities. (EXCLUSIVE: GOP Lawmakers Send Letter To White House Urging Biden To Recognize Border Crisis) WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 05: President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Vice President Kamala Harris in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, March 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. Yellen has recently commented that bitcoin is an “extremely inefficient” way to conduct monetary transactions. (Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images) “Our border is now totally out of control thanks to the disastrous leadership...
    Savannah Rychcik March 5, 2021 0 Comments White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the Biden administration will not be taking any “advice” from Former President Donald Trump on immigration policy. A reporter noted during Psaki’s press briefing on Friday Trump released a statement slamming the Biden administration for the current crisis at the southern border. “We don’t take our advice or counsel from former President Trump on immigration policy which was not only inhumane, but ineffective over the last four years,” Psaki said. She continued, “We’re gonna chart our own path forward, and that includes treating children with humanity and respect and ensuring they’re safe when they cross our borders.” Watch part of her press briefing below: WH Press Sec. Jen Psaki: “We don’t take our advice or counsel from former President Trump on immigration policy.”She adds: “We’re gonna chart our own path forward, and that...
    Former President Donald Trump attacked the new administration's immigration policies on Friday, contending that President Biden has created a "spiraling tsunami at the border" that is hurting people amid a surge in unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the United States-Mexico border. "A mass incursion into the country by people who should not be here is happening on an hourly basis, getting worse by the minute," Trump said in a statement, calling the southern border "totally out of control." "ICE officers are desperate to remove these convicted criminals, but Biden won't let them," Trump said. "The spiraling tsunami at the border is overwhelming local communities, depleting budgets, crowding hospitals, and taking jobs from legal American workers." "When I left office, we had achieved the most secure border in our country’s history. Under Biden, it will soon be worse, more dangerous, and more out of control than ever before," Trump continued,...
    At a press briefing on Friday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki responded to a statement released by former President Donald Trump regarding border security, slamming his immigration policies as “inhumane and ineffective,” and saying that President Joe Biden’s administration “[doesn’t] take our advice or counsel” from Trump on those issues. After being banned from most major social media platforms, Trump is reportedly plotting an online comeback, but until then has been issuing press releases that often take on the fiery tone of his former tweets, and Friday’s statement was no exception. Former President Trump releases statement on current crisis (or ‘challenge’) on the US-Mexico border: pic.twitter.com/ae1fZWoKU8 — Byron York (@ByronYork) March 5, 2021 “Our border is now totally out of control thanks to the disastrous leadership of Joe Biden,” the statement began, refusing to identify Biden as President, but labeling Trump as “Donald J. Trump, 45th President of...
    More On: immigration Supreme Court drops Trump’s ‘sanctuary city’ cases after Biden request More than 300 minor migrants reportedly arrive each day under Biden House Dems reportedly delay Biden immigration bill SUV in deadly wreck came through hole in border fence Former President Donald Trump on Friday accused President Biden of inspiring a “tsunami” of migration at the US-Mexico border by undoing his policies on asylum and illegal immigration. Trump fired off a 428-word emailed attack pinning responsibility on Biden for the border surge that’s already required the opening of two overflow facilities for unaccompanied minors. “Our border is now totally out of control thanks to the disastrous leadership of Joe Biden,” Trump wrote. “A mass incursion into the country by people who should not be here is happening on an hourly basis, getting worse by the minute. Many have criminal records, and many others have and are...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., requested a meeting with President Biden Friday to talk about the surge in migrants at the southern border. The Department of Homeland Security projects that 117,000 children will arrive at the border unaccompanied this year. McCarthy pointed out that such a number would be a marked increase from the next-highest total of unaccompanied children arriving per year — 76,020 in 2019, according to Customs and Border Patrol. Axios reported that in the week ending March 1, the Border Patrol referred an average of 321 minors per day to the Department of Health and Human Services.  McCarthy also pointed to a 113% increase in unaccompanied children arriving and a 157% increase in border apprehensions overall.  "I feel compelled to express great concern with the manner in which your administration is approaching this crisis, but with hope that we can work together to solve it," he wrote.  Asked if Biden...
    White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiOn The Money: Senate votes to take up COVID-19 relief bill | Stocks sink after Powell fails to appease jittery traders | February jobs report to provide first measure of Biden economy Biden called off second military target in Syria minutes before strike: report White House says Shalanda Young could serve as acting OMB director MORE on Friday defended the Biden administration's immigration agenda as Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, argue President BidenJoe BidenTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot FireEye finds evidence Chinese hackers exploited Microsoft email app flaw since January Biden officials to travel to border amid influx of young migrants MORE's rhetoric and policies have spurred a surge in migration at the southern border. Psaki responded directly to Trump during a press briefing after the former president issued a lengthy statement decrying the Biden immigration agenda. "We don’t take...
    A group of more than two dozen Republican lawmakers are uniting to urge President Biden to re-declare a national emergency proclamation as migrant numbers surge and threaten to overwhelm facilities. A letter, sent to the White House on Friday, implores Biden to reverse one of his first moves as president in which he terminated a two-year-old national emergency at the U.S. border with Mexico, which was a declaration by former President Donald Trump, as thousands of unaccompanied migrant children and families arriving at the border each week. "There is a crisis at our southern border. It is critical that our leaders recognize the severity of the circumstances and respond accordingly," the lawmakers said. "Your administration’s refusal to enforce immigration laws has encouraged countless migrants to make the treacherous journey across our border. We urge you to recognize that an immigration crisis is underway and reinstate a national emergency...
    More than two dozen House Republicans on Friday urged President Biden to reinstate a national emergency declaration for the southern border, as the U.S. faces a dramatically escalating border crisis. In a letter, led by Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, the lawmakers say the Biden administration's "refusal to enforce immigration laws has encouraged countless migrants to make the treacherous journey across our border." HOUSE DEMS TO PUSH BILLS GIVING CITIZENSHIP TO SOME ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, EVEN AMID BORDER SURGE Republican letter to Biden on national emergency by Fox News on Scribd "We urge you to recognize that an immigration crisis is underway and reinstate a national emergency concerning our southern border," the letter says. The Daily Caller first reported the letter. The lawmakers signed on include Reps. Jim Banks, R-Ind.; Brian Babin, R-Texas; Majorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.; Lauren Boebert, R-Colo.; Jody Hice, R-Ga., and Michael Cloud, R-Texas. "There are no two ways around it; we...
    The Supreme Court on Thursday night dismissed three cases that arose during the Trump era over “sanctuary” policies that restrict local police from helping federal authorities enforce immigration laws. The justices’ move came at the request of the Biden administration and a number of state and city governments that had been locked in a legal standoff with the Trump administration over its efforts to withhold federal funds in response to sanctuary laws. The dismissals were hailed by Dennis Herrera, city attorney for San Francisco, one of the jurisdictions involved in the litigation. “We’re glad this issue has finally been put to rest,” Herrera said. “Federal officials can do their job in San Francisco, just like anywhere else in the country." "San Francisco is not stopping them," he continued. "But we were not about to let our police, firefighters and nurses be commandeered and turned into the Trump administration’s deportation force.”...
    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court has dismissed three pending appeals on former President Donald Trump's effort to withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement funds from states and cities that refused to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, meaning it will not rule on whether the policy was lawful. President Joe Biden, a Democrat, has rescinded Republican Trump's 2017 executive order that called on U.S. agencies to withhold federal funds from the so-called sanctuary jurisdictions, many of which are governed by Democrats. Lower courts were divided on whether the policy was lawful. The Biden Administration and lawyers for jurisdictions challenging the order in the three cases said in a joint request on Thursday that the cases should be dismissed. The three cases involve New York City, San Francisco and various states including California and New York. The court's online docket showed on Friday that the cases were...
    New York : Immigration reform promised by President Joe Biden will remain stalled in the House of Representatives at least until April due to the lack of necessary support, despite the fact that the Democrats have a majority over the Republicans (221 votes compared to 211). Next week, however, two immigration measures will be voted on, within the Democratic strategy of exploding the reform to facilitate its approval, especially taking into account its slim majority in the Senate (just one vote). The House of Representatives will vote on a bill to protect undocumented farmworkers and another to provide permanent residence to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children, known as dreamers, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, confirmed Tuesday. [Esta organización ayuda a los beneficiarios de DACA en la renovación de sus solicitudes] The so-called Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA) would change the temporary visa program...
    House Democrats are pushing two bills that would grant legal status to millions of illegal immigrants in the coming weeks -- even as the Biden administration scrambles to deal with a rapidly escalating crisis at the southern border. Democrats announced this week that they had reintroduced the American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, both bills that had been introduced in the last Congress but never became law. REPUBLICANS DEMAND HEARING ON SURGE OF UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN AT BORDER AS ADMINISTRATION DENIES CRISIS  "The Democratic House will pass these important bills and build on their progress with further action to honor our nation’s immigrant heritage and ensure America’s leadership in the world," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. The American Dream and Promise Act would grant citizenship pathways to what Democrats estimate are approximately 2.5 million illegal immigrants already in the country. Many of those are immigrants brought...
    The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a number of cases testing the Trump administration’s plan to withhold law-enforcement grants from cities that refused to cooperate with Department of Homeland Security efforts to deport noncitizens arrested by local police. The court, which hadn’t yet decided whether it would hear the cases, acted shortly after the Biden administration and state and city governments in New York and California jointly asked the justices to dismiss the pending appeals. Lower courts in New York and San Francisco had reached varying conclusions on the Justice Department’s authority to withhold funds that Congress had authorized to assist local police departments. JUSTICE AMY CONEY BARRETT ISSUES FIRST SUPREME COURT OPINION "We’re glad this issue has finally been put to rest," said San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera. "Federal officials can do their job in San Francisco, just like anywhere else in the country. But we were not...
    (CNN)It's not your imagination. Robocalls really are ramping up again after a pandemic lull. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. CoronavirusTrouble is brewing over vaccine supplies in Europe. Italy has blocked the export of 250,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Australia, citing European Union measures put in place after the company warned of delays in supply shipment to the bloc. Now, France may follow suit and block more vaccine exports in order to meet domestic demand. In Tanzania, Turkmenistan and North Korea, a different threat grows. These countries have shared little or no Covid-19 data with the World Health Organization, which WHO says prevents experts from assessing public need and could cause a problem when it comes to international spread. In the...
    It was not long ago that illegal crossings at our southern border were at historic lows. This was during the Trump administration.   The president accomplished this in part by obtaining agreements with Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.    President Trump also did it by building the wall that he promised to build to protect America and slow illegal entry into the United States. This is a wall that the data clearly shows works and a wall that the experts on the border will attest works.    VON SPAKOVSKY & CUCCINELLI: BIDEN'S IMMIGRATION ORDER – THIS IS HOW POLICY WILL HIDE CRIMES, IGNORE VICTIMS The historic low in illegal border crossings was also due to the Remain in Mexico Program along with the Title 42 designation that would require most illegal aliens to be immediately returned to Mexico because of the COVID pandemic.     But it doesn’t stop there. President Trump also succeeded by ending catch and release and...
    On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “ReidOut,” host Joy Reid stated that it’s “anti-immigrant xenophobia” and “absurdly racist” for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) to claim that the Biden administration’s immigration policies are helping spread coronavirus. Reid said, “After following [Florida Gov.] DeSantis (R) down the COVID denial path and recklessly opening up his state without any restrictions this week, he’s deflecting criticism by dishing out anti-immigrant xenophobia.” After playing a clip of Abbott stating that the Biden administration was spreading the coronavirus by not having stricter restrictions on illegal immigration, Reid said that the claim is an “absurdly racist” one. Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    Gerald Rivera and Jeanine Pirro got into a heated shouting match on Thursday night, and it ended with the former leaving the latter speechless and sputtering by reciting inconvenient facts and realities about illegal immigration During a long segment on Hannity, the pair clashed over President Joe Biden’s rollback of many of his predecessor’s border policies, which have included stopping work on the border wall and ending the “remain in Mexico” asylum policy. Pirro blamed those reversals on an increase in undocumented immigrants and the admittance of asylum seekers, who, she claimed, could take jobs from Americans. “Don’t want to hear that we need workers Geraldo!” Pirro ranted. “We got 10 million, 17 million, however many million Americans are out of work. Biden invited those people in during the campaign.” When Rivera tried to break in to counter her claims, Pirro shouted him down. “I listened to you. You listen to me!” Pirro ranted. “They’ve...
    March 4, 2021 7:59 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The Administration of US President Joe Biden plans to turn immigration detention centers in South Texas into places to quickly process migrant families who have crossed the border irregularly and release them within the next 72 hours, media reported Thursday. local. According to the newspaper The Washington Post, which had access to drafts of the plans of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS, in English), the Biden government is preparing to serve migrants who cross the border undocumented from Mexico, a phenomenon that different sectors fear it may increase in the coming months. The Post cites an email sent by Russell Hott, a senior official with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In it, it notifies staff about the expedited processing plan. Likewise, he warns that for this year “the highest figures observed in more than 20...
    (CNN)The Biden administration told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it should dismiss pending cases concerning "sanctuary cities," which limit cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.In letters filed with the court in all three cases related to sanctuary cities, the Justice Department said it had come to an agreement with the parties on the issue. Under President Donald Trump, the department had won one and lost two of the challenges.The legal filing is the latest from the new Biden Justice Department changing positions from those taken by the Trump administration. Lower courts had divided over a Trump policy that directed the Justice Department to withhold federal grant funds from jurisdictions that limited their cooperation with federal immigration authorities.A federal appeals court ruled in February last year that the Trump administration could withhold federal money from seven states, as well as New York City, over cooperation on immigration...
    More On: Coronavirus Pushed out by pandemic, women struggle to regain footing in US job market Psaki defends Biden’s weekend Delaware trips, says he ‘lives in Wilmington’ Pittsburgh Penguins under fire for photoshopping masks onto fans Texas gov fires back at Biden: Releasing migrants with COVID is ‘Neanderthal thinking’ White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday defended President Biden’s attack on the “neanderthal thinking” of governors ending COVID-19 mask mandates — and denied Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s counter-claim that Biden is “importing” the virus by releasing infected illegal immigrants. Psaki said that Biden’s language was meant to describe the actions of Abbott and fellow Republican Gov. Tate Reeves of Mississippi, rather than to demean them personally as mentally primitive. “The behavior of a neanderthal, just to be very clear, the behavior of,” she stressed at her daily press briefing. “What everybody saw yesterday was a reflection of...
    MSNBC reporter Jacob Soboroff got a bit of a surprise during a live hit from the southwest border on Thursday.  As Soboroff began speaking to MSNBC's Craig Melvin from Otay Mesa, Calif., a light fixture apparently blew over and almost struck him on the head.  Soboroff reacted quickly, catching the fixture with one hand and joked "Craig, happens sometimes at a breezy location."  Still holding the lighting arraignment out of the frame of the live shot, Soboroff continued his report: "I want to say what I think was the most important thing that you heard there ..." before relaying what Alejandro MayorkasAlejandro MayorkasPavlich: Mayorkas' reckless invitation ensures border crisis is about to explode House plans for immigration bills add uncertainty on Biden proposal The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - J&J vax rollout today; third woman accuses Cuomo MORE, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Secretary had told him about the...
    More On: immigration House Dems reportedly delay Biden immigration bill SUV in deadly wreck came through hole in border fence COVID-positive migrants have reportedly been released into US Majority of Americans disapprove of Biden’s immigration, LGBTQ executive orders: poll The number of unaccompanied child illegal immigrants crossing the southern border has exploded in the first few months of the year, with more than 300 minors arriving every day on average — an amount that threatens to overwhelm the Biden administration’s already extended resources, according to a report on Thursday. An average of 321 children have been referred to the custody of Health and Human Services daily by the Border Patrol, according to numbers for the week ending March 1, Axios reported, a significant uptick from the weekly average of 203 in late January and early February. The total was just 47 the first week of January.   The Axios report,...
    Heritage Foundation visiting fellow Chad Wolf said Thursday that President Biden is "fueling" the cartels with new immigration policies and sending the "wrong" message as a surge in unaccompanied minors occurs at the US-Mexico border. During an interview with "America’s Newsroom," Wolf, the former acting Secretary of Homeland Security during the Trump administration, said immigration numbers, especially those related to unaccompanied minors, are up across the board under the Biden administration’s immigration plan, which reverses many of the provisions set forth under the Trump administration. Wolf said that children are being held in "jail-like settings" as the influx of migrants causes a back-up, forcing HHS and Border Patrol to hold undocumented immigrants for longer than the 72-hour provisional limit. "You need to send the right message and the wrong message is currently being sent to the traffickers, smugglers, and others," Wolf said. "There is a time to come, it’s just not now...
    The Supreme Court handed down a 5-3 decision Thursday in Pereida v. Barr, a case addressing a legal issue that occurs at the messy intersection of federal immigration law and state criminal law. SCOTUS ruled against Clemente Pereida, who entered the United States without authorization 25 years ago. Pereida is a father of three children (including one U.S. citizen and one DACA-recipient). The U.S. government wishes to deport Pereida, and has obtained an official removal order to do so. Under Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), Pereida is entitled to request that an immigration judge consider the hardship that his deportation would have on his child, who is a U.S. citizen. Judges have some discretionary power to halt removals, and Pereida seeks to make his case. The INA, however, does not allow all subjects of removal orders to present hardship claims; to be eligible, the person must prove that they have not been...
    President Joe Biden's big immigration bill will be delayed until April as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi struggles to find enough Democratic votes.  Politico reported Thursday that Democrats took a whip count this week and found that the package wouldn't pass as-is.   Instead, they'll send the legislation through the Judiciary Committee and pass smaller immigration bills this month.  President Joe Biden's big immigration package doesn't even have enough Democratic votes in the House to pass, so it will go through the Judiciary Committee, with the process starting in April  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to find enough Democratic votes to pass President Joe Biden's big immigration bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for nearly all of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.  Yadiel Garcia and his father Fabricio, who are from Honduras, kneel in prayer during a migrant demonstration in Tijuana, Mexico...
    President Biden’s immigration policies are "truly shameful," a Texas resident who lives near the border said on Thursday, reacting to a report that more than 100 illegal immigrants released by the Border Patrol into Texas were infected with coronavirus. "You know, it's truly incredible. I was raised here in Brownsville, Texas. ...  And it's pretty sad because a lot of the migrants that are here with us today in the city of Brownsville, they're being put on buses and they're being sent all over the nation," Cavazos told "Fox & Friends." Cavazos said that bus drivers do not know the people who "go on the buses," claiming they do "not know" who may have been infected with coronavirus. "And the federal government is putting no accountability with it. It's truly shameful, to be honest with you. And it's truly shameful that the Joe Biden administration, currently, is doing nothing for the local residents of the...
    Republicans this week circulated a memo on their plan to counter what they describe as a "radical" and "immoral" immigration agenda from President Biden as the GOP looks to unite against the rolling-back of Trump-era border protections. "President Biden had made it a mission of his to refashion our nation’s immigration system into one that focuses on mollifying the political aspirations of the Far Left rather than those of American citizens," the Republican Study Committee's memo to fellow members and staffers says. REPUBLICANS WANT BRIEFING FROM MAYORKAS AFTER DHS CHIEF CLAIMS 'NO' BORDER CRISIS Republicans are reeling from a rapid-fire series of immigration orders and policies from the new administration designed to unroll many Trump-era border protections and measures to combat illegal immigration. Biden has begun to roll back the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), ordered a halt to border wall construction and ended the Trump-era travel bans while his administration has sought to implement...
    "Biden, dejame entrar por favor" (Biden, please let me in) is written in Spanish on a cardboard box carried by a migrant girl. A group of migrants from different backgrounds made their way to the border crossing to ask the new U.S. government for asylum.Stringer | picture alliance | Getty Images The House will not vote this month on the comprehensive immigration bill backed by President Joe Biden, a Democratic aide told NBC News. Democrats on Feb. 18 introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which would establish an eight-year path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, broaden legal immigration avenues, and reduce visa backlogs, among other provisions. "I think the Biden comprehensive immigration proposal is important and serious. We need to engage in some consultations with key members and stakeholders, but I see no reason why we wouldn't mark it up when we reconvene in April," House Judiciary Chair Jerry...
    More On: immigration SUV in deadly wreck came through hole in border fence COVID-positive migrants have reportedly been released into US Majority of Americans disapprove of Biden’s immigration, LGBTQ executive orders: poll Team Biden’s utter bull on its disastrous border policies House Democrats postponed plans for a vote on President Biden’s immigration reform bill after a whip count revealed it might not pass, according to a report. The Biden bill would create a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the US. But Republicans say that would spur a rush to the border of new migrants and Democrats can spare few defections with a narrow 10-seat advantage in the House of Representatives. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) confirmed the delay, telling Politico, “We need to engage in some consultation with key members and stakeholders, but I see no reason why we wouldn’t mark...
    The State of California will spend $28 million to assist President Joe Biden in his effort to bring migrants to the U.S. who were previously required to wait in Mexico pending the adjudication of their asylum claims, committing $28 million to the cause. Under President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, those claiming asylum at the southern U.S. border had to wait in Mexico, because too many claimants would simply disappear into the interior of the U.S. and fail to show up for court dates. The Sacramento Bee reported Wednesday:: The state funding comes after the Biden administration announced in February that it would begin allowing immigrants with credible asylum claims, who were previously waiting in Mexico under former President Donald Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols program, to continue their immigration proceedings on U.S. territory. … About $20 million of that funding will go toward the California Department of General Services to pay...
    By Anna Mehler Paperny TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's recent move to offer permanent residency to more foreigners living and working in the country is a short-term solution to the economic problems spurred by a pandemic-related immigration slowdown, analysts say, while critics argue the strategy excludes too many vulnerable people. With travel restrictions in place, visa offices closed and immigration applications stalled, the Canadian government finds itself on the back foot as it attempts to reach its target of attracting a record 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021. The country, which admitted 184,370 people in that category last year, the lowest number since 1998, is turning its attention to the more than 1 million temporary residents within its borders to boost the numbers, inviting some to apply for permanent residency. Economists, however, say the move will not have a noticeable impact on Canada's economic growth and is not a fix to...
    The Biden administration this week will determine the fate of people who were impacted by the Muslim ban, which ultimately targeted a large number of African countries. Rescinding the ban was a critical step toward restarting our immigration system and providing equitable access to Black and brown immigrants. But what about the people who would have received visas during the past four years—some of whom spent their life savings on the process but were nevertheless denied simply because of a discriminatory ban? Trump created this catastrophe, but it’s now Biden’s responsibility to remedy it. In President Biden’s proclamation rescinding the ban, he directed the State Department to send him a report in 45 days. That deadline is Saturday. This report will advise on many things, including how to address Trump’s rampant denials of immigrant visas—that is, visas intended for people to come to the United States, become permanent residents, set...
    New York : In the electoral campaign, Joe Biden vowed to reform the American immigration system, “Taking urgent action” to end Donald Trump’s policies. Upon becoming president in January, the Democrat ordered the reunification of migrant children with their families, He put an end to the construction of the border wall and asked to review the legal immigration programs canceled by his predecessor. But for those seeking to enter through the southern border of the United States, the Biden administration asked for patience, saying that his administration needs time to prepare to manage the arrival of people. “We are not saying ‘don’t come,'” Biden’s top national security official, Alejandro Mayorkas, said this week. “We are saying ‘don’t come now.’ Here’s what Biden did and hasn’t done so far, and how he’s different from Trump on immigration. Is there a surge of people at the border? Depends on who you...
    President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Justice (DOJ) as Attorney General, Merrick Garland, is still refusing to say whether he supports decriminalizing illegal immigration. Last month, during a Senate confirmation hearing, Garland was asked by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) if he supported criminally prosecuting illegal entry to the United States and if prosecutions of illegal aliens would continue under his watch. Garland responded by saying he had not “thought about that question” and “I just don’t know” in reference to whether the DOJ would keep prosecuting illegal aliens. “I don’t know what the current program even is with respect to this … so I assume that the answer would be yes, but I don’t know what the issues surrounding it are,” Garland said. In written responses to Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Garland has yet to say if he would back decriminalizing illegal immigration, as many Democrats have previously...
    Lawmakers on Wednesday formally introduced legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for young people brought to the U.S. as children ahead of House Democrats’ plan to hold an “immigration week” later this month. The American Dream and Promise Act would allow the young people known as Dreamers, as well as others given temporary status when fleeing unrest in their home country, to apply for citizenship. “During the years of the Trump Administration, the vicious targeting of our most vulnerable immigrant communities cultivated a climate of apprehension, uncertainty, and fear. For far too long, Dreamers and others have waited in limbo and lived with the fear of being deported from the only country they know as home,” Rep. Lucille Roybal-AllardLucille Roybal-AllardOvernight Health Care: CDC panel recommends who gets vaccine first | McConnell offering new relief bill | Hahn downplays White House meeting on vaccines Democrats were united on top issues...
    Erin Coates, The Western Journal March 3, 2021 0 Comments A group of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border were photographed on Tuesday wearing T-shirts and carrying signs that said, “Biden please let us in!” The migrants were photographed at the San Ysidro crossing port in Tijuana, Baja California, carrying signs and shouting slogans in support of President Joe Biden’s proposed immigration policies, Fox News reported. Biden is working to process as many as 25,000 asylum seekers who were waiting in Mexico under the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocol program. There has also been a rapid influx of child migrants crossing the border, but the Biden administration has refused to label it a “crisis.” The number of migrant kids crossing the border is on pace to exceed the all-time record by 45 percent and the administration does not have enough beds to shelter them all, Axios reported. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized...
    Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions concedes migrant children not swiftly being reunited with their families was a “very unfortunate” result of the Trump administration's hard-line immigration policies. Sessions, who served as attorney general from February 2017 until his ouster in November 2018, expressed regret for the Trump administration’s “ zero-tolerance” immigration strategy that led to the charging of illegal immigrants, jailing them, and placing their children into shelters. He told Reuters on Tuesday that migrants “shouldn't be given immunity” just because they are traveling with children but noted that the treatment of those children was less than ideal. “It was unfortunate, very unfortunate, that somehow the government was not able to manage those children in a way that they could be reunited properly,” Sessions said. “It turned out to be more of a problem than I think any of us imagined it would be.” SESSIONS...
    New York : Immigration courts could face further delays due to file clutter. Photo: John Moore / . In the last four years, immigration courts have faced serious delays on asylum petitions, deportations, among others, but what is most worrying are the thousands of “missing” files. Through the Transactional Research Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), Syracuse University identified troubling data management issues in the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), which runs the court system, and although a recent report integrates more credible data, the researchers raised a “red flag” on the problems facing the president’s administration Joe biden. “Thousands of EOIR records on asylum applications are still missing and the number is growing every month “indicates the report, which was able to compare the data with the information that lawyers and academics received. “ANDThis means that persistent data quality issues remain a real concern. “ The...
    Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday blamed President Biden’s "sweeping left-wing amnesty plan" for fueling the escalating migrant crisis on the southern border -- and said it sidelined the interests of American workers. "Just six weeks into unified Democratic government, we already have another crisis brewing on our southern border," McConnell said on the Senate floor. REPUBLICANS WANT BRIEFING FROM MAYORKAS AFTER DHS CHIEF CLAIMS 'NO' BORDER CRISIS The Republican leader noted stats showing a surging crisis at the border, with Customs and Border Protection making 78,000 encounters in January, while the numbers of unaccompanied children are also rising. The Biden administration has been scrambling to cope with the crisis, building two facilities to process migrants in Texas, and a separate one to house unaccompanied minors -- even as it resorts to releasing migrants into the interior, a practice that was ended by the Trump administration in 2019. BIDEN...
    More On: immigration Majority of Americans disapprove of Biden’s immigration, LGBTQ executive orders: poll Team Biden’s utter bull on its disastrous border policies Biden DHS boss: ‘Loving parents’ send 9-year-old kids alone to US border Homeland Security head blames border crisis, migrant surge on Trump ​More than 100 illegal immigrants who tested positive for the coronavirus — after their arrival in Texas ​​since late January — have been released by the Border Patrol into the Lone Star State ​and are free to travel to other parts of the US, according to reports. Felipe Romero, a spokesman for the border city of Brownsville, told Fox News that they are telling the migrants who tested positive to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to quarantine and remain socially distance, but that Brownsville doesn’t have the authority to stop them from traveling to the rest of the country. He said the...
    More On: joe biden Hunter Biden ‘tax affairs’ probe reportedly proceeding without WH interference Biden still hasn’t briefed top senators on Syria airstrike ‘How is Cuomo going to f—k us this time?’ Book says Biden camp fumed over DNC speech White House pulls Neera Tanden nomination to lead OMB after storm over tweets A majority of Americans disapprove of President Biden’s executive orders on immigration and transgender athletes participating in women’s sports — his least popular actions since taking office — according to a new poll. The poll conducted in late February by Harvard University and Harris Insights and Analytics found 55 percent disapprove of Biden’s executive order to “[r]equire schools to let biological boys who identify as girls to participate in girls sports, and vice versa.” It was tied for least popular of choices offered in the poll order when responses were weighted to reflect national US demographics....
    HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - As the United States loosens its immigration policies under President Joe Biden, leaders of Canada’s thriving tech sector may find they have to work a little harder to attract top international talent. “The effect of the Biden administration is not seen as yet,” says Toronto-based financial services executive Soumya Ghosh. Nevertheless, Canadian tech firms have been clear beneficiaries of America’s restrictive immigration policies under former President Donald Trump, finding themselves able to hire highly skilled workers from around the world who might otherwise have headed for jobs in the United States. The influx of skilled workers helped to make Toronto the fastest-growing center for technology jobs in North America in recent years, according to a January 2020 report by the U.S. business analysis firm CBRE, a global service and investment firm. Canada’s Pacific coast city of Vancouver also made the top five, along with San Francisco,...
    Former Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Mark Morgan says President Joe Biden’s border policies are emboldening cartels and smugglers to bring children to the border and “it’s almost too late” to avert a crisis. “Bill, it’s almost too late … because this administration has absolutely dismantled and destroyed every effective policy that had reduced the flow,” Mark Morgan told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “Like you said this time last year, it is over 100% increase in minors alone [at the border],” he continued. “If you want to talk about cruelty, look … this country right now, Bill, is actually encouraging and facilitating and incentivizing moms and dads in countries in the western hemisphere to hand their kids over to cartels and smuggling organizations to make the dangerous trek during the middle of the global pandemic to illegally enter this country.” WATCH: Biden’s immigration reforms could create...
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) slammed the Biden administration’s early handling of immigration policy during an appearance on FNC’s “Hannity” on Tuesday. The Florida Republican U.S. Senator described measures that he said encouraged migration as “complete, utter ridiculousness.” “The real tragedy begins well before they get into those centers. It’s the fact that — how are these people getting here? They’re getting here because trafficking networks are taking advantage of poor, desperate people, and they’re telling, there’s a new president. This new president will let you come into the United States and stay there if you show up with a child. So, now, you’ve created an incentive for children to be sent on that journey. We have no idea how many of these children are killed on that journey, left behind, die, from illness on that journey, are sexually abused on that journey by these evil trafficking networks. All incentivized by...
    There were theoretical compromises. Diplomacy is the art of speaking, without compromising, and that happened at the meeting between Biden and AMLO. There were phrases of rapprochement and even religious spirit and historical reminder of Porfirio Díaz. In addition, smiles and witticisms that are part of human empathy. But on the issue of migration, it was pointed out that Central America would be supported, which was already programmed and that the immigration formula would be changed and have braceros, although fixed-term visas already exist. They also talked about cooperation and the Free Trade Agreement, but without indicating specific data and there was no commitment that they would give us vaccines. Of course that is how the first meetings are and although it was not a failure, it was not a success either, because they agreed in the abstract, but there was nothing concrete,...
    (CNN)Last month, an email obtained by Axios revealed that Joe Biden's administration is encouraging the elimination of the use of the term "alien" or "illegal alien" in favor of "undocumented individual" or "undocumented noncitizen" in all official documents, outreach efforts and other communications, to describe those in the US who are not citizens. It's a significant development that is welcomed by advocates of the undocumented, since the long-standing use of "alien" is a not-so-subtle dog whistle that has been effectively used to dehumanize not only the undocumented, but actual American citizens. Ed MoralesAnd it's also a reflection of the difficult task the Biden administration faces: appearing to be serious on protecting the border while at the same time restoring some humanity to immigration enforcement policy, a challenge Barack Obama's administration struggled with. Dispensing with the use of the terms "alien" and "illegal" could go a long way to lessening...
    President Joe Biden’s amnesty plan, which also expands legal immigration levels, would import a foreign population close to the size of California, new analysis reveals. Last month, House and Senate Democrats introduced the Biden plan — known as H.R. 1177 & S. 348 — which would give amnesty to the roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States while doubling annual legal immigration to the country, flooding the labor market with more foreign competition for the nation’s more than 17 million jobless Americans. Analysis conducted by NumbersUSA, which advocates on behalf of American workers for less foreign competition in the labor market, finds that by 2031, Biden’s amnesty will have imported a foreign-born population nearly the size of California. By 2031, the analysis states, nearly 12 million illegal aliens will have taken advantage of the amnesty provisions of the legislation that would allow them to permanently remain...
    Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX), during a Tuesday appearance on Fox News Channel’s “America Reports,” said President Joe Biden’s Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was sending a “terrible message” to people attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Roberts said, “When will hear Alejandro Mayorkas say, ‘Oh, we are not in a crisis. We have a challenge on the border.’ You live in Texas. What do you think of all that?” McCaul said, “I live in Texas, a border state, I chaired the Homeland Security Committee, and I probably know the border better than anybody in Congress. I’m just telling you, the green light is on now. We are open for business again. It’s the worst message to be sending to the traffickers who are smuggling these kids across the border. To see a 45% spike which will take us back to the Obama administration all over again. With Mayorkas, I’ve known him for a long time. When he...
    HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - As the United States loosens its immigration policies under President Joe Biden, leaders of Canada’s thriving tech sector may find they have to work a little harder to attract top international talent. “The effect of the Biden administration is not seen as yet,” says Toronto-based financial services executive Soumya Ghosh. Nevertheless, Canadian tech firms have been clear beneficiaries of America’s restrictive immigration policies under former President Donald Trump, finding themselves able to hire highly skilled workers from around the world who might otherwise have headed for jobs in the United States. The influx of skilled workers helped to make Toronto the fastest-growing center for technology jobs in North America in recent years, according to a January 2020 report by the U.S. business analysis firm CBRE, a global service and investment firm. Canada’s Pacific coast city of Vancouver also made the top five, along with San Francisco,...
    Congress plans to consider several stand-alone immigration bills this month, casting new doubt on whether President BidenJoe BidenSenate Democrats negotiating changes to coronavirus bill Rural Americans are the future of the clean energy economy — policymakers must to catch up WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year MORE's comprehensive proposal will make it to the floor. House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerThis week: Senate takes up coronavirus relief after minimum wage setback House set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package Key Democrat unveils plan to restore limited earmarks MORE (D-Md.) on Tuesday announced that the chamber would take up legislation during the week of March 15, following a push for an “immigration week” by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Sources say the House is expected to take up legislation that provides a path to citizenship for Dreamers, brought to the U.S....
    New York : President Biden must eliminate the ‘Public Charge rule’. Photo: JIM WATSON / . / . On February 1, just days after taking office, President Biden issued immigration provisions to reverse the worst actions and regulations imposed by the Donald Trump administration. His executive order included announcements of changes and revisions to asylum procedures at the border with Mexico and others related to recent undocumented immigrants. Biden then announced the formation of committees to study how to implement the changes. This was done, among others, with the rule dubbed “Stay in Mexico” that forced 65,000 (legal) asylum seekers, mostly Central Americans, to wait for their judicial hearing in border camps in Mexico. He created a task force to reunite migrant families separated at the border by Trump’s “zero tolerance” strategy. In a few weeks this group located about 150 “lost” children. And he...
    Rep. Henry Cuellar, , D-Texas, whose district borders Mexico, says he believes the situation at the border will "become a crisis" if President Joe Biden’s administration does not take a stronger stance against illegal immigration. "Is it a crisis? No. Is it getting there? Yes," Cuellar told "America’s Newsroom" on Tuesday. "The numbers have been increasing … The number of unaccompanied kids, the number of families that are coming in are just increasing every day," he said. "In my district, just a couple of days ago, 166 people [crossed the border], and it just goes on and just different numbers are going up. So it’s not a crisis yet, but it’s going to get there very soon." The president has ordered a pause on funding for the border wall and revoked Trump’s pause on green card applicants entering the country because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Biden also ended the previous administration’s "Remain in...
    Randy DeSoto, The Western Journal March 2, 2021 0 Comments Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas denied Monday that there was a crisis at the U.S.-Mexican border, describing it rather as a “challenge.” His pronouncement came as Customs and Border Protection reported nearly 79,000 encounters with people along the southwest border in January, the highest since July 2019. “Do you believe that right now there is a crisis at the border?” Fox News D.C. correspondent Kristin Fisher asked Mayorkas during a news briefing at the White House. “The answer is no,” the DHS chief responded. “I think there is a challenge at the border that we are managing, and we have our resources dedicated to managing it.” Mayorkas also claimed the Trump administration “dismantled our immigration system in its entirety.” “When I started 27 days ago, I learned that we did not have the facilities available or equipped...
    The Republican Study Committee (RSC) will release a nine-page document on Tuesday afternoon exposing Democrat President Joe Biden’s radical immigration agenda and recommended steps on how congressional Republicans can stop it. The document, obtained by Breitbart News exclusively ahead of its public release, is the most consequential and in-depth GOP publication to date exposing Biden’s executive actions and legislative agenda when it comes to open borders and amnesty and a broader immigration vision. In it, the RSC—the biggest group of House conservatives on Capitol Hill with more than 150 House Republicans who consider themselves members—details in page after page exactly how extreme Biden’s actions so far have been and how detrimental the policies are to American workers. “President Biden’s has made it a mission of his to refashion our nation’s immigration system into one that focuses on mollifying the political aspirations of the Far Left rather than those of American...
    The Biden administration’s immigration policies are leading the country toward a "catastrophic"  situation, Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, told CNN on Monday. "Well, my concern ... migrants who made it across the border, who -- even past the line of MPPs who are 5,000 folks that have been waiting for two years across the border -- made it across the Rio Grande Valley, were processed and released," Gonzalez said. Bucking the Democratic Party’s views on immigration, Gonzalez warned that Biden’s immigration policies are going to encourage more people to make dangerous journeys to the U.S. "If that is the message that we send to Central America and around the world, I can assure you it won't be long before we have tens of thousands of people showing up to our border, and it'll be catastrophic for our party, for our country, for my region, for my district, in the middle of a pandemic, in an...
    Matthew Tragesser, the press secretary for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Samantha Renck about the Biden Administration reopening a migrant facility, how its policies could be triggering a surge at the border and more. During a recent press conference, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the reason the Biden administration had to reopen migrant facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas was opened because of COVID-19 health protocols. “I’d say it’s not necessarily entirely related to COVID-19. I think what’s happening is the Biden administration’s immigration proposals have encouraged large waves of illegal migration at our southern border,” Tragesser said. (RELATED: ‘Turned On The Spigot For Illegal Immigration:’ Former CBP Commissioner On Biden’s Immigration Plans) “For instance, last month’s border apprehensions were the largest for that month of January in more than a decade.” Tragesser also discussed Biden’s immigration plan to “renew the U.S....
    The Biden administration's immigration policies are not as compassionate and humane as they are claiming, former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan said on Tuesday. "Look, it's inhumane to put your children in the arms of criminal cartels," Homan told "Fox & Friends," referring to migrants making the dangerous journey to the southern border using human smugglers. Homan recalled a heated exchange he had with Congress members during a House hearing, which was called to examine the Trump administration's decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to defer deportation for medical treatment and other hardships. "You and I talked about one of the times I testified. I lost my temper to the Congresswoman who said I didn't care about dying children. I’ve held many dying children. I was in the back of a tractor-trailer with a five-year-old boy who suffocated to death in his father's arms," Homan said. BIDEN DHS SECRETARY...
    (CNN)Not sleeping well? Your smartphone could be the culprit. That bright, soothing rectangle of light may sap melatonin levels and make it hard to get to sleep.Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. CoronavirusThe threat of coronavirus variants is growing, and CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky warns that, if we're not careful, their spread could reverse falling case numbers and delay the recovery that's just now coming over the horizon. In the UK, officials are racing to track down a single person infected with a variant first identified in Brazil to prevent further spread. The key to getting over this hurdle? Vaccinations, experts say, and a few more excruciating months of safety precautions. Meanwhile, China is aiming to have half a billion of...
    As the discussion over President Joe Biden’s open border immigration policies heats up, at least one Democrat Senator wants to go even farther than allowing tens of thousands of illegal aliens into the country based on asylum claims. Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA), who took Kamala Harris’s Senate seat, wants to give millions of illegal aliens a pathway to citizenship if they are deemed “essential workers.” That wish is now in the form of a bill, the first Padilla has unveiled since taking his seat. Padilla told the San Francisco Chronicle: I think nothing speaks to the moment more than COVID response and fairness for essential workers. On a parallel track, we know that immigration reform is long overdue in the United States of America and there are no states that have more at stake in immigration reform than the state of California. “A standalone measure allows us to uplift specific...
    President Biden assured Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that he considers the country "an equal" during a virtual meeting on Monday, as his administration works to unravel some of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Biden noted that while the U.S. and Mexico haven’t always been "perfect neighbors," both countries are safer when there’s a collaborative relationship, particularly where the COVID-19 pandemic is concerned. "In the Obama-Biden administration, we made a commitment that we look at Mexico as an equal, not as somebody who is south of our border. You are equal," Biden said. "And what you do in Mexico and how you succeed impacts dramatically on what the rest of the hemisphere will look like." López Obrador thanked Biden for communicating his desire to base their relationship on respect and equality. BIDEN MEETING WITH MEXICO PRESIDENT AMID EFFORTS TO ROLL BACK TRUMP IMMIGRATION POLICIES The Biden administration has already...
    President BidenJoe BidenBiden offers support to union organizing efforts Senate Democrats nix 'Plan B' on minimum wage hike Kavanaugh dismays conservatives by dodging pro-Trump election lawsuits MORE is facing pressure from all sides as migration swells at the southern border — posing one of the first major policy tests for his administration. Progressives have hit Biden officials over reopening a housing facility for young migrants used briefly during the Trump administration. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez: Detailed sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo 'painful to read' The GOP's uncertain future Democrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' MORE (D-N.Y.) and others argue the facilities are inhumane and represent a step backward for the new administration, which has made a point to distance itself from the Trump era on immigration in particular. Conservatives, meanwhile, say Biden’s approach has encouraged increased migration to the southern border, with former President TrumpDonald...
    More On: immigration Biden DHS boss: ‘Loving parents’ send 9-year-old kids alone to US border Homeland Security head blames border crisis, migrant surge on Trump Surge of 13,000 Central American minors to US border expected in May Biden’s ‘kids in cages’ prove his hypocrisy on immigration Oooh, boy: Team Biden on Monday wheeled out its line on the border crisis, and it’s a doozy. There is no crisis, but if there is, it’s all Trump’s fault. Seriously: Thousands of minors, mostly from Central America, are traveling for weeks without their parents to enter the United States illegally and then request asylum, and Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas insists that’s not a “crisis” but simply a “challenge.” No matter that the migration leaves the kids vulnerable to rapists and human traffickers all along the 1,000-plus-mile journey — and then overwhelms US border communities and forces detention of kids in so-called...
    Miami : The immigration reform plan exposed by President Joe Biden does not suit all undocumented immigrants living in the country, since the bill warns that those without papers and with certain backgrounds, would not qualify within the benefit of the plan. Keys to understanding who does not qualify for the 2021 immigration reform Physical presence: The non-citizen must demonstrate that they “have been physically and continuously present in the United States as of January 1, 2021”. Penalty fee: The non-citizen must pay a fine or fee to be established by DHS, in addition to the costs of the process in each of its parts. For now, $ 5,000 is recommended for undocumented permanence. Returning deportees: Deported persons who re-entered the country after January 1, 2021, will not qualify for provisional residence. Criminal background: The plan includes a list of “ineligibility reasons” in accordance with the provisions of the...
    Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas inveighed against the Trump Administration's immigration policy during an appearance in the White House briefing room Monday it took apart the immigration system 'in its entirety.' Mayorkas said the administration 'tore down' systems in place for Central American minors and 'gutted' the system overall – even as he acknowledged there is currently a 'stressful challenge' at the border, as waves of migrants continue to try to make it into the U.S. despite the administration's urgings.  'I have explained that quite clearly. We are challenged at the border. The men and women of the Department of Homeland Security, are meeting that challenge,' Mayorkas said. 'It is a stressful challenge. That is why, quite frankly we are working as hard as we are not only in addressing the urgency of the challenge, but also in building the capacity to manage it, and to meet our humanitarian aspirations...
    Reuters March 1, 2021 0 Comments The United States could help pay for transportation, healthcare, legal services, and career and educational programs for migrant families separated under former President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” border strategy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Monday. The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden outlined guidance for its family reunification task force as it seeks to reunite migrant children and parents separated by Trump’s border policy. The costs could also be covered by non-profit organizations and the private sector, but not the migrant families, DHS said in a press statement. Thousands of children were separated from their parents at the border under Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, which charged parents with federal immigration offenses and sent them to jails while children were labeled “unaccompanied” and placed in shelters. But advocates say border officials separated families both before and after that policy was...
    The immigration reform plan offered by President Joe Biden includes a path to citizenship for the majority of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the country. Miami World / Univision The regularization includes three phases: Phase 1. Eligible immigrants will be able to apply for a temporary residence for a period of five years; Phase 2. At the end of this period, they will be able to access legal permanent residence (LPR), also known as a green card (Green Card); Y Phase 3. Three years after receiving the LPR, they will qualify to apply for US citizenship by naturalization. The initiative aims for undocumented young people who entered the country before their 16th birthday and who are known as dreamers, holders of TPS (‘Temporary Protected Status’) and certain agricultural workers have immediate access to the ‘Green Card’ and three years later qualify for naturalization. But not...
    US President Joe Biden plans to hold a virtual meeting on Monday with his Mexican counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador, an opportunity for the two to discuss more fully about migration, how to deal with the coronavirus, as well as cooperation on economic and security issues. national. The president of Mexico has announced that during the meeting – scheduled for 4:30 pm Eastern United States time – he intends to propose to Biden a new “Bracero” type immigrant labor program that could allow 600,000 to 800,000 immigrants Mexicans and Central Americans work annually with legal authorization in the United States. A senior official in the Biden administration declined to say whether the US president would support or oppose such a proposal, only indicating that both countries agree on the need to expand legal channels for migration. The official requested anonymity when speaking about private conversations. The original Bracero Program...
    EL PASO (CBSDFW.COM) — A Texas city became the third U.S. border crossing to start processing asylum-seekers who have been forced to wait in Mexico for courts to decide their cases. The government began processing those with active cases in Ciudad Juarez-El Paso on February 26 . READ MORE: BOLO: Homicide Detectives Searching For 3 Men, 1 Woman Who May Know Who Killed Christopher Rodriguez Television news crews captured images of the first group of migrants entering the U.S. through El Paso to be processed by immigration officials. Ports of entry in Brownsville and San Ysidro, California started doing processing about a week ago. READ MORE: Shocked By Their Failure To Respond, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Calls For Resignations Of PUC Chair And ERCOT CEO The move comes after President Joe Biden began rolling back his predecessor’s “Remain in Mexico” policy that had forced tens of thousands of asylum-seekers to wait for...
    Bradley Cortright March 1, 2021 0 Comments Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says the Biden administration is “working around the clock” to try to “replace the cruelty” of the Trump administration when it comes to immigration. Speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday, Mayorkas said the administration wants to implement an “orderly, humane, and safe immigration process.” “It is hard, and it will take time, but rest assured, we will get it done,” he added. “I think it is important to understand what we have inherited because it defines the situation as it currently stands. Entire systems are not re-built in a day or in a few weeks. To put it succinctly: the prior administration dismantled our nation’s immigration system in its entirety.” Mayorkas went on to claim that there was not the “personnel, policies, procedure, or training” to implement humanitarian laws previously passed...
    More On: migrants Surge of 13,000 Central American minors to US border expected in May ‘Kids in cages’ being taught in class, WH says, as schools remain closed Biden’s ‘kids in cages’ prove his hypocrisy on immigration AOC slams Biden administration for reopening Texas facility to hold migrant children Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas blamed the Trump administration for the current crisis at the southern border Monday, saying that they “dismantled our nation’s immigration system in its entirety.” Speaking to reporters at a White House press briefing, Mayorkas referenced President Trump by name and targeted his policies to kick off his remarks. “Let me explain to you why [fixing the broken immigration system] is hard and why it is going take time. I think it is important to understand what we have inherited because it defines the situation as it currently stands. Entire systems are not rebuilt in a day...
    The Biden administration has not set off a crisis at the southern border, according to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who is defending the White House after a sharp critique on Sunday about its immigration policies by former President Donald Trump. "The answer is no," Mayorkas said at the White House on Monday when asked if he believes there is a crisis at the border now. Growing numbers of unaccompanied migrant children have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in recent weeks, with the Department of Health and Human Services reporting last week that its facilities for children were nearing capacity. Mayorkas called the situation "a challenge" the administration is devoting resources to and "managing." He also called on migrants to stay home — for the time being. "A message to those individuals who are thinking of coming to our border: They need to wait," he said,...
    The White House unveiled a plan to "replace the cruelty" of former President Donald Trump's administration with what it is calling a new approach to dealing with migrants at the southern border. A senior Biden administration official on Monday sought to deflect blame for some recent criticism about a continuation of some Trump-era policies, including reopening some migrant detention centers that Democrats once called "cages" used to house children. The Department of Homeland Security is "working around the clock" to "build out of the depths of cruelty that the administration before us established," including by sending foreign aid overseas, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told reporters at the White House. BERNIE SANDERS TURNS UP HEAT ON BIDEN AFTER MINIMUM WAGE SETBACK "What we are seeing now at the border is the immediate result of the dismantlement of the system and the time that it takes to rebuild it, virtually from scratch,"...
    Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Monday urged migrants thinking of coming to the United States to "wait" as the Biden administration rebuilds a "gutted" immigration system -- and claimed there is no crisis at the U.S. southern border. Mayorkas, from the White House press briefing room on Monday, said the Department of Homeland Security is working to "replace the cruelty" of the Trump administration with "an orderly humane and safe immigration process." BIDEN MEETING WITH MEXICAN PRESIDENT AMID EFFORTS TO ROLLBACK TRUMP IMMIGRATION POLICIES "It is hard and it will take time, but rest assured, we are going to get it done," Mayorkas said, while adding that it is "important to understand what we have inherited, because it defines the situation of how it currently stands." "The prior administration dismantled our immigration system in its entirety," Mayorkas said. "Quite frankly, the entire system was gutted." Mayorkas said that under the previous administration,...
    Monday on “CNN Newsroom,” Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) criticized President Joe Biden’s immigration policy amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, calling it “catastrophic” for the Democratic Party, the United States and his district. This comes as thousands of foreign nationals attempt to make their way to the United States-Mexico border to be released into the country. Gonzalez said Biden’s policy forces asylum-seekers to make a “very dangerous trek” on top of the people receiving immigrants at the border not being vaccinated yet. He also called for a “safer solution to deal with asylum-seekers.” “The fact is that my heart goes out to everyone. We’re in the middle of a pandemic, but for thousands of people to be reaching our border in the middle of a pandemic in a disorderly fashion would be catastrophic to my district,” Gonzalez outlined. “I have lost over 3,000 citizens to COVID in my southern border district. I...
    More On: mexico Cancun relaxes COVID-19 rules ahead of spring break travel Full of it: Texas party store selling piñatas of Ted Cruz Mexican president says country faring better than US on COVID-19 Here’s what Mexico’s former president has to say about bust of El Chapo’s wife President Biden will meet virtually with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Monday amid a migrant crisis on the southern border. The Biden administration recently opened two overflow detention facilities for minors who arrive at the border without parents, as critics accuse Biden of creating “pull” factors for potential migrants in dismantling former President Donald Trump’s policies. In his first month as president, Biden issued wide-ranging repeals of the prior administration’s immigration policies. He ended construction of Trump’s signature US-Mexico border wall and last month began to end the “Remain in Mexico” policy under which about 71,000 Central American asylum applicants...
    The Biden administration is preparing to open another tent facility for migrants near the United States-Mexico border, as crossings surge in the first weeks of President Biden’s term in office. The Del Rio sector facility will be located in Eagle Pass, Texas, and adds to the growing number of detention facilities reopened or constructed by the Biden administration. "CBP is currently constructing a soft-sided facility in Eagle Pass, TX to help accommodate migrants in our custody. There have always been fluctuations in the number of individuals we encounter at the border, and we continue to adapt accordingly," Customs and Border Protection said in a statement to CNN. Customs and Border Protection announced in February that a 185,000-square-foot “soft-sided” facility would be constructed in Donna, Texas, in response to the growing number of illegal crossings. The administration has also reopened a facility at Carrizo Springs to house the...
    Editor’s note: We endeavor to bring you the top voices on current events representing a range of perspectives. Below is a column arguing that Republicans need to embrace amnesty for illegal immigrants. You can find a counterpoint here, where Preston Huennekens, Government Relations Manager at the Federation for American Immigration Reform, argues that amnesty is a bad idea. For over 30 years, the Republican Party has been playing defense on immigration reform. It’s time to change course and heed the advice of former U.S. Education Secretary William Bennett: in Washington, you’re either on offense or on defense, and it’s far better to be on offense. The last “high point” for the GOP on immigration reform came in 1990, when President George H.W. Bush signed legislation that increased family-based and skill-based visas. It was also the most comprehensive immigration-reform bill in nearly 50 years. During his last week as White House...
    Editor’s note: We endeavor to bring you the top voices on current events representing a range of perspectives. Below is a column arguing that amnesty for illegal immigrants is a bad idea. You can find a counterpoint here, where Charles Kolb, former Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy under George H.W. Bush, argues that Republicans need to embrace amnesty. When President Reagan signed his amnesty bill – the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) –  in 1986, he remarked that “It will remove the incentive for illegal immigration by eliminating the job opportunities which draw illegal aliens here” and concluded that “future generations of Americans will be thankful for our efforts to humanely regain control of our borders.” Nothing could have been further from the truth. Thirty-five years later, we are again debating the issue of amnesty for illegal aliens. Although this time, the problem is inarguably worse: we now have anywhere from...