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    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks said that President Joe Biden has made the immigration system worse and that his immediate reversal of former President Donald Trump’s immigration rules was “a big open door signal.” Brooks said Biden “inherited a gigantic mess that nobody has had the solution for. I think...
    The upcoming House vote on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, as well as the Biden administration’s handling of thousands of Haitian migrants gathered at the Southern border, are expected to be the focus of this weekend's Sunday talk shows.  Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money — House pushes toward infrastructure vote US mayors, Black leaders...
    United Nations Headquarters, New York (CNN)The tens of thousands of people sheltering in the shadow of Texas's Del Rio bridge have gone, but their trials continue. And they will not be the last, as Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry warned on Saturday.Some have been expelled to Haiti by force, others convinced to cross the border...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki didn't have an answer Wednesday on whether President Biden has ever or will ever visit the southern border to address the illegal immigration crisis. Psaki was asked by Fox News’ Peter Doocy during her daily press briefing if the president had "ever been to the southern border" during his...
    CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico (AP) — After more than a week at this crossing on the U.S.-Mexico border, Haitian migrant Nelson Saintil felt like the walls were beginning to close in on him and his family. Saintil was along the banks of the Rio Grande on Wednesday morning with his wife and four children, ages 5,...
    Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy and White House press secretary Jen Psaki got into a testy exchange over immigration during Wednesday’s press briefing. Doocy began by inquiring whom the press could ask about how many migrants were released into the United States and how many were sent back. He said that the Department...
    Rep. Devin Nunes scored a victory in one aspect of one of his defamation litigation against members of the media. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld on Sept. 15 that Nunes’s claim that a tweet promoting a story linking Nunes’s family’s dairy farm to illegal immigration a year after its publication qualifies as...
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has struck down portions of a Florida immigration enforcement law that was a priority of the state’s Republican governor, saying in her ruling that the measure was racially motivated. U.S. Judge Beth Bloom on Tuesday rejected sections of the law that ban local government sanctuary policies and require...
    Thousands of Haitian migrants were released into the U.S. after Biden administration officials said the migrant group who accumulated under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, would be deported, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Migrants were released on a “very, very large scale” including thousands of people, a U.S. official who was not authorized...
    DEL RIO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — At least two federal officials claim many of the Haitian migrants camped near and under a bridge in the small Texas border town of Del Rio are being released in the United States. If true, the move undercuts the Biden administration’s public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate...
    Approximately 40 migrants, primarily from Haiti, scuffled with Mexican authorities during an immigration check over the past weekend. The migrants refused to exit a bus and clashed with officers as they demanded the vehicle keep moving to Texas. The scuffle took place in Galeana, Nuevo Leon, when Mexican immigration officials tried to stop bus #8545...
    Let’s describe this process as "ripening" an issue. Expect Senate Democrats to use a potential standoff over the debt ceiling, voting rights and even the Parliamentarian’s decision that immigration reform doesn’t qualify for a budget bill as a way to make the case to modify the filibuster. This is a gambit to ripen the issue...
    Photo via DeSantis/TwitterMore than two years after a fierce legislative debate, a federal judge on Tuesday blocked key parts of an immigration law that banned so-called sanctuary cities in Florida. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom, in a 110-page ruling, wrote that the “totality of the relevant facts present significant evidence, both direct and circumstantial, of...
    ILLEGALS ATTACK IMMIGRATION OFFICERS… FOX: ICE officers injured by Haitian migrants after deportation flights land in Port-au-Prince A number of Haitian migrants who had been deported from the United States injured three Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers on the tarmac at Port-au-Prince, Fox News confirmed on Tuesday.
    DEL RIO, Texas -- Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said, undercutting the Biden administration's public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion.Haitians have been freed on a "very, very large scale" in recent days, according to one...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – More than two years after a fierce legislative debate, a federal judge on Tuesday blocked key parts of an immigration law that banned so-called sanctuary cities in Florida. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom, in a 110-page ruling, wrote that the “totality of the relevant facts present significant evidence, both direct and circumstantial,...
    (CNN)If you've patiently waited to break out the decorations and the pumpkin spice, now's your time. It's the first day of fall in the Northern Hemisphere! 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...
    The White House hoped the country's immigration problems would dissipate. Then, images emerged last week of tens of thousands of migrants huddled under a bridge near Del Rio, Texas, after crossing the Rio Grande River from Mexico. President Joe Biden's inability to stem the stream of migrants crossing the southern border may help Republicans persuade...
    It’s what you tell your teenagers: Don’t lie. Because then you’ll have to tell another lie to cover up the first lie, and then another, and another. Eventually, you’ll get to the point where you don’t recognize the truth—until it comes out. And the truth always comes out. Democrats have been lying about immigration for...
    DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said, undercutting the Biden administration’s public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion. Haitians have been freed on a “very, very large scale” in recent days,...
    On Tuesday’s “Sean Hannity Show,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) argued that “the people who are most harmed by uncontrolled waves of illegal immigration are not the rich people, and they’re not the people living in New York and other big metropolitan centers in America.” Instead, “people who suffer most from them are poor, middle-class Americans,...
    by Maurizio Guerrero  This story was originally published at Prism. Tens of thousands of immigrants with strong ties to their communities are deported from the United States every year just because they cannot afford an attorney. Immigrant advocates nationwide are pushing the Biden administration for decisive action and funding to support universal legal...
    Amid a migrant surge at the Texas border, Katie Pavlich defended the ‘patriotic, dutiful’ border agents for protecting the American people Tuesday on ‘The Story.’ HAITIAN MIGRANTS TAKE OVER DHS TRANSPORT BUS IN TEXAS, FLEE THE SCENE Katie Pavlich: I think that this whole thing has been desensitized in the sense that people think this...
    We need to talk more about the situation in Del Rio, Texas, where over 10,000 Haitians are living under a bridge. The first thing you need to know, and perhaps the last thing you need to know, is that this situation, like all others before it, does not constitute a border crisis. That's correct....
    Former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott spoke out against President Joe Biden’s border and immigration policies in a Sept. 11 letter to Senate leadership and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Scott said that he witnessed an “unprecedented seismic shift” in border and immigration policy in January 2021. He blamed these policy changes...
    Sunny Hostin said Tuesday that she was “very disappointed” with the way President Joe Biden’s administration was treating illegal immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Hostin joined her regular co-hosts — along with guest host and former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina — to discuss the massive surge of migrants flooding the border and the way...
    But that plan ran into a wall over the weekend after two moderate Democratic senators — Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) — signaled they might block the spending package. Then, on Sunday, Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough dealt another blow to President Biden and his Democratic counterparts in determining that the immigration reforms...
    (CNN)President Biden is due to speak today before the UN General Assembly. It's one of the biggest moments in the spotlight for any head of state, and Biden will try to rally allies to address emerging global challenges -- and leave old conflicts behind. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed...
    In her "Ingraham Angle" monologue on Monday, host Laura Ingraham said a recent change in tone from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will revert to nonchalance once the media gives the White House enough positive headlines on the immigration crisis – and that President Joe Biden will continue to "hold America hostage" until radical Democrats'...
                      by Andrew Trunsky  The Senate Parliamentarian blocked Democrats’ effort to include a pathway to citizenship in their $3.5 trillion spending package Sunday, a major setback in the party’s bid to reform the nation’s immigration system. Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough wrote in her decision that Democrats’ proposed legislation is...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats launched an uphill fight to rescue their drive to help millions of immigrants remain legally in the U.S., their pathway unclear and the uncertainty exposing tensions between party leaders and progressive groups demanding bold results. Lawmakers and advocacy organizations said Monday they were already weighing fresh options, a day after...
    Former U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott sent a letter to Senate leadership warning that the agency is losing its ability to police the southern border amid an unprecedented surge in illegal immigration. Scott, who served in Border Patrol for nearly 30 years before stepping down in June, also warned the situation is a national...
    Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) says Democrats are “hugely disappointed” in Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough for ruling that Democrats cannot include their amnesty plan in a filibuster-proof budget reconciliation package. On Sunday evening, MacDonough ruled the amnesty plan can likely not be included in a budget reconciliation package — a filibuster-proof maneuver that only needs majority...
    Senate Democrats will not overturn a Parliamentarian ruling preventing them from including a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants in their reconciliation package, the Build Back Better Act. “I don’t believe that’s realistic,” Democratic Illinois Sen. and Majority Whip Dick Durbin told CNN’s Manu Raju on Monday. “I think the votes needed on the floor...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats can’t use their $3.5 trillion package bolstering social and climate programs for their plan to give millions of immigrants a chance to become citizens, the Senate’s parliamentarian said, a crushing blow to what was the party’s clearest pathway in years to attaining that long-sought goal. The decision by Elizabeth MacDonough, the...
    Democrats are rejecting calls to overrule the Senate parliamentarian despite the bleak reality that, absent a breakthrough, they likely won't be able to get a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants to President BidenJoe BidenCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Senate parliamentarian nixes Democrats' immigration plan Biden pushes back at...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is relying on a contested Trump-era policy as it disperses thousands of Haitian migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border near the small South Texas city of Del Rio. Much to the dismay of migrant advocates, the Department of Homeland Security is invoking the public health law known as Title...
    Amnesty advocates are drafting a Plan B following the Sunday rejection of the wide-ranging amnesty-and-cheap-labor plan by the Senate’s debate referee. “As we have been saying for weeks, we anticipate this would be a multi-step, iterative process with multiple bites at the apple,” said a statement from Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us lobby group for West Coast...
    Rep. Ilhan Omar on Sunday urged Democrats to ignore the Senate parliamentarian's ruling that lawmakers could not tack on a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants to their $3.5T budget reconciliation package.  Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough, the nonpartisan interpreter of the Senate's complex rule system, determined Sunday night that Democrats could not pass amnesty legislation...
    Since January White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has patiently informed Fox News's Peter Doocy of facts in a wide variety of issues, deftly taking his uninformed questions, knowing it is likely the only way the Biden administration's words will be broadcast to far right wing viewers. But Psaki appears to be growing tired of...
    In the ruling, obtained by The Hill, MacDonough determined the immigration plan did not pass muster because it would be "by any standard a broad, new immigration policy." "The policy changes of this proposal far outweigh the budgetary impact scored to it and it is not appropriate for inclusion in reconciliation," MacDonough said. Granting...
    Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisRepublicans caught in California's recall trap Harris facilitates coin toss at Howard University football game Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE is making her first in-studio talk show appearance as vice president, appearing this week on "The View." The VP will sit down Friday for an "exclusive interview...
    More than two dozen Republican governors are demanding a meeting with President Biden to address securing America's borders, saying the illegal immigration surge under the current administration has created an "international humanitarian crisis." A letter released Monday signed by 26 Republican governors, including Doug Ducey of Arizona, Ron DeSantis of Florida, and Greg Abbott of...
    Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOcasio-Cortez, Bush push to add expanded unemployment in .5T spending plan Enough with the GDP — it's time to measure genuine progress Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats eye potential carbon price in reconciliation bill MORE (D-Minn.) is calling on Democratic leaders to disregard a...
    Our suggestions – UK authorities have granted permanent residency status to EU and their family members residing in the UK. Lee Figaro It gives you the procedure you need to follow to get it. Through Brexit, Europeans who arrived before December 31, 2020, had to apply for a special status to live, work and benefit...
    The Senate parliamentarian made one thing clear in a Sunday ruling against including immigration in the budget reconciliation bill: She is here to stack the deck for Republicans. Republican policies that have relatively small budgetary impacts and outsized impacts can stay in reconciliation bills according to Elizabeth MacDonough. Democratic policies, not so much. “Senate Democrats have...