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|80% of Americans Oppose Sanctuary Cities According to Harvard-Harris Poll
A new poll conducted by the Harvard Center for American Political Studies and The Harris Poll of more than 2,000 registered voters found overwhelming opposition to sanctuary jurisdictions. 80% of respondents said they think cities that arrest illegal aliens for crimes should be required to turn them over to immigration authorities.
POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2017 8:27 PM
|NYT Readers On Future of DEM Immigration Policy: Be Fair
Where do Democrats go from here on immigration? Thomas Edsall gives that debate a nudge in his New York Times column.
POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2017 1:40 PM
|New Kelly Memos Restore Immigration Enforcement & Rescind *Most* Obama-era Memos
DHS Secretary John Kelly has certainly been busy since the Senate confirmed his appointment last month, but two memos he signed yesterday are the most significant actions he's taken thus far. Kelly signed a memo titled "Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest" and another one titled "Implementing the President's Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Policies" providing guidance to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Border Patrol, and USCIS on how to execute Pres. Trump's Jan. 25 executive orders.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2017 2:47 PM
|National Security Poll Finds Broad Support for Immigration Enforcement
A new poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates for Secure America Now found that most Americans support strengthening interior enforcement, including ending sanctuary cities and catch-and-release. The online poll surveyed 1,000 likely voters during the first week of February.
POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2017 3:31 PM
|Sen. Cotton Officially Introduces RAISE Act
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has officially introduced the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, S. 354, in the Senate. The bill would reduce legal immigration by up to 50% by ending future chain migration and the diversity visa lottery.
POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2017 2:40 PM
|Janet Yellen's Stance on Immigration Favors Growth Over Prosperity
Janet Yellen said on Tuesday during testimony before the Senate Banking Committee that “slowing the pace of immigration probably would slow the growth rate of the economy.”
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2017 8:07 PM
|Five Countries Listed in Trump EO Refuse to Repatriate Deported Aliens
Five of the seven countries included in Pres. Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order are on the list of recalcitrant countries who refuse to repatriate deported aliens, and the administration could block the issuance of new visas to these countries under current law, according to the Immigration Reform Law Institute. Additionally, an earlier executive order signed by Pres. Trump called for blocking visas to recalcitrant countries.
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2017 4:04 PM
|Sheriffs Say Sanctuary City Policies Do Not Increase Cooperation Between Illegal Aliens and Local Police
Several sheriffs across the country have spoken out against the idea that sanctuary city policies give illegal aliens more confidence to work with local law enforcement. Sanctuary city advocates claim that many illegal aliens will not report crimes, even if they are the victims, because they are afraid their illegal status will be discovered and they will be deported.
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2017 3:03 PM
|72 Terrorists Came to U.S. from Terror Hot Spots
The Center of Immigration Studies (CIS) has reviewed a Senate report on individuals convicted in terror cases since 9/11 and found that 72 individuals came from one of the seven countries listed in Pres. Trump’s executive order as a hot spot for terror. His order was blocked by both a Federal District Judge James Robart and the Ninth Circuit Court last week. Judge Robart claimed that there was no evidence that individuals from these countries posed a national security risk.
POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2017 4:28 PM
|Ninth Circuit Chooses Politics Over National Security
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued by Federal District Judge James Robart against Pres. Trump's Jan. 27 executive order. While the Ninth Circuit's job in this ruling was simply to decide whether the executive order was lawful and constitutional, it essentially ignored that question and based its decision on politics.
POSTED FEBRUARY 10, 2017 1:07 PM