173 results for tag: Immigration


Homeland security expert: Citizenship screening lacks questions about potential terrorist ties

Recent analysis from homeland-security expert Mark Sauter shows U.S. vetting of immigrants seeking citizenship status isn’t as thorough as it should be when it comes to filtering those with ties to top terror groups. The Washington Examiner has the story: While State Department and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service branch of the Department of Homeland Security do ask if immigrants have been involved in terrorism, the most well-known of over a dozen terrorist groups aren't listed in applications, according to the analysis from homeland security expert Mark A. Sauter… Sauter, the author of Homeland Security, a McGraw-Hill textbook ...

Rep. Brat: ICE tells me ‘No. 1 problem’ facing federal immigration authorities is local authorities ignoring detainers

Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) is optimistic about legislation he has coming down the pike that would increase immigration controls and choke funding for terrorist organizations in an effort to enhance national security under an administration that has been lax in that area. The Washington Examiner has the details: Federal detention policy enforcement has been loosened under the Obama administration, and local law enforcement agencies sometimes refuse to comply when requests are submitted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "I had met with the head of ICE, and I asked [about] the number one problem … He said it was the problem of these detainers," ...

Washington Examiner: 1,800 illegal-immigration cases per judge after case backlog surges above 500,000

There are a whopping 500,000 pending illegal-immigration cases that, divided between the 273 Justice Department immigration lawyers, amount to more than 1,800 cases per judge. The Washington Examiner has the details: The number has surged even as the administration has added a handful more judges. The current ratio is 1,819 cases per judge... But the sheer numbers have forced a huge delay. It currently takes nearly two years — 672 days — for a case to get to court. During that time, the illegals are allowed into the country and several reports show that they rarely make their court date. The Center for Immigration Studies said in ...

Illegal-immigrant households sucking the food-stamp program dry

Illegal immigrants who aren’t even eligible for federal food stamps are somehow syphoning resources from the program to the tune of billions of taxpayer dollars, according to officials at the Department of Agriculture. The Washington Examiner has the details: And rules guiding who can get food stamps favor households with illegal immigrants over all-U.S. citizen homes, according to the detailed report from the Center for Immigration Studies released Monday morning… "This looks very much like a billion-a-year problem, and all totally unnecessary," he wrote in the report titled, "An Aid Program that Routinely Discriminates in Favor of ...

Supreme Court divide over Obama’s executive-amnesty program deals righteous blow to presidential overreach

The Supreme Court Thursday after a tie decision over whether President Obama has the authority to grant work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants has to defer to a lower-court ruling that says — decisively —the president does not have the legal right to wave a magic wand and allow illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. Fox News has the inside story: The justices' one-sentence opinion on Thursday marks a major setback for the administration, effectively killing the plan for the duration of Obama's presidency. The judgment could have significant political and legal consequences in a presidential election year highlighted by competing ...

Golden State moving toward giving Obamacare to illegal immigrants

Illegal immigrants already take advantage of public education and other benefits. Now some politicians in California are moving to grant illegal immigrants health-insurance benefits, too. U.S. News & World Report has the scoop: The bill, now before California Gov. Jerry Brown, aims to allow people who are in the country illegally to buy private health insurance on the state's exchange. Its author, Democratic state Sen. Ricardo Lara estimates that 390,000 such immigrants could receive health insurance, but officials who operate the exchange place that number closer to 50,000. The legislation is being considered not only at a time when ...

Feds: Illegal immigrants kidnapping children to increase chance of entering U.S.

A spokesperson for the Obama administration Tuesday during a federal appeals court said illegal immigrants are trying to increase their chances of entering the U.S. by snatching children and using them to pose as family units – one of the most alarming revelations yet on the immigration front. The Washington Times has the details: Leon Fresco, a deputy assistant attorney general who handles immigration cases, made the stunning claim as he defended the administration’s policy of detaining illegal immigrant parents and children caught traveling together as they jump the border. After a federal judge last year ordered the families quickly ...

Globe investigation reveals criminal immigrants offend at higher rates than ICE says

  A years-long investigation into more than 300 illegal immigrants released from custody over a four-year span has revealed that the same criminals released later reoffend at a rate greater than immigration officials have intimated in the past – offenses that include rape, murder and child molestation. The Boston Globe has the details: They were among the nation’s top priorities for deportation, criminals who were supposed to be sent back to their home countries. But instead they were released, one by one, in secret across the United States. Federal officials said that many of the criminals posed little threat to the public, but did ...

President Obama’s Justice Department ignoring judge’s order for info into White House amnesty program

President Obama’s Justice Department is refusing to comply with a federal order that it hand over details of the benefits provided to more than 100,000 illegal immigrants because of the president’s unilateral action on immigration — an issue mired in controversy because of executive overreach and the challenges facing those tasked with enforcing our immigration laws! The Daily Caller has the scoop: U.S. District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen ordered the Justice Department to produce a list of individuals who received deportation deferrals from the 2014 DHS directive in a decision made May 19. The decision was made after learning DoJ had not ...

Senator: ‘Sanctuary city policies impose a very real cost’

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) Wednesday on the Senate floor introduced an amendment that would discipline local officials that don’t collaborate with federal immigration officials when it comes to sharing information about illegal immigrants – an enforcement breakdown that for good reason has many Americans bemoaning our failed immigration system. The Morning Call has the details: The amendment that Toomey introduced Wednesday would strip federal community development money from cities or counties that do not detain prisoners suspected of being in the country illegally or that decline to share information with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforce...