189 results for tag: Immigration


President Trump to issue high-tech green cards designed to reduce fraud

The White House Wednesday announced it will soon start issuing a new, re-tooled green card designed to weed out immigration fraud. The Washington Examiner has the story: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it would start issuing the new cards on May 1, and that the cards would use "enhanced graphics and fraud-resistant security features." "The new card designs demonstrate USCIS' commitment to continue taking a proactive approach against the threat of document tampering and fraud," USCIS said. "They are also part of an ongoing effort between USCIS, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to ...

DHS overwhelmed, can’t keep up with workload: inspector-general report

Immigration officers are juggling a ballooning number of deportation cases but don’t have the manpower to tackle the cases in a timely manner – a deficiency that could be leaving sensitive, national-security cases on unresolved. The Washington Times has the details: The problem is so bad that officers may even be losing track of critical national security cases, the inspector general said. The surge of illegal immigrants under President Obama made the situation worse, adding hundreds of thousands of cases to the docket, even though officers weren’t given any new tools to help them deal with the backlog. Officers in D.C., average more ...

President Trump says illegal immigration ‘down 61 percent since inauguration’

The border wall isn’t even up and already illegal immigration along the southwest border is down by more than 60 percent, President Donald J. Trump said recently. The Washington Times has the details: Mr. Trump took a victory lap over the “record reductions” in illegal crossers, saying he is already saving Americans’ jobs by preventing them from having to compete with unauthorized workers. “Down 61 percent since inauguration. Gen. Kelly is doing a fantastic job,” Mr. Trump told a labor union gathering in Washington, praising Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general. Mr. Kelly is scheduled to ...

AG Sessions pulling federal funding from cities that fail to comply with federal immigration law

Amid the controversy in Maryland over the alleged gang rape of a teenage girl by two young men, one of whom is an illegal immigrant who was detained and then released, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is cracking down on cities that fail to enforce federal immigration laws by cutting off federal funding. The Daily Signal has the details: “The Department of Justice will require that jurisdictions seeking or applying for DOJ grants to certify compliance with [U.S. Code 1373] as a condition of receiving those awards,” Sessions said. U.S. Code 1373 is a law stating that localities cannot prevent the federal government from enforcing the nation...

ICE cracks down on three states harboring illegal-immigrants with criminal records

Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tuesday said they arrested a total of nearly 250 illegal immigrants in three different states who have a record of crime or are facing criminal charges and that the arrests largely took place in Philadelphia. The Washington Examiner has the story: The focus was Philadelphia, a so-called "sanctuary city" that has been refusing to comply with ICE demands that city law enforcement detain illegals for arrest. "In the Philadelphia area, ICE arrested several at large criminal aliens in which the agency had issued detainers but the City of Philadelphia failed to honor them and released the individuals ...

Washington Examiner: Most illegal immigrants in U.S. are from Mexico

Illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America comprise the majority of illegal immigrants in the U.S., according to a new report from the Migration Policy Institute. The Washington Examiner has the story: The new report said that no other region came close to Latin America for delivering illegal immigrants into the U.S. "Mexico and Central America accounted for most unauthorized immigrants in the United States as of 2010-14, with MPI estimating their totals at about 7.9 million (71 percent of the overall unauthorized population). About 1.5 million (13 percent) were from Asia; 673,000 (6 percent) from South America; 432,000 (4 percent) from ...

Texas sheriff at expense of constituent safety narrows list of reasons to honor ICE detainer

The Lone Star State’s Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez trimmed the list of criminal offenses Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials give as justification to detain illegal immigrants, instructing her deputies to honor only a handful of the listed offenses and thereby excluding from detention an illegal immigrant accused of sexually abusing a young girl. The Daily Signal has the details: The sheriff’s new policy stipulated that only four exempted crimes—murder, capital murder, aggravated sexual assault, and human trafficking—would be grounds for her department to honor an ICE detainer. Unfortunately for the alleged victim of ...

President Donald Trump signs executive orders that protect our borders

President Donald J. Trump is making quick work of his campaign promises, including on the topic of immigration having reversed a number of former President Barack Obama’s executive orders on the subject. The Washington Times has the story: “From here on out, I’m asking all of you to enforce the laws of the United States of America — they will be enforced, and enforced strongly,” Mr. Trump said Wednesday during a visit to the Homeland Security Department’s headquarters. “We do not need new laws. We will work within the existing system and framework.” He called for adding 5,000 more U.S. Border Patrol agents and 10,000 more U.S. ...

Report: 300 sanctuary cities allegedly shielded 17,000 criminal illegal immigrants

Local officials in so-called sanctuary cities are under fire this week for allegedly shielding from deportation more than 17,000 criminal illegal immigrants by ignoring federal detainers that order local law enforcement to hold suspects until federal authorities are able to intervene. The Washington Examiner has the story: The explosive growth of so-called "sanctuary cities," under fire Wednesday by President Trump, has reached over 300 and blocked federal officials from seizing, and likely deporting, more than 17,000 criminal illegals. The Center for Immigration Studies, which has collected the names of every sanctuary, reports: "Over the ...

Louisiana attorney general: ‘Thrilled’ by prospect of working with Sessions to enforce immigration laws

Republican Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry in a recent opinion piece expressed his enthusiasm at the possibility of working with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) – if and when he is confirmed as our next U.S. attorney general – to administer federal immigration law. The Hayride has the commentary: As Louisiana’s chief legal officer, I am thrilled by the prospect of working with a federal partner like Mr. Sessions who opposes illegal immigration and sanctuary cities. Our State has fallen prey to vehicular homicide, human trafficking, child exploitation, and other heinous crimes committed by illegal aliens. Like me, Mr. Sessions supports ...