178 results for tag: Immigration


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...

California border-patrol agent: ‘We don’t know who we’re releasing’

A surge of Central American illegal-immigrant children and families, as well as nearly 500,000 visa overstays, is making some border-patrol agents question public safety. Why are they concerned? Because there is so great a backlog of illegal immigrants that it’s making it difficult for officials to conduct timely background checks on everyone that comes through the system. Fox News has the story: "We don't know who we're releasing and we don't know what they're capable of," said Shawn Moran, a Border Patrol agent in California and a member of the union. Fellow agent and union representative Art Del Cueto echoed, "You can't find out if they've ...

Report: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement refused to deport nearly 20,000 criminal illegal immigrants

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in 2015 declined to deport almost 20,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions – more than 200 of whom were convicted of murder; more than 900 of sex crimes and more than 12,000 of drunken driving, according to a government report. The Washington Examiner has the story: Overall, those released into virtually every state and territory of America had a total of 64,197 convictions among them, for an average of 3.25 convictions each, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies. ICE also said that the group were convicted of 8,234 violent crimes. Meanwhile, ICE said that ...

Supreme Court divided over challenge to President Obama’s executive-amnesty order

  The Supreme Court this week is divided over a challenge to President Obama executive-amnesty order that would grant work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants. The New York Times has the story: A 4-4 deadlock seemed a real possibility, one that would leave in place an appeals court ruling that blocks the plan and deny Mr. Obama the chance to revive it while he remains in office. A tie vote would set no Supreme Court precedent and therefore would allow a renewed challenge to the plan once the court is back at full strength. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s questions were deeply skeptical of the administration’s position. They ...

Deported illegal immigrant facing negligent homicide charges after firefighter, kids killed in crash

A volunteer firefighter and two of his children were pronounced dead after an illegal immigrant abruptly veered into oncoming traffic on a state thoroughfare in Wylie, Texas recently. Fox News has the story: Police say on March 31 in Wylie, Texas, Margarito Quintero swerved into oncoming traffic on State Highway 78, slamming head-on into Captain Peter Hacking's vehicle. Hacking and two of his children, four-year-old Ellie and 22-month-old Grayson, were killed in the wreck. According to reports, Quintero didn’t have a license and was in the United States illegally. He was previously arrested and deported in 2008. Quintero, who remains in ...

42 Republican senators join legal fight against Obama’s plan to grant work permits to illegal immigrants

A majority of Republican senators including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) are joining the legal battle against President Obama’s stayed executive order that would grant work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants. KJZZ has the details: The challengers, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case of United States v. Texas. They are arguing that the president overstepped his constitutional authority in unilaterally expanding programs for immigrants. A lawsuit from 26 states, led by Texas, challenges the president's actions, with the Supreme Court set to hear arguments later this month and ...