173 results for tag: Immigration


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 ...

Bereaved father estimates nearly 4,000 people are killed annually by unlicensed, illegal immigrants

  A man whose son was killed in a hit-and-run by an unlicensed, illegal immigrant estimates 7,500 Americans are killed every year by unlicensed drivers and that half of those people are killed by illegal immigrants behind the wheel. Fox News has the story: As many as 7,500 Americans — 20 per day — are killed annually by unlicensed drivers, and Rosenberg calculates that more than half are the victims of illegal immigrants. Now, by testifying before lawmakers, speaking to parents who have been through the same ordeal and posting his research on his nonprofit’s website, unlicensedtodrive.org, Rosenberg is shedding light on a frightening ...

Illegal immigrants from terrorist regions using ‘credible fear’ loophole to remain in U.S.

  Illegal immigrants from terrorist strongholds are using a so-called loophole in immigration policy to stay in the U.S., according to information obtained by members of Congress. Fox News has the scoop: Taking a page from the playbook used by Central American women and children to gain U.S. entry, hundreds of immigrants from Egypt, Somalia, Pakistan, Iran and Syria caught entering the U.S. last year made asylum claims to avoid deportation – and, in doing so, asserted they had a “credible fear of persecution.” This phrase is important because it allows them to be released and work in the U.S. Prior to 2009, the U.S. held in ...

ICE: 124 illegal aliens released under President Obama later charged with murder

Data given to the Senate Judiciary Committee from those at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reveals 124 illegal immigrants released on President Obama’s watch since 2010 were later charged with homicide. Fox News has the story: "The criminal aliens released by ICE in these years — who had already been convicted of thousands of crimes — are responsible for a significant crime spree in American communities, including 124 new homicides. Inexplicably, ICE is choosing to release some criminal aliens multiple times," said the report written by CIS's respected director of policy studies, Jessica M. Vaughan. She added that 75 percent were ...

Senator: Number of illegal immigrant minors is ‘possibly beyond crisis proportions’

No wonder immigration has become a pressing issues for voters this election. According to the Senate Homeland Security chairman, authorities are on track this year to apprehend a record number of minors who come over the U.S. border from Mexico. U.S. officials saw a spike in the number of unaccompanied minors and families crossing over the border last fall, following a crisis in 2014 when as many as 10,000 children a month flooded over the border. The Washington Examiner reports: From the beginning of the fiscal year, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the committee, officials have apprehended 23,533 unaccompanied minors trying to ...

Speaker Ryan: ‘The president is not permitted to write law – only Congress is’

The House of Representatives this week votes on a resolution that will determine whether Congress files with the Supreme Court a brief opposing President Obama’s stayed executive order that would grant work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants. Politico has the story: Speaker Paul Ryan announced Tuesday that the House will vote on a resolution to allow the chamber to file a brief in a Supreme Court case that tests the validity of President Barack Obama's immigration executive order. Ryan (R-Wis.) told a closed meeting of House Republicans that the chamber will attempt to file a brief in U.S. v. Texas, which tests whether Obama's plan to ...