169 results for tag: Immigration


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 ...

NYC nonprofit pushing legislation that would grant voting rights to illegal immigrants

A new bill that would allow illegal immigrants the right to cast ballots in the 2017 New York City elections for mayor, city council and other influential governments seats is being considered. The New York Post has the inside story: The proposal — which is winning support from the city’s black and Hispanic activists — was recently discussed at a Black and Latino Legislative Caucus event in Albany. “We want to expand the right to vote for everybody, not suppress the vote. What a radical idea,” said Bertha Lewis, head of the Black Institute, which is part of a coalition of immigration-rights groups campaigning for the bill. She said it ...

Report: Government struggling to recoup up to $750 million in Obamacare subsidies given to illegal immigrants

The government is struggling to recover up to $750 million in Obamacare subsidies doled out to illegal immigrants and those whose status was in unverified limbo, according to a Senate report. Fox News has the scoop: The report, produced by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, examined Affordable Care Act tax credits meant to defray the cost of insurance premiums. It found that as of June 2015, “the Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits on behalf of individuals who were later determined to be ineligible because they failed to verify their citizenship, status as a national, or ...

Kansas lawmakers endeavoring to push back against so-called sanctuary city trend

Kansas lawmakers are considering legislation that would set the state apart from the increasing number of states, cities and counties implementing so-called “sanctuary city” policies that prevent local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials. ABC News has the scoop: The Kansas bills would ban sanctuary cities and withdraw state funding from cities with sanctuary policies. State legislators said the measures would protect citizens from incidents like the July killing of San Francisco woman Kathryn Steinle. The man charged in her death is a Mexican living in the country illegally who was released from jail even though ...

States suing Obama administration: Executive amnesty would impose costly burdens

President Obama last year unveiled plans to shield up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, an executive action on hold for a final ruling from the Supreme Court after a federal judge ruled 26 states have legitimate objections to the president’s executive-amnesty plans. The Hill has the inside story: Some legal experts argue the administration will have the upper hand because the high court has traditionally given wide latitude to the Executive Branch when it comes to immigration law. “This is an area where it is clearly the prerogative of the federal government to set immigration policy and the executive in particular to ...