173 results for tag: Immigration


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 ...

DHS: 500,000 foreign nationals overstayed their visas in 2015

A new Department of Homeland Security report released this week says more than 500,000 foreign nationals in the U.S. temporarily under the Visa Waiver Program in 2015 overstayed their welcome. The Washington Examiner has the story: A total of 527,127 people visiting the U.S. through both programs failed to leave and have remained in the country without legal status or lawful presence. According to the report, more than 90 percent of those who remained in the country illegally, a total of 482,781, were believed to still be present through the end of last year, according to Department of Homeland Security data. "These figures reveal the disinte...

Jenny Beth Martin: It’s up to the Supreme Court to end Pres. Obama’s lawless executive amnesty

Atlanta, GA — Tea Party Patriots CEO and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court's decision to hear a challenge to President Obama's executive amnesty program: “It’s up to the Supreme Court to end this lawlessness, since Congress declined to use its power of the purse to stop President Obama’s plan to unilaterally grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Time and again during his presidency, Barack Obama has gone around Congress and ignored the will of the American people when they’ve opposed his radical plans like granting amnesty to millions and subverted our Constitution ...

Poll: Americans don’t want Obama to bypass Congress on immigration

A new Rasmussen poll shows voters are dissatisfied with Obama’s unilateral approach to granting amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants. The Washington Examiner has the details: "Voters aren't happy," said Rasmussen's Alex Boyer in a video poll release. "Voters are clear: They don't want the president using executive orders to go around Congress," she added. Take gun control. She said that just one-third believe Obama should go it alone. But it's worse with immigration. "That's more support for executive action than the president gets regarding his plan to exempt up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation. Just 26 percent think ...

Obama administration eyeing U.S. military bases to house illegal-immigrant minors

The Office of Refugee Resettlement is eyeing a number of U.S. military bases to house the influx of illegal immigrants who are unaccompanied minors. The Washington Examiner has the details: The Pentagon is beginning "site assessments" at bases as far north as North Dakota and Massachusetts. "The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at HHS is expanding its capacity to provide shelter for the current influx of unaccompanied children at the U.S. Southern Border. This temporary increased shelter capacity is a prudent step needed to ensure ORR meets its statutory responsibility to provide shelter for the unaccompanied children referred to its care ...

DHS: Number of illegal minors apprehended at Texas border up from 2014

Officials at the Department of Homeland Security say the number of illegal-immigrant minors who’ve been apprehended at the Texas border increased by more than 100 percent from Oct.-Nov. 2014 to the same time months in 2015. Breitbart has the details: Earlier this month, the Rio Grand Valley Border Patrol sector reported a 101 percent increase of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) and a 154 percent increase of family units crossing the border illegally. These figures reflect apprehension numbers in October and November 2015 and compare them to the same time period last year, KRGV 5 reported … Because of the latest influx, Gov. Greg Abbott ...

Lone Star state may have options when it comes to cracking down on illegal immigration

Texas Deputy Attorney General Brantley Starr told state legislators last week that their hands aren't completely tied and that they do have options in the fight against illegal immigration and human trafficking. The Texas Tribune has the scoop: Although the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that “foreign policy and related matters, such as immigration, are one of the few enumerated powers the federal government has,” Starr said states do have some room to work. “You do have the ability to create state-level offenses that have an immigration element to them as long as they are sufficiently unique,” he said, citing House Bill 11, the Legisl...