169 results for tag: Immigration


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...

Former DHS employee: Obama administration concerns about political correctness paving way for radical Islamic terrorists

Former Department of Homeland Security employee Philip Haney says the Obama administration is more concerned about preserving the rights of those with known terrorist ties than ensuring the safety of the American people, as the president terminated a DHS terrorist-monitoring program that would have placed San Bernardino terror suspect Farooq Saeed on the no-fly list. The Hill has a piece written by Haney: There are terrorists in our midst and they arrived here using legal means right under the noses of the federal law enforcement agencies whose mission is to stop them. That is not due to malfeasance or lack of effort on the part of these officers; ...

Homeland Security secretary bars immigration officials from monitoring visa applicants’ social-media profiles

Homeland Security Secretary bars immigration officials from monitoring visa applicants' social-media profiles DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson in 2014 decided against ending a U.S. policy that prohibits immigration officials from scouring the social-media accounts of non-citizens applying for visas for fear of a "civil liberties backlash” and “bad public relations.” ABC News reports: "During that time period immigration officials were not allowed to use or review social media as part of the screening process," John Cohen, a former acting under-secretary at DHS for intelligence and analysis. Cohen is now a national security consultant for ABC ...

Jenny Beth Martin: Firing DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson a “No-Brainer”

“We call on every Republican presidential candidate to publicly commit, during tonight’s debate in Las Vegas, that if elected they will reject this absurd policy and do everything in their power under the Constitution to ensure the safety and security of the people of the United States.” Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released a statement today reacting to news that DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson refused to stop a secret U.S. policy keeping immigration officials from reviewing the social media posts of visa applicants. “This is a no-brainer, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson must resign or President Obama ...

Senate rejects Rand’s proposal to suspend visas of those from ‘high risk’ countries

The Senate last week by a landslide rejected an amendment from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) that would have temporarily suspended the visas of those seeking to enter the U.S. from more than 30 “high risk” countries. Breitbart has the details: Paul’s amendment would have designated 33 countries as “high risk” and placed moratoriums on refugee resettlement and visa issuance to nationals from those countries until the Secretary of State, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Director of National Intelligence and certify new processes to identify security risks. The 33 countries included: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Eritrea, ...