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illegal immigration

DA in Sanctuary Philly Aids Alien, Pleads Guilty to Multiple Felonies

A fascinating immigration-related story, dateline sanctuary city Philadelphia, has gone mostly unpublished west of the Mississippi River. As a sanctuary city, Philadelphia law enforcement limits its cooperation with federal immigration officials. But in the Philadelphia case, the city’s top ranking law enforcement official, District Attorney Rufus Seth Williams, took bribes to assist a Jordanian national and unlawfully present alien escape airport detection upon his re-entry.

Jerry Brown’s ‘Freeloaders’ Will Underwrite $45 Million Alien Defense Fund

When a state is deeply in the red, budget increases should be scrutinized. But in California, where the state faces, according to Governor Jerry Brown, a $1.6 billion shortfall, there’s still always money aplenty for illegal immigrants’ causes.

Trump’s Enforcement Commitment Includes Irish ‘Community Leader’

The ink was barely dry on my blog post about amnesty-seeking illegal immigrant Irish, some of whom have been unlawfully present for three decades, when news arrived that Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested “a respected Irish community leader in Boston,” code words for a pro-immigration activist.

ENLIST Act (HR 60) Poses a Threat to National Security and Public Safety

The ENLIST Act (HR 60), currently under consideration by Congress, would provide illegal aliens with the opportunity to enlist in America’s armed forces and be placed on the pathway to lawful immigrant status. (The term “ENLIST” is an acronym for “Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training.”)

Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Enjoined Travel Ban to Go Forward

The Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s revised March executive order that temporarily banned travel from six Muslim majority countries. For 90 days, immigration from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen will be blocked, and refugee resettlement will be paused for 120 days. The SCOTUS decision is a victory for the Trump administration after stinging defeats in the lower courts.

Illegal Immigration from China, South Korea, India on the Rise

The Migration Policy Institute, which studies the global flow of people, recently issued a report with a detailed analysis of immigrants and U.S. immigration.

Irish, Some Illegally in U.S. for 30 years, Hope for Amnesty

For the most part, conversations about illegal immigrants in the United States focus on Mexicans and Central Americans. Because of the physical proximity of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, coming to the U.S. by land is often less challenging and possibly less expensive than air travel.

Orange County Sheriff Sees SB 54 Perils, Says It Would Put Public Safety at Risk

The federal government gives Orange County in California $26 million annually in recompense for housing criminal aliens. O.C. Sheriff Sandra Hutchens worries that if SB 54 passes, her county will not only lose the money, but dangerous criminals will be released and may become repeat offenders.

Massachusetts Considers California Copy-Cat Sanctuary State Bill

The Massachusetts Legislature is considering adopting a sanctuary state law similar to SB 54 that the California Assembly may soon vote on. During a predictably heated public hearing with an overflow crowd packing the hallways, Massachusetts’ sanctuary advocates made familiar, but long ago debunked, arguments.

Verify First Act Passes House, Could Pave Way for Mandatory E-Verify

DHS Officers seizing evidence
DHS officers seize evidence from suspected illegal immigrant employer.

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