Policy

Immigrant rights protesters rally as Republican presidential candidate, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks at the Iowa State Fair Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

CATO disputes study on immigration and welfare, but misses the bigger picture

The pro-open border libertarian think tank, CATO has a serious problem with the Center for Immigration Reform’s study that claims immigrants take more welfare than native-born Americans. CATO addressed flaws in the study’s methodology Thursday, claiming the “CIS study does not compare apples to apples but rather apples to elephants.” CIS estimated welfare use among immigrants and […]

A shocking number of immigrants are on welfare

Immigrant rights protesters rally as Republican presidential candidate, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks at the Iowa State Fair Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Center for Immigration Studies published a new study on Tuesday that shows a majority of all immigrants, legal and illegal, use at least one welfare program – a much higher percentage than native-born Americans. CIS used the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation from 2012 to show that 51 percent of immigrant-led households had […]

Kate Steinle’s parents sue San Francisco for daughter’s death

Liz Sullivan, right, and Jim Steinle, left, the parents of Kathryn Steinle, answer questions during a news conference on the steps of City Hall Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in San Francisco. The parents of the San Francisco woman shot to death by a man being sought for deportation filed legal claims against San Francisco and federal officials in connection with her killing. Steinle's parents revealed details of their claim against San Francisco's Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, the Bureau of Land Management and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold them accountable for the woman's death. Kathryn Steinle was shot to death on Pier 14 on July 1 as she walked with her father. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Kate Steinle’s parents announced Tuesday they had filed a legal challenge to the city of San Francisco and federal officials in connection with their daughter’s murder. Speaking to a crowd of reporters, Jim Steinle, Kate’s father, said he wasn’t just suing for his daughter, but for the safety of all the other families in San Francisco, the […]

ICE arrests hundreds of illegal immigrants with past felony charges in Southern California

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement had their most successful sweep of illegal immigrant criminals last week in Southern California. The agency announced Monday that during the four-day sweep they took 244 foreign nationals into custody, the majority of which had one felony conviction. “One of the challenges we’re facing is because of state law and local policies, […]

Bobby Jindal says immigration is about ‘values’ not security

Republican presidential candidate, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks at the Defending the American Dream summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is trying to find his own narrative on immigration between the security hawks like Donald Trump and the open-border wing of the party that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) represents. Jindal argued in a Sunday interview on ABC’s The Week that the most important feature of immigration should be assimilation […]

The New York Times, Senate Republicans, and Obama once supported part of Trump’s immigration plan

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd after speaking at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s immigration plan involves deporting all illegal immigrants and then having the “good ones” — those employed and without a criminal record — be allowed back into the U.S. legally. The mainstream media and political establishment of both parties have called this plan “unrealistic” and accused the billionaire of wreaking “havoc” on […]

One Missouri voter to decide fate of crony sales tax

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A local Missouri election with only one registered voter is an unambiguous example of when voting actually matters. The city of Columbia, Missouri created a new district with no registered voters to avoid an election on a sales tax. With no voters in the district, the decision would go to property owners “with a financial […]

University of Wisconsin-Madison professors come out against ban on selling body parts of aborted babies

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Wisconsin lawmakers have acted to ban the sale of fetal parts from aborted babies, but not all are on board with the proposal. The proposal for the ban came from GOP Reps. Andre Jacque and Joel Kleefisch in response to videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. Such videos featured top Planned Parenthood employees […]

Colorado GOP wants Planned Parenthood investigated despite state pushback

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Various Colorado officials have refused to investigate Planned Parenthood, but GOP lawmakers aren’t giving up. Despite being against abortion, the state Attorney General, Cynthia Coffman, said she won’t investigate Planned Parenthood. She defended her move by saying that the final decision is with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The department told local news […]

‘Anchor baby’ and ‘tourist birth’ problem is bigger than most realize

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Peter and Ellie Yang paid more than a hospital bill to have their second child, they paid $35,000 to have their baby in the United States. And the Yangs are far from alone. The Chinese government estimates that 10,000 Chinese couples had children in the U.S. in 2012, while other estimates say that number is […]

Federal judge denies Obama administration’s appeal on immigrant children

FILE - In this July 7, 2015, file photo, immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala who entered the country illegally board a bus after they were released from a family detention center in San Antonio. A group of immigrant rights lawyers in a filing Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, say that detention of women and children caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally is lengthy and unsafe, challenging the government's claims that immigrant families are held only briefly and that their detention doesn't violate a longstanding ban. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Judge Dolly Gee has once again ruled against the Obama administration’s detention for illegal immigrant minors, and has ordered a prompt release of all children in family detention centers. Even though an estimated 18 in every 20 illegal immigrants did not show up in court for their deportation hearings, making them all a flight risk, the ruling on […]

Trump on how he plans to pull off his immigration plan: ‘It’s called management’

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Derry, N.H. Nearly six months out from the first votes of a presidential campaign, candidates should be fleshing out who they are and what they stand for. Instead, some of the best-known 2016 candidates are toting around heavy baggage that’s proving to be a big distraction from the conversations they’d rather be having with the American people. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump finally unveiled the key to making his immigration policy succeed Sunday “It’s called management. I’m going to get great people that know what they are doing,” Trump told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week. Trump emphasized the importance on getting control over the nation’s borders. “We have lost control of our country,” the […]

Thousands protested Planned Parenthood this weekend

In this Wednesday, Aug. 19,  2015 photo, people participate in a rally at Utah Capitol Rotunda, in Salt Lake City, organized in support of Gov. Gary Herbert's recent decision to remove the state from federal funding of Planned Parenthood. Herbert says his move to block Utah from disbursing federal money to Planned Parenthood won't threaten women's health. Herbert last week ordered the Utah Department of Health to stop passing along about $223,000 in federal money to the Utah arm of the organization for programs like STD testing, sex education and screening for victims of sexual assault. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The pro-life movement was in full swing over the weekend, thousands across the country descended upon Planned Parenthood clinics across the country to protest federal funding for the abortion provider. Protestors rallied in front of nearly 320 clinics nationwide, ranging in size from just a few dozen to some with well over a thousand, reported the […]

Santorum: Illegal immigrant parents are like bank robbers who steal to feed their kids

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum pauses while giving a speech on immigration policy, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at the National Press Club in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R) stressed in a speech Thursday that he while feels for families who are split apart by deportations, he still strongly supports the policy. The Huffington Post reported that at an event at the National Press Club, Santorum said that deportations are “consistent” with what the country does to people who […]

Ted Cruz calls for an end to birthright citizenship

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Americans for Prosperity Road to Reform event Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has followed in Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s footsteps on the issue of birthright citizenship. National Journal reported that during an interview with on the Michael Medved show, Cruz voiced his support for a constitutional amendment ending birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants. The big push to end birthright citizenship […]

Walker gives tentative support to Trump’s immigration plan

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker listens during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has finally earned the praise of one of his presidential rivals. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker commended the real estate mogul’s new immigration plan Monday, comparing it to policies he has backed as governor. “It’s similar to what I brought up about four or five months ago,” Walker said in an interview with Fox and […]

Trump released his immigration policy and conservatives are split over its message

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to fairgoers as he walks down the concourse during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump released his immigration policy over the weekend, and it was met with a mix of praise and condemnation by conservatives. Ann Coulter called it “the great political document since the Magna Carta” while The Federalist’s Ben Domenech referred to it as “identity politics for white people.” Trump breaks down his plan into three […]

Illegal immigrant accused of murdering three in Florida home invasion

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Oops, they did it again. Another illegal immigrant has been accused of murdering three Americans. Brian Omar Hyde, a 19-year-old Belizean national, was held without bail Saturday after being charged with the brutal murder of three people in Florida, including his pregnant 17-year-old cousin Starlett Pitts and his aunt Dorla Pitts, reported Fox News. He fled Belize to avoid […]

Report: Record 42.1 million immigrants in the U.S.

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A new analysis of immigrants in America, both legal and illegal, revealed that America’s foreign-born population has hit an all-time high. The Center for Immigration Studies released the report showing that the U.S. now has 42.1 million foreign-born nationals, which is being primarily driven by Mexican immigration. That is the largest percent of immigrants in […]

John Kasich comes out as a liberal on immigration

Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, speaks to a packed crowd during a campaign stop at the VFW Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in Derry,NH (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) has been floating to the near top of the polls in the first presidential primary state of New Hampshire thanks to a massive ad campaign and a fairly successful debate performance. Despite this momentum he decided to turn off many Republican primary voters and come out as a liberal on […]