Immigration

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New ACLU campaign calls sanctuary cities ‘Freedom Cities’

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has launched a new campaign called “People Power” in an effort to thwart the Trump Administration and immigration law. On Saturday, the ACLU announced their “Freedom Cities” plan, asking volunteers and activists to make their city a sanctuary city for unauthorized immigrants. It would be free of Trump’s “henchman” otherwise […]

Gov. Rick Scott on sanctuary campuses: We’re going to enforce the law

Gov. Rick Scott is putting Florida first in an effort to curb illegal immigration and crack down on sanctuary cities. (Photo via AP)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has a message for students who want to make their college a sanctuary campus: we’re going to enforce the law. Over the last few months, students at Texas State University petitioned to make their school a “sanctuary for undocumented students, workers, and community members.” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott responded to those […]

Millennial PA State Rep. leads fight against Philly sanctuary city status

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In an effort to take a stand against President Trump, Democrats across the country have been embracing sanctuary cities. This would allow unauthorized immigrants to defy deportation measures taken by the federal government. Philadelphia is no exception. However, 28-year old State Rep. Martina White (R), who represents the northern part of the city, is challenging their […]

Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget picks illegals over middle-class students

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Liberals have a totem pole of priorities. At the top are unauthorized immigrants and all the way at the bottom are middle-class taxpayers, who were shafted in California by Gov. Jerry Brown. Facing a nearly $2 billion budget shortfall, the Golden State is phasing out their Middle-Class Scholarship program. This pays for 40 percent of […]

Texas General Assembly advances bill to defund sanctuary campuses

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2016 file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent patrols Sunland Park along the U.S.-Mexico border next to Ciudad Juarez. A new Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News Border Poll released Monday, July 18, 2016, says a majority of residents surveyed on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are against the building of a wall between the two countries. The poll also suggests residents feel Democrats and Republicans are ignoring their concerns and aren't proposing solutions to help their economy and combat drug trafficking and human smuggling. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras,File)

A new bill in the Texas General Assembly would cut off state funding to schools whose campus police departments refuse to comply with federal immigration law. Senate Bill 4, passed in the State Senate on February 8th, will impose fines of up to $25,500 and cut off funding to cities or campuses that refuse to […]

‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest backfires for workers, students

A group marches through downtown heading to the Texas Capitol during an immigration protest, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Campuses and businesses nationwide participated in “A Day Without Immigrants,” where foreign-born workers protested recent immigration policy and deportations by not going to school, work, or contributing to the US economy. More than 100 immigrant workers across the country lost their jobs following the strike. Some workers were fired for ditching work to participate in […]

Thanks Obama! Obama’s 2006 vote helped fund Trump’s wall

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Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he’s immediately starting construction on his big beautiful wall across the United States’ southern border with Mexico. And, he has former President Barack Obama to thank for it. Trump signed an executive order to start construction on the wall. However, he’ll likely be tapping into funding available from a […]

We may never know how many illegal immigrants vote

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Donald Trump recently tweeted that he would have won the popular vote if not for the millions of people who voted illegally. He went on to discuss the media’s refusal to cover illegal voting problems in California, New Hampshire, and Virginia. Meanwhile, liberals, led by Jill Stein, are demanding costly recounts in Trump-won states without any […]

Did Obama suggest undocumented immigrants can vote? [VIDEO]

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In an interview on Friday that caused many people to scratch their heads, President Obama seemed to suggest that undocumented immigrants could vote in the 2016 election. The president was interviewed by actress (not journalist) Gina Rodriguez on the YouTube channel “We are mitu,” which has 78,000 subscribers. We are Mitu is much like a Latino/a BuzzFeed, the […]

Anti-Trump Miss Universe proves Trump’s point on immigration

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Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado is the newest victim Democrats are parading to denounce Donald Trump. The former beauty queen is having a field day reliving the horror of being told by the billionaire that she gained too much weight 20 years ago. Trump actually defended Machado from the press, who shamed her for the weight […]

Trump: immigrants who come to this country need to respect women & gays

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Youngstown, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Donald Trump outlined his plan to defeat ISIS and protect America with “extreme vetting” of immigrants in a speech at Youngstown State University on Monday. “The rise of ISIS is a direct result of policy decisions made by President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,” he remarked. This is more plausible version of his […]

Hillary targets ‘DREAMers’: “Mi Sueño, Tu Voto” (My Dream, Your Vote)

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Hillary Clinton, who already has sizable support from the Hispanic community, is calling on DREAMers to help get her elected. The “Mi Sueño, Tu Voto” (My Dream, Your Vote) campaign announced on Sunday will “recruit undocumented ‘DREAMers’ into a voter registration army even though they are not allowed to vote,” the Washington Examiner reported. The DNC published […]

Less than 50% of people caught at border are from Mexico

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2016 file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent patrols Sunland Park along the U.S.-Mexico border next to Ciudad Juarez. A new Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News Border Poll released Monday, July 18, 2016, says a majority of residents surveyed on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are against the building of a wall between the two countries. The poll also suggests residents feel Democrats and Republicans are ignoring their concerns and aren't proposing solutions to help their economy and combat drug trafficking and human smuggling. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras,File)

According to new data from the U.S. Border Patrol, slightly less than half of the people that were apprehended at the Mexican border are from Mexico. In the first six months of 2016, of the 264,165 people were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, only 49.6 percent of them were from Mexico. While many of the […]

Syrian refugees to U.S. doubled in June, 0.3% of them are Christian

In this Saturday, June 25, 2016 photo, Syrian refugees carry water bottles at the Ruqban border camp in northeast Jordan. Syrian refugees and international aid officials say little water and no food has reached 64,000 Syrian refugees stranded in the desert since Jordan sealed its border last week in response to a suicide attack. (AP Photo)

The number of Syrian refugees admitted into the United States reached a new peak this past June and doubled the number of refugees admitted into the U.S. in May, according to CNSNews. In June, 2,381 Syrian refugees were allowed to resettle, the overwhelming majority being Sunni Muslims. According to State Department Refugee Processing Center data, […]

The cost of foreign interventionism is immigration [Opinion]

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More than 4 million Syrians have left their war-torn country since civil war began in 2011, and with ISIS on the move that human flood seeking solace is unlikely to recede any time soon. This spate of refugees comes on top of lesser-known but equally desperate migrations from the sites of early entrants into the […]

Trump narrows his Muslim ban, cuts religious test

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Donald Trump’s speech on Monday showed the Republican nominee making a slight — but important — pivot on one of his most controversial political positions. While his speech focused mostly on the terror attack in Orlando, Trump tied it into his proposals for changing the immigration system, including Muslim immigration. Unlike previous statements, though, the […]

New wave of unauthorized Central American immigrants crossing southern border

A young immigrant girl look over a map as immigrant children receive relief from their journey and are welcomed at the respite center at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Monday, June 6, 2016, in McAllen, Texas. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

A new wave of refugees from Central America, many of them children traveling alone, are crossing illegally into the United States, according to Arizona Public Media. From January 2014 to April 2014, 28,000 Central American children came into the United States. That number fell by half in 2015, then rose to 27,000 children in 2016 between January […]

ICE creating transgender unit to improve conditions for illegal detainees

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Federal immigration authorities plan to construct a separate unit for housing transgender detainees in a new facility that is currently under construction in Alvarado, Texas. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the facility, called The Prairieland Detention Center, is expected to open in November and will house 700 detainees with 36 beds reserved […]

“The Trump Effect”: Mark Zuckerberg’s group attacks GOP on immigration

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill, back center, speaks during a news conference with children and families from Central America about the conditions for Central American immigrants, who Gutierrez describes as refugees from violence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. At center is Raul Ortiz, 7, who came to the U.S. with his mother from Honduras after she says that he experienced a kidnapping. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

With all of the hype surrounding the upcoming presidential election and reports of Facebook executives censoring conservative views, one issue appears to have been largely forgotten: immigration reform. This issue is especially important because it could greatly affect the Republican brand for years to come. Few views differ more on this issue than those of presumptive GOP candidate […]

Obama admin. budgets $1.3 billion for illegal millennials

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There’s finally a portion of Generation Y receiving more financial aid than the more entitled baby boomer generation. Unfortunately, all of these millennials are unauthorized immigrants. The Washington Examiner reported that the Obama Administration has budgeted $17,613 for each of the 75,000 Central American teens expected to cross the border illegally this year. Thats $2,841 more […]