OPENING OUR BORDERS WOULD OVERWHELM AMERICA

The Wall Street Journal recently published an opinion piece by Dave Seminara, a former diplomat and foreign service officer, entitled “Opening Our Borders Would Overwhelm America.” In his article, Seminara writes about his days when he screened more than 10,000 visa applications, and how he saw the great number of…

HALF OF ALL FEDERAL ARRESTS ARE FOR IMMIGRATION-RELATED CRIMES

A Pew Research Center analysis of data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows that 50% of the 165,265 total arrests made by the federal government in 2014 were for immigration-related crimes. In 2004, that figure was just 28%. The expanding rate of immigration-related arrests highlights the ever-growing burden of…

GOP MAY BETRAY VOTERS BY DROPPING BORDER WALL FUNDS

Federal funding for one of President Donald Trump’s main policy proposals may be excluded from the House GOP’s budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. House Democrats – aided by a few House Republicans – are feverishly working around-the-clock to make sure that border wall funding is not factored into the GOP…

HUGE SPIKE IN ARRESTS OF CRIMINAL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers reportedly arrested 368 criminal illegal immigrants in 7 states and Washington, DC, in one week – a nearly 250% increase over the prior week’s arrest numbers. The biggest busts occurred in Texas, where 158 criminal illegal immigrants were arrested. As well, a 5-day raid…

EXTREME VETTING MAY INCLUDE IDEOLOGICAL TEST

A plan by President Donald Trump’s administration to “extreme vet” immigrants entering the USA could include an ideological test. The Trump administration is looking at a number of different ways to vet foreigners through a more rigorous, extensive process that would include asking whether or not an individual has the…

SANCTUARY CITIES ARE RELEASING VIOLENT CRIMINAL ALIENS

A new report by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is shining a spotlight on sanctuary cities where local police have released illegal immigrants, including violent ones, even though federal authorities have requested that they be detained until Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents could come to get them. The…

TEXAS GOVERNOR: I’LL SIGN LAW TO JAIL SHERIFFS OF SANCTUARY CITIES

Texas Governor Greg Abbott intends to help correct the state’s illegal immigration problem by signing legislation that could impose fines and even put sheriffs of sanctuary cities in jail if they refuse to enforce immigration statutes. Gov. Abbott particularly has his eyes on Travis County, where the Texas state capital…