NYTimes: New Border Surge Originating From Central Africa

This post was originally published on this site Mon, Jun 17th 2019 @ 4:08 pm EDT As the humanitarian and security crisis at the U.S. southern border shows no signs of slowing down, reaching record high levels not seen in over a decade, the U.S. may be facing another surge. However, this one does not … Read moreNYTimes: New Border Surge Originating From Central Africa

Sen. McConnell Promises ‘Freestanding’ Immigration Funding Bill

This post was originally published on this site Mon, Jun 17th 2019 @ 11:15 am EDT Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) promised a freestanding funding bill to address the humanitarian crisis at the southern border today in an interview with “Fox and Friends.” The bill would appropriate $5 billion to address humanitarian concerns, not … Read moreSen. McConnell Promises ‘Freestanding’ Immigration Funding Bill

President Trump Declares ‘Border Czar’

This post was originally published on this site Fri, Jun 14th 2019 @ 2:37 pm EDT This morning on “Fox and Friends” President announced that he will declare former ICE chief Tom Homan as a new “border czar.” “Tom Homan’s coming back,” President Trump told the host of the morning talk show via phone-call adding, … Read morePresident Trump Declares ‘Border Czar’

DHS and HHS: Emergency Supplemental Funding Urgently Needed to Address Crisis

This post was originally published on this site Thu, Jun 13th 2019 @ 2:12 pm EDT Today, the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, wrote a joint letter to Congress urging the immediate passage of emergency funding to … Read moreDHS and HHS: Emergency Supplemental Funding Urgently Needed to Address Crisis

McAleenan Shows Support for Deeply Flawed 2013 Gang Of Eight Bill

This post was originally published on this site Thu, Jun 13th 2019 @ 10:16 am EDT During his hearing on Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Acting Director of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, told Senator Graham (R – S.C.) that if the 2013 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, S. 744, also known … Read moreMcAleenan Shows Support for Deeply Flawed 2013 Gang Of Eight Bill

President Trump Considering Temporary Protective Status for Venezuelans

This post was originally published on this site Wed, Jun 12th 2019 @ 3:34 pm EDT President Trump says his administration is considering granting Temporary Protected Status to thousands of Venezuelans who have fled their home country to the United States amid ongoing unrest, as reported by PBS.org. Venezuela, which at one point was the … Read morePresident Trump Considering Temporary Protective Status for Venezuelans

Acting Director of Homeland Security Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

This post was originally published on this site Wed, Jun 12th 2019 @ 10:55 am EDT The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, testified before Congress yesterday revealing some startling statistics about the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border. Perhaps the most shocking was the number of asylum seekers who cross into … Read moreActing Director of Homeland Security Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

President Trump Drops Tariff Threat as Mexico and US Strike Deal

This post was originally published on this site Mon, Jun 10th 2019 @ 12:29 pm EDT President Trump announced Friday via Twitter that his administration has struck a new deal with Mexico to help stem the flow of illegal border crossers entering the United States along the Southern border. Illegal border crossings are near historical … Read morePresident Trump Drops Tariff Threat as Mexico and US Strike Deal

CNN: State Department to Require Social Media Information for Visa Applicants

This post was originally published on this site Thu, Jun 6th 2019 @ 12:13 pm EDT The United States State Department announced this week that it will update nonimmigrant visa forms to require aliens to provide additional information about “their social media handles along with other information” going back five years. Please follow and like … Read moreCNN: State Department to Require Social Media Information for Visa Applicants

Border Patrol Apprehends 132,887 Illegal Border Crossers in May

This post was originally published on this site Wed, Jun 5th 2019 @ 6:07 pm EDT The number of illegal border crossers arrested at the southern border soared to nearly 133,000 in May of this year, according to Customs and Border Patrol. 593,507 apprehensions have occurred at the southern border since the beginning of 2019. … Read moreBorder Patrol Apprehends 132,887 Illegal Border Crossers in May

Trump Admin. Vows Increase in Deportations

This post was originally published on this site Wed, Jun 5th 2019 @ 2:55 pm EDT Mark Morgan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, commented on ICE’s new strategy to reduce illegal immigration through the southern border. During a press conference on Tuesday, Mr. Morgan vowed to step up efforts to deport illegal … Read moreTrump Admin. Vows Increase in Deportations

House Passes Amnesty Bill for 4 Million Illegal Aliens

This post was originally published on this site Wed, Jun 5th 2019 @ 8:47 am EDT The House of Representatives passed a mass amnesty bill on Tuesday evening, H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, that would grant lifetime work permits to approximately 3.5 million illegal aliens who claim that they entered the country … Read moreHouse Passes Amnesty Bill for 4 Million Illegal Aliens

SCOTUS Refuses to Expedite DACA Decision

This post was originally published on this site Tue, Jun 4th 2019 @ 2:55 pm EDT Just days after the Trump Administration petitioned the Supreme Court to fast track a case involving the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty, the justices turned down the request without comment. The high court could still take up the case … Read moreSCOTUS Refuses to Expedite DACA Decision

District Court: D.C. Judge Rejects House Attempt to Block Border Wall Emergency

This post was originally published on this site Tue, Jun 4th 2019 @ 1:16 pm EDT A D.C. District Court Judge dismissed a suit filed by House Democrats to block President Trump from reallocating funds to pay for construction of barriers on the southern border. On the heels of this decision, the House leadership releases … Read moreDistrict Court: D.C. Judge Rejects House Attempt to Block Border Wall Emergency

President Trump Announces New Tariffs on Mexico to Stem Illegal Immigration

This post was originally published on this site Fri, May 31st 2019 @ 11:44 am EDT President Trump announced on Thursday that the United States will impose a new tariff of 5% on all goods imported from Mexico. If illegal immigration through the southern U.S. border does not subside, the tariff will increase by 5% … Read morePresident Trump Announces New Tariffs on Mexico to Stem Illegal Immigration

Trump Admin. Considering Changes to Asylum Procedures in Attempt to Slow Border Surge

This post was originally published on this site Fri, May 31st 2019 @ 7:37 am EDT The Trump Administration is considering a move that would prevent some foreign citizens from seeking asylum in the United States. Apprehensions of family units crossing the border illegally are at record-highs, and most family units are claiming asylum once … Read moreTrump Admin. Considering Changes to Asylum Procedures in Attempt to Slow Border Surge

Trump Admin. Urges SCOTUS to Fast-Track DACA Decision

This post was originally published on this site Fri, May 31st 2019 @ 7:22 am EDT The Trump Administration has filed a briefing with the Supreme Court, urging the high court to quickly decide if it will hear arguments on the legal challenges to Pres. Trump’s decision to end the Obama-era executive DACA amnesty that … Read moreTrump Admin. Urges SCOTUS to Fast-Track DACA Decision

House Republicans: DHS Failed to Implement Available Border Fixes

This post was originally published on this site Fri, May 24th 2019 @ 12:18 pm EDT A group of House Republicans wrote acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan to criticize DHS’ failure to adopt border security fixes that are available without additional congressional action. They noted the president has shown leadership on the issue but DHS … Read moreHouse Republicans: DHS Failed to Implement Available Border Fixes

Acting DHS Chief Says All Illegal Border Crossers Being Released

This post was originally published on this site Fri, May 24th 2019 @ 8:28 am EDT Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan told a Senate panel on Thursday that all illegal border crossers are currently being released from custody and most receive work permits within a month or two. McAleenan testified before the Senate Homeland Security … Read moreActing DHS Chief Says All Illegal Border Crossers Being Released

Rep. Gooden Introduces Bill to End Sanctuary Cities

This post was originally published on this site Fri, May 24th 2019 @ 8:13 am EDT Freshman Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) introduced legislation this week aimed at ending sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement efforts. Earlier this week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement accused officials in Prince Georges County in Maryland for … Read moreRep. Gooden Introduces Bill to End Sanctuary Cities

House Committee Passes Three Amnesty Bills

This post was originally published on this site Thu, May 23rd 2019 @ 12:56 pm EDT The House Judiciary Committee yesterday passed two bills that would legalize so-called Dreamers and aliens with Temporary Protected Status or Deferred Enforcement Departure status. A third approved bill would provide Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelans in the U.S. illegally … Read moreHouse Committee Passes Three Amnesty Bills

EarthX 2019: Having Necessary Conversations about Population Growth, Sprawl, and Vanishing Open Spaces

This post was originally published on this siteMon, May 20th 2019 @ 7:08 am EDT  by  Christy Shaw My first EarthX in Dallas was fun and rewarding and, at times, challenging. Even at an event highlighting efforts to better protect the environment, it is still a challenge to convince some that addressing the effects of … Read moreEarthX 2019: Having Necessary Conversations about Population Growth, Sprawl, and Vanishing Open Spaces

Report: President May Invoke Insurrection Act to Remove Illegal Aliens

This post was originally published on this site Fri, May 17th 2019 @ 1:35 pm EDT The Daily Caller spoke to multiple senior Administration officials who said President Trump is planning to use the Insurrection Act of 1807 to remove illegal aliens from the United States. The Act was last used by President George H.W. … Read moreReport: President May Invoke Insurrection Act to Remove Illegal Aliens

President Outlines New Immigration Plan

This post was originally published on this site Thu, May 16th 2019 @ 6:54 pm EDT The president today unveiled his plan for shoring up border security, overhauling the legal immigration system and cracking down on asylum fraud. The proposal would end chain migration and set up a points-based system that favors high-skilled workers. It … Read morePresident Outlines New Immigration Plan

Breaking the population-environment taboo at EarthX

This post was originally published on this siteThu, May 16th 2019 @ 4:11 pm EDT  by  Jeremy Beck The first step is to recognize the role that population growth plays. About 70 percent of sprawl nationally is due to population growth. We have become afraid to talk openly about that because doing so inevitably leads … Read moreBreaking the population-environment taboo at EarthX

Sen. Graham Introduces Bill to Address Border Surge

This post was originally published on this site Wed, May 15th 2019 @ 2:52 pm EDT Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who also chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee that has jurisdiction over immigration, announced the introduction of a new bill that would address the ongoing border crisis. Specifically, Sen. Graham’s bill would attempt to fix some … Read moreSen. Graham Introduces Bill to Address Border Surge

Employer “Demand” for More Foreign Workers Doesn’t Mean Americans in Short Supply

This post was originally published on this siteMon, May 13th 2019 @ 7:08 am EDT  by  Eric Ruark The official unemployment rate is at an “historic low” and job growth is encouraging. There is, however, more to the story. Wage growth remains sluggish and there is still a lot of “slack” in the labor market, … Read moreEmployer “Demand” for More Foreign Workers Doesn’t Mean Americans in Short Supply

Employer ‘Demand’ for More Foreign Workers Doesn’t Mean Americans in Short Supply

This post was originally published on this siteMon, May 13th 2019 @ 7:08 am EDT  by  Eric Ruark The official unemployment rate is at an “historic low” and job growth is encouraging. There is, however, more to the story. Wage growth remains sluggish and there is still a lot of “slack” in the labor market, … Read moreEmployer ‘Demand’ for More Foreign Workers Doesn’t Mean Americans in Short Supply

NPR’s Chain Migration Error

This post was originally published on this siteFri, May 10th 2019 @ 2:05 pm EDT  by  Jeremy Beck In her interview with Jose Antonio Vargas this week, NPR’s Rachel Martin mischaracterized separate proposals from David Frum and President Trump to reduce immigration. “Chain migration” and “family reunification” are not interchangeable terms. Please follow and like … Read moreNPR’s Chain Migration Error

Border Apprehensions Continue to Surge in April

This post was originally published on this site Fri, May 10th 2019 @ 9:30 am EDT Border apprehensions surged for the third straight month after the Department of Homeland Security reported 98,997 apprehensions during the month of April. Family units continued to drive the number of border apprehensions with a record-high 58,474 apprehensions during the … Read moreBorder Apprehensions Continue to Surge in April

Death of NY Times reporter who ‘discovered’ NumbersUSA is a reminder of Bill Clinton backing our agenda

This post was originally published on this siteThu, May 9th 2019 @ 7:31 pm EDT  by  Roy Beck Veteran New York Times reporter Robert Pear, 69, is being extolled for his meticulous, fair-minded, no-nonsense approach to complicated policy topics. And that was the way that we at NumbersUSA experienced him in his occasional coverage of … Read moreDeath of NY Times reporter who ‘discovered’ NumbersUSA is a reminder of Bill Clinton backing our agenda

Study: Voluntary Departures Rising Dramatically

This post was originally published on this site Thu, May 9th 2019 @ 2:39 pm EDT According to a study by The Marshall Project, the number of voluntary departures have “soared” since the election of President Trump. The study’s authors say this is a signal that “[m]ore people are considering leaving the U.S., rather than … Read moreStudy: Voluntary Departures Rising Dramatically

New Program Will Exempt Police From Sanctuary-Detainer Restrictions

This post was originally published on this site Mon, May 6th 2019 @ 5:37 pm EDT Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced a new program designed for local law-enforcement agencies that want to honor immigration detainers but are prohibited from doing so under state and/or local sanctuary policies. According to a press release, ICE created the Warrant … Read moreNew Program Will Exempt Police From Sanctuary-Detainer Restrictions

President Trump Nominates Mark Morgan ICE Director

This post was originally published on this site Mon, May 6th 2019 @ 2:23 pm EDT President Trump has nominated Mark Morgan for the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Morgan’s nomination fills the place of Ronald Vitiello, whose nomination as ICE Director was withdrawn last month. Morgan will face a confirmation hearing in … Read morePresident Trump Nominates Mark Morgan ICE Director

President Trump Names Mark Morgan ICE Director

This post was originally published on this site Mon, May 6th 2019 @ 2:23 pm EDT President Trump has named Mark Morgan the new director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Morgan takes the place of Ronald Vitiello, whose nomination as ICE Director was withdrawn last month. Morgan will face a confirmation hearing in the … Read morePresident Trump Names Mark Morgan ICE Director

Florida Legislature Clears Anti-Sanctuary Bill

This post was originally published on this site Fri, May 3rd 2019 @ 4:50 pm EDT Yesterday, the Florida state legislature passed SB 168, a bill that would prohibit local governments from adopting illegal-alien sanctuary policies and ensure that criminal aliens are not released into local communities. It now heads to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who … Read moreFlorida Legislature Clears Anti-Sanctuary Bill

Democrats Slam Reinstatement of SSA ‘No-Match’ Letters

This post was originally published on this site Fri, May 3rd 2019 @ 1:10 pm EDT A group of House Democrats wrote the Social Security Administration (SSA) demanding the retraction of an order that reinstated Employer Correction Request Notices, also known as “no-match” letters. The letters inform employers that information reported on an employee’s W-2 form … Read moreDemocrats Slam Reinstatement of SSA ‘No-Match’ Letters

CBP: New Technologies Result in More Apprehensions of Visa Overstayers

This post was originally published on this site Thu, May 2nd 2019 @ 3:40 pm EDT Customs and Border Protections officials this week announced that new biometric entry/exit technologies have allowed it to verify 57% more visa overstayers than the previous year. This is a significant step forward in the implementation of an entry/exit system … Read moreCBP: New Technologies Result in More Apprehensions of Visa Overstayers

RSC Budget Proposes to Strengthen Immigration System

This post was originally published on this site Thu, May 2nd 2019 @ 9:50 am EDT The Republican Study Committee’s budget proposal for FY2020 suggests reducing low-skilled immigration, requiring all businesses to use E-Verify, and increasing both border and interior enforcement. The budget outline provides a starting point for House GOP lawmakers considering the committee … Read moreRSC Budget Proposes to Strengthen Immigration System

Poll Finds Growing Concern over Southern Border

This post was originally published on this site Wed, May 1st 2019 @ 11:34 am EDT A new Washington Post/ABC poll finds that Americans are increasing growing more concerned about the situation along the Southern border. 80% of adults are “seriously concerned” about the situation or consider it a crisis. Registered voters are slightly more … Read morePoll Finds Growing Concern over Southern Border

ICE Agents Fight Asylum Fraud at SW Border

This post was originally published on this site Tue, Apr 30th 2019 @ 5:28 pm EDT U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is reallocating resources to the Southwest border to investigate human smuggling operations and the use of fraudulent documents among asylum seekers. The effort will shore up investigative and deportation capabilities temporarily while the … Read moreICE Agents Fight Asylum Fraud at SW Border

President: Speed Up Asylum Adjudication, Bar Work Permits for Illegal Border Crossers

This post was originally published on this site Tue, Apr 30th 2019 @ 4:08 pm EDT President Trump yesterday signed a memorandum designed to “ensure legitimate asylum-seekers can access asylum while more efficiently processing and removing illegal migrants who are not eligible and who do not qualify.” The President directed his Administration to propose certain … Read morePresident: Speed Up Asylum Adjudication, Bar Work Permits for Illegal Border Crossers

Study: 98,000 Illegal Aliens Graduate High School Each Year

This post was originally published on this site Wed, Apr 24th 2019 @ 6:19 pm EDT A Migration Policy Institute study found that 125,000 illegal aliens reach the age of 18 each year, and 98,000 graduate high school. When MPI last studied the so-called “Dreamer” population in 2003, 80,000 reached the age of 18 each … Read moreStudy: 98,000 Illegal Aliens Graduate High School Each Year

President Seeks to Reduce Visa Overstays

This post was originally published on this site Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 @ 1:59 pm EDT President Trump issued a memorandum yesterday addressing “the high number of nonimmigrant visa recipients who stay past their authorized time in our country.” The memorandum directs the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security to report within 120 days on … Read morePresident Seeks to Reduce Visa Overstays

OUR NEW AD — Real Wages Still Below 1970s Wages

This post was originally published on this siteMon, Apr 22nd 2019 @ 11:43 am EDT  by  Roy Beck Don’t let immigration slow down the momentum for U.S. wage increases. That’s the key message and purpose of our latest cable TV ad campaign. A lot of people are celebrating that the recent strong economy of jobs … Read moreOUR NEW AD — Real Wages Still Below 1970s Wages

Report: HUD Proposal Would Ban Illegal Aliens From Public Housing

This post was originally published on this site Thu, Apr 18th 2019 @ 11:29 am EDT 
The Daily Caller reports the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will propose a rule that stops illegal immigrants from using loopholes to obtain public housing. Millions of citizens are currently waiting for assistance so the rule is … Read moreReport: HUD Proposal Would Ban Illegal Aliens From Public Housing

When Not to Heed Warnings – ACLU on Florida’s Anti-Sanctuary Legislation

This post was originally published on this siteWed, Apr 17th 2019 @ 3:12 pm EDT  by  Van Esser Most who travel abroad are well aware of State Department travel warnings, which inform citizens about dangers related to crime and terrorism in other countries. But have you ever seen an advisory designed to warn criminals not … Read moreWhen Not to Heed Warnings – ACLU on Florida’s Anti-Sanctuary Legislation