Only a fourth of eligible deportation cases resulted in the immigrant being deported due to a “catch and release” strategy being carried out by immigration agents.
My must read of the day is “Immigration Reform Is a Moral Imperative,” by Ralph Reed and Russell Moore in the Wall Street Journal.
The number of illegal immigrants attempting to unlawfully reenter the United States rose 28-fold from 1992 to 2012, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Rep. Diane Black (R., Tenn.) has been fighting for more than a year to eliminate a wasteful and abusive office within the Department of Homeland Security that the Obama administration continues despite it being defunded by Congress.
My must read of the day is “Pitfalls of Immigration Reform,” in National Review.
Thomas Donohue, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, declared 2014 the “year of immigration reform,” Wednesday, during his annual state of American business address.
I am fascinated by two recent tweets from Katie Couric. The talk show host recently visited Gracie Mansion in New York City, where mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will live beginning Jan. 1. Couric likes de Blasio, and is eager for him to start his job. One tweet from Gracie Mansion showed Couric sitting atop a four-poster bed, one hand resting on the quilt-cover, the other clutching a wine glass. She is dressed in black, her hair and makeup are perfect, and her crossed legs display a striking pair of red pumps. “Mayor de Blasio will sleep here!” she wrote. A minute later Couric tweeted a second photo, in which she assumed the same pose atop a porcelain freestanding bathtub, surrounded on three sides by marble wainscoting, one of her haute pumps resting on a mosaic floor. “… And bathe here!” she wrote excitedly. Maybe you had to be there.
House Republicans held a hearing on Thursday to question immigration officials about a spike in asylum seekers that are being allowed to stay in the country after crossing the border illegally.