Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R.) wrote a letter opposing the Sheriff of Dallas’ decision to not fully honor the requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain criminal immigrants and said it poses a “serious danger” to the people of Texas.
The Obama administration deported a record-low number of criminal immigrants over the last year, according to government figures not publicly released by the Department of Homeland Security.
Arrests of unaccompanied immigrant children and families made by the U.S. Border Patrol at the southern border with Mexico in August increased 52 percent over the same month in 2014, a fact that the White House labeled “concerning.”
More than half of households headed by immigrants in the county illegally, or 62 percent, received welfare benefits in 2012, according to a report released by the Center for Immigration Studies.
No one disputes that Donald Trump can win the White House. The more compelling question, in the minds of many experts, is whether he can become the first candidate since George Washington to win by unanimous electoral college vote. That’s a very real possibility, but it’s going to require some bold campaign maneuvers.
More than 240 immigrants were arrested in Southern California last week in a four-day sweep ending Thursday during which federal immigration officials identified immigrants with criminal records living in the country illegally.
Up to 2,000 illegal immigrant children and their mothers could be released back into the United States as a result of a federal ruling last week that requires the Department of Homeland Security to free “without unnecessary delay” illegal children and their mothers from federal detention centers.
Republicans get asked about immigration all the time, mostly to get their reactions to something Donald Trump said, but not always. Democrats hardly ever get asked about immigration, and when they do it’s always to get their reaction to something a Republican said (in response to an actual question about immigration).
Immigration is a controversial issue, and far more complex than the media coverage would have you believe. For example: “Should there be a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants?” is not the only question that requires an answer in the debate over immigration reform. If reporters really wanted to, they could force Democrats to weigh in on some of the more contentious (and severely under-covered) aspects of the immigration debate, by asking questions like…