There is growing concern on Capitol Hill that a recent spike in the number of foreigners arrested in the United States on terrorism charges is the result of a flawed Obama administration immigration policy that will grant residence to around 170,000 individuals from Muslim-majority nations in the coming year, according to conversations with lawmakers and congressional sources.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) on Monday slammed President Obama’s latest executive action on immigration that would authorize hundreds of thousands of additional foreign workers to replace American workers at a lower pay.
At least 29 individuals legally granted entrance to the United States between 2012 and 2015 have been accused of having a role in terror plots, according to public reports that experts say highlight just a fraction of those foreigners in America who could have terror ties.
More than 179,000 illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes, including violent ones, continue to roam free across the United States, with reports indicating that these illegal immigrants commit new crimes “every day,” according to lawmakers and the director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, also known as ICE.
The Department of Justice said Tuesday that President Obama will asked the Supreme Court to weigh in on his controversial immigration executive actions that would allow as many as 5 million illegal immigrants to remained in the United States.
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that President Obama cannot move forward with his executive actions on immigration that would allow up to 5 million illegal immigrants to remain in the United States.
Immigration policy administered by the federal government will increase the population at seven times the normal rate, according to a chart from the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest.