Following a national referendum on June 23, in which voters in the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump called the vote “purely historic,” saying that U.K. voters “took their country back.”
The Supreme Court’s tie 4-4 vote on June 23 in the case of United States v. Texas left intact a lower court ruling that blocked the Obama administration from implementing its plan to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation and grant them the right to work legally in the United States.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) was able to obtain Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) records under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request indicating that ICE’s previous reports on the number of criminal offenses committed by illegal aliens it had released from custody had underreported the numbers — by over nine fold.
The U.S. military presence on the Japanese island of Okinawa, which has existed since the U.S. occupation of the Ryukyu Islands at the end of World War II, has spawned on-and-off protests from local residents since 1995.
South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) reported that ISIS, through its hacking network called United Cyber Caliphate, has collected its own intelligence information on U.S. bases in South Korea — as well as dozens of other U.S. and NATO air force facilities around the world.
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) described President Obama as a “dictator” because of his policies of resettling illegal immigrants in states that do not want them, instead of apprehending them at the border and deporting them.
In response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) released 50 declassified documents on June 14 detailing its use of “expanded interrogation” — a government euphemism for torture techniques used on terrorist suspects following the 9/11 attacks.
In what is being hailed as a victory for the pro-life movement, on June 13, a Houston judge dismissed a misdemeanor charge of attempting to buy human organs against David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). Daleiden secretly videotaped Planned Parenthood officials in Houston.
Omar Mateen, who pledged his allegiance to ISIS before killing 49 people and wounding 53 others in a shooting in an Orlando, Florida gay bar on June 12, was but the latest of several terrorism assailants who was the son of immigrants from the Middle East.
Acting on its commitment to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of fiscal year 2016 (September 30), the Obama administration has cranked up the number being processed to the rate of 100 refugees a day.