The cost of educating the tens of thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) who poured across our borders in the spring and summer of 2014 is having a continued effect on the cost — and quality — of public education. A new report from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which campaigns for an end to illegal immigration, focuses on the negative effects the greatly increased number of students enrolled in English proficiency classes is having on seven school districts in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
Gallup’s annual Mood of the Nation poll conducted from January 5-8 indicated that only 34 percent of respondents are satisfied with “the nation’s policies regarding the abortion issue,” while 48 percent said they are not satisfied. The percentage indicating that they are satisfied is the lowest since Gallup first included it in its poll in 2001.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on February 10 that because the House-passed legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security is “stuck” in the Senate, the only alternative is for the House to amend the bill.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has established a hotline so that illegal aliens who think that their apprehension and pending deportation may not be in compliance with the new Obama administration amnesty “priorities” may call and tell CBP about their experience.
During a February 8 interview with anchorwoman Dana Bash on CNN’s State of the Union, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson warned that approximately 30,000 DHS employees would be immediately furloughed if Congress doesn’t extend funding for the department beyond its current appropriation expiring on February 27.
Almost two-thirds of investigative journalists (64 percent) polled in a recent survey said they believe that the U.S. government has probably collected data about their phone calls, e-mails, or online communications. Furthermore, eight in 10 of those surveyed believe that being a journalist increases the likelihood that their data will be collected.''
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a steadfast opponent of the Obama administration’s use of executive actions to grant amnesty to illegal aliens, is facing opposition from members of his own party in his attempt to delay a Senate vote to confirm Loretta Lynch — President Obama’s nominee for attorney general — until the White House reverses itself on the executive actions.
Former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, speaking from Russia via a Google Hangouts link, warned students at a prestigious private school in Toronto on February 4 that they should be “extraordinarily cautious” about Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s proposed new anti-terrorism bill.
During the first six years of the Obama administration — from 2009 to 2014 — the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued 982,000 new work permits to illegal immigrants or immigrants unqualified for admission, with 957,000 going to immigrants who crossed the border illegally.
After former Florida Governor Jeb Bush admitted in an interview with the Boston Globe that he had smoked marijuana when he was a student at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) accused Bush of hypocrisy for opposing a Florida ballot initiative to allow the use of the drug for medical reasons.