According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, there has been a sudden influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico requesting asylum that has overwhelmed the system. In fact, documents recently obtained by Fox News reveal that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been paying for hotel rooms for illegal immigrants and their families owing to processing centers in San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, California, being overcrowded. Some now believe that the increase is actually an orchestrated effort.
Despite the controversy surrounding the intrusiveness of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), its duties continue to expand. The agency now has a greatly expanded program of "Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response" squads, known as VIPR teams, assigned to perform security sweeps at transportation facilities across the United States in the name of terrorism prevention.
E-mails recently obtained by National Review online indicate collusion between the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission in the targeting of conservative groups.
The White House has struck a deal with the U.S. Congress that highlights the increasing disparity between lawmakers and the American people. Members of Congress will enjoy a regulatory fix that ultimately saves them thousands of dollars by allowing the federal government to continue subsidizing their health plans.
Three former employees of a Wilmington, Delaware Planned Parenthood clinic testified before the state legislature that the organization repeatedly put women's lives at risk, performing after-hours abortions without additional staff and maintaining unsanitary conditions.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that the Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation, a Mennonite-owned company, must comply with the Health and Human Services mandate that compels companies to pay for drugs that may cause abortions. The ruling was handed down in a 2-1 decision asserting that the Mennonite faith of the company’s owners may not prohibit the company from complying with the mandate.
Detroit, Michigan’s bankruptcy filing is causing fear that other major U.S. cities face a similar fate as they too are dealing with burdensome underfunded liabilities like retiree benefits.
The verdict in the George Zimmerman case has provoked an array of varying responses since it was announced on June 13. Following a string of protests that took place in over 100 cities on Saturday, angry lawmakers and other groups have launched a campaign to encourage others to boycott the state of Florida, similar to the boycott campaign that was staged against Arizona in response to its immigration law.
The George Zimmerman case may have been decided, but the ramifications of that decision continue to reverberate. Following the jury’s acquittal of George Zimmerman for second degree murder in the shooting of Travyon Martin, a former employee at the Florida State Attorney’s office has indicated that he will be filing a whistleblower suit against George Zimmerman’s prosecutors.
On Monday, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court began hearing arguments over the state law requiring a photo ID before voters may cast their ballots — a law that some claim is controversial, despite the seemingly common-sense approach to the voting process.