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.
As many high schools held their graduation ceremonies this week, two class valedictorians from Texas revealed that they are in the United States illegally, with both graduates preferring to describe their status as “undocumented.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s San Diego sector has reported a dramatic increase in the number of illegal immigrants from China entering the United States though San Diego in recent years.
The surge of illegal aliens from Central America crossing the southern U.S. border — including many unaccompanied children — has again increased to near-2014 levels.
The Obama administration continues to flagrantly disregard our nation’s immigration laws. According to Judicial Watch, the Department of Homeland Security has been transporting illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to Phoenix and releasing them without processing their paperwork or issuing court appearance documents.
Government documents obtained by Representative Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) have revealed that a lengthy route extending from Brazil to the U.S.-Mexican border has been used to transport at least a dozen Middle Eastern aliens into the United States.
U.S. Census Bureau data indicate that 3.1 million new immigrants (both legal and illegal) settled in the United States in 2014 and 2015, or more than 1.5 million annually. That represents a 39 percent increase over the prior two years.
The United States admitted 1,037 Syrian refugees during May, but according to statistics compiled by the State Department Refugee Processing Center, only two of these were Christians — the other 1,035 refugees were Muslims.
The State Department set a new record for approving the admission of Syrian refugees on May 23, with 225 applications. This was followed by 80 such approvals the next day.
The number of apprehensions of aliens crossing the border illegally continued during the first six months of fiscal 2016 as the U.S. Border Patrol set a new record in April.