The Texas Health and Human Services Commission filed a suit in the U.S. District Court in Dallas on December 2 asking for an immediate restraining order and a hearing by December 9 to petition for an injunction that would prevent resettlement of Syrian refugees within Texas.
Speaking on the Senate floor on November 19, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) strongly condemned President Obama’s request for funding for refugee resettlement, basing his opposition on both economic and security threats found in the president’s plan.
FBI Director James Comey and Director of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson have both expressed concerns about the American SAFE Act of 2015 (H.R. 4038) introduced by the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Republican Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas).
First, on February 16, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen issued an junction blocking President Obama’s executive action to grant amnesty to four million illegal aliens. Then, on November 9, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans upheld Hanen's injunction. So Obama is stymied, right? Wrong, the administration has continued to act on other executive actions not covered by the court decision.
Is Barack Obama bringing ISIS to America? This is a pressing question with the revelation that almost 70 ISIS-linked plotters in the United States have been arrested during the last 18 months alone — and that among them are so-called “refugees” granted entry by American authorities.
An online survey of Texas voters conducted by the University of Texas/Texas Tribune from October 30 to November 8 indicated that Texans think that immigration and foreign terrorist groups comprise the greatest threat to the United States.
Since last weekend, when the world was stunned by the violent terrorist attacks in Paris, more and more U.S. governors have openly opposed allowing refugees from Syria to settle in their states.
On Monday, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld an injunction granted by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen on February 16 that blocked a series of President Obama’s executive actions to grant amnesty to four million illegal aliens. By Tuesday, the Justice Department announced that it will take the case to the Supreme Court.
In a split, two-to-one decision on November 9, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, upheld U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s February 16 injunction that blocked President Obama’s executive action to grant amnesty to four million illegal aliens.
United We Stay, a pro-amnesty group comprised of first-generation Americans, immigrants, and activists has released a proposed “Bill of Rights” for illegal immigrants that makes multiple demands, including stopping arrests and deportations of all “law-abiding undocumented Americans.” With immigration remaining at the forefront of the political debate for 2016 presidential hopefuls, United We Stay is hopeful that the list will serve as a foundation for possible immigration reform. But the “Bill of Rights” is sure to receive backlash from those opposed to illegal immigration and amnesty.