Senator John McCain has called on the Obama administration to create an emergency refugee program for child immigrants coming to the United States from Central America.
Despite threats from House Republicans to try and hold President Obama to the constitutional limits set for the Executive branch, the White House press secretary indicates that Obama has no intention of showing any restraint, particularly on the issue of immigration. According to Press Secretary Josh Earnest, the Obama administration has grown impatient with Congress and intends to move forward with its agenda.
Many call the boundary between the United States and Mexico an “open border,” and instead of deporting illegals, federal officials have been releasing them within the United States.
Stu Harris, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) Local 1929 in El Paso, Texas, said that the continually worsening crisis along the U.S.-Mexican border is the result of the U.S. government granting “de facto amnesty" to illegal immigrants.
One June 18, the Lone Star State’s top political leaders — Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and House Speaker Joe Straus — authorized the Texas Department of Public Safety to start emergency “surge operations” along the south Texas border with Mexico. The surge is in response to a massive increase in the number of illegal immigrants coming across the border into Texas, the majority of whom are women and children from Central America.
Despite claims to the contrary by a press officer at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C., illegal immigration into the United States is a crime.
New York state Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx), introduced a bill on June 16 to create a special status allowing aliens who are not in the United States legally under federal law to enjoy certain privileges by virtue of being “New York State Citizens.”
The right to vote is among many rights and privileges usually reserved for citizens (or at least legal residents) that S. 7879, “The New York Is Home Act,” extends to state residents.
Among the thousands of illegal immigrants — many of them unaccompanied minors — pouring across our southern borders are members of notorious gangs, including MS-13.
The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers asserts that the large influx of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing our border is “predictable, orchestrated and contrived.”
As a large number of unaccompanied children continue to illegally cross the border into South Texas, the Obama administration has resorted to unorthodox methods to deal with the problem. These include housing the detained children at U.S. military bases and simply shipping the overflow to other states, mainly Arizona.
The Pentagon has approved a plan that may serve as an alternate pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. According to a report in the Huffington Post, the Obama administration intends to permit persons in this country illegally to join the U.S. military, thereby granting them an expedited path to citizenship. However, the White House has requested that the plan be delayed to allow time for Congress to pass immigration reform before the August recess.