Tag Archives: immigration

Judge Strikes Down NYC Non-Citizen Voting Law

The New York Daily News reports: A Staten Island judge struck down a city law Monday that would give some noncitizen New Yorkers the right to vote in local elections, ruling that the expansion of electoral participation would violate the state constitution. The so-called Local Law 11, which was adopted in January, would let green card holders and some immigrants …

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Florida Police Get Immigration Enforcement Authority

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Pensacola, discussing immigration issues. Signage at the event read “Biden’s Border Crisis.” The governor was in Pensacola to sign legislation, Senate Bill 1808, an immigration law passed in the legislature this year. Flanked by a variety of law enforcement officers, DeSantis discussed issues at …

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Court Blocks Biden From Lifting “Title 42” Restriction

CNN reports: A federal judge in Louisiana has for now blocked the Biden administration from ending a Trump-era pandemic restriction, known as Title 42, at the US-Mexico border, thwarting plans to terminate the controversial public health authority. Since taking office, President Joe Biden’s administration has continued to rely on Title 42, a public health authority invoked at the onset of …

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Arizona Gov Copies Texas In Busing Migrants To DC

The Arizona Daily Star reports: Following Texas’ example, Arizona has started busing migrants from the border with Mexico to Washington, D.C., despite the fact the federal government already pays to transport them. The first bus arrived Wednesday in the nation’s capital after leaving Yuma on Monday, said Gov. Doug Ducey’s press aide, C.J. Karamargin. He said 20 people, all who …

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TX Gov Spent $1B In COVID Funds On Migrants Stunt

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and top state lawmakers shifted around roughly $1 billion in federal coronavirus aid to help pay for their campaign to arrest migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, exposing gaps in a law meant to bolster the country’s response to the ongoing pandemic. Critics say the money would have been put to better use …

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Fox News Poll: 59% Of Republicans Say Immigrants “Hurt The Country And Make It A Worse Place To Live”

Mediaite reports: Respondents to the latest Fox News poll were asked “In general, do you think immigrants who come to the United States today help the country and make it a better place to live or hurt the country and make it a worse place to live?” While a solid 45 percent to 39 percent plurality of all Americans said …

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TX Gov Threatens To Declare “Invasion” Over Migrants

The New York Times reports: His efforts to tighten border security and harden Texas’ 1,254-mile frontier have helped Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, hold off challenges from his right and made the lawyerly governor into a regular on Fox News. Now Mr. Abbott is weighing whether to invoke actual war powers to seize much broader state authority on the border. …

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Texas Gov Launches Crowdfund To Bus Away Migrants

The Texas Tribune reports: The decision to crowdfund the free bus trips for migrants is a new development from when he initially announced on April 6 that it would be paid for by Texas taxpayers. At the time, Abbott proudly presented the trips as a tough-on-immigration act of defiance against the Biden administration. But the shift to ask private donors …

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Texas Sues To Stop Lifting Of Trump-Era CDC Policy

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on Friday to halt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from lifting Title 42, a pandemic-era health order used by federal immigration officials to expel migrants, including asylum-seekers, at the U.S.-Mexico border. Title 42, which was enacted in March 2020 by the Trump …

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Analysis: Texas Gov’s Border Stunt Cost $9B In GDP

Axios reports: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s rule doubling the inspections for commercial trucks coming in from Mexico caused delays that cost the U.S. nearly $9 billion in gross domestic product, according to one analysis. The rule, which Abbott has since rescinded, prompted fierce backlash and snarled cross-border traffic for days. Between April 6 and 15 — when the rule was …

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Texas Governor Threatens To Bus Migrants To Delaware

Mediaite reports: Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) appeared on Monday’s Hannity to discuss his decision to bus undocumented migrants to Washington, D.C. He even threatened to send migrants to President Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware. So far, six buses have arrived in the nation’s capital. “Will you send every illegal immigrant that you find in the state of Texas to …

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First Bus From TX Drops Off Migrants Near US Capitol

Fox News reports: A bus from Texas arrived in Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning, transporting dozens of illegal immigrants as part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s new plan to counter federal immigration policies during an ongoing border crisis. Abbott announced last week that he was directing the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to transport migrants released from federal custody in …

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Truckers Punish TX Gov By Blockading Border Crossings

The Texas Tribune reports: Commercial traffic at a key South Texas border crossing has stopped after Mexican truckers on Monday blocked north- and southbound lanes on the Mexico side of the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge in protest of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to have state troopers inspect northbound commercial vehicles — historically a job done by the federal government. The …

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Texas Sheriff Accused Of Seizing Cash From Migrants

The Texas Tribune reports: A rural sheriff near the Texas border is under criminal investigation for allegedly having his deputies illegally seize money and a truck from undocumented immigrants during traffic stops. Last month, investigators with the Texas Rangers and the Texas Attorney General’s Office raided four Real County Sheriff’s Office locations as part of an investigation into Sheriff Nathan …

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Hungary Vows To Defy EU Court On Asylum Requests

The Associated Press reports: Hungary will not change its immigration policies despite a recent ruling from the EU’s top court that found them in contradiction with the bloc’s laws, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said today. Orban’s announcement came as Hungary is locked in a dispute with the EU over the bloc’s jurisdiction over the affairs of its 27 members. A …

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Startup Pitched Tasing Migrants With Their Drones

The Intercept reports: Brinc, a rising star among the many companies jockeying to sell drones to police, has a compelling founding mythology: In the wake of the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting, its young founder decided to aid law enforcement agencies through the use of nonviolent robots. A company promotional video obtained by The Intercept, however, reveals a different vision: …

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Belarus Threatens To Cut Off Gas Supply To Europe

The Washington Post reports: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko opened another potential front against Europe on Thursday, threatening to choke off gas supplies amid a deepening crisis that has brought migrants surging to E.U. borders and Western leaders planning to retaliate with more sanctions. Lukashenko’s warning jolted energy markets and further suggested his authoritarian regime still had the backing of its …

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Russia Flies Bombers Over Belarus Amid Migrant Crisis

Reuters reports: Russia blamed the European Union on Wednesday for the migrant crisis on the border between Belarus and Poland, accusing it of trying to “strangle” Belarus with plans to close part of the frontier and urging it to talk directly with Minsk. As migrants from the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa made new attempts to break into Poland overnight, …

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Hannity: US Should “Charge People” For Citizenship

“Citizenship is a valuable, coveted thing all around the globe. America, the greatest country in the world — how much would people pay to be a citizen here? “Maybe we should also get in on this action and maybe charge people to be citizens — every other country appears to be doing it. “Here in the U.S., where we let …

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Texas Gov Vows To Hire Any Border Agents Fired For Mistreating Haitian Migrants: “You Have A Job In Texas”

Politico reports: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday defended U.S. Border Patrol agents seen charging at migrants on horseback, saying he would hire them if they fear being fired. “You have a job in the state of Texas,” he told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” “I will hire you to help Texas secure our border.” The Department of …

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