Tag Archives: immigration

Far-Right Australian MP Egged By Teen Loses Seat

The Independent reports: The anti-immigration politician egged by a teenage boy earlier this year has lost his seat in the Australian parliament following the country’s federal election. Fraser Anning, who sparked outrage when he said Muslim immigration was to blame for the New Zealand mosque shootings, has been defeated in his bid to return to the Senate. His party – …

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Florida Gov To Battle Trump On “Dumping” Migrants

Axios reports: Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will fight any federal plans that include “dumping” hundreds of migrants in southern Florida from the U.S.-Mexico border — even if that means taking it to President Trump directly. The federal government has reached capacity for processing the thousands of migrants crossing the border, forcing officials to find other options while …

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Fox Host: The Border Situation Is “Almost Like 9/11”

“There is a five alarm fire out on our southern border right now and the men and women every day need some help. But there’s an opportunity because there are times when Democrats and Republicans come together – when the market fell apart in 2008 and after 9/11, this is almost like that at the border. “We have never seen …

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Trump On DACA

Bloomberg Law reports: A split federal appeals court on Friday ruled that President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was unlawful because “it was not adequately explained.” The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia found that the administration’s termination of the program was “arbitrary and capricious,” in line with a prior ruling from …

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Laura Ingraham: The GOP’s Tax Cut Will Be “Bled Away If We Lose The Country In This Demographic Shift”

“The fact that the Republicans did not do this when they had both houses of Congress, though, that makes me even angrier I think than what the Democrats are doing. Because they could’ve done this, and they didn’t do it, and they decided not to do it. And they were doing other things, and the tax cut and all that. …

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Pentagon Shifts $1.5B In Funds To Border Wall Project

The Associated Press reports: The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday. Congress was notified of the move Friday. It follows the Pentagon’s decision in March to transfer $1 billion from …

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HUD Plans To Evict 55,000 Legal Resident Kids In Purge Of Undocumented Immigrants From Public Housing

The Washington Post reports: The Department of Housing and Urban Development acknowledged that a Trump administration plan to purge undocumented immigrants from public housing could displace more than 55,000 children, all of whom are legal U.S. residents or citizens. The proposed rule, published Friday in the Federal Register, would tighten regulations against undocumented immigrants accessing federally subsidized housing to “make …

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Trump Laughs At Rally Call To Shoot Migrants [VIDEO]

New York Magazine reports: “You have hundreds and hundreds of [migrants] and you have two or three border security people that are brave and great — and don’t forget, we don’t let them and we can’t let them use weapons,” Trump said, in Panama City Beach. “We can’t. Other countries do. We can’t, I would never do that. But how …

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PEW SURVEY: Half Of White Republicans Are “Bothered” By Hearing Foreign Languages Being Spoken In Public

Just in from Pew Research: Most Americans (70%) say they would not be particularly bothered if they heard people speak a language other than English in a public place, including 47% who say they would not be bothered at all. Still, a sizable share (29%) says this would bother them at least some. According to the new survey, 47 percent …

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Former Trump Chief Of Staff John Kelly Joins Board Of Company Operating Migrant Child Detention Centers

CBS News reports: In April, protesters outside the nation’s largest facility for unaccompanied migrant children noticed a familiar face enter the massive, fenced site in Homestead, Florida: former White House chief of staff John Kelly. Soon after, a local television station recorded footage of him riding on the back of a golf cart as he toured the grounds. It wasn’t …

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Trump Seeks To Charge Fees To Asylum Seekers

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump has proposed the introduction of a fee for migrants seeking asylum in the US, outlining the policy in a memorandum released Monday. The White House said the president issued the memorandum to the acting secretary of homeland security, Kevin McAleenan, to ensure that “legitimate asylum seekers can access asylum while more efficiently processing and …

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Trump To Rally Crowd: Sending Migrants To Sanctuary Cities Was Actually “My Sick Idea, I’m Proud To Tell You”

“Last month alone, 100,000 illegal immigrants arrived at our borders, placing a massive strain on communities and schools and hospitals and public resources like nobody’s ever seen before. Now we’re sending many of them to sanctuary cities, thank you very much. They’re not too happy about it. I’m proud to tell you that was actually my sick idea. Hey, hey, …

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Pope Francis Donates $500K To Migrants In Mexico

Via press release from the Vatican: In recent months, thousands of migrants have arrived in Mexico, having travelled more than 4,000 kilometres on foot and with makeshift vehicles from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Men and women, often with young children, flee poverty and violence, hoping for a better future in the United States. However, the US border remains closed …

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Lawyer Claims Militia Leader Was Attacked In Jail

Reuters reports: The leader of an armed militia group that spent the past two months detaining migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border has been hospitalized after he was attacked in the prison where he was awaiting trial on federal firearms charges, his attorney said. Larry Hopkins, 69, was in hospital with broken ribs after being attacked on Tuesday at the Dona …

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Fox News Guest: They’re Trying To Replace Us [VIDEO]

“We have people invading our country, and I would think that should be pretty — pretty high up, priority one, two, three, somewhere there — and they seem completely oblivious. We’ve seen this in Europe, we’re seeing it here, and they are attempting to replace us with citizens that they think — future citizens that they think would be more …

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Conservative Justices Mostly Silent As Supreme Court Hears Case On Citizenship Question In 2020 Census

The Associated Press reports: Conservative Supreme Court justices were mostly silent Tuesday as a Trump administration lawyer defended the government’s plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, an indication the court’s majority may be inclined to side with the administration. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court’s only Hispanic justice, told Solicitor General Noel Francisco that the result of adding …

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PayPal & GoFundMe Cut Off Accounts For New Mexico Militia Accused Of “Arresting” Hundreds Of Migrants

Buzzfeed News reports: A right-wing “patriot” group that detained hundreds of migrants at gunpoint at the southern border this week after raising thousands of dollars online was notified by crowdfunding giants PayPal and GoFundMe that its fundraising campaigns have been shut down, dealing a major blow to the militia’s operation. Known as the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), the militia has …

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US To Deny Citizenship For Immigrants That Have Ties To Marijuana Industry, Even In States Where It’s Legal

CBS News reports: As people around the country mark 4/20 — the unofficial holiday celebrating marijuana — U.S. officials have released new guidance around marijuana for immigrants hoping to earn U.S. citizenship. Officials said Friday that immigrants involved with cannabis in any way — even in states where it has been legalized — could disqualify them from naturalization. New guidance …

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ACLU Demands Probe After Armed Extremist Militia “Arrests” Migrants In Coordination With Border Patrol

The Guardian reports: Armed right wing militia members detained a large group of migrants at the US-Mexico border and coordinated with US border patrol agents to have them arrested, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, in a series of actions the civil liberties organization called a “kidnapping” and a flagrant violation of the law. Several videos taken at the …

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Trump Targets Seniors With Facebook Immigration Ads

Axios reports: The Trump campaign is spending nearly half (44%) of its Facebook ad budget to target users who are over 65 years old, as opposed to Democratic candidates who are only spending 27% of their budget on that demographic, according to data given to Axios exclusively from Bully Pulpit Interactive. Other data points pulled from the Facebook ad archive …

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