Tag Archives: immigration

Miami-Dade Police Say They Won’t Ask For Your Papers

NBC News reports: As Florida gets ready to implement a new sweeping immigration law this summer, Miami-Dade County police said they do not plan on pulling over drivers to require them or car passengers to show paperwork confirming anyone’s immigration status. The new law, set to go into effect in July, makes it a felony to “knowingly and willfully” transport …

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Hispanic Truckers Threaten To Suspend FL Deliveries

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill imposing tough new penalties and restrictions on undocumented immigrants in Florida that, among other things, requires employers to use E-Verify to make sure workers are authorized to work in the U.S. By the weekend, Latin American truck drivers were threatening to stop delivering to and in Florida, according …

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Florida Farmers In Panic Over Vanishing Workers

West Palm Beach’s NBC affiliate reports: Supporters believe a new Florida law recently signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis will crack down on illegal immigration. However, from farming to construction, the law is expected to have a wide-ranging impact on a number of industries vital to Florida’s economy. WPTV is told that some farm workers are already too scared to go …

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Florida Construction Sites And Farm Fields Empty Of Workers Due To Impending Anti-Migrant Bill [VIDEO]

Miami’s CBS affiliate reports: Construction workers say many employees have not showed up to work because they fear deportation. Critics say Florida Senate Bill 1718 is to blame. If signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, businesses could face a $10,000 fine for every undocumented employee and the state could revoke their business license. Because of this, many construction workers who spoke …

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Sean Hannity: The US Should Start Selling Citizenship

“There are many countries that you could buy citizenship to. For example, in a country like Australia, New Zealand, it’s very expensive. Then there are other countries that are relatively inexpensive. You can buy a passport. You can have dual citizenship, for example. So you are saying this is deliberate in the sense that ultimately the plan would be to …

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Mexico Suspects Homicide In Migrant Facility Fire

Reuters reports: Migrants were locked in a cell as a blaze spread killing 39 people at a detention center in Mexico, witnesses and a survivor said on Wednesday, as Mexican prosecutors said they were investigating the incident as a possible homicide. Prosecutors have identified eight people who may be responsible for the deaths on Monday at the center in the …

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39 Dead In Fire At Mexican Migrant Facility Near Texas

The Associated Press reports: A fire in a dormitory at a Mexican immigration detention center near the U.S. border left more than three dozen migrants dead, a government agency said Tuesday, in one of the deadliest incidents ever at an immigration lockup in the country. Hours after the fire broke out late Monday, rows of bodies were laid out under …

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Jeffries To Hold Listening Session At TX Border Today

Huddle reports: House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) will be at the southern border later today, marking his first visit since ascending to the party’s No. 1 position in the House. His visit comes one day after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) visit and will take place in the border city of Laredo, Texas, represented by Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas). …

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McCarthy To Lead GOP Delegation To Mexican Border

The Hill reports: Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is leading a congressional delegation to the southern border on Thursday, marking his first visit to the border since winning the gavel last month. Republican Reps. Juan Ciscomani (Ariz.), Lori Chavez-DeRemer (Ore.), Jen Kiggans (Va.) and Derrick Van Orden (Wis.) — all first-term lawmakers — will accompany McCarthy on the trip. The group …

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Florida Gives DeSantis More Money To Ship Migrants

Axios reports: Florida lawmakers have passed a bill to expand a state program used to relocate migrants from anywhere in the country to Democratic-led cities. The program faced intense backlash after Florida officials were accused of misleading migrants and promising false incentives. The bill, which would set aside $10 million for the program, now heads to Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), …

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Far-Right Mob Storms UK Hotel Housing Refugees

The Guardian reports: Disturbances have broken out in Knowsley near Liverpool after several hundred far-right demonstrators protested against asylum seekers who have been housed in a local hotel by the Home Office. Merseyside police said three people had been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder. Witnesses at the Suites hotel said missiles were thrown and far-right supporters set a police …

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NYC To House Asylum Seekers In Cruise Ship Terminal

The Associated Press reports: New York City is temporarily turning a cruise ship terminal into a shelter and services hub for asylum-seekers, Mayor Eric Adams said Saturday, announcing the latest in a series of facilities the city has set up — and sometimes shut down — as it strains to handle an ongoing influx. The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will have …

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DeSantis Loses Bid To Dismiss Suit Over Migrant Flights

The Miami Herald reports: A Leon County Circuit Court judge on Friday refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Ron DeSantis brought by a North Miami Beach state senator who has accused Florida’s governor of illegally using taxpayer funds to fly migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts last September. Judge John C. Cooper set a Jan. 30 trial date …

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Biden Visits Texas-Mexico Border At El Paso [VIDEO]

CNN reports:  President Joe Biden arrived at the US-Mexico border on Sunday on the heels of major policy announcements and following relentless calls from Republicans who believe the trip is overdue. With his visit to El Paso, Texas, on Sunday, Biden is seizing on an issue that’s been a political liability for his administration, while calling on Congress to overhaul …

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Biden Announces Plan To Visit Texas-Mexico Border

ABC News reports: President Joe Biden on Thursday said he plans to visit the southern border with Mexico on Sunday, for the first time since taking office. Biden said he will visit El Paso, Texas, “to assess border enforcement operations, meet with the local officials and community leaders and the folks at the border sending me what they need that …

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State Dept Resumes Processing Cuban Immigrant Visas

Reuters reports: The United States has resumed full immigrant visa services at its embassy in Cuba’s capital, five years after Washington closed consular services in Havana due to a spate of unexplained health incidents. In a statement last week, the embassy confirmed that it would begin processing immigrant visas on Wednesday, including permits for Cubans reuniting with family in the …

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Top DeSantis Aide Used “Clarice Starling” Alias To Help Ex-Client Win Contract To Ship Migrants Out Of State

The Miami Herald reports: A top aide to Gov. Ron DeSantis used a private email address with the alias “Clarice Starling” — a reference to the Hannibal Lecter serial killer novels — to help his former client win a state contract to operate Florida’s controversial migrant flight program, recently released public records show. The records suggest that Larry Keefe, DeSantis’ …

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Supreme Court Keeps In Place “Title 42” Asylum Policy

NBC News reports: The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Title 42 — a Trump-era immigration policy implemented when the pandemic broke out to quickly expel asylum-seekers at the border — to remain in effect, putting a judge’s ruling that would have ended it last week on hold. The court voted 5-4 to grant an emergency request by 19 Republican state attorneys general who sought …

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TX Gov Defends Dumping Migrants In Freezing Weather

Via press release from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: The White House is full of a bunch of hypocrites, led by the Hypocrite-in-Chief who has been flying planeloads of migrants across the country and oftentimes in the cover of night. These migrants willingly chose to go to Washington, D.C., having signed a voluntary consent waiver available in multiple languages upon boarding …

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Texas Dumps Buses Of Migrants Outside Harris’ Home

CNN reports: Several busloads of migrants were dropped off in front of Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence in Washington, DC, on Christmas Eve in 18 degree weather late Saturday. An initial two busloads were taken to local shelters, according to an administration official. More buses arrived outside the vice president’s residence later Saturday evening. A CNN team saw migrants being …

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