Tag Archives: immigration

AZ Gov To Dismantle His Wall Of Shipping Containers

Yahoo News reports: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) agreed in court documents Wednesday to dismantle a barrier made of double-high shipping containers and razor wire he had ordered constructed along parts of his state’s border with Mexico. The Biden administration had sued Ducey on Dec. 14, arguing that the barrier was illegally built on federal land and was causing damage …

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Feds: Nearly 1M Immigrants Became Citizens This Year

CBS News reports: Nearly a million immigrant adults were naturalized as American citizens in fiscal year 2022, the third-highest annual tally recorded in U.S. history, according to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) report obtained by CBS News. In the 12-month period that ended Sept. 30, 967,400 adults swore the oath of allegiance at naturalization ceremonies across the country, …

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Carlson: “Immigration Destabilizes Your Society”

“Immigration destabilizes your society. It makes it far less cohesive — that’s always true, it doesn’t matter where they’re coming from. “If you have a ton of new people, you’re less cohesive. So why are they coming? Well, there’s only one reason: because the Democratic Party wants new voters, period. “That’s not a racist conspiracy — ‘that’s a racist’ — …

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DeSantis And Florida Sued By Immigrant Rights Groups

The Associated Press reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other officials are being sued in federal court by immigrant rights groups who challenge the constitutionality of the state’s migrant relocation program. The suit was filed Thursday by three groups — Florida Immigrant Coalition, Americans for Immigrant Justice and Hope Community Center — against DeSantis and state Transportation Secretary Jared Perdue. …

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Texas Gov To Deploy Literal Tanks To Mexico Border

The Texas Tribune reports: Three days after Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted a legally dubious invocation of the “invasion clause” of the U.S. and Texas constitutions over the high number of migrant encounters at the Texas-Mexico border, his border mission is set to include armored personnel carriers designed to carry troops into battle alongside tanks, according to a planning document obtained …

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$1.4M For DeSantis’s Migrant Flights “Unaccounted For”

The Miami Herald reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has so far paid more than $1.5 million to a politically connected contractor for a program to fly migrants from Texas to northeastern states — but the private jets chartered by the contractor cost only a fraction of that sum. Newly released public records show the contractor, Destin, Florida-based Vertol Systems Company, …

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DeSantis Appeals Order To Produce Migrant Flight Docs

Florida Politics reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis will fight a ruling that he must turn over communications about flying migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. Leon Circuit Judge Lee Marsh last week ordered the DeSantis administration to provide all records to the Florida Center for Government Accountability. But by filing a notice of appeal with the First District Court of Appeal, it triggers …

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DeSantis Ordered To Hand Over Migrant Flight Docs

Politico reports: A Florida judge on Tuesday found that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office is not following the state’s public records law and ordered the administration to turn over records connected to the migrants flights from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard within the next 20 days. Circuit Judge J. Lee Marsh rebuffed arguments from the governor’s lawyers that they should be allowed …

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DeSantis To Release Migrant Flight Docs By December

Politico reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration this week pushed back against a lawsuit seeking the immediate release of all records related to the flights of migrants from Texas to Massachusetts but agreed to provide them no later than Dec. 1. Lawyers for the Republican governor filed a nine-page response late Tuesday to a demand from the open government group …

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Feds Investigate DeSantis Over Migrant Flight Funds

The Associated Press reports: The United States Department of the Treasury has launched an investigation into Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ alleged use of COVID-19 relief funds to fly dozens of migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard last month. In a tweet overnight, Sen. Ed Markey confirmed the investigation into DeSantis’ alleged misuse of taxpayer funds to “cruelly transport the immigrants …

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Fox Host: Families Hosting Migrants Are “Perverts”

“Everything in Central America has gotten worse. Nothing she has done there has helped. The cartels are now making record profits: $13 billion last year. They’ve shattered all-time border crossing records two years in a row. They lost track of 20,000 migrant kids. They lost track after they handed them to sponsors which are basically perverts.” – Fox News host …

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FL Company Has Contract To Ship Migrants Until June

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Vertol Systems has until the end of next June to run through the $12 million approved by the Legislature for what critics have called a “political stunt” — relocating as many migrants as it can from Florida to other states and the District of Columbia, records released late Friday show. The request for bids, quotes from …

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Canadian Lawyers Argue US Unsafe For Asylum Seekers

The Washington Post reports: Advocates told Canada’s top court on Thursday that a nearly 20-year-old deal under which Canada and the United States share responsibility for migrants in need of protection should be struck down because the United States is not a safe destination for asylum seekers. At issue in the hearing, which was being closely watched in Ottawa and …

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Texas Gov Used Federal COVID Funds To Ship Migrants

The Independent reports: Texas’s Gov Greg Abbott used loopholes in federal law and insufficient federal oversight to ensure that at least $1bn of federal Covid funding meant for his state’s residents actually went to his controversial efforts to fight immigration. A new report published on Thursday in The Nation reveals how the Texas Republican governor used money from federal Covid …

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NYC Mayor Declares Emergency Over Migrant Influx

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor Adams declared a state of emergency Friday over the city’s migrant crisis and pleaded for financial and legislative assistance from the federal government and state lawmakers. The emergency declaration will suspend certain land use requirements in order for the city to more rapidly construct tent camps to house migrants, such as the controversial …

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Fox Host Claims Democrats Want Migrants To Be Their “Servants,” Hires Dan Quayle To Run Fox News Chyron

Mediaite reports: Jesse Watters said Democrats have refused to secure the country’s southern border, as the party needs “servants” to work menial jobs. The Fox News host opened his show Tuesday by claiming the continuing influx of migrants from Mexico, Central and South America into the country is intentional. “The illegals are viewed as servants by the Democrats. They’re opening …

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NYT Identifies Woman Who Lured Migrants Onto Flight

The New York Times reports: Until now, little has been known about the woman whom migrants said identified herself only by her first name, “Perla,” when she solicited them to join the flights. A person briefed on the San Antonio sheriff’s office investigation into the matter told The New York Times that the person being looked at in connection with …

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Hawley: My Bill Would Allow States To Deport Migrants

Fox News reports: Legislation being introduced by Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., would allow states to enforce federal immigration law, including the deportation of illegal immigrants – as Hawley calls for the U.S. to “take the gloves off” to fight unlawful immigration. The “Empowering States to Deport Illegal Immigrants Act” would authorize state and local law enforcement officers to enforce certain …

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NYC Mayor Unveils Plans To House Migrants In Tents

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor Adams announced in a press release Thursday that the city plans to house asylum seekers in temporary, refugee-style camps — a move that further illustrates the huge strain a recent influx of migrants has put on the city’s shelter system. Through an email put out by his press office, Adams’ team described the …

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US To Resume Processing Immigrant Visas For Cubans

Via press release from the US Embassy in Havana: Consistent with our commitments under the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection to facilitate safe, orderly, humane, and regular migration, the United States is today announcing an expansion of regular pathways available to Cubans wishing to come to the United States and an increase in personnel at the U.S. Embassy …

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