Category: Illegal Immigration

Senate fails to override Trump’s veto on border wall

Senators gave a backhand approval Thursday to President Trump’s border emergency wall building plans by failing to override his veto, marking the latest instance when the White House has outmaneuvered Congress.
The president’s opponents mustered 53 votes to overturn the veto, with 10 Republicans siding with Democrats, but it still fell far short of the two-thirds needed to force Mr. Trump to retreat from his marquee campaign promise.

Invasion: Ken Cuccinelli cites 22 million illegal aliens in the US

President Trump’s top immigration spokesman on Wednesday said that there are potentially 22 million illegal immigrants inside the United States, nearly twice the estimate regularly cited.

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which handles the legal immigration process, said the number comes from a study done by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That study put the number at 22.1 million.

36 alleged Mexican cartel members arrested in Northern Alabama

Federal officials said they arrested 36 people across the Tennessee Valley last week in a massive meth trafficking bust.

The arrests were made Oct. 9. WHNT News 19 saw vans of people taken to the Morgan County Jail and later to the federal courthouse in Huntsville to face charges.

Census Bureau asks states for licenses that typically include citizenship data

The U.S. Census Bureau is asking states for drivers’ license records that typically include citizenship data and has made a new request for information on recipients of government assistance, alarming some civil rights advocates.

New peer reviewed academic study finds diversity is not strength, erodes social trust

Seeking to answer whether “continued immigration and corresponding growing ethnic diversity” was having a positive impact on community cohesion, the study found the opposite to be the case.

Studying existing literature and also carrying out a meta-analysis of 1,001 estimates from 87 studies, the researchers concluded, “We find a statistically significant negative relationship between ethnic diversity and social trust across all studies.”

Trump suspends entry for migrants who will ‘financially burden the United States healthcare system’

The White House on Friday issued a proclamation that would halt migrant entry into the U.S. if the person is pursuing a visa and “will financially burden the United States healthcare system.”

Migrants will be considered people who will burden the system if they are not covered by approved health insurance within 30 days of entering the country unless they have enough money to “pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs.”

Illegal alien charged with shooting man in head – in what appeared to be car crash

The Marion County Coroner’s office performed an autopsy on Tuesday, September 23, and found a bullet in Anderson’s head, not exactly the typical result of a car crash. Upon further investigation, police believe they’ve determined that Vivas, the driver of the Ford Ranger, shot Anderson in the head, which then caused the Caravan to crash into Vivas’ Ranger, making it look like a tragic accident at first.

Va. police officer faces discipline for alerting ICE to illegal alien wanted for deportation

police officer in Fairfax County, Virginia, is facing disciplinary action for contacting Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the scene of a traffic accident involving an illegal immigrant wanted for deportation.

All Florida cops and elected officials are now required to work with ICE

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a portion of a controversial Florida law that called on local police to cross state lines to assist federal immigration officials but left in place a provision where the officers would have to hold undocumented immigrants until the feds pick them up.

Obama-appointed judge blocks Trump rule to hold unaccompanied minors at border over 20 days

A judge in the District Court of Washington, D.C., on Friday blocked an August Trump administration rule that would have extended the legal detention of unauthorized migrant minors beyond 20 days.