Big govt, Corruption, Immigration, Politics

Biden To Ask Congress On First Day To Grant Legal Status To 11 Million Illegal Aliens

As one of his first acts in office, President-elect Joe Biden will ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million foreigners in the country illegally.

Biden will announce legislation to provide a pathway to citizenship for millions on his first day, according to The Associated Press.

The president-elect campaigned on the issue – an issue on which he is diametrically opposed to President Trump, who sought to shut down the southern border with Mexico and banned foreigners from several countries from coming into the U.S.

“This really does represent a historic shift from Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda that recognizes that all of the undocumented immigrants that are currently in the United States should be placed on a path to citizenship,” Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, who was briefed on the bill, told the AP.

“The bill also would provide a shorter pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of people with temporary protected status and beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals who were brought to the U.S. as children, and probably also for certain front-line essential workers, vast numbers of whom are immigrants,” Yahoo News reported. Read more…

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Immigration, Politics

Migrant Caravan in Guatemala Pushes Through Border from Honduras – Heading to U.S.A.

Guatemalan officials report that approximately 6,500 migrants are on the move from Honduras. The migrants began pushing through the Guatemalan southern border. Their ultimate destination – U.S.A.

Guatemala’s immigration spokesman Alejandra Mena told Reuters that there were approximately 6,500 Honduran migrants on the move. Thousands crossed the country’s southern border on Saturday with an ultimate announced destination of the United States.

Mena told the news outlet that as many as 3,500 have already pushed through their border into Guatemala. A Honduran police officer said he observed “more or less 5,000 people” walk past his checkpoint.

A video tweeted by Festivales Solidarios shows thousands pushing past Guatemalan police and soldiers.

Guatemalan soldiers blocked part of the caravan at a point a few miles north of where they pushed across the border from Honduras, ABC News stated. Guatmala is aggressively attempting to detain the Honduran migrants and bus them back to their home country. Read more…

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Big govt, Corruption, Immigration, Politics

Google Backs Biden Immigration Efforts, Offers to Cover Some Fees

Google on Wednesday said it backs President-elect Joe Biden’s promised immigration reform, while offering to cover some of the fees associated with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Kent Walker, senior vice president of global affairs at the company, said Google is making a $250,000 grant that will cover application fees to DACA for over 500 immigrants.

“We believe it’s important that Dreamers have a chance to apply for protection under the program so that they can safeguard their status in the United States. But in the middle of a global pandemic that has led to economic hardship, especially for the many immigrants playing essential roles on the front lines, there is concern that many Dreamers cannot afford to pay the application fee,” he wrote in a blog post. Dreamer is a term people who support DACA use to refer to immigrants.

DACA, established by executive order by then-President Barack Obama in 2012, enabled some immigrants who arrived to the United States while children to be shielded from deportation. It also gave them the opportunity to obtain critical legal documents so they could be employed and go to school.

President Donald Trump tried ending the program but was blocked by courts. The Supreme Court ruled in June 2020 that Trump could rescind DACA but didn’t follow proper “procedure.” Read more…

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Trump: Caravans Forming on the Border in Anticipation of a Biden Presidency

President Donald warned Tuesday that caravans of illegal immigrants are forming on the southern border, in anticipation of Joe Biden’s presidency and what’s in it for them, but the Trump administration is able to stop it.

“As you know we’ve completed the wall. They may want to expand it. We have the expansion underway. It’s been tremendously successful, far beyond what anyone thought. We’re stopping in large numbers the drugs coming into the country for many, many years and decades. We’re stopping a lot of illegal immigration. Our numbers have been very good,” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn prior to traveling to the southern border in Texas.

“There does seem to be a surge now, because people are coming up. Some caravans are starting to form, because they think there’s going to be a lot in it for them if they’re able to get through, but we’re able to stop it. The wall has made a tremendous difference. I think some of you are coming with me, but the wall has made a tremendous difference on the southern border,” he said. Read more…

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Border Chief: Biden Administration Would Likely Spark ‘Waves’ of Illegal Immigrants

Rescinding humanitarian agreements that help protect America’s southern border, which Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden plans to do if he wins the White House, would likely lead to “waves” of illegal immigrants attempting to cross the border, a top immigration official said Tuesday.

President Donald Trump’s administration just finalized agreements with Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras that enabled American officials to take immigrants seeking asylum to one of the three countries, in some cases.

“These humanitarian agreements demonstrate the Trump administration’s unwavering efforts to secure America’s borders from illegal entry by working closely with our regional partners. Without these agreements, we will likely see waves of attempted illegal entries similar to 2019,” Mark Morgan, the acting chief of Customs and Border Protection, said in a statement.

Biden and his advisers, who didn’t respond to a request for comment, have said they plan on rescinding the agreements if the Democrat enters office next month.

“I already started discussing these issues with the president of Mexico and our friends in Latin America. And the timeline is to do it so that we, in fact, make it better, not worse. The last thing we need is to say we’re going to stop immediately the access to asylum the way it’s being run and end up with two million people on our border,” Biden told reporters last week when asked why he wouldn’t roll back the restrictions immediately. Read more…

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Immigration, Politics

Joe Biden: Two Million Migrants May Hit the Border

Two million migrants may arrive at the nation’s borders if officials do not properly manage the rewrite of border and asylum rules, President elect Joe Biden said Tuesday, as he offered a new “family reunification” justification for mass migration into Americans’ workplaces and communities.

“We already started discussing these issues with the President of Mexico and our friends in Latin America, and the timeline is to do it so that we in fact make it better, not worse,” Biden told a press conference:

The last thing we need is to say we’re going to stop immediately the [curbed] access to asylum the way it’s been run now and end up with 2 million people on our border. It’s a matter of setting up the guardrails so we can move the direction. I will accomplish what I said I would do — a much humane policy based on family unification.

Biden’s emphasis on family identification is a new twist. It may signal an effort to ostentatiously block the rush of new migrants while also quietly helping many resident Central American illegals settle into the United States by helping them import their spouses, children, and parents under the claim of “family reunification.” Read more…

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Courts, Immigration, Politics

Supreme Court Blocks Bid to Stop Trump Plan to Exclude Illegal Immigrants From Census, Redistricting

The Supreme Court dismissed a challenge Friday to block the Trump administration’s effort to exclude illegal immigrants from the U.S. census count and from being counted toward congressional redistricting.

The conservative majority on the high court ruled that it would be premature to block the president’s plan before such a time as it was implemented.

“We express no view on the merits of the constitutional and related statutory claims presented. We hold only that they are not suitable for adjudication at this time,” wrote the court of the case Trump v. New York. “At present, this case is riddled with contingencies and speculation that impede judicial review.”

The three liberal justices dissented publicly, saying that the high court should rule now that President Trump does not have the authority to exclude illegal immigrants from the congressional redistricting process.

Justice Stephen Breyer, who joined in his opinion with Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, wrote “The plain meaning of the governing statutes, decades of historical practice, and uniform interpretations from all three branches of government demonstrate that aliens without lawful status cannot be excluded from the decennial census solely on account of that status.” Read more…

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Immigration, Politics

Trump Asks Supreme Court To Keep Illegal Immigrants Out Of Redistricting

The Trump administration will press its bid to exclude illegal aliens from the population baseline for awarding House seats on Monday in the Supreme Court, a move that would shift political clout away from states with large undocumented populations.

President Donald Trump’s July order to exclude illegal aliens from the apportionment could be one of his most consequential acts in office. States like California, where approximately 6 percent of the population is undocumented, will lose out on congressional seats and untold millions in federal funds if the administration prevails.

Blue states losing even a handful of seats would make the House’s thin Democratic majority even more precarious. Congressional analysts suggest Democrats will lose the House in 2022 on the basis of reapportionment alone, since red states with growing populations are expected to gain seats. But right-leaning states like Florida and Texas could each pick up one seat fewer as a result of the order, according to the Pew Research Center.

The dispute is moving at a fast clip. Census figures are by law due to the White House from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Dec. 31. President Trump must transmit a reapportionment to Congress by Jan. 10, 2021. The Constitution requires the government to conduct a census every 10 years. Read more…

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Immigration, Politics

Border Patrol Officials Reporting Biden Surge in Illegal Immigration Following Election

Senior Border Patrol officials are warning of a surge in illegal migration at the southern border in recent weeks, coming directly in response to perceived results of the still-pending presidential election.

Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan is ascribing a 21% increase in apprehension levels at the border over the last month to both economic circumstances in Central America and “perceived and or anticipated shifts in policies” following the November 3rd election. Morgan was speaking to the Washington Times.

CBP personnel intercepted 69,000 illegal migrants at the southern border in October, up from 58,000 in September.

Illegal immigration levels declined in early 2020 due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, but they’ve increased in recent months as border crossers flee the effects of the virus’s recession in Central America and Mexico. CBP has been authorized by the Trump administration to use expedited “expulsion” policies to return illegal immigrants to the nation they came from on the basis of coronavirus public health concerns.

Joe Biden has pledged to open the borders of the United States, stating that he intends only to deport felons convicted of violent crimes while in the country illegally. This repudiation of immigration enforcement, if actually adopted, would likely lure tens of millions- if not hundreds of millions- of unauthorized migrants to the United States in various forms in coming years. Read more…

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Corruption, Immigration, Politics

Joe Biden: Amnesty for Over 11 Million Illegal Aliens Going to Senate in My First 100 Days

Democrat Joe Biden says he will send an amnesty deal for “over 11 million” illegal aliens to the United States Senate in his first 100 days in office.

During an interview with NBC News’s Lester Holt, Biden reiterated his plan to give amnesty to the roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. Biden said of his agenda:

Some of it’s going to depend on the kind of cooperation I can or cannot get from the United States Congress. But I am going, I made a commitment, in the first 100 days, I will send an immigration bill to the United States Senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people in America.

Already, a number of Senate Republicans have suggested that they are interested in working with Biden on some sort of immigration deal. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have all hinted at striking a Democrat-GOP deal on immigration that would almost certainly include an amnesty.

Currently, about 24.5 million Americans are either jobless or underemployed, but all want full-time jobs. Read more…

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