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The Marriage Maneuver
IRLI

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) submitted a friend-of-court brief in a Maryland district court in support of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is being sued by aliens in a case putting at issue whether immigration law should be rewritten by the court in a way that would provide a large incentive for marriage fraud.

The plaintiffs are a class of aliens who have been given final orders of removal but still seek to stay in the country. The aliens, who had married U.S. citizens at some point but never received green cards on that...

Former DEA agent issues dire warning as border crisis surges
FOX news

Watch former DEA agent, Derek Maltz, explain the Fentanyl problem that's poisoning Americans en masse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tGcxa2qlVk

New FAIR Cost Study: Biden Immigration Policies Impose Crushing Burden on Already-Strained Schools
FAIR

A new report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) finds that one in ten students in our nation’s public schools are considered Limited English Proficient (LEP), requiring an annual expenditure of $78 billion to provide remedial English language instruction. Moreover, the surge of illegal migration instigated by Biden administration policies – including an unprecedented number of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) – is outpacing the nation’s education system’s ability to hire enough teachers qualified to meet the needs of LEP kids. . . .

In Milwaukee, Latinos fed up with crime weigh GOP appeal
On Milwaukee’s largely Hispanic, working-class south side, voters are fed up with rampant lawlessness
Breitbart

In two decades of street outreach on Milwaukee’s south side, evangelical pastor Marty Calderon has offered Bible study, gang prevention, a safe place to stay for those battling addiction, and help getting jobs for those newly released from prison. In two decades of street outreach on Milwaukee’s south side, evangelical pastor Marty Calderon has offered Bible study, gang prevention, a safe place to stay for those battling addiction, and help getting jobs for those newly released from prison.But as he’s watched rising crime threaten those efforts to “clean up” his impoverished neighborhood,...

WATCH: Deported Venezuelan Migrants Shut Down Texas Border Port of Entry
Breitbart

Approximately 60 previously deported Venezuelan migrants rushed the northbound lane of an international port of entry leading to Brownsville, Texas, Friday. The effort forced a shutdown of the port for several hours.

Mexican authorities were unable to stop the group from entering the facilities of Gateway International Bridge as they made their way toward the U.S. side. Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection rapidly set up barricades and preventative measures to keep individuals from trying to force their way further north. . . .

Appeals Court Ruling Sends a Clear Message that Presidents Cannot Nullify Immigration Law through Executive Action, Says FAIR
FAIR

The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to Wednesday’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit declaring the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to be unlawful:

“Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit correctly upheld a federal district judge’s ruling that the Obama-era DACA program is unlawful. Presidents do not have the authority to exempt entire classes of immigration lawbreakers from enforcement, or provide them with authorization to work in the United...

DC advances Alien Voting Bill
FAIR

The Washington DC city council took the first of two votes to give voting rights in local elections to foreign nationals, including illegal aliens.The Constitution dictates that the District of Columbia because it is the seat of government be under Congress’ authority.  Article 1 of the Constitution authorizes Congress to exert total legislative authority over Washington, DC. Over time, Congress has ceded its authority over to local control. However, under the Home Rule Act, Congress did retain the ability to block DC bills by passing a joint resolution that is approved by the president...

Immigration Has Democrats On Defense But They’re Still Plotting Amnesty. Why Doesn’t GOP Call Them Out?
VDARE

When even radicalized Democrats are sounding retreat on the immigration issue, that should be a sign the GOP/GAP should attack. But national GOP “leaders” are, as usual, missing in action.

In Arizona and New York City, Democrats are showing weakness and confusion. Thus Senate Candidate Blake Masters got incumbent Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) to dramatically throw President Joe Biden under the bus in their October 7 debate [Mark Kelly Can’t Hide From His Embrace Of Joe Biden’s Awful Agenda,by Tristan Justice, The Federalist, October 7, 2022]. In New York City, Mayor Eric Adams suddenly ...

DHS Announces Plan to Stop Some Venezuelan Aliens at the Southern Border
The Washington Times

On Wednesday, The Department of Homeland Security announced a new effort to stop the migration of Venezuela’s convicted criminals to the United States, restoring in part the Trump-era policy of returning some migrants back over the border to Mexico. 

The Department of Homeland Security stated that it would accept 24,000 Venezuelans through the legal avenue of “parole,” a privilege granted to DHS to allow aliens into the United States on an individual, frequently on a humanitarian basis - but used by the Biden Admin. in illegally broad swaths. 

To qualify as one of the 24,000...

DHS Announces Plan to Stop Some Venezuelan Aliens at the Southern Border
The Washington Times

On Wednesday, The Department of Homeland Security announced a new effort to stop the migration of Venezuela’s convicted criminals to the United States, restoring in part the Trump-era policy of returning some migrants back over the border to Mexico. 

The Department of Homeland Security stated that it would accept 24,000 Venezuelans through the legal avenue of “parole,” a privilege granted to DHS to allow aliens into the United States on an individual, frequently on a humanitarian basis - but used by the Biden Admin. in illegally broad swaths. 

To qualify as one of the 24,000...

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