11 results for tag: Immigration


Sanctuary Cities Protect Illegal Immigrants, Not Their Communities

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is setting an incredible example of government transparency that other U.S. Departments and bureaucratic agencies should follow. ICE just released a list of illegal immigrants who were incarcerated in sanctuary cities for crimes other than crossing the border, and now are about to be released into the United States. Sanctuary laws protect dangerous illegal immigrants and mandate that local law enforcement refuse to cooperate with ICE, a federal agency. The Daily Signal goes into detail regarding the types of people being released into American communities: “There is an inherent increase in risk to ...

Tea Party Patriots Action Congratulates Ken Cuccinelli

Atlanta, GA -- Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin responds to the appointment of former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: “Tea Party Patriots Action strongly supports President Trump’s decision to appoint former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as the new acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Particularly at a time when our southern border is in crisis, General Cuccinelli will work to secure our borders and apply the rule of law. We applaud President Trump for appointing such a strong leader for this vital role, and ...

California: Reward Illegal Immigrants, Punish Taxpayers

Once again, California puts the interest of illegal immigrants over its own citizens. The state will become the first state in the country to pay for illegal immigrants to have full health benefits. California’s Medicaid, “Medi-Cal,” will pay for tens of thousands of illegal immigrants with costs estimated to be about $98 million per year. How are they going to pay for it? For part of it, the state will implement an individual-mandate penalty fee (very similar to ObamaCare) for people who don’t have health insurance. For the rest, taxpayers will be responsible for the hefty bill. Will that be enough? Fox News reports: Under an agreement ...

TSA Bends the Rules for Illegal Immigrants

Elevating the border crisis to new levels, this week it was revealed that the TSA is allowing illegal immigrants to fly without documentation. After being released from Border Control custody, migrants are typically dropped off at nearby bus stations or hotels, with orders to return for their amnesty hearings. Border crossings and subsequent mass releases by Homeland Security agencies are not slowing down, meaning more and more undocumented individuals may be given access to airplanes, a potentially massive security risk. Washington Examiner reports: For the past six months, the Transportation Security Administration has allowed migrants released ...

Now African Migrants Abuse the American Immigration System

The illegal immigration crisis has risen to a whole new level. Last week, border patrol agents arrested 116 illegal immigrants from Cameroon, Congo and Angola wading across the Rio Grande River. Our immigration laws have been given the reputation of being laxed that migrants from countries around the world are taking advantage. This comes around the same time President Trump tweeted about imposing a 5% tariff on all goods coming from Mexico to force the country to do more to enforce the law. Washington Times has the story: Like Central American groups, this one was comprised of children and families, and appeared to be attempting to exploit the ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: The Case for Trump’s Immigration Proposal

There’s a reason why we have immigration laws – why most countries have immigration laws. Unfortunately, our government has spent decades refusing to enforce our current laws and refusing to make any attempts to address the growing threat of illegal immigration. Recently, President Trump addressed the inconsistencies in our current immigration system. As of right now, 87 percent of current legal immigrants come here on the basis of random chance and not on the basis of merit. President Trump aims to change that. Breitbart has Jenny Beth Martin’s commentary: So, under the immigration policy in place right now, 87 percent of current legal ...

Tea Party Patriots Action Responds to President Trump’s New Tariffs Against Mexico

Atlanta, GA -Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin responds to President Trump’s announcement imposing new tariffs against Mexico: “We applaud this bold action by President Trump. Our southern border is out of control — just yesterday, more than 1,000 people in a single group were captured attempting to cross our border illegally. It's refreshing to see a President who's willing to get tough, even with an ally, when our border is threatened — and who's also determined to keep his campaign promises by making border security a top priority." ###

New ICE Program Will Work Around Insufferable Sanctuary Cities

After certain state and local rules prevented Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from doing their jobs, the law enforcement agency established a program allowing local law enforcement to arrest dangerous illegal immigrants in those jurisdictions. Under this program, law enforcement will be exempted from sanctuary city and state rules preventing them from cooperating with ICE and executing arrests. The Hill has the details: ICE will have 48 hours to transfer any immigrant arrested and detained under the program into its custody, or the immigrant will be released. “Policies that limit cooperation with ICE undermine public safety, ...

Tea Party Patriots Action Responds to the 2020 Census Citizenship Question Case Before the Supreme Court

Atlanta, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin today responded to the Supreme Court hearing arguments regarding adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census: "For more than a hundred years, the decennial Census included a citizenship question, and no one objected. Asking citizenship status is a perfectly reasonable question. The Supreme Court should rule in favor of the Trump Administration’s move to restore the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.” ###

Voters in Democratic Swing Districts Support Trump’s Wall

President Trump may have had the upper hand in the standoff with Speaker Pelosi during the shutdown on getting the border wall. A poll of 10 districts, including congressional districts won by Trump but voted for a Democrat in the midterms, support the wall and believe Pelosi should have accepted Trump’s immigration compromise. The Washington Examiner has the highlights from the Public Opinion Strategies poll: A plurality of voters in these districts approve of President Trump’s job performance (49%-48%), including an overwhelming majority of Republican voters (87%-11%). A majority of voters (54%-43%) say they support Trump’s polici...