Illegal Immigrants

Texas Rancher: Executive Amnesty Rumors Increasing Immigration

Illegal Immigrants Crossing The Border

“Every time [Obama] opens his mouth about immigration… there’s a huge negative impact on us that live out here along the border…” Ranchers living in Texas’ vast Brooks County are blaming the Obama administration’s amnesty rhetoric for the noticeable increase of illegal immigrants crossing through their lands. Rancher and Texas Border Volunteers co-founder Dr. Mike Vickers says he’s noticed more trash along footpaths, and has even run across people seeking help.

Non-Citizens Are Voting All Over America

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Could non-citizen voting be a problem in next week’s elections, and perhaps even swing some very close elections? A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, indicated that 6.4 percent of all non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.

Gov. Jerry Brown: Nearly 30 Percent of California Kids Illegal or ‘Don’t Speak English’

Illegal Immigrants Sleeping On Floor - Photo from U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar

During Thursday night’s California gubernatorial debate against Republican Neel Kashkari, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) revealed that nearly 30% of the state’s schoolchildren are either illegal immigrants or do not speak English. Brown, who recently said that illegal immigrants from Mexico were “all welcome in California,” praised his administration’s immigration policies. He said that California is “setting the pace” on immigration laws and mentioned bills he signed that gave driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, made California a sanctuary state (Trust Act), and granted in-state tuition to illegal immigrants (CA DREAM Act).

Immigration court backlog now exceeds 400,000 cases

Illegal Immigrants Sleeping On Floor - Photo from U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar

The backlog of pending deportation cases in federal immigration court has risen to nearly 400,000 amid a crush of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children and families caught crossing the Mexican border illegally this year, according an analysis of court data released Friday. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University said in its latest report that as of the end of July, 396,552 cases were pending in the Justice Department’s 59 immigration courts. TRAC collects and studies a variety of federal prosecution records.

One illegal alien has cost a North Carolina county more than $100,000

Illegal Alien - Durham County Sheriff's Office

As is the case throughout the virtual ‘border state’ of North Carolina, the residents of Durham County are paying a heavy price, both literally and figuratively for the influx of cheap, albeit, illegal labor which has now flooded their county. Of course, the fact that the county seat of Durham currently has a ‘sanctuary policy’ in place plays a major role in this costly problem. In 2003, the Durham city council enacted Resolution 9046, which forbids police officers from inquiring into a suspect’s immigration status, unless they are believed to have committed a “serious crime,” such as rape, murder, etc.

Homeland Security Released 169 Illegal Immigrants Convicted of ‘Homicide-Related’ Crimes

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In the midst of the summer recess, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) issued a press release on Aug. 21 concerning a letter he wrote to the Department of Homeland Security seeking details about the release of 36,007 illegal aliens last year who had been convicted of a crime and were released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) while awaiting deportation proceedings.