Washington — If the House of Representatives passes the newly-unveiled "Dream Act" legislation to put millions of young undocumented immigrants and immigrants with temporary protections on a pathway to U.S. citizenship, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he and Senate Democrats would "pressure" moderate Republican senators to break with President Trump's hardline immigration agenda and support the proposal. "Donald Trump is extremely anti-immigrant, and even though there are some Republicans who don't share that view — it's not enough. They never buckle," Schumer told reporters at the annual Senate Hispanic Task Force roundtable Wednesday. "Once the House passes the DREAMers bill, we're going to have to just constantly put pressure on the Republicans: 'Where are you? Where are you?'"By taking "the offensive" on immigration, Schumer is hoping to get some GOP senators who are usually weary of defying the White House and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to back … [Read more...] about Republicans will buck Trump on immigration if “they feel the heat,” Schumer says
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By Caleb Downs Published 10:50 am CST, Friday, February 15, 2019 The parents of the 20-year-old San Antonio student who was slain by an undocumented immigrant last year visited Representative Chip Roy at his D.C. office Thursday while attempting to meet with President Donald Trump as part of a delegation of "angel families," families of people killed by undocumented immigrants. less The parents of the 20-year-old San Antonio student who was slain by an undocumented immigrant last year visited Representative Chip Roy at his D.C. office Thursday while attempting to meet with President Donald ... more Photo: Office Of Representative Chip Roy Photo: Office Of Representative Chip Roy Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 The parents of the 20-year-old San Antonio student who was … [Read more...] about Family of S.A. student slain by undocumented immigrant visited Chip Roy in D.C.
While President Donald Trump has pushed hardline immigration policies and vilified undocumented immigrants, his private club in New Jersey has employed people who managers allegedly knew were in the country illegally, The New York Times reported Thursday.The Times found two women who say they entered the United States unlawfully but were employed at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.Victorina Morales, a native of Guatemala, told the newspaper she had crossed into the US illegally in 1999 and was hired at the club in 2013 as a housekeeper using phony documentation.Another woman, Sandra Diaz, who's from Costa Rica and is now a legal resident of the US, said she was also undocumented when she worked at Bedminster between 2010 and 2013, the Times reported."We have tens of thousands of employees across our properties and have very strict hiring practices," Amanda Miller, a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization, said in a statement provided to CNN. "If any employee … [Read more...] about Trump’s golf club in New Jersey hired undocumented immigrants, workers tell New York Times
Facebook on Monday said it's removing a controversial anti-immigration ad by President Trump's reelection campaign for violating its rules against "sensational content."The move by the world's largest social network comes after major television outlets, including CNN, NBC and Fox News, refused to run the ad with some deeming it "racist," according to The Daily Beast. The 30-second ad features Luis Bracamontes, an undocumented immigrant who was convicted of killing two California sheriff's deputies in 2014. It attempts to falsely connect Bracamontes' crimes to the migrant caravan making its way from Mexico to the U.S. border. "This ad violates Facebook's advertising policy against sensational content so we are rejecting it. While the video is allowed to be posted on Facebook, it cannot receive paid distribution," a Facebook's spokesperson said in a statement to CNET. On Facebook, the ad targeted voters in midterm battleground states Florida and Arizona ahead of the U.S. … [Read more...] about Facebook pulls controversial Trump anti-immigration ad
The number of babies born to unauthorized immigrant parents in the U.S. fell to 250,000 in 2016, the lowest figure since 2000, according to a new Pew Research Center report published Thursday afternoon. Such births have decreased 36 percent since hitting a peak of 370,000 in 2007, the researchers said. The new data comes as President Trump is focusing new attention on the issue by vowing to eliminate birthright citizenship, the constitutional provision that children born in the U.S. are automatically American citizens. Children born to undocumented immigrants accounted for 6 percent of the 4 million births in the U.S. in 2016, the Pew Research Center estimated, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of children born to unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. reached a high of 370,000 in 2006 and has fallen steadily since then, according to Pew. Because these births occur on American soil, the children qualify for birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment to the … [Read more...] about Births to undocumented immigrant parents in U.S. lowest since 2000, new report shows