San Jose Mercury News -- Tracy Seipel
A first-in-the-nation bill aimed at expanding health care for illegal immigrants sailed through the Senate on Tuesday even as some lawmakers acknowledged that thousands of legal residents are having to struggle to access health care through the state's Medi-Cal program.
Houston Herald -- Jason Smith
This week we scored a major victory for the rule of law when a federal judge upheld a lower court’s order to stop implementation of President Obama’s executive amnesty. This is the latest development in a court case filed by 26 states to halt President Obama’s actions which would prevent illegal immigrants from being deported.
Ken Blackwell -- Christian Post
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, an expected GOP presidential candidate, drew the ire of the political right and left recently over his comments on immigration. When it comes to the immigration issue, Republicans are expected to use the tried and true, consultant tested "secure the border" talking point and move on to other issues.
The Blaze -- Pete Kasperowicz
The government watchdog for the Department of Homeland Security released a report this week saying that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released nearly 13,000 illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2014, because ICE deemed they were not enforcement priorities.
The same report from the DHS’ Office of Inspector General found that DHS is not gathering and assessing enough data on its various policies of prosecutorial discretion, even though it had promised to do so.
Latin Post -- Selena Hill
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio criticized immigration reform activists on Friday, arguing that immigrants do not have "right" to live in the United States.
"You don't have a right to illegally immigrate here," said the Florida senator during a discussion at the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit in Washington, D.C., adding that he finds rhetoric that suggests undocumented residents have a right to stay in the U.S. problematic.
Breitbart News -- Caroline May
Approximately 350,000 to 400,000 children are born to illegal immigrants in the U.S. each year. Due to current policy, all automatically become U.S. citizens, Center for Immigration Studies legal policy analyst Jon Feere testified before a House panel Wednesday.
Breitbart News -- Caroline May
A University of California at Davis professor says a closed-door lobbying meeting on Capitol Hill to promote high skilled immigration to the United States was “incredibly sleazy.”
The Hill -- Cristina Marcos
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) reintroduced legislation on Thursday to make illegal immigrants eligible for citizenship upon completing military service.
Denham has introduced the measure, known as the ENLIST Act, repeatedly over the last two years, as both a separate bill and an amendment to the annual national defense authorization.
Amidst the cacophony on immigration reform, a latest arrest shows as to how illegal immigrants are using dubious means to first enter the US and then live there using stolen identities.
U.S. national security officials in Texas were taken aback when they found almost complete set of documents belonging to a fellow Border Patrol agent. This was something that they hadn’t bargained for in this manner.