Tag: Immigration

Pope Francis urges youth to accept migrants on visit to Poland

He told young people gathered in Krakow “a merciful heart opens up to welcome refugees and migrants”, a statement that puts him at odds with Poland’s anti-immigrant right-wing government. It is Pope Francis’s first visit to eastern Europe, with Poland the home of the late Pope John Paul II. On Friday he is visiting the […]

Hungarian prime minister says migrants are ‘poison’ and ‘not needed’

Hungary’s right-wing prime minister Viktor Orban has described the arrival of asylum seekers in Europe as “a poison”, saying his country did not want or need “a single migrant”.   As the killing of a priest in Normandy became the latest in a string of violent attacks to shake Europe this summer, Orban fuelled fears […]

Tim Kaine promises bill to legalize illegal immigrants in ‘first 100 days’

A new Clinton administration would pursue a bill to legalize illegal immigrants in “the first 100 days” of her tenure, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine told Spanish-language network Telemundo in an interview Monday, presenting a deep contrast with Republicans. Mr. Kaine also predicted that House Republicans, who stopped President Obama’s last bid for legalization in […]

Pope Francis faces tepid welcome in migrant-wary Poland

A portrait of Pope Francis hanging in Warsaw’s St. Saviour Church is flanked by another, much larger one, showing the smiling late Polish-born pontiff and saint, John Paul II.   In Poland, Karol Wojtyla is still “The Pope”.   Experts say Francis will have a hard time winning over hearts and minds in the devout […]

Hungary’s Orban: “Obvious Connection” Between Illegal Migration and Terrorism

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (shown), speaking to reporters after a meeting of the Visegrad Four group of central European leaders in Warsaw on July 21, declared that there is a clear link between illegal migration to Europe and terrorist attacks in European nations.   “It is clear as two and two makes four, it […]

E.U. Offers New Immigration Plan, Hoping to Sway Reluctant Countries

The European Union authorities, seeking to balance the scale of the migration crisis with the reluctance of some countries to take in refugees, offered a series of proposals on Wednesday that would give member states more latitude while offering them 10,000 euros for each refugee they accept.   Europe has struggled to come up with […]

OBAMA LEGACY: Immigration stands as most glaring failure

President Barack Obama’s inability to overhaul the nation’s immigration system will stand as the most glaring failure in his effort to enact a vision of social change. Despite two campaigns full of promises and multiple strategies, he imposed only incremental, largely temporary modifications.   When his presidency ends in January, Obama will leave behind an […]

Quartet won’t brand ‘settlements’ as ‘illegal’

The International Quartet will today (Wednesday) release their long-awaited report into the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Tomorrow the UN Security Council will meet to discuss this report.   Yisrael Hayom cites a senior Israeli official who claims a significant victory for Israel. The report will not discuss the legality of the communities in Judea and Samaria. “By leaving […]

OBAMA IMMIGRATION PLAN BLOCKED BY 4-4 TIE AT SUPREME COURT

The Supreme Court deadlocked Thursday on President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation, effectively killing the plan for the rest of his presidency.   The outcome underscores that the direction of U.S. immigration policy will be determined in large part by this fall’s presidential election, […]

TX Gov: ‘We Continue To Have Tens of Thousands of People’ Cross Border Illegally Every Month

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Real Story,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) stated that there is an “inadequate supply” of Border Patrol agents and that’s why, “we continue to have tens of thousands of people come across our border illegally, every single month.”   Abbott said, [relevant remarks begin around 2:30] […]