Tag: Immigration

Chairman Gowdy: The President Does Not Make Law

Chairman Gowdy testified before the House Rules Committee in support of a resolution allowing the Speaker of the House to file an amicus brief in the Supreme Court litigation United States v. Texas.

Chairman Gowdy: One Person Does Not Make Law

House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) spoke on the House floor in support of H. Res. 639, Authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus curiae on behalf of the House of Representatives in the matter of United States, et al. v. Texas, et al.

EU And Turkish Leaders Agree Migration Deal

The leaders of the 28 EU countries and Turkey have unanimously reached a landmark deal aimed at halting illegal migration to Europe.   Under the agreement, new migrants arriving in Greece from Sunday who don’t qualify for asylum will be sent back to Turkey in operations paid for by the EU.   In the controversial […]

Israel to Raise Height of Egypt Border Fence to Block Migrants

TEL AVIV – Israel is set to raise the height of its fence along the Egyptian border in an effort to keep out migrants, defense officials said Tuesday.   The fence will be raised an additional meter, making it six meters (19.7 feet) high. This follows an increase in African migrants entering the country over the past year. […]

Elkin outraged over secret Israel-PA talks

Minister of Immigrant Absorption and Jerusalem Affairs Ze’ev Elkin (Likud), who is a member of the Defense-Security Cabinet, expressed outrage on Monday over reports in the Haaretz newspaper that Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) had held secret talks about transferring the security control for cities in Judea and Samaria to the PA.   “I […]

37% of terror attacks are carried out by illegals

The Interior Committee headed by MK Dudu Amsalem (Likud) the proposed “illegals law” on Sunday. The law aims to administer harsher punishment on employers who hire illegal Arab infiltrators, and to extend the temporary order prohibiting the transportation of illegal aliens by two years.   The bill is in fact two separate legislative proposals. The first […]

UNICEF: More than 80 percent of Syria children harmed by war

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — More than 80 percent of Syria’s children have been harmed by the country’s conflict, including growing numbers of those who were forced to work, join armed groups or marry young because of widening poverty, the U.N. children’s agency said Monday, on the fifth anniversary of the crisis.   Peter Salama, the […]

Refugee crisis: EU agrees to set up new border and coast guard force

The European Union has agreed provisional measures aimed at setting up a planned border and coast guard, which is expected to play a crucial role in tackling the current refugee crisis.   The force would include some 1,500 border guards sent to popular landing spots, such as deserted Greek beaches, and would have the power […]

UN Expresses Concern Over EU Migrant Plan

The United Nations’ refugee agency has expressed significant concern about a plan proposed by European Union leaders and Turkey to stem the flow of migrants and refugees into Europe.   “We are … concerned about any arrangement that involves the blanket return of all individuals from one country to another without sufficiently spelt out refugee […]

Record 61 million immigrants in U.S., 15.7 million illegally

There are a record 61 million immigrants and their American-born children in the United States, including an estimated 15.7 million illegally here, according to a new analysis of 2015 U.S. Census data.   The estimated number of undocumented immigrants is one of the highest ever.   The analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies found […]