opinion Roy Beck Published 10:05 p.m. UTC May 29, 2018 The discharge petition effort is not primarily about helping DACA recipients. Both major sides in the House favor permanent legalization for young adults who illegally crossed the border or overstayed visas as minors. But on one side are Republicans who believe that a legalization bill that adds competitors to the legal workforce should also show concern for American workers by preventing hiring of future illegal workers and by reducing some other immigration. On the other side are the discharge participants who focus on helping only illegal immigrants — and the employers who hire them. OUR VIEW: Save 'DREAMers' from legal limbo Legalization could have passed months ago if discharge signers had been willing to support the “Goodlatte bill.” But they have rejected that compromise, which not only provides the legalization but also mandates E-Verify for all employers to reduce illegal hiring. And it … [Read more...] about Don’t help only illegal immigrants
opinion Knoxville Published 10:00 p.m. UTC May 29, 2018 Blackburn tough on illegal immigration Former Democratic state Rep. Litz's guest column was riddled with falsities. Democrats can try to spin the facts all they want, but the truth remains that under Gov. Phil Bredesen illegal immigrants were drawn to Tennessee. He gave undocumented workers driver's licenses and then proposed giving them "driving certificates." Litz's column didn't include those facts. In November, you can elect a senator who gave driver's licenses to illegal immigrants or you can elect a senator who will work with President Donald Trump to make our country safe. If you want someone who is going to stand firmly against illegal immigration, look no further than Marsha Blackburn. Her record on immigration is rock solid; there's no doubt where she stands. Don't fall for the Democrats' spin. Vote Marsha. Brian Hornback, Knoxville Tax cuts result in real savings The writer of … [Read more...] about Blackburn tough on illegal immigration: Letters, May 29, 2018
WOODSTOCK — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoint along Interstate 93 south over the holiday weekend resulted in the arrests of at least nine illegal immigrants, a spokesman said Monday.The checkpoint was set up along the same straightaway as one held over a three-day period last summer and fall.According to Stephanie Malin, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) public affairs officer for New England, the nine were arrested for “violations of immigration law.” Malin said the checkpoint was in place throughout the day Monday. She said she could not yet release the countries of origin for the nine arrested.Earlier this month, a judge ruled that evidence in 16 arrests made last summer by Woodstock police at an Interstate 93 checkpoint set up by CBP was unconstitutionally obtained and could not be used at trial.In the 14-page order dated May 1, Plymouth District Court Judge Thomas Rappa granted a motion to suppress brought by defendants on the grounds that the … [Read more...] about Illegal immigrants arrested at NH checkpoint
PARIS — France will give residence papers to an illegal immigrant from Mali who scaled the facade of a Paris apartment block to save a boy who was about to fall from a fourth-floor balcony, President Emmanuel Macron said Monday. Video shows Mamoudou Gassama, 22, risking his life Sunday as he climbed up the balconies to rescue the 4-year-old who is clinging to a railing and glancing at the ground below, while horrified onlookers watch. The video went viral and Gassama, who has been nicknamed “Spider-Man” for making the rescue in less than a minute, was swiftly granted a meeting at the Elysee Palace. “This is an exceptional act,” Macron told Gassama. “We’ll obviously be setting all your papers straight and if you wish it, we will start the process naturalization so that you can become French.” Gassama told Macron he tried to cross the Mediterranean in March 2014 to reach Italy, but was caught by police. Europe has faced a migrant crisis … [Read more...] about French Spider-Man was illegal immigrant, but not anymore
In President Donald Trump's many vocal pronouncements about stopping illegal immigration, one solution he promoted during the campaign has been conspicuously missing: a requirement that employers check whether workers are legal. Eight states require nearly all employers to use the federal government's online "E-Verify" tool to check whether new hires are eligible to work in the U.S., but efforts to expand the mandate to all states have stalled, despite polls showing widespread support and studies showing it reduces unauthorized workers. The campaign for a national mandate has withered amid what appears to be a more pressing problem -- a historic labor shortage that has businesses across the country desperate for workers, at restaurants, farms and in other low-wage jobs.The urgency around that shortage was clear at a congressional hearing last week when senators pressed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on additional visas for seasonal foreign workers."There's not one … [Read more...] about What happened to E-Verify — the government’s popular way to curb illegal immigration?