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Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965: America Transformed

50 Years of Fundamentally Transforming America

The Act that Remade the Nation

Saturday marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1965, the act which laid the foundation of our immigration system. (P.L. 89-236) Although Congress has subsequently passed other immigration legislation adding further visa categories and attempting to deter unauthorized immigration, the 1965 Act remains the core of our system. (See e.g., the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1990; the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act of 1996)

The 1965 Act made two important changes to the nation’s immigration system. Continue reading

Concealing the Facts on Refugee Resettlement

Michael Cutler | FrontPageMagazine

A case study on how the media and duplicitous politicians hide the truth from the public.

As ISIS, the Nusra Front (an al Qaeda affiliate operating in Syria) and other terror organizations continue spreading death and violence in Syria, increasing numbers of Syrians are literally running for their lives.

Europe has witnessed a tsunami of refugees and Secretary of State John Kerry has promised to increase the number of refugees that the United States will admit.

Communities that have already been accepting refugees, and not just from Syria, are questioning the wisdom of this effort and the way that refugees are being vetted. One such community is to be found in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Continue reading

Sanctuary City Crime Surge: Homicide Arrests up 55%, Rapes Arrests up 370%


Judicial Watch continues to  expose and challenge dangerous sanctuary city crime policies in San Francisco, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Arizona, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and more.

Immigration, both legal and illegal poses  the largest threat against America, Virginia and your community.

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it obtained records from the San Francisco County Sheriff’s Department revealing that violent crime in the Bay area has skyrocketed since 2011, with the number of arrests for murder up 55%, and the number of arrests for rapes up 370%.  Judicial Watch uncovered the numbers through a July 9, 2015, California Public Records Act request that sought the number of arrests for violations of the following crimes between 2011 and 2015:

Penal Code 187 – first and second degree murder
Penal Code 240 – simply assault
Penal Code243 – battery
Penal Code 261 – rape

According to the data provided by the Sheriff’s Department, arrests for violations of the most violent of the crimes listed – murder and rape – have soared over the past four years: Continue reading

Welfare Use by Legal and Illegal Immigrant Households

Steven A. Camarota | CIS

An Analysis of Medicaid, cash, food, and housing programs

This report is a companion to a recent report published by the Center for Immigration Studies looking at welfare use by all immigrant households, based on Census Bureau data.

This report separates legal and illegal immigrant households and estimates welfare use using the same Census Bureau data as that study.

This analysis shows that legal immigrant households make extensive use of most welfare programs, while illegal immigrant households primarily benefit from food programs and Medicaid through their U.S.-born children. Low levels of education — not legal status — is the main reason immigrant welfare use is high.

Among the findings:

An estimated 49 percent of households headed by legal immigrants used one or more welfare programs in 2012, compared to 30 percent of households headed by natives.

Households headed by legal immigrants have higher use rates than native households overall and for cash programs (14 percent vs. 10 percent), food programs (36 percent vs. 22 percent), and Medicaid (39 percent vs. 23 percent). Use of housing programs is similar. Continue reading

Obama Mulls Resettling Thousands of Syrian ‘Refugees’

Arnold Ahlert | FrontPageMag

Terrorist-linked CAIR calls on the administration to “bring them here.”

The Obama administration is reportedly considering exacerbating a crisis largely of its own making. Following the immigration onslaught in Europe that has generated graphic images, including a 3-year-old Syrian boy washing up dead on a Turkish beach, thousands of migrants trapped in a Budapest train station, and 71 dead discovered in a truck abandoned on an Austrian roadway, Obama administration officials are considering the possibility of allowing more Syrian refugees into the United States. “The administration is actively considering a range of approaches to be more responsive to the global refugee crisis, including with regard to refugee resettlement,” said Peter Boogaard, a spokesman for the White House’s National Security Council. “We are also in regular contact with countries in the Middle East and Europe who have been greatly impacted by the increased refugee flows.” Continue reading

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