The Invasion Files…
Trump Plans To Invoke Insurrection Act To Boot Illegal Immigrants
According to multiple senior administration officials, the president intends to invoke the “tremendous powers” of the act to remove illegal immigrants from the country. Under the Insurrection Act of 1807, the president has the authority to use the National Guard and military in order to combat “unlawful obstruction or rebellion” within U.S. borders. The act was last invoked in 1992 by George H.W. Bush to quell the Los Angeles riots, and was also used by Eisenhower in 1957 to enforce school desegregation in the south…. (Continue to full article)
Trump Unveils Sweeping New Immigration Plan
President Donald Trump unveiled his new immigration plan Thursday, which will focus on border security and a merit-based legal immigration system.
“Our proposal is pro-American, pro-immigrant, and pro-worker,” the president said during an event in the White House Rose Garden. “It’s just common sense.” To secure the border, Trump’s plan calls for infrastructure, or a wall, at 33 strategic locations, modernized ports of entry, and expediting immigration court proceedings and removal processes. Trump said the plan will also create a self-sustaining “border security trust fund,” generated from funds collected from border crossings. The president promised that asylum claims will be expedited, stating “if you have a proper claim you will be quickly admitted … If you don’t, you will promptly be returned home”… (Continue to full article)
ICE Warns of Child Endangerment After Illegal Migrant Allegedly Tried to Pass 6-Month-Old Off as His Own
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are warning of the “unprecedented level of child endangerment” at the border after an illegal migrant allegedly tried to pass a 6-month-old off as his own child.
U.S. Border Patrol apprehended Amilcar Guiza-Reyes, a 51-year-old man from Honduras, on May 7 after authorities caught him crossing the Rio Grande River in an area near Hidalgo, Texas, according to an ICE press release. Also with him was a 6-month-old baby, whom Guiza-Reyes was carrying as he crossed the river… (Continue to full article)
Fallen Border Patrol Offices Are Honored
The U.S. Border Patrol on Thursday honored the officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. This ceremony was a part of a larger recognition of all law enforcement during National Police Week.
Branch Chief for the Immigration Advisory Program, Althaea Redpath, said, “There is a crisis [at the border] and we have to really understand that there is a problem with that…we are tackling that situation right now, and I think we’re handling as best we can, and we will continue to do so”… (Continue to full article)
Enjoyment from two tremendous entertainers…
Kushner-Trump Plan: Immigration Enforcement and Modernization of the Legal Immigration System, but no Reduction in Numbers
President Trump has unveiled his new immigration plan, which shifts legal immigration away from chain migration and toward a merit-based system and strengthens immigration enforcement, but does not reduce total levels of immigration. This plan represents a very positive effort on immigration, and includes important provisions such as limits to chain migration, closing the loopholes that are allowing the flow of drugs and migrants at the southern border and a crackdown on visa overstays… (Continue to full article)
Basket of Deplorables, Trump Administration Edition
The White House immigration plan, whose development is being overseen by Jared Kushner, is an attempt to show what the administration is for, not just what it’s against. This is a useful exercise, even though there’s zero chance it will be approved by Congress. The goal appears to lay out a roadmap of where Republicans want to go on immigration… (Continue to full article)
Border Politics and the Use and Abuse of History
Much has been written — some of it either inaccurate or designed to obfuscate the issue ahead of the midterms for political purposes — about the border fiasco and the unfortunate separation of children from parents. Rich Lowry’s brief analysis is the most insightful.
The media outrage usually does not include examination of why the Trump administration is enforcing existing laws that it inherited from the Bush and Obama administrations that at any time could have been changed by both Democratic and Republican majorities in Congress; of the use of often dubious asylum claims as a way of obtaining entry otherwise denied to those without legal authorization — a gambit that injures or at least hampers thousands with legitimate claims of political persecution; of the seeming unconcern for the safety of children by some would-be asylum seekers who illegally cross the border, rather than first applying legally at a U.S. consulate abroad… (Continue to full article)
Judge Strikes Down Trump Administration’s Attempt to Tighten Asylum Process
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan struck down the major components of Sessions’s June decision, which sought to deny entry to migrants claiming asylum under the “credible fear” standard due to the threat of gang-related violence. Sullivan found that Sessions’s interpretation of the “credible fear” standard violated federal law and ordered that those migrants deported from the country due to the revised asylum rules be returned to the U.S…. (Continue to full article)
State Department Will Demand Access to Prospective Immigrants’ Social-Media History
The notion that officials should scrutinize potential immigrants’ social-media accounts gained popular support after the San Bernardino shooting in 2015. One of the jihadists involved in that attack had posted extremist content on a private social-media page that authorities did not discover before allowing her entry into the U.S…. (Continue to full article)