The 'New Way Forward Act'

A Roadmap for Immigration under Democratic Control

Rep. Jesus Garcia (D-Ill.) introduced H.R. 5383, the "New Way Forward Act", which now has 44 cosponsors. It is a roadmap for Democrats' plans to hobble immigration enforcement if they ever regain control of the White House and Congress.

Department of Justice Moves Against Sanctuary Jurisdictions

“Immigration Enforcement is an Essential Part of Law Enforcement”

Attorney General William Barr announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would be taking a variety of new actions against sanctuary jurisdictions.

He spelled out a series of options, from lawsuits to debarment from funds to potential criminal prosecution under the harboring provisions of federal law. 

DHS Blocks New Yorkers from Trusted Traveler Programs

State Driver’s License Law Creates National Security Concerns

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf announced on Wednesday the termination of eligibility for enrollment and re-enrollment in Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) for residents of New York.

It was important for the Department to act due to significant public safety, national security, and document integrity concerns stemming from the state’s new driver’s license law.

DHS Announces Expansion of Travel Restrictions

Citing national security interests, DHS announces new travel restrictions for six countries, to take effect February 22nd. DHS and State Department officials say that as many as 12,400 immigrant visa applicants could be affected (based on 2018 issuances from those countries), but of course there will be waivers.

Read more: U.S. Invokes Visa Sanctions Against Six Nations

CIS Reports From America's Other Southern Border: Guatemala-Mexico

CIS Senior National Security Fellow Todd Bensman traveled to Mexico's southern border with Guatemala. A primary purpose was to assess the impacts of President Donald Trump's policies to slow the 2018-2019 mass illegal immigration from Central American countries through that key chokepoint to the American southern border.

Read: "The Trump-Defeat-Gamble: Politically 'Woke' U.S.-Bound Migrants on the Guatemala-Mexico

The 'New Way Forward Act'
The 'New Way Forward Act'
DOJ Moves Moves Against Sanctuaries
DOJ Moves Moves Against Sanctuaries
New York Blocked from TTP
New York Blocked from TTP
Expansion of Travel Restrictions
Expansion of Travel Restrictions
Report: Guatemala-Mexico Border
Report: Guatemala-Mexico Border

A Roadmap for Immigration under Democratic Control

Rep. Jesus Garcia (D-Ill.) introduced H.R. 5383, the "New Way Forward Act", which now has 44 cosponsors. It is a roadmap for Democrats' plans to hobble immigration enforcement if they ever regain control of the White House and Congress.

“Immigration Enforcement is an Essential Part of Law Enforcement”

Attorney General William Barr announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would be taking a variety of new actions against sanctuary jurisdictions.

He spelled out a series of options, from lawsuits to debarment from funds to potential criminal prosecution under the harboring provisions of federal law. 

State Driver’s License Law Creates National Security Concerns

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf announced on Wednesday the termination of eligibility for enrollment and re-enrollment in Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) for residents of New York.

It was important for the Department to act due to significant public safety, national security, and document integrity concerns stemming from the state’s new driver’s license law.

Citing national security interests, DHS announces new travel restrictions for six countries, to take effect February 22nd. DHS and State Department officials say that as many as 12,400 immigrant visa applicants could be affected (based on 2018 issuances from those countries), but of course there will be waivers.

Read more: U.S. Invokes Visa Sanctions Against Six Nations

CIS Senior National Security Fellow Todd Bensman traveled to Mexico's southern border with Guatemala. A primary purpose was to assess the impacts of President Donald Trump's policies to slow the 2018-2019 mass illegal immigration from Central American countries through that key chokepoint to the American southern border.

Read: "The Trump-Defeat-Gamble: Politically 'Woke' U.S.-Bound Migrants on the Guatemala-Mexico Border Calculating a Trump Electoral Defeat"

Watch: "Video Report: How Trump's Policies Ended the Mass Migration Crisis on Mexico's Southern Border — For Now"

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U.S. Was the Number-One Refugee Resettlement Country in the World in 2019

And most likely will be in 2020, as well

New UNHCR data from 2019 shows that the U.S. remains the top country for refugee resettlement. Furthermore, just like in previous years, the vast majority of refugees referred by UNHCR for resettlement in third countries were not the most vulnerable or in urgent need of relocation. This contradicts the UN refugee agency's constant claims that resettlement is a "life-saving tool", a "critical lifeline" for refugees that needs strengthening.
Topics: Refugees

The Public Charge Rule Is Hardly a 'Wealth Test'

It's a self-reliance test

How such a misleading name as "wealth test" entered the political lexicon is not clear, but it seems to have emerged in 2018. Back then, media reports attributed the term to immigrant activist groups. In a development that will shock no one, the media eventually adopted it as their standard description of the public charge rule.