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Fifth Circuit Stays District Court Injunction on Immigration Detainers

Most Significant Provisions of Texas SB4 Survive

On September 8, 2017, I reported on an August 30, 2017, decision issued by Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division, in City of El Cenizo v. State of Texas. In that order, Judge Garcia considered motions filed by a number of localities in Texas seeking preliminary injunctions of Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB4), which attempts to place limits on sanctuary jurisdictions.

Why Not 2-Year Conditional Green Cards for Refugees?

As FY 2017 is coming to an end, President Trump's is expected to announce the FY 2018 refugee admissions ceiling. The presidential determination could be as low as 40,000 following the Department of Homeland Security recent recommendation. (The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the White House has settled on a ceiling of 45,000.)
Topics: Refugees

Nancy Pelosi: A Legislator Whose Comments Make Her Unworthy for Office

So Nancy Pelosi has said at a press briefing that the parents of so-called "Dreamers" "did a great thing" when they had their children smuggled to the United States. You know, the same Nancy Pelosi who is the minority leader in the House of Representatives and one-time speaker of the House, who was third in line to the presidency.

Leaked Refugee Report Suffers Significant Flaws

The start of my recent piece at National Review Online: 

The New York Times has posted an unfinished report by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that examines the fiscal impact of post-1980 refugees. Its preliminary finding is that refugees who have arrived since 1980 created a net fiscal benefit of $63 billion (taxes paid minus costs created) over the 10 years from 2005 to 2014.

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