AFP applauds immigration plan with legal residency for US-based children of legal residents

Over 200,000 children and young adults are living in the United States as dependents of long-term non-immigrant visa holders (including H-1B, L-1, E-1, and E-2 workers). These individuals grow up in the United States, attend American schools, and graduate from American universities. Because they have maintained legal status, these individuals are not eligible for protection under DACA or the work authorization that comes with it.

Whistleblowers allege inhumane treatment of unaccompanied migrant children by HHS contractors

“We write today to express our continued concern with the Department of Health and Human Services’ use of massive, no-bid contract awards to handle the ongoing unaccompanied child crisis and whether HHS is adequately supervising those contractors. In light of multiple whistleblower complaints received by the Committee alleging disturbing conditions at HHS Emergency Intake Sites (EIS) housing unaccompanied children, there are serious questions about HHS’s use of and failure to adequately oversee multiple contractors with no childcare experience,” wrote the lawmakers.

US makes moves to bleed out Communist China

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after President Biden offered a temporary ‘safe haven’ to Hong Kongers in the United States. “Today’s move is a solid step, but we need to go further. We need to offer full asylum to Hong Kongers who flee … Continue reading US makes moves to bleed out Communist China

Biden urged to immediately open US/Canada border

Following an announcement that Canada will reopen the northern border for fully vaccinated Americans on August 9th, U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging President Biden respond by fully reopening the northern border.   “It’s time to reopen the border between Montana and Canada, and it’s time to do it now, not weeks from now. Doing so is essential for Montana families, agriculture, jobs … Continue reading Biden urged to immediately open US/Canada border

DHS Should Un‐​ban Legal Dreamers from DACA

Many immigrants come first to the United States as children of foreign workers in various temporary statuses, such as the H-4 for children of H-1B workers. They can remain in the United States in legal status until they turn 21 when they lose eligibility as a dependent “child” of the foreign worker. Many children will spend … Continue reading DHS Should Un‐​ban Legal Dreamers from DACA

The Biden Administration Is Breaking Its Promise Not to Seize Property for the Border Wall

On January 20, President Biden issued a proclamation that the government would stop construction on the US-Mexico border wall for 60 days to determine whether land needed to be confiscated to continue the project. The 60 days came and went with no decision, and now a federal judge has handed down a court order giving … Continue reading The Biden Administration Is Breaking Its Promise Not to Seize Property for the Border Wall

Ocasio-Cortez Berated, Falsely Accused Border Patrol Agent, Memos Say

An “agitated and animated” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., began “pointing and screaming” at a female agent during a 2019 visit to a Border Patrol station in El Paso, Texas, according to government documents. “I as a woman of color do not feel safe here,” Ocasio-Cortez told the female agent, according to an official memorandum that … Continue reading Ocasio-Cortez Berated, Falsely Accused Border Patrol Agent, Memos Say

187 Million Immigrants Have Moved to Freer Countries

A great benefit of immigration is that it allows people to escape all kinds of tyranny. As George Mason University’s Ilya Somin has written in his excellent Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom, “Empowering more people to vote with their feet can save millions from lives of poverty and oppression, and expand opportunities … Continue reading 187 Million Immigrants Have Moved to Freer Countries