Immigration hardliners have blasted the congressional deal on border security, which includes far less funding for a border wall than President Donald Trump initially requested.
Police across the state have been slapped with severe restrictions when it comes to dealing with suspected illegal immigrants and helping Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
Democrats like Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California say President Donald Trump’s border wall would be ineffective, but plenty of other countries have walls — and they work.
Foreign asylum seekers make up the vast majority of Portland, Maine’s population growth and occupy nearly all of the space in its shelters, pushing the city’s abilities to provide resources, according to reports.
The now Democratic-controlled New York state Legislature on Wednesday passed the Dream Act, legislation that would make thousands of “Dreamers” eligible for financial aid to attend public colleges in the state.
“It is irrational that the census can ask a question on race, ethnicity, sex and everything else, but not citizenship,” says Mike Gonzalez, a senior fellow at the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy.
To date, more than 343,500 people have raised more than $20.5 million to fund the border wall. The stated goal is to raise $1 billion, one-fifth of what President Trump has requested from Congress.
“If Gov. [Andrew] Cuomo is looking to protect immigrants from Donald Trump and his administration, as he says, this is the No. 1 policy we can adopt to do that,” Choi said, according to the NY Daily News.
“Polls are now showing that people are beginning to understand the Humanitarian Crisis and Crime at the Border,” he wrote on Twitter. “Numbers are going up fast, over 50%. Democrats will soon be known as the Party of Crime.”
In the span of less than 24 hours, CNN inadvertently helped President Donald Trump make his case for funds to build a new barrier at the southern border not once, but twice.
Democrats contend the problems at the border do not constitute a crisis. So, unlike a flood or a terror attack, a presidential declaration of a national emergency over the border situation would be a political question — which would be unusual.