What did Southern California Latinos think of Republican debate?

By Martin Wisckol, The Orange County Register Not all Latinos have run away from the Republican Party. Some not only tuned into Wednesday’s GOP debate, but found candidates who resonated for them. While the GOP’s immigration rhetoric in recent years is cited as a major cause for Latinos flocking to the Democratic Party, many continue […]

Ad invokes Reagan to attack Republicans’ hard line on immigration

Days before a Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Library, an immigration advocacy group invoked the former president to attack the tough immigration rhetoric of certain candidates, including front-runner Donald Trump. A television ad launched on Sunday by the National Immigration Forum Action Fund contrasts Reagan’s call for the United States to welcome all […]

Indiana’s Pre-K Pilot Caught Up in Immigration Debate

By Christina A. Samuels, Education Week, Bethesda, Md. Sept. 09– Indiana’s decision to close its state-funded preschool pilot program to 4-year-olds who are not legal U.S. residents has drawn national attention and raised sticky questions about the access of such children to education before they reach kindergarten. The news organization Chalkbeat Indiana reported in August […]

On the street: Mass deportations?

(Daily Record, The (Wooster, OH)) People in Wayne and Holmes counties were asked: Should there be mass deportations of illegal immigrants? “I do believe that we need a (border) wall. We need to enforce existing legislation and we always want to encourage legal immigration. But as to mass deportations, I’d say no. It’s too emotional […]

3 charged in sham marriage scheme in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man, his daughter and an associate are charged with running an elaborate sham marriage ring that secured green cards for Chinese citizens by wedding them to Americans, authorities said Wednesday. Jason Shiao, 65, and his daughter Lynn Leung, 43, were arrested on charges of conspiring to commit visa […]

Trump ‘hates concept’ of US taking in Syrian refugees but resigns himself to it

Donald Trump – whose hardline position on immigration has upended the Republican race for president – has called on the US to take in more Syrian refugees, telling an interviewer: “I hate the concept of it, but on a humanitarian basis you have to.” In an appearance on Fox News’s O’Reilly Factor on Tuesday night, […]