Sheriffs in the Southwest: The border is ‘spiraling out of control’

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Arizona, California, Federal Government, Immigration, National, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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A coalition of sheriffs in the Southwest will call on Congress for tougher and better coordinated programs to address the border crisis.

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Politics let student-visa abusers go unchecked

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  California, Congress, Immigration, Iowa, National, New York, News  /  No Comments

ON 9/11 ANNIVERSARY: Sen. Chuck Grassley wants to tighten up America's loose student-visa program.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Responding to Watchdog.org’s report that the U.S. has lost track of 58,000 foreign students holding expired visas, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley proposed legislation to tighten security.
But, once again, partisan politics stand in the way.
Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced the Student Visa Integrity Act to help reduce fraud and abuse in the Student [...]

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Fairfax to feds: Reimburse us $14M for educating undocumented kids

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Immigration, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

REIMBURSEMENT, PLEASE: Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity wants the feds to reimburse his county for the roughly $14 million he expects new undocumented minors to cost his county in this school year alone.

Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity has a message for President Obama and those in the federal government — reimburse us for the $14 million it will cost in this school year to educate the undocumented minors the feds placed with sponsors in Fairfax this year.

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Obama slow jams courts to stall deportations

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  California, Immigration, National, News  /  No Comments

GOING NOWHERE: Immigration court backlogs are up 22 percent in the past year, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

U.S. immigration courts are backlogged with nearly 400,000 cases, and experts say the Obama administration is to blame.

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Terror alert: Foreign students go off grid with expired visas

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Education, Federal Government, Immigration, Kentucky, Massachusetts, National, New Jersey, New York, News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

BOSTON BOMBING: Authorities arrested three college friends of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, including Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend and classmate of Tsarnaev's at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

As America’s colleges resume classes, thousands of foreign students with expired visas are no-shows.

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New undocumented students will cost VA millions, group says

By   /  September 4, 2014  /  Immigration, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

A NEW FRONTIER: While school vouchers give parents educational flexibility for their kids and save states money, education savings accounts can do both -- maybe better.

Tuesday marked the first day of school for students around Virginia — including up to 2,800 new undocumented children who could add $54 million more to taxpayers’ tab.

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