Tag: Jessica Vaughan

Central American migrants taking part in a caravan called 'Migrant Viacrucis' towards the United States march to protest against US President Donald Trump's policies as they remain stranded in Matias Romero, Oaxaca State, Mexico, on April 3, 2018. The hundreds of Central Americans in the 'Way of the Cross' migrant …

Exclusive — Jessica Vaughan: Trump Should Declare Migrant Caravan ‘an Immigration Emergency,’ Build Tent City Detention Centers

Jessica Vaughan, the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, recommended the Trump administration declare an “immigration emergency” and begin construction of tent city detention centers to address the potential increase in illegal border crossings from the migrant caravan traveling through Mexico for the U.S. border.

Central American migrants taking part in a caravan called 'Migrant Viacrucis' towards the United States raise their fists and hold a banner reading 'Emigrant Viacrucis 2018. We are all America. No to discrimination' as they march to protest against US President Donald Trump's policies in Matias Romero, Oaxaca State, Mexico, …

‘Military Troops Don’t Belong at the Border,’ ACLU Claims

The leftwing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) responded to news that President Donald Trump is sending National Guard Troops to the Southern Border, claiming the military does not “belong” on the country’s frontiers.

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Jessica Vaughan on Caravan ‘Stunt’: ‘Mexico Is Letting This Happen’

Jessica Vaughan, director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, discussed immigration with Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Tonight co-hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Tuesday and described the Mexican government as enabling an approaching caravan of 1,500 families from Central America seeking entry into the U.S.

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200 Murders by MS-13 in 22 States since 2012, Claims Report

A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies reveals that the hyperviolent MS-13 transnational criminal gang has spread to 22 U.S. states. The gang accounted for 207 murders, mostly in California, Maryland, New York, and Virginia since 2012. The rapid growth of the gang is attributed in the report to the influx of Unaccompanied Alien Children from Central American countries like El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.

Unaccompanied Minors in DHS Holding Facilities, June, 2014

More than 100K Unaccompanied Migrant Children Released into U.S. Since FY2016

Immigration officials released more than 100,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) apprehended at the border into the U.S. interior since Fiscal Year 2016. White House officials state that many of the family members of these minors–mostly from Central America–paid criminal organizations to smuggle their children to the United States.

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Texas Border Migrant Processing Centers Hitting Full Capacity Again, Say Agents

Border Patrol agents in the Texas Rio Grande Valley are saying that processing centers for illegal immigrants are frequently hitting full capacity. The reports from Border Patrol agents coincide with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reports about largely increasing numbers of apprehensions illegal immigrants in South Texas.

MCALLEN, TX - MARCH 15: U.S. Border Patrol agents detain two undocumented immigrants after capturing them near the U.S.-Mexico border on March 15, 2017 near McAllen, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that illegal crossings along the southwest border with Mexico dropped 40 percent during the month of February. …

DHS Renewing Catch-and-Release in Texas, Says Border Patrol Council

Border Patrol agents say they are being forced into a catch-and-release situation again because immigration officials do not have room to house the increasing numbers of illegal aliens. The crossing figures have risen each of the past several months.

A Border Patrol agent leads juvenile undocumented immigrants after capturing them near the U.S.-Mexico border on December 10, 2015 at La Grulla, Texas.

Mexican Border Apprehensions Hit 17-year Low

The arrests of illegal immigrants crossing the southwest border by Border Patrol agents decreased again in April. This is the fifth straight month of decline. The total apprehensions of illegal border crossers hit a 17-year low.

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Democrat Texas Sheriffs Tell ‘Half-Truth’ About Crime in Sanctuary Cities, Says PolitiFact

Travis County Sheriff “Sanctuary Sally” Hernandez joined with four other Texas sheriffs to declare that “FBI crime statistics have found that labeled ‘sanctuary’ cities experience lower rates of all crime types, including homicides.” Fact checkers at PolitiFact, a left-of-center watchdog, said no such FBI report exists, but labeled their statements “Half-True.”

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Texas Leads U.S. in Sanctuary Releases of Criminal Aliens, Fed Report Shows

A new feature of the Trump Administration’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is a weekly Declined Detainer Outcome Report. The first edition reveals 206 criminal aliens released from jails in sanctuary jurisdictions. Texas takes the number one slot with more than 70 percent of cases.

Mexicans deported from the US walk at El Chaparral repatriation center in Tijuana, northwestern Mexico, in the border with the US on June 30, 2016. Some 30,000 Mexicans, of a total of 207,398 deported from the US, were expelled through Tijuana in 2015, according to Mexican official figures. / AFP …

Report: Deportations of Criminal Aliens Down 60 Percent Since 2011

According to a Center for Immigration Studies review of recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement data this fiscal year through the third week of June, ICE has made 168,781 deportations, down from the same point in 2015. ICE is on pace to hit 230,000 deportations by the end of the fiscal year, the lowest number of deportations since 2006.

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Canada: ‘A Launching Point for Illegal Entry Into U.S.A.’

On December 1 of this year, the Canadian government will lift the visa requirement for Mexican visitors. Immigration experts are concerned that “Canada will now become even more of a launching point for illegal entry into the United States.”

Immigrants walk handcuffed after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and being caught by the U.S. Border Patrol on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. Border Patrol agents continue to capture hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants, even as the total numbers of those crossing has gone down. (Photo …

Report: More than 925,000 Illegals With Final Deportation Orders Remain in the U.S.

Department of Homeland Security information provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee and obtained by Center for Immigration Studies director of policy Jessica Vaughan reveals that as of July 4, 2015 there were 925,193 illegal immigrants with final orders of deportation in the U.S., nearly 20 percent (or 179,040) of whom have at least one criminal conviction.

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Texas Sheriffs Decry Federal Policies: Criminal Aliens Have Free Rein

Texas Sheriffs, the Lieutenant Governor, and experts in immigration related issues met at the State Capitol on Wednesday to discuss the federal government’s creation of a sanctuary state for criminal aliens through its Priority Enforcement Program (PEP).

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Report: Border Surge Still ‘In Progress,’ WH Policies to Blame

Center for Immigration Studies Director of Policy Studies Jessica Vaughan said that new numbers show the “surge” of illegal immigrant minors crossing into the US is “still in progress” and that the president’s policies are to blame on Tuesday’s “Your World

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Report: Tax Credits for Illegal Immigrants Could Cost ‘Billions’

Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, reported that giving tax credits to illegal immigrants could “potentially” cost “billions of dollars” on Wednesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel. “This really

House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul (R-Texas) speaks in this AP file photo.

Immigration Expert: McCaul’s House Border Security Bill ‘An Empty Green Suit’

Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy at the Center Immigration Studies calls the border security bill proposed by Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX) that will be considered by the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday “an empty green suit.” Vaughan noted that McCaul’s bill, “proposes to spend $10 billion of taxpayer money without ensuring that a single illegal alien will be sent home.”