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Our Current Immigration System Jeopardizes American Security


Issued on: January 16, 2018


"We will defend our country, protect our communities, and put the safety of the American people first."
President Donald J. Trump

ENTRY OF FOREIGN-BORN TERRORISTS: The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security released a new report showing how many convicted terrorists entered the United States through our immigrationsystem.

  • The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have jointly submitted a report pursuant to President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order 13780: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.
  • The report found that approximately three out of every four individuals convicted of international terrorism-related charges between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2016 are foreign-born individuals who entered the United States through our immigration system.
    • 402 foreign-born individuals were convicted of terrorism in United States courts.
    • 1,716 foreign-born aliens with national security concerns were removed from the United States.
    • These totals only show those aliens who were convicted or removed, and therefore, do not represent the total measure of foreign terrorist infiltration of the United States.
  • A significant number of terrorists have entered the United States solely on the basis of family ties and extended-family chain migration.
    • Mufid Elfgeeh, who benefitted from chain migration, was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for attempting to recruit fighters for ISIS.
    • Mahmoud Amin Mohamed Elhassan, who entered the United States as a relative of a lawful permanent resident, pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to ISIS.
    • Uzair Paracha, who entered the United States as a relative of a lawful permanent resident, was sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for providing material support to al Qaeda.
  • Terrorists have also entered the United States through the visa lottery program.
    • Abdurasaul Hasanovich Juraboev, who entered the United States through the visa lottery program, pleaded guilty to conspiring to support ISIS.
    • Ali Shukri Amin, who entered the United States as the child of a visa lottery recipient, was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for conspiring to provide material support to ISIS.
  • The report by DOJ and DHS does not contain information regarding the number of terrorism and terrorism-related offenses committed by individuals who are the children of foreign-born individuals.
    • Terrorist attacks carried out by children of foreign-born individuals include the attack in Orlando by Omar Mateen, which killed 49 people and wounded more than 50 others, and the attack in San Bernadino, California by Syed Rizwan Farook, which killed 14 people and injured 22 others.
  • The report also found that in FY 2017, DHS had 2,554 encounters with individuals on the terrorist watchlist who had attempted to enter and infiltrate the United States.

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE: The report by DOJ and DHS also sheds light on acts of gender-based violence committed against women by foreign nationals.

  • There are an average of 23 to 27 honor killings in the United States every year, according to a study commissioned and provided to DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Statistics in 2014.
    • The 2014 study also estimated that approximately 1,500 forced marriages occur in the U.S. every year.
  • More than 90 percent of the victims of honor killings in North America were murdered for being “too westernized,” according to a representative sample studied through open media sources.
  • The Government Accountability Office published a report in 2011 that found criminal aliens incarcerated in state and local prisons were convicted for 69,929 sex offenses between fiscal years 2003 and 2009.
  • According to a 2016 report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of women and girls at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) was three times higher in 2012 compared to 1990.
    • The CDC report states that the increase was entirely a result of the rapid growth in the number of immigrants from FGM practicing countries.

TIME TO END CHAIN MIGRATION AND THE VISA LOTTERY: This report shows, once again, that our current immigration system jeopardizes our national security.

  • By failing to impose meaningful selection criteria, such as skills or likelihood to assimilate, our current family-based system is incompatible with national security.
  • President Trump sent a list of priorities designed to enhance public safety and national security to Congress last October, which included the elimination of the visa lottery program and extended-family chain migration.
  • The Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security have repeatedly explained that our current immigration system compromises our national security.
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01/16/2018

国土安全与司法部联合调查出炉 白宫呼吁取消亲属移民



白宫16日发表声明称,许多恐怖分子利用美国现存的移民系统漏洞进入美国,这严重影响到美国的国家安全。

声明称,美国司法部和国土安全部进行的联合调查显示,从“9·11”事件至2016年底,在美国各级法院判处的恐怖主义罪罪犯中,有接近四分之三的罪犯出生在美国之外,他们通过美国现存的移民系统漏洞进入美国。

声明称,是时候取消亲属移民和移民签证抽签等政策了,这些政策缺乏实际有效的执行标准。特朗普总统去年10月已向国会清晰地表明了这一立场,美国司法部和国土安全部也多次表示,必须改革移民系统。

根据特朗普去年3月签署的行政命令,美国司法部和国土安全部对外国恐怖分子进入美国的情况进行调查,调查报告于本月16日对外发布。

报告显示,从2001年9月11日至2016年12月31日,美国各级法院一共判处549人恐怖主义罪,其中402人出生在美国之外。他们大多以移民方式进入美国,比如通过亲属移民或移民签证抽签等。调查还发现,仅2017财年,便有2554名被列入恐怖分子观察名单的人员试图渗透进入美国。

一位不具名的美国司法部官员16日在媒体吹风会上表示,美国想要完善移民系统,但并不针对特定国家和地区,而是关乎整个移民群体。这名官员称,美国希望接纳各地的移民,他们要热爱美国和美国人民、有技术能力、会英语、认同美国价值观和生活方式。





2015年美国各州绿卡持有者所占居民人口比例排名

24/7华尔街从美国国土安全部移民统计局发布的报告“2015年移民统计年鉴”(2015年出版)中提取了2015年全美各州的拥有绿卡居民数量。 各州(移民人口)中出生的外国人口,最多移民的出生国,每个州的最多移民原籍国人数以及来自特朗普旅行禁令中的七个国家的移民人数(来自美国人口普查局2015年美国社区调查).

这是各州拥有绿卡居民比例排名。

50.西弗吉尼亚州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万42.7 
>移民人口: 1.6%(最低) 
>最多移民的原籍国家:德国 
>德国裔人口: 3,101(占总数的0.17%) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 2592个(占总数的0.14%)

49.蒙大拿州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万50.3 
>移民人口: 2.1%(第2低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:加拿大 
>加拿大裔人口: 5,703(占总数的0.55%) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 00(占总数的0.00%)

48.密西西比州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万53.1 
>移民人口: 2.4%(第3低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 25,987(占总数的0.87%) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 285(占总数的0.01%)

47.阿拉巴马州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万80.9 
>移民人口: 3.5%(第6最低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 53,882(总数的1.11%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 3,219(占总数的0.07%)

46.南卡罗来纳州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万90.2 
>移民人口: 4.8%(第14位) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 65,553(总数的1.34%) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 1,696个(占总数的0.03%)

45.怀俄明州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万91.9 
>移民人口: 3.8%(第8最低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 10,326(占总数的1.76%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 133(占总数的0.02%)

44.阿肯色州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万94.5 
>移民人口: 4.8%(第16低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 54,405(1.83% 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 711(占总数的0.02%)

43.路易斯安那州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万100.6 
>移民人口: 4.0%(第10低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 26,975(占总数的0.58%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 2,910(占总数的0.06%)

42.缅因州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万110.1 
>移民人口: 3.4%(第5最低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:加拿大 
>加拿大裔人口: 9,753(占总数的0.73%) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 1,900个(占总数的0.14%),

41.密苏里州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万110.8 
>移民人口: 4.0%(第11最低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 45,198(占总数的0.74%) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 5,552(占总数的0.09%)

40.威斯康辛州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万人115.4 
>移民人口: 4.8%(第17最低)
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 88,219(1.53%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 6,765(占总数的0.12%)

39.俄克拉荷马州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万人124.9 
>移民人口: 6.0%(第22位最低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 114,207(占总数的2.92%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 2,035(占总数的0.05%)

38.佛蒙特州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万126.5 
>移民人口: 4.5%(排名第13) 
>最多移民的原籍国:加拿大 
>加拿大裔人口: 4,205(占总数的0.67%) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 270(占总数的0.04%)

37.肯塔基州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万127.6 
>移民人口: 3.6%(排名第7低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 30,271(占总数的0.68%) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 4,672(占总数的0.11%)

36.印第安纳州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万129.4 
>移民人口: 4.9%(第18位最低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 101,519(占总数的1.54%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 5,395(占总数的0.08%)

35.田纳西州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万133.9 
>移民人口: 5.0%(第19位最低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 89,699(1.36% 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口:12,613(占总数的0.19%)

34.俄亥俄州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万138.3
>移民人口: 4.3%(第12最低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:印度 
>印度裔人口: 62,232(占总数的0.54%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 17,400(占总数的0.15%)

33.南达科他州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万147.4 
>移民人口: 3.2%(第4最低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 3,359(占总数的0.39%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 401(占总数的0.05%)

32.爱达荷州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万153.1 
>移民人口: 5.7%(第20位最低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 50,229(3.04%总数) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 1363个(占总数的0.08%)

31.爱荷华州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万161.7 
>移民人口: 4.8%(第15最低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 43,526(总数的1.39%) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 1,290(占总数的0.04%)

30.新罕布什尔州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万162.3 
>移民人口: 6.0%(第21个最低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:加拿大 
>加拿大裔人口: 8924(占总数的0.67%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 1,848个(占总数的0.14%)

29.新墨西哥州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万174.3 
>移民人口: 9.5%(第19位最高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 137,934(6.63%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 2090(占总数的0.10%)

28.密歇根州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万182.0 
>移民人口: 6.6%(第24最低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 74,901(占总数的0.76%) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 78,688(占总数的0.79%)

27.北卡罗来纳州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万184.3 
>移民人口: 7.9%(第24高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 242,892(占总数的2.42%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 11,433(占总数的0.11%)

26.堪萨斯 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万个186.4 
>移民人口: 7.1%(第25高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 83,215(占总数的2.86%) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 2,950(占总数的0.10%)

25.宾夕法尼亚州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万195.2 
>移民人口: 6.5%(第23最低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:印度 
>印度裔人口: 89,553(占总数的0.70%) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 15311(占总数的0.12%)

24.北达科他州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万211.4 
>移民人口: 3.8%(第9最低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:菲律宾 
>菲律宾裔人口: 4,032(占总数的0.53%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 1,433(占总数的0.19%)

23.阿拉斯加 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万213.1 
>移民人口: 7.9%(第23最高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:菲律宾 
>菲律宾裔人口: 20,541(占总数的2.78%) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 310(占总数的0.04%)

22.俄勒冈州
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万个215.1 
>移民人口: 9.9%(第17最高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 146,979(占总数的3.65%) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 8,633(占总数的0.21%)

21.特拉华州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万229.6 
>移民人口: 9.3%(第20最高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 15,889(1.68% 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 137(占总数的0.01%)

20.犹他州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万230.2 
>移民人口: 8.2%(第22位最高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 105,496(3.53%) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 4,719(占总数的0.16%)

19.科罗拉多 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万232.4 
>移民人口: 9.9%(排名第18最高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 232,360(4.26%)
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 6,813个(占总数的0.13%)

18.佐治亚 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万254.1 
>移民人口: 10.0%(第16高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 263,036(2.58%)
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口:12,911(占总数的0.13%)

17.亚利桑那州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万264.0 
>移民人口: 13.4%(第14高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 513,128(占总数的7.53%) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 19,980(占总数的0.29%)

16.明尼苏达州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万268.8 
>移民人口: 8.3%(第21高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 63,413(总数的1.16%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 32,011(占总数的0.58%)

15.内布拉斯加州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万276.4元 
>移民人口: 6.8%(第25位最低) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 45,550(2.41%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 7,882个(占总数的0.42%)

14.康涅狄格州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万309.7 
>移民人口: 14.5%(第10最高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:印度 
>印度裔人口: 34,217(占总数的0.95%) 
>来自旅行禁令的国家移民人口: 5,942(占总数的0.17%)

13.伊利诺伊州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万315.3 
>移民人口: 14.2%(第11最高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 696,812(5.43%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 26,881个(占总数的0.21%)

12.弗吉尼亚州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万人330.1 
>移民人口: 12.2%(第15位最高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:萨尔瓦多 
>萨尔瓦多裔人口: 108,373(占总数的1.30%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 28 061个(占总数的0.34%)

11.罗得岛 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万342.0 
>移民人口: 13.5%(排名第13最高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:多米尼加共和国 
>多米尼加裔人口: 25,286(占总数的2.40%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 3,432(占总数的0.33%)

10.华盛顿 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万345.9 
>移民人口: 13.7%(排名第12最高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔移民人口: 237,213(3.31% )
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 19,268(占总数的0.27%)

9.德州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万363.6
>移民人口: 17.0%(排名第7高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 2,572,148(9.38%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 56 053(占总数的0.20%)

8.马里兰州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万377.4 
>移民人口: 15.2%(排名第9高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:萨尔瓦多 
>萨尔瓦多裔人口: 120,202(2.01%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 18,519(占总数的0.31%)

7.内华达州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万383.3
>移民人口: 19.4%(第5最高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 220,579(占总数的7.65%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 6278个(占总数的0.22%)

6.马萨诸塞州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万420.6 
>移民人口: 16.2%(第8高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:中国 
>中国裔人口: 96,177(占总数的1.42%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 14,013个(占总数的0.21%)

5.夏威夷 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万457.0 
>移民人口: 17.8%(第6高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:菲律宾 
>菲律宾裔人口: 116,757(占总数的8.19%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 673(占总数的0.05%)

4.加州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万537.4 
>移民人口: 27.4%(第1最高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:墨西哥 
>墨西哥裔人口: 4,274,650(占总数的10.96%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 295,102(占总数的0.76%)

3.新泽西州 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万557.3 
>移民人口: 22.1%(第3高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:印度 
>印度裔人口: 246,954(占总数的2.76%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 13,742(占总数的0.15%)

2.佛罗里达 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万587.2 
>移民人口: 20.2%(第4最高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:古巴 
>古巴裔人口: 930,104(占总数的4.59%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 23,449(占总数的0.12%)

1.纽约 
> 2015年发放绿卡:每10万658.4 
>移民人口: 22.9%(第2高) 
>最多移民的原籍国:多米尼加共和国 
>多米尼加裔人口: 506,284(占总数的2.56%) 
>来自旅行禁令国家移民人口: 51,582(占总数的0.26%)







ICE Overview

Published on Aug 22, 2017

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety. ICE was created in 2003 through a merger of the investigative and interior enforcement elements of the former U.S. Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. ICE now has more than 20,000 employees in more than 400 offices in the United States and 46 foreign countries. The agency has an annual budget of approximately $6 billion, primarily devoted to two operational directorates — Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). These two operational directorates are supported by Management and Administration (M&A) and Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) to advance the ICE mission.





12/26/2017

ICE年终报告:执法今年最强 滥用福利优先遣返


川普上台后,ICE抓捕无证移民及遣返力度大增。(ICE提供)

美国移民及海关执法局(ICE)下属的遣返执法处(Enforcement and Removal Operations)近日发表年终报告,总结该处过去一年的成绩,指出其通过执行总统川普1月上任后的行政令,将执法逮捕的移民类别拓充到七类,滥用福利、身负递解令等移民,也被列入执法优先类别,行政逮捕(administrative arrest)的人数创最近四年来最高;而在今年被逮捕后立即递解成功的比率,也达到近四成。

2017年即将结束,联邦各部门相继发表年终总结;在总统川普宣誓就职后不久、通过13768号总统行政令而扩权不少的ICE,拥有总统作为坚强后盾,移民执法好不手软,其下属各部门更纷纷交出今年的傲人成绩单。

手脚被解放的ICE遣返执法处,近日发表的报告就显示,抓捕无证移民及遣返的力度,达到近年来最强。报告指出,自川普1月25日签署加强移民执法行政令后,依据2月20日联邦国土安全部(DHS)下发的执法备忘录,列入该处移民执法人员抓捕优先类别的移民拓展到七类。

七大优先抓捕及递解类别中,除了刑事犯罪定罪者及曾有欺诈美国各级政府行为者外,任何被控过刑事罪名而案件未解决者、有过可被控刑事罪名行为之人、身负递解令者、被移民法官或移民执法人员认为对公共安全及国家安全有威胁者、甚至有过滥用福利之人,全部被列为遣返执法处可搜捕及递解的优先类别之中。

遣返执法处年终报告指出,在过去一年,该处共执行行政逮捕无证移民14万3470人,是最近四年来的最多;ICE在这一年里遣返了22万6119人,其中8万1603人是在今年该处执法行动后逮捕并成功遣返之人,占总递解人数的36%;而同比2016年,在移民执法中被逮捕后遭遣返者,只占总数的27%


 



Missouri doesn't have an illegal immigrant problem?

Interesting if true.

I wouldn't say they have "no illegals," but I'm guessing the numbers relative to state population are much lower than other states if the below is accurate.
Meanwhile, California wants to make healthcare free for everyone - legal or illegal....




Missouri has no illegal's; go figure. Shouldn't the other states do the same? Missouri's approach to the problem of illegal immigration appears to be more advanced, sophisticated, strict and effective than anything to date in Arizona. Does the White House appreciate what Missouri has done? So, why doesn't Missouri receive attention? Answer: There are no illegal's in Missouri to demonstrate.

The "Show Me" state has again shown us how it should be done. There needs to be more publicity and exposure regarding what Missouri has done. Please pass this around.

In 2007, Missouri placed on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment designating English as the official language of Missouri. In November, 2008, nearly 90% voted in favor! Thus, English became the official language for ALL governmental activity in Missouri. No individual has the right to demand government services in a language OTHER than English.

In 2008, a measure was passed that required the Missouri Highway Patrol and other law enforcement officials to verify the immigration status of any person arrested, and inform federal authorities if the person is found to be in Missouri illegally. Missouri law enforcement officers receive specific training with respect to enforcement of federal immigration laws.

In Missouri, illegal immigrants do NOT have access to taxpayer benefits such as food stamps or health care through Missouri Health NET.

In 2009, a measure was passed that ensures Missouri's public institutions of higher education do NOT award financial aid to individuals who are illegally in the United States .

In Missouri all post-secondary institutions of higher education are required to annually certify to the Missouri Dept. Of Higher Education that they have NOT knowingly awarded financial aid to students who are unlawfully present in the United States.

So, while Arizona has made national news for its new law, it is important to remember, Missouri has been far more proactive in addressing this horrific problem. Missouri has made it clear that illegal immigrants are NOT WELCOME in the state and they will NOT receive public benefits at the expense of Missouri taxpayers.


Taken from: "The Ozarks Sentinel" Editorial





Comments:

"Sounds good to me. This is a good example of the States finding solutions to problems and the more effective ones are then available to other States to mimic. Kinda what the whole idea was regarding the individual states having the most say in State matters. Those founding guys were pretty smart. "










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