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White House Considers Plan To Expand DHS Deportation Authority

10:28 AM 07/15/2017

WILL RACKE

The Trump administration is weighing a proposal to give the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expanded powers to deport illegal immigrants without first obtaining an order of removal from an immigration judge.

Under the new guidelines, immigration authorities could initiate deportation proceedings against illegal aliens anywhere in the U.S. that cannot prove they have lived in the country for more than 90 consecutive days, according to aninternal agency memo obtained by The Washington Post.

Current rules, implemented by the Bush administration in 2004, limit expedited deportation to illegal aliens that have been in the country for less than two weeks and that were apprehended within 100 miles of the border.

Administration officials confirmed that the revised guidelines are under review. The DHS memo was first delivered to the White House in May and agency officials are reviewing comments on the document from the Office of Management and Budget, reports WaPo.

“The potential changes would allow DHS to more efficiently use resources to remove persons who have been illegally present for relatively brief periods of time while still observing due-process requirements,” said DHS spokeswoman Joanne F. Talbot. She added that DHS Secretary John Kelly has not made a final decision to approve the proposed changes.

If adopted, the rules would give the DHS power to increase both the number and pace of deportations, a key component of President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement strategy. Trump sought to expand the use of expedited removals in a pair of January executive orders, rescinding Obama administration guidelines that limited deportation to illegal aliens convicted of serious criminal offenses. More recently, the U.S. has cut by nearly half the number of countries that refuse to accept illegal immigrants that the U.S. is trying to deport.

The DHS memo says greater expedited removal authority “will enhance national security and public safety” begin to clear the “historic backlogs” at U.S. immigration courts. The number of pending immigration hearings recently hit a record high of nearly 600,000, despite a recent surge of new judges, according to government data. (RELATED: Immigration Court Backlog Hits All-Time High)

Technically, the DHS proposal stops far short of legal limits on expedited deportations. In 1996, Congress authorized the procedure for any illegal alien that could not prove they had been physically present in the country two years before their arrest.

Talbot says the DHS memo simply recommends that the Trump administration avail itself of existing immigration enforcement authority.

“Anyone who is surprised that the administration is considering lawfully expanding the use of expedited removal has not been paying attention,” Talbot said. “The expansion you describe is explicitly allowed” under federal law.

Source: http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/15/white-house-considers-plan-to-expand-dhs-deportation-authority/



量變到質變 研擬法案:合法移民10年減半

編譯彭淮棟/綜合15日電 2017年07月15日 21:54


川普親信圈子與最支持川普的國會參議員傳言已著手研擬一項法案,下個十年將每年合法移民數目減半,接納移民的原則並從親屬關係改為技術專長。

此法將討得川普的民族主義選民歡心,並獲主張小政府的保守陣營支持,堪稱政治勝利;但務實而論,最值一提的不是新法帶來的移民「量」變,而是「質」變。

美國現行移民政策首重裙帶關係,憑技術專才入境者僅占約十分之一,其餘多靠家庭關係。問題在於,近親如配偶與未成年子女理當獲准入境,讓成年者的兄弟姊妹或父母過關,卻拒納帶著事業遠景而來的移民,經濟上毫無道理。

偏重裙帶關係的移民政策,初衷是給移民一張社會安全網。當初許多移民人生地不熟,靠家族之助落地生根,後來政府的福利網取代家族。根據人口普查局「所得與方案參與調查」,醫療補助(Medicaid)、現金計畫「社會安全補助」(SSI)、「貧困家庭臨時補助」(TANF)社會福利中,過半合法或非法移民家庭至少享用一項。

不算學校午餐,仍有46%移民家庭享用福利;他們享受的其他福利還包括免費上公立學校、移民子女與婦女食物方案、急診,並能經由他們在美國出生的孩子延申福利。

「傳統基金會」(Heritage Foundation)研究發現,低技術移民家庭每年接受價值3萬160元的福利與服務,而平均納稅額是1萬573元。常有人說美國無情,其實美國接納20%全球移民,而且移民人均享受的社福額度全球第三高。

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Chris Grisafe Announces Run for

Fairfax County School Board At-Large Seat

 

Veteran & national security professional seeks to 

“protect excellence in FCPS”



FAIRFAX, VA, May 31, 2017 –


Chris Grisafe has announced he is running for the Fairfax County School Board at-Large position for the upcoming special election to be held this summer. The date of the special election, which has not yet been determined, will be set by the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court in accordance with Virginia law.

 

The seat is currently held by Jeanette Hough, who was elected in 2015, and will be vacated as of May 31, 2017. Hough has announced she must leave the School Board position governing Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) as a result of her husband's service. The family is being transferred overseas.

 

A national security professional and veteran, Grisafe said he's running because "I want to protect the excellence in Fairfax County Public Schools." With a special election taking place in the summer, Grisafe will focus on reaching out to voters during a time when most Fairfax County residents are not thinking about returning to the voting booth.

 

"FCPS must continue to provide a high quality education that prepares all students for the modern workforce, higher education, and the pursuit of responsible citizenship,” added Grisafe, who also serves as a volunteer advisor and mentor to college students.

 

Having tragically lost his mother early in life, "I cannot overstate the importance and influence of the many teachers and mentors who have been consequential guide posts in my life," said Grisafe. "I know personally how important it is to empower and educate our students so they can lead successful and meaningful lives."

 

Among the nation’s largest school systems, Fairfax County Public Schools has been ground zero for social and academic experimentation. "A local school board's emphasis must be on the students," Grisafe added regarding his desire to run.

 

Talking from personal experience, he said he was greatly influenced by dedicated teachers and mentors to succeed in community college, serve in the U.S. Coast Guard, graduate from Loyola Marymount University and earn an MBA from Virginia Tech.

 

“It is imperative that we keep FCPS focused on its primary mission – to provide a high-quality education,” said Grisafe.  The current School Board’s May 25th vote to balance the budget for the next fiscal year by increasing class size is just one example of why “Fairfax County needs an at-Large School Board Member who will insist on evidence-based data in its decisions to benefit all of our students.”

 

Prioritizing rigor in the curriculum, workforce and college readiness means “the School Board must focus on good metrics, eliminating redundancy and encouraging efficiency,” said Grisafe "to enable FCPS to allocate our precious resources where they are needed most - for our teachers and our students in the classroom.”

 

Parents and community members have often been frustrated with by the School Board’s focus on issues other than student academic achievement. Fairfax County voters overwhelmingly rejected a Meals Tax Referendum last November which was advertised ostensibly to add the tax, in part at least, for education needs.

 

"I will approach policy matters with an open mind and seek to understand issues with compassion," said Grisafe. "Still, the focus must always be on the merits those issues and the data to support good decision-making."

 

Once the date of the special election is set by the court, Fairfax County residents will elect the new at-Large School Board Member to serve the balance of Hough’s term, which ends in November 2019. All registered voters in Fairfax County are able to vote for an at-Large candidate.



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