Illegal immigrants claim fear of home country as ‘magic words’ to gain asylum

Illegal immigrants claim fear of home country as ‘magic words’ to gain asylum

Nearly one out of every 10 illegal immigrants crossing the southwest border is now demanding asylum, using “magic words” to claim they fear their home country, and turning a program intended to be a humanitarian lifeline into a new path for unauthorized migrants to gain a foothold in the U.S.

It’s a major change over just the last five years as lax Obama administration policies entice ever-more migrants to try to exploit the loophole, which the Border Patrol’s chief calls a “fail in policy.”

The Real Reason So Many Americans Oppose Immigration

The Real Reason So Many Americans Oppose Immigration

Why do so many Americans oppose immigration, and why has it become a central issue in the presidential campaign? A growing body of research suggests that the answer isn’t economic anxiety, or concerns about public spending, or even general nationalism. It is more specific -- and more disturbing.

California’s immigration transformation

California’s immigration transformation

In 1994, California voters approved one of the harshest anti-immigrant laws in U.S. history, Proposition 187. Today, as we mark the 20th annual immigration day in Sacramento, our state is recognized as having the strongest pro-immigrant laws in the country.