Immigration lawyers grilled in Sherman Heights

Immigration lawyers grilled in Sherman Heights

Immigration lawyers in the San Diego community say that undocumented immigrants have more rights than they know and have more ways to be allowed to remain in the U.S. than they believe. But there’s one thing they say you should pay close attention to: “Don’t miss the last U.S. exit from the 5 or the 905,” said Esmerelda Flores, from the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties.

U.S. Rep. Juan Vargas echoed the sentiment. “Don’t miss that last exit,” he reiterated. “We have a lot of people who cross the border with a gun they forgot about, including members of the military….We’ve been able to work these (returns) out quietly except the one celebrated case.”

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.