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Majority of Hispanics Now Favor Mass Deportation



A recent CBS News/YouGov poll has revealed a surprising shift in opinions among Hispanic voters regarding the deportation of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The poll found that a majority of Hispanic respondents now support the implementation of a new national program aimed at deporting all undocumented immigrants currently residing in the country illegally.

The survey, conducted between June 5 and 7, polled 1,615 registered voters and has a margin of error of 3.8 points. Overall, 62 percent of registered voters expressed support for the mass deportation program, while 38 percent opposed it.

Notably, the poll highlighted significant support for mass deportation among Hispanic voters, with 53 percent in favor and 47 percent opposed. This marks a notable shift, as Hispanic communities have traditionally been viewed as more sympathetic towards undocumented immigrants due to cultural and familial ties.

White respondents showed even higher support for mass deportation, with 67 percent in favor and 33 percent against. Among Black respondents, the poll found that 47 percent supported mass deportation, while 53 percent opposed it.

The findings align with other recent polls indicating widespread support for mass deportation across various demographics. An Axios poll published in April found that 45 percent of Latinos were in favor of such measures, reflecting a broader trend of increasing support for stricter immigration enforcement among the American populace.

The poll results suggest significant backing for former President Donald Trump’s proposed immigration policies, including his plan to initiate the largest deportation operation in U.S. history if he is re-elected in November. Trump’s hardline stance on immigration has consistently resonated with a substantial segment of the electorate, and these new findings indicate that his approach may have growing appeal among Hispanic voters as well.

Thomas Gift, an associate professor of political science and director of the Centre on U.S. Politics at University College London, commented on the findings. He noted that while many Americans profess to support mass deportation in principle, the practical implementation of such a program would likely face significant opposition.

“Showing papers on demand, racial profiling, and a huge increase in the number and scale of ICE raids are all potential consequences of a mass deportation program,” Gift explained. “The polling reflects just how dissatisfied American voters are with the failure of both Republicans and Democrats to secure the border. Immigration is again surging to the top of the ‘most important problem’ list because Washington has shown itself completely ill-equipped to execute common-sense immigration enforcement.”

The recent CBS News/YouGov poll underscores a significant shift in public opinion, with a majority of Hispanic voters now favoring mass deportation of undocumented immigrants. This trend indicates growing support for stricter immigration policies and highlights the evolving political landscape as the 2024 presidential election approaches.

2024 Race

49 States are Handing Out Voter Registration Forms to Migrants Without Proof of Citizenship



In a move sparking heated debate, welfare offices and other agencies in 49 U.S. states are distributing voter registration forms to migrants without requiring proof of citizenship. Only Arizona, which recently enacted a law barring the practice for state forms but not federal ones, stands apart. This widespread practice has prompted calls from Republicans and conservatives for federal action to halt the distribution of these forms.

No Proof of Citizenship Required

Federal voting forms do not mandate proof of U.S. citizenship, although it is illegal for non-citizens to vote in federal elections. This loophole has led to concerns about the integrity of the voter registration process. Migrants with humanitarian parole, refugee, or asylum status, who are eligible for benefits, often visit these offices where voter registration takes place, increasing the likelihood of non-citizens inadvertently registering to vote.

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993

The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993 requires states to register voters at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and agencies where Americans apply for public benefits. These offices must provide voter registration forms along with application papers. If applicants attest that they are U.S. citizens, this is accepted as valid, leading to automatic voter registration.

Legislative Response: The SAVE Act

In response to these concerns, the House Administration Committee recently approved the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act. This proposed legislation would require proof of citizenship when registering to vote by mail, at a DMV, or at a welfare agency office. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), who introduced the measure, stressed the importance of preventing illegal voter registration.

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the need for greater enforcement measures to ensure that only American citizens vote in U.S. elections. Ryan Walker, executive vice president at the Heritage Foundation’s sister group, Heritage Action, supports the SAVE Act, arguing it will restore confidence in the electoral process.

Opposition to the SAVE Act

The left-leaning Campaign Legal Center opposes the SAVE Act, calling it a “shameful” measure that undermines trust in the electoral process. The Center argues that concerns over non-citizen voting are exaggerated and not substantiated by evidence. They assert that the bill could result in eligible U.S. citizens being incorrectly prevented from voting.

Evidence of Non-Citizen Voting

Despite opposition, federal prosecutions, state investigations, and audits have shown instances of non-citizens being registered to vote. In Georgia, left-wing voter groups sued Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for attempting to implement citizenship verification methods. Hundreds of non-citizens have been caught casting ballots in various elections, highlighting the potential for voter fraud.

Future of the SAVE Act

House Republican leaders have yet to schedule a floor vote for the SAVE Act, but it may come up before the August recess. Even if it passes the House, the bill faces a challenging path in the Democrat-controlled Senate. However, several Republican senators have already expressed their support.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) stressed the importance of preventing non-citizens from voting, stating that the SAVE Act would defend election integrity and preserve public trust in the voting process.

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Biden Administration

Another Report Finds CBP and ICE Are Not Detaining or Removing Illegal Travelers



A new report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has highlighted ongoing issues with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) processes at a major international airport. Between fiscal years 2021 and 2023, CBP agents at this airport released at least 383 inadmissible travelers into the U.S. who were legally prohibited from entering the country. Instead of detaining and processing them for removal, these travelers were released and ordered to return on their own recognizance, with 168 (44%) failing to return for their removal flights.

The report, which redacts the name and location of the airport and regional offices, found that the regional CBP and ICE detention and removal processes were ineffective. ICE officials reportedly denied CBP’s overnight detention requests for inadmissible travelers due to “staffing and bed space limitations.” Additionally, CBP cited insufficient overtime funds to detain travelers after operating hours and logistical challenges in transferring travelers to another airport.

The investigation also revealed that CBP agents failed to issue “notices to appear” (NTAs) to 77 inadmissible travelers who did not return for their deportation flights. Issuing NTAs would have transferred these travelers to ICE for removal proceedings. CBP agents claimed they lacked an effective process to track inadmissible travelers who failed to return for their removal flights.

The OIG report also found that CBP reduced the number of staff responsible for issuing NTAs, contributing to a backlog of unissued NTAs for identified inadmissible travelers. This report follows previous OIG findings that CBP agents were not properly screening and vetting noncitizens released into the country, including known and suspected terrorists.

Despite claims of inadequate funding, Congress has increased CBP funding by $2.98 billion since fiscal 2021. However, the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security identified consistent misuse and abuse of taxpayer resources by DHS, particularly through its failure to detain illegal aliens and use ICE detention resources as intended.

Under the Biden administration, ICE has not used detention facilities at full capacity, costing taxpayers between $1.3 billion and $1.43 billion annually. The administration’s fiscal 2024 budget requested significant cuts to CBP and ICE operations compared to fiscal 2023 levels. In contrast, the previous administration’s fiscal 2021 budget requested 60,000 ICE beds, whereas the Biden administration requested 32,500 and 25,000 beds for fiscal 2023 and 2024, respectively.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has faced criticism for these policies. In a recent House Homeland Security budget hearing, U.S. Rep. Michael Guest, R-Miss., challenged Mayorkas on his request for fewer ICE detention beds than Congress funded. Despite being given more money than requested, Mayorkas has claimed that DHS lacks the financial resources needed to secure the southern border.

Since January 2021, over 11 million illegal entries have been recorded, including those who evaded capture. In the first six months of fiscal 2024, more than 1.7 million illegal entries were reported. In February, Mayorkas became the first sitting cabinet member in U.S. history to be impeached after claiming for years that the southern border was secure. In April, he admitted that there was a crisis at the southern border.

The OIG report underscores the need for improved processes and resources to address the ongoing challenges at the U.S. border and ensure the effective detention and removal of inadmissible travelers.

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BREAKING: Massive Surge in Illegal Immigration Sees Nearly 1.4 Million Undocumented Migrants Have Entered the U.S. Since January



In a striking revelation, newly obtained internal data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has shown that 7.4 million illegal migrants are currently on the agency’s non-detained docket.

This staggering figure includes individuals who crossed the border illegally and were released back into the country while awaiting future court dates, as well as those who have been ordered deported by a judge but remain in the country.

From January to May 2024, nearly 1.4 million undocumented immigrants from 177 countries entered the United States through Mexico, according to Mexico’s National Institute of Migration. This surge, spanning nearly every nation globally, represents an unprecedented level of diversity in the migrant population.

Currently, each ICE officer is responsible for managing approximately 7,000 cases. With the number of cases expected to surpass 8 million by October 2024, the caseload per officer is projected to increase even further, straining an already overwhelmed system.

Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, emphasized the unusual nature of this situation. “Surges of illegal immigration ‘over brief periods of time’ have happened in the past,” Krikorian said. “But this ‘huge variety’ of countries is unprecedented.” He noted that with 193 member states in the United Nations, nearly the entire world seems to be taking advantage of the perceived “open invite” by the current administration.

“There were always a few exotics, that’s kind of my term,” Krikorian told Fox News Digital. “But President Biden essentially invited mass illegal immigration by letting people get across the border, and word spreads, so you’re getting people from everywhere.”

Krikorian pointed out that the influx of undocumented immigrants has overwhelmed the country’s social services system, crowded school districts already bursting at the seams, and flooded the streets with homeless encampments.

The global nature of the influx presents significant challenges for enforcement. Each country has different requirements for travel documents and proving nationality. Many illegal aliens destroy their documents, complicating identification and repatriation efforts.

“Each country is going to have different requirements about what kind of travel documents do you need? Can you prove that they’re from that country?” Krikorian said. “If someone is from Honduras but he says he’s from Peru, what are you going to do?”

Managing deportations for immigrants from 177 countries means exponentially more flights and dealing with numerous consular services and diplomatic agencies. Some countries may not even accept undocumented immigrants back or will “slow walk” the process.

“Some countries would prefer we just keep them, so they’ll make it difficult,” Krikorian said. “They’ll lose the paperwork, or that kind of stuff, and each one of those things is one more complication in trying to enforce the law.”

The strain is visible in makeshift shelters, such as the one at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, where recently arrived migrants are housed on cots and the floor.

The situation highlights the immense challenges facing U.S. immigration policy and enforcement as it grapples with an unprecedented surge in illegal immigration from around the world. As ICE officers manage ever-increasing caseloads and logistical hurdles mount, the debate over how to address this issue continues to intensify.

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