Daily Border Bulletin – Rubio: DREAM Act Will Cause Chain Migration, Immigration Officials Arrest More Than 3,100 Criminal Immigrants, Group files UN complaint on Ala. immigration law

In an interview with Juan Williams on Fox News Sunday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio claimed that passing the DREAM Act would cause a rapid “chain migration.” Over the last week Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have arrested more then 3,000 criminal immigrants. An alliance of union and civil rights groups opposed to Alabama’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law has filed a complaint with the United Nation’s International Labor Organization.

Rubio: DREAM Act Will Cause Chain Migration In an interview with Juan Williams on Fox News Sunday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio claimed that passing the DREAM Act would cause a rapid “chain migration.” According to documents obtained by the Tampa Times, however, Rubio’s own family were beneficiaries of “chain migration.” Rubio’s father was, “sponsored by his sister-in-law, who was already living in Miami and who signed an affidavit in 1956 stating the family was “desirous of entering the United States of America as permanent residents,” according to the Tampa Times report. The DREAM Act is a bill which, if passed, would provide a path towards citizenship to some undocumented immigrants who have served in the military or attended college, and came to the U.S. at a young age. The measure is supported by 91 percent of Latinos, according to a recent study conducted by The Pew Hispanic Center.

Immigration Officials Arrest More Than 3,100 Criminal Immigrants Over the last week Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have arrested more then 3,000 criminal immigrants. “In a six-day nationwide sweep, federal immigrationagents arrested 3,168 immigrants who had been convicted of crimes or had repeatedly violated immigration laws, officials said Monday. The operation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement involved arrests in all 50 states and was coordinated with the local and state police, in the largest arrest campaign by the agency, officials said. Among those detained were 1,477 immigrants who had served prison sentences for felonies, and 1,063 immigrants with more than one criminal conviction, the agency reported.”

Group files UN complaint on Ala. immigration law An alliance of union and civil rights groups opposed to Alabama’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law has filed a complaint with the United Nation’s International Labor Organization. ” The complaint Monday alleges that Alabama law violates international norms. It says the law and the U.S. government’s inability to come up with a national immigration policy hurts workers and trade unions.The law prevents people from knowingly transporting illegal immigrants and prohibits courts from upholding contracts made with them. The complaint alleges that those provisions jeopardize the ability of workers to form and join trade unions.The labor and Latino rights groups are also traveling overseas to shareholder meetings of automakers with Alabama plants. They visited Hyundai’s shareholder meeting in February and plan on attending Daimler’son Wednesday in Germany.


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