The Government and local Non Profit agencies are scrambling to find ways to house the growing number of children undocumented immigrants who are crossing the Border alone. Skilled agricultural labor is now leaving the United States in the form of a mass migration of Mexican immigrants back into Mexico. Kris Kobach, Kansas City Attorney General has set his sights on passing an immigration law in his home state, he faces heavy opposition.
More kids crossing Mexico border alone The Government and local Non Profit agencies are scrambling to find ways to house the growing number of children undocumented immigrants who are crossing the Border alone. “An unprecedented surge of children caught trudging through southern Texas scrublands or crossing at border ports of entry without their families has sent government and nonprofit agencies scrambling to expand their shelter, legal representation and reunification services. On any given day this year, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement has been caring for more than 2,100 unaccompanied child immigrants. The influx came to light recently when 100 kids were taken to Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio for temporary housing. It was the first time the government has turned to the Defense Department – in all, 200 boys and girls younger than 18 stay in a base dormitory.”
Immigration Stalls as Opportunities Wane on U.S.-Mexican Border Skilled agricultural labor is now leaving the United States in the form of a mass migration of Mexican immigrants back into Mexico. ” So Larry Cox, who farms lettuce, cantaloupes and onions on 3,500 acres in Imperial County, California, shifted more production south of the border, where the Mexicali Valley offers a plentiful agricultural workforce, Cox, 53, said in an interview. States in the southern and southwestern U.S. have passed immigration crackdowns, and the Supreme Court signaled last week it might be prepared to support an Arizona law requiring police to check the status of anyone they suspect is in the country illegally. Yet rather than an invasion, Cox’s experience reflects an April 24 report by the Pew Hispanic Center, which concluded that the flow of migrants came to a “standstill” between 2005 and 2010, and may even have reversed. “There’s been a huge migration of skilled agricultural labor into Mexico,” Cox said. “There is a creeping up of the average age of our workforce. We’re not getting replacements.””
Arizona Immigration Law Author Hopes for Similar Measure in Kansas Kris Kobach, Kansas City Attorney General has set his sights on passing an immigration law in his home state, he faces heavy opposition. “The hints that U.S. Supreme Court justices seemed to drop last week indicating support for at least some parts of Arizona’s immigration enforcement law gives hope to the measure’s architect, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. But Kobach, who has also been a force behind the immigration enforcement laws passed by several other states, acknowledges that passing a similar law in his own state is an uphill battle. He and his legislative allies who want laws that will crack down on undocumented immigrants must overcome opposition from influential business groups and a rift among Republicans.”