Controversial illegal alien laws on the table …

Friday, September 1, 2017
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

ICE arrestsKey legislation on illegal immigration could change the economic and legal climate in the United States – soon – as critics and advocates voice their take on the divisive issue.

A media watchdog is calling Univision to task for acting more like a liberal special interest lobby than a bona fide news network.

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos – who has a had history of defending illegal immigration on his network – announced that the Univision corporation declared itself to be against Texas state law SB4, which simply states that all Texas jurisdictions have to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

The law was scheduled to take effect on September 1, but it is facing its share of court challenges.

Ramos claims that the legislation discriminates against the Hispanic community.

Ken Oliver-Mendez, who serves as director of MRC Latino at the Media Research Center, insists that once again, the Left-leaning media is politicizing – instead of just delivering the news.

"Univision is again aligning themselves in lockstep with the Democratic National Committee, saying that they – as a news organization – are against this law,” Oliver-Mendez maintained. “It's just additional evidence of this particular network not being in favor of law enforcement."

However, Oliver-Mendez also pointed out that Univision's pro-illegal alien stance is affecting its viewership.

"Univision has actually been losing [its] audience because those Hispanic viewers who are law-abiding and legal see right through that, and Univision's audience has fallen by 14-percent in the last three years,” the leader at MRC pointed out. “So, there a lot of conservative Hispanics around the country that have been alienated by this type of activism – this type of advocacy. It's not journalism."

Oliver-Mendez asserts that Univision is depending on the viewership of illegal aliens, which is why it is opposed to SB4.

More anti-illegal immigration legislation on the plate …

Meanwhile, one immigration reform activist is concerned about the impact of a federal judge's decision to block implementation of most of Texas' anti-sanctuary law.  

The legislation is known as Senate Bill 4, which has been championed by President Donald Trump's administration – a law that was set to take effect Friday.

The "sanctuary cities" law would have let police officers ask people during routine stops whether they are in the United States legally. It also threatened sheriffs with jail time for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

However, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia issued an order blocking key elements of the bill.

Art Arthur, who is a resident Fellow in Law and Policy at the Center for Immigration Studies, informed that some of the bill was left intact.

"The questioning of individuals subject to a legitimate stop, as well as communicating information to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, [is still on the bill]," Arthur pointed out.

However, Arthur contends that several key provisions were blocked.  

"Most significantly, it blocks the implementation of the provision that directs local authorities to comply with honor and fulfill detainer requests made by ICE," the legal expert added.

Arthur stands in disagreement with Garcia's argument that during public legislative hearings, only eight people testified in favor of it, while 1,600 people showed up to oppose it.

"Let's imagine that a proponent of the bill goes out and rounds up 10,000 people,” he posed. “Does that mean that the scale goes more in favor of finding the bill is valid? Obviously not."

Arthur remains confident that most of Garcia's ruling will be overturned.     

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Do you believe Fox News would have affected Bill Clinton's presidency?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

US Navy plane with 11 crashes into Pacific; 8 found alive
Trump speaks up for Moore, warns against his 'liberal' rival
Ethics probe begins after Conyers confirms harassment deal
Trump labels father of UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'
Pence visits injured service members at military hospital

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Bible Museum blasted for leaving out Islam
Harvard Women’s Center to roll out ‘Gender 101’ training courses
Brooklyn College discouraging police from using campus bathrooms because they trigger students
'Nonwhite' student linked to racist graffiti inside school, officials say
Dumb sensors, deadly consequences

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Ramping up for a 'sanctuary' showdown

ICE arrestsAn immigration enforcement advocacy organization hopes that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will file lawsuits against states that have passed sanctuary statutes in an attempt to help illegal aliens evade federal immigration authorities.