Illegal immigration could rise after Brexit, a think tank has claimed. More people will enter and remain in the UK unlawfully when EU freedom of movement rules stop applying, it suggested in a report. The Social Market Foundation (SMF) called on ministers to "come clean" about the "complexities and unintended consequences" of immigration policy. Its briefing examined historical examples and identified four lessons for policymakers today. It claimed greater restrictions on "well-established existing immigration flows" can lead to: an increased permanent lawful immigrant population; increased irregular migrant entry; and increased irregular migrant "stay". An increasingly visible irregular immigrant population, accompanied by increased immigration enforcement, can give rise to greater public concern over immigration even if overall immigrant flows are reducing, the paper added. It urges the Government to "inject a dose of honest realism, coming clean about the complexities and unintended … [Read more...] about Illegal immigration could rise after Brexit, think tank claims
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close Video Taking a hard left: State and local leaders push liberal agendas From New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Democrats push progressive issues amid shutdown; Bryan Llenas reports from New York. Liberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is rolling out a new plan that would potentially allow the city government to seize buildings of landlords who force tenants out -- a plan his opponents say amounts to “straight communism.” De Blasio, in his State of the City address on Thursday, announced he wants to take action against landlords who try to force tenants out by making the property unliveable -- and pulled out an executive order to create a Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants. He said that in the event the government intervenes, the buildings would then be controlled by a “community nonprofit.” DE BLASIO SAYS MODERATES NEVER LEARNED 'LESSONS OF 2016,' URGES BOLD LIBERAL AGENDA “When a landlord tries … [Read more...] about De Blasio pitches plan to seize private property of problem landlords, opponents cry ‘communism’
close Video Mayor Bill de Blasio announces health care coverage for all New York City residents, including illegal immigrants Plan would guarantee health care to every New York City resident even if they can't afford it; Bryan Llenas explains how the mayor plans to pay for it. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that moderate Democrats never learned the “lessons of 2016,” calling for the party to embrace a bold liberal agenda in the run-up to the 2020 presidential campaign. De Blasio, during an interview on Sunday, suggested that “moderate voices” in the Democratic Party are holding their colleagues back. GROWING NUMBER OF 2020 DEMOCRATS SUPPORTING 'GREEN NEW DEAL' “There is still a lot of moderate voices in the party that did not learn the lessons of 2016 and are not listening to what people need in this country,” de Blasio told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” “So I want to push this whole … [Read more...] about De Blasio says moderates never learned ‘lessons of 2016,’ urges bold liberal agenda
Chris Berdik, The Washington Post Published 6:51 am PST, Monday, December 24, 2018 PORTLAND, Maine - On a recent fall morning in the library of King Middle School here, four seventh-grade girls interviewed an immigrant from Peru named Luis Millones who is a Spanish professor at Colby College. One girl asked Millones what he missed about the country he left nearly three decades ago. "I miss the sound of the language, because it kind of fades away," he said. "I miss the sunset over the ocean. I miss the smell of earth in the highlands right after it rains. I miss also some tastes, like Peruvian chili and fruits like the lucuma, which I can never find anywhere else." The girls took turns asking Millones other questions. Why did he come to America? What were his first impressions? Did he ever feel mistreated as an immigrant? They split up other tasks, too, such as taking notes, recording video, requesting photographs and emailing follow-up questions. In the weeks ahead, the … [Read more...] about What if personalized learning was less about me and more about us?
Michael Scherer, The Washington Post Published 4:39 pm PST, Monday, December 17, 2018 WASHINGTON - Republican allies of President Donald Trump are researching new ways to position him in the run-up to the 2020 election, particularly among the college-educated suburbanites who voted for Democrats in November because of their disapproval of the president. One polling effort is intended to test messages and policy initiatives for the next State of the Union address and the coming year, while providing a better understanding of what worked and what did not in the last election, according to a person familiar with the Trump reelection effort who, like others interviewed, was not authorized to discuss strategy publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity. Other Republican-aligned research projects are planned to decode the 2018 results in an effort to reclaim voters Trump will probably need to win reelection. The research will test the appeal of crossover issues Trump … [Read more...] about To expand Trump’s support, GOP seeks lessons from 2018