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Topic - Immigration And Naturalization Service
An IRS policy decision made 17 years ago resulted in the agency distributing $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits to illegal immigrants, according to an oversight committee for the Treasury Department.
After decades of steady growth, immigration-enforcement spending has dropped slightly under President Obama — though the amount is still more than the budgets of the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and all other federal law enforcement agencies combined, according to a report released Monday.
A federal agent accused of shooting a supervisor engaged in a serious struggle for his gun with another colleague who subsequently shot and killed him, an official said.
At the funeral of Iofemi Hightower, her classmate Mecca Ali wore a T-shirt with the slogan: "Tell Me Why They Had To Die." "They" are Miss Hightower, Dashon Harvey and Terrance Aeriel, three young citizens of Newark, N.J., lined up against a schoolyard wall, forced to kneel, and then shot in the head.
Rudolph W. Giuliani has stocked his presidential campaign's immigration-policy committee with pro-enforcement people, in a move that will appeal to the party base and help him counter charges that he protected and welcomed illegal aliens during his time as New York mayor.
So what happens now? That's what thinking Americans not stirred up by hysterical talk-show ideologues and bloggers from both the right and the left should demand of politicians to keep the number of illegal immigrants from reaching 13 million in the next year or two, with no sane approach to the problem at hand.
The agency charged with admitting immigrants to the United States is in disarray, an internal investigator told closed congressional briefings last week, with employees facing thousands of charges of misconduct and having to make decisions on letting in foreigners without knowing whether there are national security risks.