Immigration Blog

Criminal Alien "DREAMer" Assaults ICE Agent, Gets Released on Prosecutorial Discretion

By Jessica Vaughan, July 20, 2012

The ICE enforcement agents' union is reporting an incident from earlier this week that illustrates the perverse results of the Obama administration's DREAM decree and "prosecutorial discretion" policies. An illegal alien, who is described as meeting the criteria for the president's DREAM amnesty, was arrested and jailed in El Paso, Texas, on a domestic assault charge. When ICE agents arrived at the jail for routine inmate screening, the 5'9", 245 lb. Read more...

Four New Threads Appear in Foreign Worker Program Tapestry

By David North, July 19, 2012

Four new threads in the complex picture of America's foreign worker programs have appeared in recent days, two of them at a session July 18 at the Brookings Institution, and two elsewhere in Washington.

Brookings Loads the Dice

Foreign Students Still Flying High

By W.D. Reasoner, July 19, 2012

Eleven years after the horrific attacks of 9/11, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has just issued a dismaying report, "Weaknesses Exist in TSA's Process for Ensuring Foreign Flight Students Do Not Pose a Security Threat". Read more...

Even Wal-Mart Objects to H-2B Worker Abuse by Supplier

By David North, July 19, 2012

An H-2B employer has obtained a remarkably dismal distinction.

Its record of work exploitation is so dreadful that ultra-conservative, union-busting Wal-Mart has stopped buying its products while a corporate investigation continues. Read more...

Time to Sanction the Sanctuaries

By Jessica Vaughan, July 18, 2012

An article this week on does a decent job of capturing current developments in one of the most rankling issues in immigration law enforcement — what to do about sanctuary cities — and, atypically, highlights the Obama administration's disinclination to confront them, even as they undermine a key enforcement initiative. Read more...

How to Break the Immigration Policy Impasse (9): Why Immigration Grand Bargains Fail — The Amnesty Trap

By Stanley Renshon, July 18, 2012

The necessity to legalize illegal aliens is one basic, irreducible premise of immigration "grand bargains". This is, when you think of it, a rather odd asymmetric policy and ethical stance. The political, policy, and moral elements of enforcing American immigration laws stand on much firmer ground than efforts to legalize illegal aliens. Read more...

Suro and Washington Post Seek to Fuzz Our Thinking on Immigration Policy

By David North, July 17, 2012

Roberto Suro and the Washington Post are very good at what they do, but what they do is not good for America.

Their skill, as shown in the lead article in the July 13 Outlook section, is to blur our thinking about immigration policy, and to beguile us into avoiding the hard realities that face the nation. Read more...

How to Break the Immigration Policy Impasse (8): Immigration Grand Bargains Fail

By Stanley Renshon, July 17, 2012

The 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) is legitimately seen as a failure by those favoring enforcement of American laws and by many Americans more generally. Additionally, conservatives look back and see themselves as having been deceived. Read more...


By James R. Edwards Jr., July 17, 2012

Some business and education mouthpieces, along with uncaring, unthinking officials (including President Obama and many on both sides of the aisle in Congress), keep calling for more foreigners to be imported to compete against our fellow Americans for scarce jobs and higher education slots.

This unpatriotic drumbeat continues, despite the fact that some 1.8 million American engineers don't have a job or are working outside of engineering. Read more...

Ex-NFL Player Engaged in Immigration and Food Stamp Fraud — and Bigamy

By David North, July 16, 2012

People engaged in immigration-related marriage fraud are often committing other crimes as well, up to and including murder, as has been pointed out in previous blogs; see here and here. Read more...