Immigration Blog

While the Flood Gates Are Opening, a Small Spigot May Be Tightening

By David North, August 14, 2012

While tomorrow (August 15) is the day that the flood gates open for the new DACA amnesty (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), there is a genuine possibility that a small spigot creating a modest flow of illegal aliens is about to be tightened a bit — though it will not be closed completely.

Both deal with the relatively young, but the flood gates are expected to open for a primarily low-income Hispanic population, while the closing spigot will deal with a rather more prosperous, probably more Asian population. (These ethnic distributions are not deliberate, but are predictable given the nature of these flows.) Read more...

Cleaning Up a Dirty Business

By W.D. Reasoner, August 13, 2012

The Reuters news agency, among other media outlets, reported last week on a decision of the federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Zavala et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

The circuit court decision, favorable to Wal-Mart, declined to certify a proposed class action lawsuit against the corporation. The lawsuit alleged unfair labor conditions approaching peonage used against janitors, many if not most of them illegal aliens working for subcontractors to Wal-Mart, cleaning stores after hours throughout the nation. The would-be plaintiffs were the janitors themselves. Read more...

No One Will Say "You Don't Look 30" – A DREAM Scheme Note

By David North, August 10, 2012

One of the few potential fraud-curbing provisions of the DREAM Scheme is that you have to be younger than 31 to apply.

This is the program, now called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), that will (or at least can) give temporary legal status to an estimated 1.75 million young illegal aliens. Applicants are supposed to have arrived illegally before the age of 16, and have spent at least five years in the States since they got here.

So, if someone comes in looking to apply for DACA, and looking like they are 40, they get tossed out of the program, right?

Wrong! Read more...

Olympic Visa Overstayers

By David Seminara, August 10, 2012

While many Olympic athletes are apparently busy picking up on members of the opposite sex, others are busy finding ways to overstay their visas.

Foreign Policy and various other news outlets report that at least eight Olympic athletes, all from developing countries, have gone AWOL in London. Seven of the missing athletes are from Cameroon, five of them boxers, and the eighth was the 15-year-old torchbearer for Ethiopia who was there as part of the International Olympic Committee's International Inspiration program, which is supposed to enrich the lives of young people through sport or, in this case, provide them with a nicer country to live in. Read more...

Firms Get a Bonus for Hiring Aliens with Degrees in Undersea Warfare

By David North, August 9, 2012

Suppose your firm needs an analyst with training in combat systems engineering, or in low-observable and stealth technology, or in undersea warfare. Do you think the U.S. government will pay your firm a bonus for hiring an alien, rather than a U.S. citizen, for the job?

How about a job in military applied sciences, strategic intelligence, or military information systems technology? Is there a financial plus for hiring an alien for these jobs?

The answer is yes. Read more...

On Nationwide Tour, Documentary Film Stirs Discussion in a Washington, D.C., Suburb

By Jerry Kammer, August 9, 2012

Dennis Lynch, the director of a provocative documentary about illegal immigration, led a brief but spirited discussion last night in the Washington suburb of Rockville, Md.

First came the 100-minute film, They Come to America, which is decidedly against illegal immigration but also respectful of the issue's complexity and mindful of its swirling human cross currents. Its main characters are Americans upset by illegal immigration and a young Latin American man who works as a day laborer on Long Island, N.Y. Read more...

Rewarding Illegal Alien Identity Thieves, Sacrificing Innocent American Children

By Ronald W. Mortensen, August 8, 2012

How many times have we been told by the business, religious, media, law enforcement, and political elites that illegal aliens are just honest, good, hard-working people?

And haven't we recently been told by President Obama that somewhere in the neighborhood of one million illegal aliens who came illegally to the United States will be granted quasi-legal status as long as they haven't been convicted of any really, really, really serious crimes? Read more...

DREAM Scheme: 25% Bigger and with New Initials!

By David North, August 7, 2012

On August 7 the DREAM Scheme grew larger than previously expected, and secured for itself a new set of "user-friendly" initials: DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).

Announcing the newly expanded size of the program, and the new initials, was not the government, but the administration's consistent immigration ally, the well-funded, Washington-based Migration Policy Institute. Read more...

The Two Big Fig Leaves on the DREAM Scheme Revealed

By David North, August 7, 2012

The education/military "requirement" of the DREAM Scheme has been strongly emphasized by the White House as it seeks to persuade America of the benefits of this amnesty program for some one million illegal aliens.

Yet, when you examine the fine print you will find that: Read more...

"On Point" on the Federal Betrayal of American Workers, Part 2

By Jerry Kammer, August 7, 2012

Last week, we published part one of a synopsis of a recent "On Point" radio program out of public radio station WBUR in Boston. The program concerned federal programs that allow employers access to cheap foreign labor and drive down the wages of American workers.

Today, we bring you the comments of two Americans who called in to the program to tell their stories. Read more...