Immigration Blog

Department of Preening Editorials (3): Romney Does Not Support Amnesty for 11 Million Illegal Aliens

By Stanley Renshon, October 3, 2012

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The Washington Post's erroneous assertion about Mitt Romney having laid claim to his father's Mexican heritage for political purposes, and his supposed lack of specificity, is simply a warm-up for its real complaint about the GOP presidential nominee. Read more...

Elvis Is Back in the Building! (or Coming to a Border Patrol Station Near You)

By W.D. Reasoner, October 2, 2012

This just in from those sharp-eyed folks in our News of the Weird Department:

Headline News (HLN), a subsidiary of CNN, citing the British Daily Mail newspaper, says that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has contracted with an information technology company to initiate use of a virtual reality Border Patrol Agent named "Elvis" to determine when individuals taken into custody may be lying. Let's call him VBPA Elvis. After all, every government employee has to have some kind of catchy acronym for a job title, right? Read more...

MPI & Catholic Church Put on Dignified Pep Rally for More Migration

By David North, October 2, 2012

Everyone was well-dressed, well-spoken, and quite polite, and there were no cheerleaders or brass bands in sight, but Monday's event at the Georgetown University Law School was clearly a pep rally for the more-migration forces. Read more...

Department of Preening Editorials (2): The Issue of Specificity

By Stanley Renshon, October 2, 2012

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The Washington Post's editorial department is up in arms that Mitt Romney has not put forward a detailed blueprint "to solve … America's broken immigration system". Read more...

DHS Data Suggest You Are Safer If You Marry a Citizen, Not an Alien

By David North, October 1, 2012

If you are a single alien with no claims to a green card, and you are thinking about marrying a resident of this nation, your best bet is a U.S. citizen, rather than a legal permanent resident (LPR), because you are much less likely to become an abused spouse. Read more...

California Governor Kills Sanctuary Bill

By Jessica Vaughan, October 1, 2012

The bill that was the top priority for illegal alien advocates in California, the TRUST Act, was vetoed yesterday by Gov. Jerry Brown. This is clearly a setback for anti-enforcement activists nationwide, who had made this bill the centerpiece in their campaign against ICE's Secure Communities program, and who had hoped to inspire similar measures in other states. Read more...

Department of Preening Editorials (1): Mitt Romney's "Immigration Incoherence"

By Stanley Renshon, October 1, 2012

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The Washington Post is out with a tendentious and inaccurate editorial decrying Mitt Romney's "immigration incoherence".

The Post's editorial begins with what it believes is a putdown, but which actually turns out to make a point in Mr. Romney's favor that it didn't intend. It brings up Mr. Romney's joke before a group of contributors: "'I say that jokingly,' said the Republican presidential nominee, who plainly wasn’t joking at all, 'but it would be helpful to be Latino.'" Read more...

Mexican President-Elect Criticizes Texas Justice System

By David Seminara, September 28, 2012

According to a front page story in Thursday's New York Times, Mexico's president-elect, Enrique Pena Nieto, "contends that there is a widespread perception that Mexican nationals cannot get a fair trial in Texas." The comment appeared in a story about Rosa Jimenez, an illegal Mexican immigrant who was convicted of murder and was sentenced to 99 years in prison for allegedly jamming five paper towels down the throat of a 21-month old child who died in Read more...

DACA Data

By Mark Krikorian, September 28, 2012

USCIS released the first data on President Obama's illegal DACA amnesty for illegal immigrants who came here before age 16. As of September 14, a total of 86,942 applications were accepted (about 4 percent of applications were not accepted because they were incomplete). Of that total, 60 percent were from Mexican citizens, more than double the next 10 countries combined. Read more...

Birth Tourism Baby Calls United States a "Foreign Country"

By Jon Feere, September 28, 2012

Yet another newspaper has reported evidence backing the claim that birth tourism creates U.S. citizens who take advantage of everything the United States has to offer while maintaining allegiance to the country in which they were actually raised. Read more...