Immigration Blog

False Prophets of Open Borders

By James R. Edwards Jr., July 9, 2012

"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves." So warned Christ in the Sermon on the Mount. So came forth such false prophets recently at a press conference held on Capitol Hill. Read more...

Amnesties Are Forever: A New Jersey Case History

By David North, July 9, 2012

It seems like one of those bad, recurring dreams, but it is reality.

The scene shifts from a gritty town next to Newark, N.J., to India, and back again.

The criminal is Naranjan Patel.

His partner in crime is lawyer Jonathan Saint-Preux, of Irvington, N.J., who attended a George W. Bush White House Christmas party in 2006, two months after both were indicted, according to Bloomberg News.

The prosecutor is named Christie.

How to Break the Immigration Policy Impasse (6): The Consequences of Stalemated Wars of Attrition

By Stanley Renshon, July 6, 2012

American immigration policy is essentially stuck. One reflection of this is that an immigration policy war is being fought out at every level of our political system, in every major governmental institution, and in many civic ones as well. So far it has been less a fight to the finish than to a rough draw, though by no means yet to exhaustion. Immigration policy conflict can best be emotionally described as a roiling sub-current of anger, angst, entitlement, and resentment. Read more...

Illegal Alien Youths at Risk, Redux

By W.D. Reasoner, July 6, 2012

A few days after the Obama administration announced its decision to suspend deportation of young illegal aliens, the Center published a blog I had written expressing concern that the policy might, as an unintended consequence, put additional youths at risk by encouraging parents to send them on the Read more...

WTHR Continues Report on Illegal Alien Tax Loophole

By Bryan Griffith, July 6, 2012

The WTHR 13 News in Indiana has continued its investigation revolving around IRS income tax returns from illegal immigrants. I wrote on their investigation previously in a blog that contained the first four reports. Since that time, WTHR investigative reporter Bob Segall has released two more reports on the massive fraud committed by illegal aliens via ITIN tax filings (embedded/linked to below). Read more...

Within DHS, ICE Pressies Ignore USCIS Accomplishment

By David North, July 5, 2012

A couple of months ago, one arm of the Department of Homeland Security did the right thing — it re-designed a form it had been using for decades to make it less useful to fraudsters. This was done by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and was covered in an earlier blog of mine. Read more...

States Can Address the Negative Impacts of Illegal Immigration Using Tools They Already Have

By Ronald W. Mortensen, July 5, 2012

While some see the recent Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's S.B.1070 as "The beginning of the end of the anti-immigrant state law movement", my colleague John Feere, points out that "As a result of rulings from the Supreme Court and lower courts, the message is clear that even though a line must be drawn somewhere, states do have a role to play when it comes to immigration." Read more...

How to Break the Immigration Policy Impasse (5): The Supreme Court Speaks … but in Tongues

By Stanley Renshon, July 5, 2012

Many Americans think of the Supreme Court as the final arbiter of the constitutionality, and therefore political legitimacy, of legislative and executive policy and behavior. That, however, is the 8th grade civics class version of a much more complex reality.

When considering the court's decisions, Americans are used to thinking in broad summary strokes and striking finality. Court strikes down! Court affirms! Read more...

The Forgotten Americans

By Marguerite Telford, July 3, 2012

The media immediately responded to the Supreme Court's decision on SB1070 with the expected winner-loser political statements we have all come to expect. Now, not only can the Democrats and Republicans not work together, the states and the feds can't either. Lost in the multitude of news reports and opinion articles is the sad situation that brought about the drafting of Arizona's "Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act" in the first place. Read more...

USCIS Quietly and Slowly Closed a Small Loophole in the Immigration System

By David North, July 3, 2012

This blog often criticizes USCIS for bending over backward to accommodate tiny to small classes of would-be migrants to the United States, such as the abused step-parents of U.S. citizens and "investors" in the Mariana Islands who were considered both rich enough to be investors, but too poor to pay USCIS fees, as can be seen here and here. Read more...