Immigration Blog

It's the Immigration, Doctor!

By James R. Edwards Jr., August 2, 2012

Hospitals in areas with lots of illegal aliens fear certain looming cuts in the Obamacare law. The New York Times recently reported on providers' reliance on federal funds for a portion of the care rendered to uninsured illegal aliens. Read more...

Will the DREAM Scheme Bring Millions to J.P. Morgan?

By David North, August 2, 2012

We know that as many as a million young illegal aliens may get amnesty under the President's DREAM Scheme, but how many millions of dollars will J.P. Morgan get out of the deal? Read more...

The Strange Case of the 219 Missing EB-5 Decisions

By David North, August 1, 2012

As I have pointed out earlier, USCIS is not always skilled with numbers. When that trait is mixed with the inherent difficulty of an immigration agency managing an economic development/investment program some peculiar things happen. Read more...

DHS Plans Deep (and Possibly Illegal) Discount on Amnesty Application Fees for DREAMers

By Jessica Vaughan, August 1, 2012

It appears that the Obama administration is planning to offer the DREAM amnesty to many young illegal aliens either deeply discounted or free, charging fees only to those who apply for a work permit, according to an internal DHS memo obtained by the Associated Press. Read more...

New Report: Obama Catch and Release Policies Result in More Crimes, More Victims

By Jessica Vaughan, August 1, 2012

Data provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under subpoena from the House immigration subcommittee show that criminal aliens who were identified through the Secure Communities program, but then released by ICE, went on to be arrested for nearly 58,000 new crimes between October 2008 and July 2011. This report conservatively quantifies the public safety damage inflicted by the Obama administration's catch and release immigration enforcement policies. Read more...

Brookings Claims of H-1B Demand Not Supported by Their Data

By John Miano, July 31, 2012

The Brookings Institution recently released a report on the geographic distribution of workers using H-1B visas. (My colleague David North attended the press event for the report, which he discussed here.) The report itself is rather benign and presents no surprises to anyone familiar with the H-1B data. H-1B workers are highly concentrated in certain metropolitan areas. Read more...

Appeals Body for Would-Be Educators of Foreign Students

By David North, July 30, 2012

The multiplicity and characteristics of the semi-judicial entities dealing with immigration-related matters never fail to amaze me.

Today's blog deals with an organization, previously unknown to me, that hears appeals when an obscure arm of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says "no" to (usually pretty marginal) educational institutions applying for the ICE license to teach F-1 and/or M-1 foreign students. Read more...

Illegal Alien Advocates Push DHS for Leniency in DREAM Amnesty

By Jessica Vaughan, July 27, 2012

A group of 73 organizations has sent DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano a list of their demands -- I mean recommendations -- on how the Obama administration's new DREAM Amnesty should be implemented. Here's what they want: Read more...

Why Were Mexicans Illegally Training to be Pilots in South Texas?

By Janice Kephart, July 27, 2012

While the Hill focused last week on a Government Accountability Office report, "General Aviation Security: TSA's Process for Ensuring Foreign Flight Students Do Not Pose a Security Risk Has Weaknesses", no one seems to remember that this same issue arose last year only to fall on deaf ears. Read more...

Israel and Arizona: Similarities, Differences, Questions

By Jerry Kammer, July 25, 2012

In the July 25 Washington Post, columnist Ruth Marcus writes about the uproar in Israel over what she describes as a "flood" of refugees who have crossed the border illegally from Egypt at the end of the long trek from their homelands in Eritrea and Sudan. Read more...