Immigration Blog

Department of Very Bad Immigration Ideas: Electrocute Illegal Border Crossers

By Stanley Renshon, October 17, 2011

If you follow politics for any length of time and what those in positions of political leadership sometimes say, you cannot be surprised to come across verbal missteps, rhetorical excesses, logical inconsistencies, or flat-out wrong information.

And then there is the recent immigration policy suggestion by GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain. Read more...

Washington Post Cites Population Growth, Then Takes a Pass

By Jerry Kammer, October 17, 2011

A story in Saturday's Washington Post about the mounting national infrastructure deficit brings to mind the observation by journalist Janet Malcolm that "we are all perpetually smoothing and rearranging reality to conform to our wishes." Read more...

Circuit Court Further Enjoins Alabama Law

By Jon Feere, October 17, 2011

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted an injunction Friday, temporarily blocking parts of Alabama's "Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act." The order is available online. It was not a decision on the merits of the law. A full hearing to determine the constitutionality of the enjoined provisions is expected to be held sometime in the next few months. Read more...

California Limits E-Verify, Supports Illegal Hiring Practices

By Jon Feere, October 14, 2011

20 Municipalities Forced to Drop E-Verify Laws Read more...

At Least One TPS Population Shrinks – That of Sudan

By David North, October 14, 2011

While Temporary Protected Status (TPS) seems to last forever, as those of us at CIS have pointed out several times in the past, the number of aliens using an instance of that status sometimes tends to shrink, as in the case of Sudan. Read more...

Restrictionists 3, Open-Borders Crowd 0

By David North, October 13, 2011

It was a clean sweep, if an obscure one.

While previous trade treaties, such as NAFTA, had included disastrous immigration articles, the three passed by the Congress yesterday had no such provisions.

I am not sure that free trade agreements are helpful to average Americans, while helping corporations and farmers. That aside, I was relieved to learn this morning that the treaties with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia were at least not dealing with immigration.

Each of the treaties contains these words: Read more...

In Alabama, Univision Prefers to Inflame Rather than Inform

By Jerry Kammer, October 13, 2011

Emotions are high among illegal immigrants in Alabama, as many flee the state whose governor recently signed the most severe law in the country against illegal immigrants. It is a situation that calls for serious journalism to inform the public about a complex and sensitive situation. Unfortunately, the reports of Univision reporter Maria Antonieta Collins seem intended to inflame, not to inform. Read more...

N.C. Sheriff Is Target of DOJ's Harassment Tactics

By James R. Edwards Jr., October 13, 2011

The Obama Justice Department may be abusing its power and harassing America's local law enforcers. The Obama administration appears to be trying to intimidate state and local police out of immigration enforcement. Read more...

Mechanization Increasing in California Vineyards

By Jon Feere, October 12, 2011

After enjoying a few glasses of wine while visiting my family in Sonoma County last week, I came across an article in a local paper that supports mechanization as an alternative to mass immigration. Read more...

The Best Way to Reduce ICE's Detention Costs? Speed Deportations

By David North, October 11, 2011

If there is an elephant in the room, and that worries you, you might open the door and send him back to where he belongs.

That common-sense approach, however, does not enter the thinking of Human Rights First, an advocacy organization that has just published a comprehensive examination of the ICE detention system called "Jails and Jumpsuits". Read more...