Immigration Blog

DHS Budget: More Tax Funds for Benefits, Less for Enforcement

By David North, February 14, 2012

It should come as no surprise that the president's budget proposal reduces tax funds for immigration law enforcement, given the White House tilt on the subject. But it may surprise some that the same budget calls for more tax moneys for the granting of immigration benefits. Read more...

Obama Administration Proposes to Cut 287(g) Funding

By Jessica Vaughan, February 13, 2012

The Obama administration intends to cut funding for the popular and effective 287(g) program, according to the DHS budget summary document just released today. If approved by Congress, this move would leave more than a dozen local agencies at the altar waiting for training programs promised by ICE. Read more...

Utah: America's Reddest State Has Lost Its Moral Compass on Illegal Immigration

By Ronald W. Mortensen, February 13, 2012

After suffering legislative reverses in 2008 and 2010 when bills passed that mandated the use of E-Verify, Utah's large, pro-illegal alien establishment has reasserted its political power.

Although Utah is considered to be the reddest of the red states because it consistently elects Republicans, that does not mean that it is conservative nor does it mean that its moral compass is working. Read more...

Immigration in Two Presidential Races

By Jerry Kammer, February 12, 2012

Every 12 years the presidential elections in the United States and Mexico coincide. This year it happens again, and illegal immigration will be an issue in both countries' campaigns. Read more...

How the More-Migration People Manipulate Numerical Ceilings

By David North, February 12, 2012

American immigration policy since the 1920s has been based on the concept of numerical limits.

Not even the most blatant open borders types actually argue that there should be no numerical limits at all; to do so would to invite certain defeat.

But the same people are extremely skilled at outmaneuvering numerical limits, as recent events on Capitol Hill have shown. Perhaps it would be helpful to create a little list of these ploys, on how to undermine numerical ceilings on immigration without making a direct attack on the central concept:

Why Obama Doesn't Have a Clue

By John Miano, February 12, 2012

The H-1B program has been in the news lately as a result of President Obama's nonsensical response to a woman whose husband is an unemployed engineer.

When confronted with the question of why the U.S. is importing foreign engineers when Americans are out of work, the president respond, "There is a huge demand around the country for engineers." Read more...

Federal Judge Rejects Illegal-Alien Lawsuit Against County Sheriff

By Jessica Vaughan, February 11, 2012

A federal judge in Maryland this week dismissed a $1 million discrimination lawsuit brought by illegal alien Roxana Orellana Santos against Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, the two deputies who arrested her, and the County Board. This is a big win for local law enforcement agencies that follow proper policing practices, even when they expose illegal aliens – in this case, one who was the subject of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) warrant. Read more...

Hidden Double Attacks on our Immigration System

By David North, February 10, 2012

In addition to their massive assaults on the very core of our immigration laws – such as the use of "prosecutorial discretion" in deportation cases – the more-migration people in and out of the administration are keeping up a steady drum roll of proposed and actual changes in the rules, all intended to expand highly-specific bits and pieces of migratory flows and, in many cases, to short-change the Social Security system. Read more...

ICE Names "Public Advocate" – Call Him!

By Jessica Vaughan, February 7, 2012

Today ICE announced the creation of a new office to serve as a point of contact for those who have "concerns, questions, recommendations or important issues they would like to raise." Boy, do we!

The office will be led by Andrew Lorenzen-Strait, who has been at ICE since 2008, mainly working as an advisor on reforming detention practices. Prior to joining ICE, Strait was a legal services attorney in Prince George's County, Md. Read more...

Wash. Post to the Less-Educated: Drop Dead

By Mark Krikorian, February 7, 2012

The Washington Post's editorial writers ought to read their own newspaper. Monday's lead editorial bemoaned the fact that having illegal aliens go to the "back of the line" is deceptive since there is no "line" for them: Read more...