Immigration Blog

Even Wal-Mart Objects to H-2B Worker Abuse by Supplier

By David North, July 19, 2012

An H-2B employer has obtained a remarkably dismal distinction.

Its record of work exploitation is so dreadful that ultra-conservative, union-busting Wal-Mart has stopped buying its products while a corporate investigation continues. Read more...

Time to Sanction the Sanctuaries

By Jessica Vaughan, July 18, 2012

An article this week on does a decent job of capturing current developments in one of the most rankling issues in immigration law enforcement — what to do about sanctuary cities — and, atypically, highlights the Obama administration's disinclination to confront them, even as they undermine a key enforcement initiative. Read more...

How to Break the Immigration Policy Impasse (9): Why Immigration Grand Bargains Fail — The Amnesty Trap

By Stanley Renshon, July 18, 2012

The necessity to legalize illegal aliens is one basic, irreducible premise of immigration "grand bargains". This is, when you think of it, a rather odd asymmetric policy and ethical stance. The political, policy, and moral elements of enforcing American immigration laws stand on much firmer ground than efforts to legalize illegal aliens. Read more...

Suro and Washington Post Seek to Fuzz Our Thinking on Immigration Policy

By David North, July 17, 2012

Roberto Suro and the Washington Post are very good at what they do, but what they do is not good for America.

Their skill, as shown in the lead article in the July 13 Outlook section, is to blur our thinking about immigration policy, and to beguile us into avoiding the hard realities that face the nation. Read more...

How to Break the Immigration Policy Impasse (8): Immigration Grand Bargains Fail

By Stanley Renshon, July 17, 2012

The 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) is legitimately seen as a failure by those favoring enforcement of American laws and by many Americans more generally. Additionally, conservatives look back and see themselves as having been deceived. Read more...


By James R. Edwards Jr., July 17, 2012

Some business and education mouthpieces, along with uncaring, unthinking officials (including President Obama and many on both sides of the aisle in Congress), keep calling for more foreigners to be imported to compete against our fellow Americans for scarce jobs and higher education slots.

This unpatriotic drumbeat continues, despite the fact that some 1.8 million American engineers don't have a job or are working outside of engineering. Read more...

Ex-NFL Player Engaged in Immigration and Food Stamp Fraud — and Bigamy

By David North, July 16, 2012

People engaged in immigration-related marriage fraud are often committing other crimes as well, up to and including murder, as has been pointed out in previous blogs; see here and here. Read more...

More on the Chicago "Welcoming" Ordinance: Fig Leafs and Pandering

By W.D. Reasoner, July 16, 2012

After the city of Chicago announced a "welcoming" ordinance that is a thinly veiled sanctuary law closely mirroring the one in Cook County, Ill., (in which the city sits, but is politically independent from), I wrote a blog expressing my dismay at such political theater, describing it as "agitprop". Read more...

Border Patrol Training Videos Say to "Hide", "Run Away" in Active Shooter Situations

By Janice Kephart, July 13, 2012

The National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson, Ariz., is just a little angry. Local 2544, which is the largest Border Patrol union local with over 3,300 dues-paying members, tags itself as "the real border security experts". What are they angry about? Apparently, the current administration's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) senior officials have created what agents call "virtual brainwashing videos". Read more...

How to Break the Immigration Policy Impasse (7): The Grand Bargains That Weren't

By Stanley Renshon, July 13, 2012

Americans love compromise. It's in their cultural and historical DNA. Even better, it is entirely consistent with their wish and support of anything that seems "fair".

Americans expect and support hard bargaining, but when the differences have been narrowed, what better way to reach an agreement than to "split the difference"? When you've reached that point where it seems there isn't that much separating you, walking away on principle seems churlish. After all, haven't you already negotiated to the point where you have gotten a good portion of what you wanted? Read more...