Immigration Blog

IRS Protects and Rewards Illegal Aliens

By Ronald W. Mortensen, June 8, 2015

Whether intentional or otherwise, the Internal Revenue Service all too often sides with illegal aliens who routinely commit multiple employment-related felonies that do terrible harm to American citizens. The favoritism that the IRS extends to illegal aliens includes the following: Read more...

From Big Charges to Tiny Moves, the Thrust Is Always for More Migrants

By David North, June 8, 2015

Sometimes the administration uses tactics like Carthage's charging war elephants (DACA and the proposed executive amnesty) and sometimes it deploys tiny, almost invisible attacks, but the movements are always in the same direction — to expand and ease immigration, legal and illegal, permanent and temporary.

CIS regularly describes the large-scale efforts to expand migration, and to legalize millions of illegal aliens by fiat. These big programs, however, are in sync with much smaller efforts, two of which I noticed lately. Read more...

Media Still Claiming DACA's Just for People "Brought" Here

By Jon Feere, June 8, 2015

There is much to critique about President Obama's controversial "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" (DACA) program, and the Center for Immigration Studies has quite a bit of that, but I've spent a significant amount of time simply trying to get the media to accurately report how the program operates. All too often, either out of ignorance or an intentional effort to mislead readers, journalists simply don't get the facts right when describing DACA. Read more...

With North American Illegals, Distance Does Not Make the Heart Grow Fonder

By David North, June 8, 2015

While working with DHS enforcement data for FY 2010, I noticed a pattern: Among North American illegals, the number of borders one has to cross using land routes has a nice negative correlation with the numbers of deportable aliens located by authorities, as shown below: Read more...

Mainstream Media Finally Notices Workers Displaced by H-1Bs

By John Miano, June 5, 2015

I am pleasantly surprised to see that the news media is taking an interest in Americans being replaced by foreign workers on H-1B visas.

In the 1990s, the media published such stories without restraint. However, as political correctness grew, those stories disappeared. The story the media wants the public to believe now is that foreign workers don't take American jobs — they create them. When the facts do not fit that politically correct narrative, the media tends to ignore the story altogether.

But maybe change is in the wind. Read more...

Barbara Jordan Award Presented to — Hillary Clinton?

By Jon Feere, June 5, 2015

The memory of civil rights leader Rep. Barbara Jordan was sullied yesterday as Texas Southern University presented cheap-labor enthusiast Hillary Clinton the first-ever "Barbara Jordan Public-Private Leadership Award". In the mid-1990s President Bill Clinton appointed former Texas congresswoman Barbara Jordan to chair the bipartisan U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, which called for a reduction in immigration to protect the interests of American workers. The Center for Immigration Studies has produced a number of reports and blogs about the commission and Jordan's work, some of which can be found here and here. A helpful outline of the Commission's conclusions is available from NumbersUSA, while the commission's reports are at the University of Texas. Read more...

What the H–**?
A guide to the H visa categories

By David North, June 5, 2015
A guide to the H visa categories

Given the alphanumeric soup of the temporary alien worker programs, it may be helpful to identity the H programs, all of which have some to a lot of Department of Labor involvement. (In addition to these categories, there are more than a score of other visas that allow alien holders to work in the United States, such as F-1 and J-1). Read more...

Seeking Answers About DHS's Priority Enforcement Program with FOIA

By Dan Cadman, June 4, 2015

An open-borders group, the National Day Laborers Organizing Network (NDLON) has joined forces with the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and the Asian Law Caucus to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The FOIA request seeks information on the new Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) announced by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson in one of his series of November 2014 memos implementing the president's constitutionally dubious "executive actions" on immigration — the one that ended the successful Secure Communities (SC) program designed to detect criminal aliens at the front end of the criminal justice system, instead of afterward when they are free to roam the streets finding more victims. Read more...

Truth on H-1B Program Starts to Appear in the Mainstream Media

By David North, June 4, 2015

The grim truth about the H-1B program is starting to ooze out into the mainstream media.

A story on the front page of today's New York Times carried this all-too-accurate headline on its web version:

"Last Task After Layoff: Train Foreign Replacements"

In it, Julia Preston, a normally pro-migration reporter, writes: Read more...

Skewed Priorities in Homeland Security

By Dan Cadman, June 3, 2015

Toward the end of November last year, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a series of memos to initiate the president's "executive actions" on immigration — some of which are on hold due to federal court injunction, and all of which were destructive to a meaningful regimen of immigration controls and enforcement.

One of those memos ended the program known as Secure Communities, designed to provide to immigration agents, in near real-time, notice that aliens had been arrested by police for criminal offenses. Johnson directed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents initiate instead his "new and improved" program with the trivial and childish acronym PEP (Priority Enforcement Program), whose details were and are shrouded in mystery, and which have decidedly not filled ICE agents with much enthusiasm or pep. Read more...