Immigration Blog

Three More Candidates for the Naturalization Hall of Shame

By Dan Cadman, April 24, 2015

Over the course of months, I've been blogging about for candidates to the naturalization "hall of shame", consisting of individuals who should never have been granted American citizenship and make it abundantly, painfully, and embarrassingly clear that is the case by perpetrating heinous acts. These acts have consisted of war crimes, murder, terrorism, espionage, and sundry other offenses. Read more...

Mass Migration in the Med: A Clear Case of Cause and Effect

By Dan Cadman, April 23, 2015

Recently I wrote a blog about an alien smuggling incident in the Mediterranean Sea that resulted in the charge of murder being levied against some of the participants after they threw other participants off the boat to drown.

Since then, another massive tragedy unfolded in those waters when a vessel holding hundreds of migrants being smuggled capsized in international waters off Libya while en route to Europe. Only a few survived. The figures of the dead have ranged from 700 to 900; no one is certain how many were aboard to begin with. The Tunisian boat captain and his Syrian mate have been charged with negligent homicide by Italian authorities. Read more...

Employers Outraged at DoL's Demand for Pay of $2/hr for Shepherds

By David North, April 22, 2015

Do you suppose that a group of reasonably well-heeled U.S. employers would object if the government made them pay their foreign workers $2.00 an hour plus room and board (with "room" sometimes being a tent)?

The answer is "Yes."

The Expansionist Right Also Goes After Scott Walker

By Mark Krikorian, April 21, 2015

Rich Lowry over at National Review applauds Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's recent comments on immigration, pointing to attacks on him from liberal sites.

But it's not just the Huffington Post and MSNBC that are attacking the possible presidential candidate for his tentative and wholly commonsensical observations that the well-being of American workers needs to be taken into account when crafting immigration policy. Heck, he didn't even actually call for reductions in future immigration (though he did name-drop Jeff Sessions), but the expansionists on the right have piled on in response to the mere possibility of future cuts. Read more...

On Migrants and Assimilation

By Dan Cadman, April 21, 2015

Muslim extremists have been accused of a number of religious-based murders against others, including Yazidis and Christians in Iraq; Christians in Pakistan and Syria, and most recently, the methodical execution of Christians at a Nigerian college, one of a series of attacks by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram targeting Christians and animists. Read more...

We Need Some Yes/No Answers from Rubio on Immigration

By Mark Krikorian, April 20, 2015

Like Patrick Brennan over at National Review, I too am encouraged by Rubio's seeming commitment to Enforcement First. But whether it's the real thing or just a con hinges on one question: Is he proposing to fully implement universal E-Verify and visa-tracking before asking Congress to grant amnesty to today's illegals, or just pass legislation calling for enforcement. Read more...

The Undoing of an Attorney General Order

By Dan Cadman, April 20, 2015

With the stroke of a pen in what might be one of his last acts as attorney general (AG), Eric Holder earlier this month undid an order developed by one prior attorney general and signed by another.

That the Immigrant Defense Project immediately lauded the move tells you something about which direction Holder's vacated decision ran. And it once again proves the jaded saw cited by many immigration agents: "No case is over until the alien wins." Read more...

Amidst All the Grim Immigration News, Here Are Four Bits of Cheer

By David North, April 17, 2015

Those of us who want to retain immigration, but keep admissions down to a dull roar, see lots of bad news, but here are four bits of good news. In each of four different migration programs, the open-borders types have been thwarted, at least momentarily.

The four instances, moving from an individual case to that of a whole class, can be described as follows. Read more...

Favoritism and the Appearance of Impropriety Lead to Promotion at DHS – if You're Well-Connected

By Dan Cadman, April 17, 2015

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released last month a 99-page report of its investigation into allegations that Alejandro Mayorkas, former director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a DHS component, engaged in influence peddling during his tenure at that agency. Read more...

FactCheck Misleads on Amnesty Costs

By Steven A. Camarota, April 17, 2015

The website criticized a recent ad by Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) for calling attention to the tax refund implications of the president's administrative amnesty. In its response, FactCheck agreed with CAPS that illegal immigrants may collect $1.7 billion in tax refunds from previous years because of the president's decrees. But FactCheck goes beyond fact-checking to argue that 1) the tax refunds should be considered only as part of the overall fiscal impact of amnesty; and 2) this overall impact is positive. Both arguments are problematic. Read more...