Immigration Blog

Another court rejects challenge to mandatory use of E-Verify

By Jessica Vaughan, September 16, 2008

Yesterday, a Rhode Island judge rejected a request from the ACLU and three others to halt the state’s implementation of Governor Don Carcieri’s Executive Order requiring all state contractors, vendors, and grantees to use E-Verify, or lose their government contracts. Read more...

Another Court OK’s Border Fence

By Jon Feere, September 5, 2008

U.S. District Judge Frank Montalvo, a G.W. Bush appointee, recently denied a preliminary injunction request aimed at preventing the construction of the Department of Homeland Security’s planned border fence that will stretch approximately 100 miles from Columbus, New Mexico, to Fort Hancock, Texas. Read more...

Los Angeles Demands Private Businesses Assist Day Laborers

By Jon Feere, August 27, 2008

The Los Angeles City Council has recently approved an ordinance that requires all new home improvement stores in their jurisdiction to construct day laborer centers on their private property as a prerequisite for a business license. The stores will be required to provide shelter, drinking water, bathrooms, and trash cans for any and all day laborers who happen upon the company’s property. Read more...

If It’s Fixed, Don’t Break It: Reauthorizing E-Verify

By Janice Kephart, August 26, 2008

I have been using E Verify for over 3 years. It takes away all of the guess work in determining if documents presented are valid or not. Being close to the border you would be surprised at the amount of fake IDs that look real until they are run through the program. For the first time in my 20+ years in HR I am comfortable in knowing that we are hiring only employees who are authorized to work in the United States.
Ginny Priborsky, online comment in response to "E-Verify: Is it about to die?," HR Morning, July 11, 2008

The E-Verify program is well on its way to fixing a 20-year-old problem of determining legal employment eligibility in a manner employers can support. (The quote above is an endorsement from an end-user.) Read more...

Size Matters: Analysis of Census Bureau's Population Projections

By Steven A. Camarota, August 14, 2008

While the Census Bureau’s press release accompanying its new population projections emphasizes the importance of the country’s changing racial composition, this is almost certainly not the most important finding. The new report shows a U.S. population in 2050 that is 135 million larger than it is today. This could have profound implications for the environment and quality of life in the United States in the future. Immigration policy is the primary factor driving population growth. Read more...

Hartford, CT - Sanctuary City?

By Jessica Vaughan, August 13, 2008

If Hartford mayor Eddie Perez signs an ordinance sent to him by the city council, the Connecticut state capital will be the latest to join the list of cities that are obstructing the identification of criminal aliens, and almost certainly endangering their residents in the process. (See .) The ordinance forbids city police from arresting illegal aliens they encounter who are the subject of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) administrative warrant. Read more...

Throw Everything at the Wall, and See What Sticks

By Mark Krikorian, July 31, 2008

The open-borders crowd is in a tizzy because of the Center's report yesterday showing that attrition works and that the number of illegal aliens can be reduced through comprehensive enforcement. Read more...

Congress Mulls Lifting HIV Ban

By Jon Feere, July 25, 2008

Under the direction of President Bush, Congress is on the verge of authorizing $48 billion for an AIDS/malaria/tuberculosis program dubbed by the Associated Press as the “most ambitious foreign public health program ever launched by the United States.” Originally launched in 2003, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is designed to reduce the spread of infectious diseases throughout the world. Read more...


By Mark Krikorian, July 24, 2008

So I'm in the Atlanta airport with Sharansky's new book. I was coming up an escalator reading about his having looked for a bookstore in New York because he "had a few free hours and probably the same weakness as any author: wanting to see your book on the bookshelves." And as I get to the top of the escalator I notice a book store on the left, and what do I see front and center on the shelves but my own book!

I'm Lovin' It

By Mark Krikorian, July 17, 2008

A McDonald's franchisee in Nevada pled guilty and agreed to pay a $1 million fine for its knowing employment of illegal aliens (the two executives involved will be sentenced later). This is indeed "a coup for the government's crackdown on employers of illegal immigrants," as the Wall Street Journal put it, but the fact that it's McDonald's is especially important. Read more...