Immigration Blog

Sunday Morning TV

By Jerry Kammer, March 2, 2009

"Al Punto," the Sunday morning news show of the Spanish-language Univision network, featured a plea yesterday by the leftist candidate for the Salvadoran presidency that President Obama protect his countrymen who are living illegally in the U.S. The program also included a discussion with authors of the new book "Latinos and the Nation's Future." Read more...

No Sanctuary for Sanctuary Cities

By Mark Krikorian, February 25, 2009

A story in today's Washington Times on lawsuits in the works against Denver and San Francisco over those cities' culpability in deaths because of their illegal-alien "sanctuary" policies. Read more...

Meissner Gives Thumbs-Up to E-Verify

By Janice Kephart, February 11, 2009

Today former INS Commissioner Doris Meissner emphatically endorsed E-Verify in a report from the Migration Policy Institute, Taking Stock and Correcting Course, coming as Sen. Sessions (R-AL) failed to get an E-Verify reauthorization amendment into the Senate "stimulus" package yesterday. Read more...

Free Speech Is Great, But . . .

By Mark Krikorian, February 11, 2009

Free Speech Is Great, But . . .
The open-borders lobby's attempts to silence its critics.

by Mark Krikorian
National Review Online, February 11, 2009 Read more...

Obama’s Immigration Agenda

By Jon Feere, January 22, 2009

President Obama has released a five-step plan for tackling immigration. On some points, he’ll find plenty of support from the public; Americans overwhelmingly support secured borders and the reduction of incentives to enter illegally (of which there are many). On other agenda items (e.g. mass amnesty), he’ll waste political capital and have nothing to show for it at the end of his term. If Obama starts with the politically-practical items, the new president will find much success. He seems to already know this: during the primary debates, Obama promised that border security and ending illegal employment would be a prerequisite for amnesty.

Here is the official plan from whitehouse.gov: Read more...

SC County’s Innovative Business Auditing Program Curbs Illegal Employment

By Jessica Vaughan, January 10, 2009

Beaufort County has made great strides in creating a lawful employment environment in the South Carolina Low Country by implementing a creative and pioneering auditing program to help local businesses achieve compliance with immigration laws while exposing problems with fraudulent documents that enable illegal workers to get jobs. The effectiveness of this effort is further enhanced by strong state laws on illegal hiring and the county’s participation in the 287(g) program. These enable local law enforcement agencies to prosecute violators and have illegal workers removed. Local officials report signs that the illegal alien population in Beaufort County has been noticeably reduced. Read more...

Changing Change.org

By Jon Feere, January 7, 2009

The website Change.org includes the following quote at the top of its homepage:

“I will open the doors of government and ask you to be involved in your own democracy again.” – President-elect Barack Obama

Launched in 2007, the site claims to be aimed at “empowering movements for social change,” and is partnered with a variety of open-border groups such as LaRaza and the SEIU. It apparently is not officially affiliated with Obama’s Change.gov website. Read more...