Immigration Blog

Kin of Crooked Korean Kingpin Caught Up in EB-5 Case

By David North, August 11, 2015

Drip, drip, drip, drip.

They keep emerging: additional indications that the EB-5 (immigrant investor) program is a honey-pot attracting fraud of various kinds, as I reported recently.

While many of these immigrant investor cases relate to citizen and alien middlemen conning rich aliens, this item, which is both investor-centric and one I have not discussed before, is different because it involves the son and daughter-in-law of a corrupt Korean politician and their use (or attempted use) of daddy's funds in the EB-5 program. Read more...

Several More Victims of Alien Criminals and Nothing Has Been Done

By Dan Cadman, August 10, 2015

The July 5 San Francisco murder of Kate Steinle at the hands of a multiply deported alien felon brought cries of outrage from the public, followed shortly thereafter by the predictable cacophony of a hopelessly divided country.

Some members of Congress vowed to put a spotlight on the problem and to end illegal alien sanctuaries, while others committed unpardonable gaffes by referring to the murder as "a little thing" or disrespecting the family members of citizens who died at the hands of alien criminals by leaving during their testimony at hearings held by Senate committees on which they sit. Read more...

Jeffrey Toobin Swears Off "Illegal Immigrant"

By Jerry Kammer, August 10, 2015

Jeffrey Toobin last month wrote an article in the New Yorker that called attention to the plight of illegal immigrants who anxiously await action from Washington that would pass judicial review and grant them legal status. "The point of my article was to show the human cost of the lengthy political standoff over immigration policy," he writes in a new essay, which was prompted by objections from readers that he shouldn't have used the term "illegal immigrant". Read more...

USCIS to Issue Guidance to Employers of DACAs Stripped of Their Documents by Injunction

By Dan Cadman, August 10, 2015

When the administration initiated its extra-statutory "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals", which includes anyone who arrived prior to the age of 18, and many of whom are now well into their 30s, it also began a regimen of issuing employment authorization documents (EADs) as well as documents to establish that the recipients are — at least for the duration of the program — lawfully present in the United States. Each EAD's period of authorization was designed to mirror the program benefits: three years at a time, renewable thereafter. Read more...

Here's a Case of Bespoke Immigration/Marriage Fraud

By David North, August 9, 2015

In some cases of immigration/marriage fraud it is often a mass-production activity, with a ringleader lining up willing aliens with willing (and paid) citizens to go through phony marriages so that the aliens can secure legal status in the United States, as I reported earlier.

In other instances, it is a single alien who enters into a corrupt deal with an individual citizen, with the alien paying the citizen for the marriage so that the alien can obtain a green card. Read more...

Superficial by Design: Immigration in the Presidential Debates

By John Wahala, August 7, 2015

Immigration was actually discussed at the Republican presidential debate last night. The senseless and tragic murder of Kathryn Steinle, which drew national attention to the public safety threat of sanctuary cities, and the offhand comments made by Donald Trump on Mexican crime made the subject difficult for the moderators to avoid. Read more...

More Bromides on Immigration

By Mark Krikorian, August 7, 2015

Thursday night's Republican debate was the most entertaining I've seen, but there was no additional light shed on the candidates' views on immigration.

The issue came up early, but both the questions and the answers were predictable. Everybody's against illegal immigration. Everybody wants better border enforcement. Everybody's against sanctuary cities and pretty young women being killed by illegal-alien felons protected by commies in San Francisco. Read more...

Mixed Messages from ICE on Immigration Enforcement

By Kausha Luna, August 6, 2015

Univision, the most-watched network in July, broadcast a report yesterday on ICE's new Priority Enforcement Program (PEP).

The Univision segment (in Spanish) opens with the anchor's introduction to ICE’s new alert to immigrants on the dangers of crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. According to the newscaster, ICE’s forewarning resulted from a slight increase in arrests at the border. Read more...

Concerns About the New Priority Enforcement Program

By Jessica Vaughan, August 6, 2015

Remarks of Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies, Center for Immigration Studies

Press Conference hosted by the Texas Sheriffs Association, State Capitol, Austin

August 5, 2015

The implementation of ICE's new Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) is a major setback to rule of law in our country. It further scales back immigration enforcement by ICE and it explicitly facilitates sanctuary jurisdictions in obstructing ICE efforts to take custody of criminal aliens. This has enormous implications for public safety in Texas. Read more...

Confession: I Bought Stock in an Outsourcing Company — and It Doubled

By David North, August 6, 2015

In order to keep track of one of the patterns in the immigration field a couple of years ago, I bought 100 shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH). It is a U.S.-based outsourcing firm, best known for hiring large numbers of H-1Bs and then re-selling their services to other companies — at a nice mark-up — to do computer-related work.

My notion was that I might learn something about the H-1B program by simply looking at the CTSH stock price from time to time, and by reading its annual reports. It would be both effortless and, seemingly, perfectly innocent. Read more...