Immigration Blog

How About 12,000 Extra Green Cards for Chinese Millionaires?

By David North, April 28, 2015

No congressman would have the gall to introduce straightforward legislation opening a large hole in the immigration system for a single favored group from a favored country, say Swedish teachers or Turkish farmers. Such legislation would leave all other immigration programs and allocations virtually in place, favoring only the right kinds of Swedes or Turks.

Such biased legislation, if correctly labeled, would never emerge from the subcommittee.

But six congressmen are — with straight faces — seeking similarly loaded, but heavily disguised, legislation in favor of rich Chinese migrants in the immigrant investor (EB-5) program. The authors of the bill may not be biased in favor of China, and there is nothing in the bill that even mentions the word "China", but the beneficiaries would probably be Chinese millionaires and multi-millionaires and their spouses and their kids. Read more...

There Are Possibly 36,000 Birth Tourists Annually

By Steven A. Camarota, April 28, 2015

We cannot say with a great deal of certainty how many people are taking advantage of America's citizenship laws by visiting the country to have their children. One potential source of data on "birth tourism", as it is sometimes called, is birth certificate records. But it must be emphasized that the characteristics of mothers and fathers in these records are based on self-reporting. Parents fill out forms in the hospital shortly after the baby is born and, among other questions, are asked their place of birth and their address. Read more...

More Abuse of Discretion, Coming Right at Ya

By Dan Cadman, April 27, 2015

What do you do when the benefits giveaway part of your big plans for unilateral and unconstitutional immigration "executive actions" are stymied by the courts; when you can't stop a months-long surge at the "more-secure-than-ever border"; and you're caught two years in a row releasing tens of thousands of criminal aliens into communities throughout the United States?

Why, the answer is as plain as the nose on your face! You double down, by off-shoring your benefits program to Central America (where you hope it is safely outside the scrutiny of American courts and the 26 states suing you for operating outside the law) under the phony rubric of "refugee" processing, and by having your chief legal officer order immigration prosecutors ("trial attorneys") to jettison more deportation cases from the immigration court dockets. Read more...

Squabbling Among the Open Borders Types and Other Migration Miscellany

By David North, April 27, 2015

A fierce battle between two open borders groups is among the little-noted bits of recent immigration news covered in this posting.

Now, we are aware that in Iraq (Tikrit, for example) the U.S. is fighting alongside Iran-backed Shia militias, while we and our allies (the Saudis) are bombing and droning other Iran-supported Shia militias in Yemen.

Similarly, in the U.S. immigration field two quite disparate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Roman Catholic Church, routinely work side by side to open our borders and to discourage enforcement of our immigration laws. Recently, however, there's been a falling out. As Fox News reported: Read more...

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." Read more...

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...