Immigration Blog

Mark Krikorian on National Security

By Bryan Griffith, November 19, 2008

A video of Executive Director Mark Krikorian's speech at David Horowitz's Restoration Weekend is available below. Read more...

Morning News, 11/19/08

By Bryan Griffith, November 19, 2008

1. Latinos to press for amnesty
2. Imm. hawks alienated Latinos
3. NC sheriffs nab 3100 illegals
4. NY co. exec. apologizes over murder
5. MA plant owners settle labor dispute
6. Security companies profit

Morning News, 11/18/08

By Bryan Griffith, November 18, 2008

1. Government issues new E-verify rules
2. Sen. Cornyn wants probe of TX inmates
3. Poll: Americans, Europeans split
4. Texas complying with REAL ID
5. TX legislature expects several bills
6. Chinese immigrant admits selling secrets
7. NY illegal was deportation target

Morning News, 11/17/08

By Bryan Griffith, November 17, 2008

1. ICE released illegals from Houston jail
2. Gov't clears Irish airports for checks
3. Obama must 'pay the piper' on immigration
4. GA county to mull enforcement measure
5. CO university panel to tackle issue
6. Nobel laureate calls for amnesty
7. Status complicates home sale

Better Get That Wall Built

By Mark Krikorian, November 14, 2008

Crime reporter killed in Mexican border city

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — A crime reporter in the violent Mexican border city of Juarez was killed Thursday, adding to dozens of journalist deaths in a country where newspapers are so fearful, many refuse to cover drug violence.

Armando Rodriguez had covered crime for 10 years in Ciudad Juarez, working for El Diario newspaper. He was shot several times as he sat warming up his car outside his home.

Peace in Our time

By Mark Krikorian, November 14, 2008

From a WaPo item on next week's meeting between Obama and McCain:

In an interview Friday, [Sen. Lindsey] Graham said that Obama requested the meeting during a 20-minute phone call that the South Carolina senator described as a "pleasant" discussion about how they could work together effectively.

Morning News, 11/14/08

By Bryan Griffith, November 14, 2008

1. Fed. government to limit E-Verify
2. Report alleges illegals mistreated
3. U.N. observes drop in remittances
4. Dallas schools provide fake SSNs
5. UT committee hears positions
6. NY community grapples with murder
7. Study: Chinese are diverse

CIS analyst featured on Lou Dobbs

By Bryan Griffith, November 13, 2008

Steven Camarota, Director of Research at CIS, is featured in a Lou Dobbs segment on President-elect Obama. Read more...

Boston Globe interview of CIS Exec

By Bryan Griffith, November 13, 2008

Last month, Maria Sacchetti of the Boston Globe interviewed Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of CIS. She wrote an article on his new book as well as posted a web video.

Morning News, 11/13/08

By Bryan Griffith, November 13, 2008

1. Obama may not be able to help aunt
2. Analysis: GOP to struggle over votes
3. Philly immigrant population growing
4. UT committee continues state tour
5. NYC probe finds exploitative agencies
6. Ethiopian immigrants rejuvenated
7. Former militant fights deportation

Morning News, 11/12/08

By Bryan Griffith, November 12, 2008

1. Analysis: Econ. to be Obama's focus
2. Vicente Fox calls for amnesty
3. TX co. to begin use of database
4. Activists planning march

‘I’m a Strong Believer You Have to Obey the Law’: A look ahead at Obama’s immigration policy

By Mark Krikorian, November 12, 2008

Now that we know who’s going to be in the White House and Congress next year, what are the prospects for immigration?

Despite big Democratic gains in Congress, the results aren’t as bad for the cause of immigration enforcement as a simple partisan approach to the issue might suggest. After all, one of the ways Democrats have been picking up formerly Republican seats over the past few elections has been to nominate immigration hawks like Heath Shuler of North Carolina and Brad Ellsworth of Indiana. Read more...

Mow Your Own Lawn

By Mark Krikorian, November 11, 2008

P.J. O'Rourke's take on last week's defeat touches on, among many other things, immigration: Read more...


By Mark Krikorian, November 11, 2008

I get bored with this biennial ritual, but the raza-hustlers and the open-borders crowd are back touting the awesome power of the Hispanic vote. AP's contribution yesterday: "In key states, Latino vote fueled Obama's victory." A bunch of these interchangeable groups is having a press conference today in D.C., announcing that "Our voice was heard at the polls, and we will continue to make sure our voices are heard."

Well, no.

No Immigration Mandate

By Mark Krikorian, November 11, 2008

A new Zogby poll shows only about a third of Obama's voters supported him because of his backing for an amnesty, while two-thirds either voted for him despite his support for amnesty (15%) or it wasn't a factor at all in their decision (51%). Interestingly, among McCain voters, 59% did it despite his amnesty stance, 28% didn't care, and only 11% supported him because of his backing of amnesty. Read more...

Morning News, 11/11/08

By Bryan Griffith, November 11, 2008

1. Analysis: Obama win built on 1965 act
2. 1.3m educated foreigners 'underemployed'
3. IN lawmakers mull immigration policies
4. TX legislators to tackle immigration
5. ICE attorney charged with corruption
6. Illegal accused of auto-deaths

Morning News, 11/10/08

By Bryan Griffith, November 10, 2008

1. Immigration and the Obama Admin.
2. Sen. links blames restrictionism
3. Obama's aunt to fight deportation
4. Latino vote tipped scales for Obama
5. UT Officials mull sanctions challenge
6. SC co. targets illegal immigration
7. Hospitals repatriate uninsured
8. Latino DJ encourages students
9. Illegal accused of murder in MD

No “illegal aliens” in Arizona? (Updated, 11/10/08)

By Jon Feere, November 7, 2008

Illegal-alien and open-borders advocates may succeed in getting the Arizona Supreme Court to ban numerous immigration-related phrases, including “illegal alien” and “open-borders advocates.” Read more...

Morning News, 11/7/08

By Bryan Griffith, November 7, 2008

1. Admin announces major overhaul
2. ICE: Deportations increasing
3. Topic drove Latinos to Obama camp
4. Firm misses background checks

Arizona Doesn't Back Down

By Mark Krikorian, November 6, 2008

Even if The One's minions gut immigration enforcement, it's still alive at the state level. Arizona voters rejected the mendacious attempt by the business community to gut the state's toughest-in-the-nation immigration law (the ballot measure was called the "Stop Illegal Hiring Act" when it would have actually stopped the efforts to stop illegal hiring). In addition, Maricopa County (Phoenix) re-elected immigration hawks Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas.

Self-Criticism Sessions

By Mark Krikorian, November 6, 2008

From Ross Douthat's "whither conservatism" contributon at Slate:

Which means that the best thing, by far, for the American right would be for every sect within the conservative temple to spend some time in self-examination before it turns to flinging blame.

. . .

No More Mr. ICE Guy

By Mark Krikorian, November 6, 2008

Now that the election is over, Julie Myers, the head of immigration enforcement, has announced she's leaving. I was skeptical of her appointment at first (Michelle Malkin was too), but I was wrong. Myers has probably been the most effective champion of immigration enforcement we've ever seen. Read more...

Morning News, 11/6/08

By Bryan Griffith, November 6, 2008

1. ICE chief announces resignation
2. FL amendment fails to rescind old law
3. AZ co. sheriff, attorney re-elected
4. Activists claim increased threat
5. DC day laborers often exploited
6. Indictment issued for NV kidnapping
7. Kidnappings expose brutality
8. Ex-BP agent imprisoned

Who Will Win?

By Mark Krikorian, November 5, 2008

No, not the election; we already know that. Rather, who will win Mickey Kaus's new prize for the expected pro-amnesty spin on McCain's 2-to-1 shellacking among Hispanic voters (which is actually in the usual range for a Republican): Read more...

Morning News, 11/05/08

By Bryan Griffith, November 5, 2008

1. Palin may break hawkish on issue
2. IA plant raided a second time

Morning News, 11/4/08

By Bryan Griffith, November 4, 2008

1. 78% of Hispanics favor Obama
2. Issue slips in CO district
3. India to open Seattle consulate
4. NC race highlights issue
5. Topic remains hot in NE

Morning News, 11/3/08

By Bryan Griffith, November 3, 2008

1. Immigrant vote could decide race
2. Obama's aunt an illegal in MA
3. IA gov. quick to 'respond' to raid
4. AZ co. forms task force
5. FL co. manager targets enforcement
6. VA city to check criminals' status
7. PA program helps foreign kids
8. Non citizens embrace activism
9. Immigrants struggle in economy

Coalition of the Willing-to-do-anything-for-visa-waivers

By Jessica Vaughan, October 31, 2008

“Mission Accomplished” was the clever slug line on a double news item circulated today to consular officers around the globe through the list-serv known as the Town Crier ( Read more...