Immigration Blog

A Response to Father Tom Joyce and U.S. Catholic

By Jerry Kammer, February 15, 2012

Yesterday's e-mail brought a link to a blog post by Father Tom Joyce, writing at the web site of the magazine U.S. Catholic, which seeks to conduct a "conversation with American Catholics."

I was particularly taken aback by this statement by Father Joyce: Read more...

Dept. of Labor Loses Migration Enforcement Funds to USDA

By David North, February 15, 2012

In keeping with the loss of immigration enforcement funds in the new budget, as shown in my colleague, Jessica Vaughan's blog on the ICE budget and my own posting yesterday on the DHS budget generally, there's been a largely overlooked sleight of hand in the Department of Labor's proposed budget that works in the same (sad) direction. Read more...

DHS Estimates: Long-Time Illegals Do in Fact Self Deport

By Steven A. Camarota, February 14, 2012

Will illegal immigrants, particularly the well-established, ever leave? Some advocates of amnesty say they never will and for this reason we have to legalize them. But DHS estimates tell a different story. They indicate that long-time illegal residents do, in fact, go home. Read more...

DHS Budget: More Tax Funds for Benefits, Less for Enforcement

By David North, February 14, 2012

It should come as no surprise that the president's budget proposal reduces tax funds for immigration law enforcement, given the White House tilt on the subject. But it may surprise some that the same budget calls for more tax moneys for the granting of immigration benefits. Read more...

Obama Administration Proposes to Cut 287(g) Funding

By Jessica Vaughan, February 13, 2012

The Obama administration intends to cut funding for the popular and effective 287(g) program, according to the DHS budget summary document just released today. If approved by Congress, this move would leave more than a dozen local agencies at the altar waiting for training programs promised by ICE. Read more...

Utah: America's Reddest State Has Lost Its Moral Compass on Illegal Immigration

By Ronald W. Mortensen, February 13, 2012

After suffering legislative reverses in 2008 and 2010 when bills passed that mandated the use of E-Verify, Utah's large, pro-illegal alien establishment has reasserted its political power.

Although Utah is considered to be the reddest of the red states because it consistently elects Republicans, that does not mean that it is conservative nor does it mean that its moral compass is working. Read more...

Immigration in Two Presidential Races

By Jerry Kammer, February 12, 2012

Every 12 years the presidential elections in the United States and Mexico coincide. This year it happens again, and illegal immigration will be an issue in both countries' campaigns. Read more...

How the More-Migration People Manipulate Numerical Ceilings

By David North, February 12, 2012

American immigration policy since the 1920s has been based on the concept of numerical limits.

Not even the most blatant open borders types actually argue that there should be no numerical limits at all; to do so would to invite certain defeat.

But the same people are extremely skilled at outmaneuvering numerical limits, as recent events on Capitol Hill have shown. Perhaps it would be helpful to create a little list of these ploys, on how to undermine numerical ceilings on immigration without making a direct attack on the central concept:

Why Obama Doesn't Have a Clue

By John Miano, February 12, 2012

The H-1B program has been in the news lately as a result of President Obama's nonsensical response to a woman whose husband is an unemployed engineer.

When confronted with the question of why the U.S. is importing foreign engineers when Americans are out of work, the president respond, "There is a huge demand around the country for engineers." Read more...

Federal Judge Rejects Illegal-Alien Lawsuit Against County Sheriff

By Jessica Vaughan, February 11, 2012

A federal judge in Maryland this week dismissed a $1 million discrimination lawsuit brought by illegal alien Roxana Orellana Santos against Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, the two deputies who arrested her, and the County Board. This is a big win for local law enforcement agencies that follow proper policing practices, even when they expose illegal aliens – in this case, one who was the subject of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) warrant. Read more...