Immigration Blog

Obama's Catch-and-Release Policies Blunt Secure Communities

By Jessica Vaughan, May 8, 2012

Desperately seeking to acquire some credibility with the vast majority of American voters who want to see immigration laws enforced, the Obama administration is on a steady pace to complete implementation of the Secure Communities (SC) program in every state, perhaps even ahead of the 2013 target date. With Louisiana and Nevada most recently completed, the map is nearly all colored in. Rumor has it New England, possibly including the sanctuary states of Vermont and Massachusetts, could be finished next.

Will the full activation of Secure Communities nationwide mean the end of sanctuaries for criminal aliens as we know them? Not quite. Read more...

Maps Show 330 Illegal Aliens Crossing Ariz. Border in One Night in March, Including Ultralight Incursion

By Janice Kephart, May 8, 2012

During the night of March 23, 2012, illegal activity was significant along 12-mile stretch of border in the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation in Arizona and extending into the United States northwest about 80 miles to the Sonoran Desert National Monument's Vekol Valley on I-8 and about another 20 miles north of the interstate. None of this area is privately owned; it is all owned and operated by the federal government with the exception of the Tohono O'odham Nation's border property. Read more...

These Aren't the Illegal Aliens You're Looking For

By Mark Krikorian, May 8, 2012

News from the After-my-reelection-I'll-have-more-flexibility department: I was recently on a panel discussion with Frank Sharry, the nation's leading leading open-borders lobbyist, and he said something that perked up my ears. As background, Utah passed a state-specific amnesty bill through which illegal aliens would be given state-generated work cards. Read more...

Political Muscle Curtails Effort to Reform Program that Displaces American Workers in the Name of Cultural Exchange

By Jerry Kammer, May 7, 2012

As I gathered information for the investigative report that CIS published last year on the State Department's Summer Work Travel Program (SWT), I found a YouTube video that provided remarkable evidence of how far the program had strayed from its announced purpose of cultural exchange Read more...

A Hierarchy of Immigration Policy Problems

By David North, May 7, 2012

One of the knee-jerk reactions of restrictionists — and I am one of them — is to view any loosening of immigration policy and/or enforcement with equal vehemence, seeing each bit and piece as a more or less equal part of a disturbing picture. Instead, since we have limited energy and (sadly) limited influence, we should allocate and calibrate our outrage in order to accomplish something. Read more...

Arizona Border Incursion in Camouflage, Non-Tracking Gear

By Janice Kephart, May 4, 2012

As the President argues against Arizona's efforts to enforce immigration laws that the federal government has either ignored or overwritten, he remains silent on illegal immigration flows on the border. Recently Arizona residents reported a growing phenomenon: Asians, often Chinese nationals, illegally crossing into Arizona. Read more...

In Defense of Arizona's Immigration Law SB1070

By Jan Ting, May 4, 2012

The Obama administration's challenge to the Arizona immigration statute SB1070 is not about its popularity, or whether the statute is wise or unwise policy. Legislatures are permitted to enact laws thought unpopular or unwise by others. And as Chief Justice Roberts observed, and the administration's lawyer agreed, the challenge is also not in any way about civil rights or racial profiling. Read more...

No Pay, No Stay: Mitt Romney's Real Immigration Position Vindicated

By Stanley Renshon, May 3, 2012

Critics of the Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his views on legal and illegal immigration are busy perfecting novel methods with which to impugn his character and positions. Consider Dana Milbank's "bad by association" argument. Read more...

Administration Moves Ahead on Three More Little Amnesties

By David North, May 3, 2012

The Obama administration has moved ahead on three more little amnesties in the last few weeks, all largely under the radar and all linked with the concept of victimhood. Read more...

Video: Immigrant Workers and the Buckle of the Raisin Belt

By Philip Martin, May 3, 2012

Migration Dialogue, which provides timely, factual and nonpartisan information and analysis of international migration issues, has released a new video. In it, I explain the relationship between farm workers and raisins in Parlier, CA, the buckle of the raisin belt. More information on the subject can be found in Migration Dialogue's "Rural Migration News". Read more...