Immigration Blog

DREAM Advocate: It's All About Race

By Jon Feere, December 15, 2010

The amnesty crowd loves to claim that opposition to mass immigration is all based on race, and that anyone who opposes amnesty is necessarily a racist. Yet the more one listens to amnesty advocates, the clearer it becomes that it is the amnesty advocates themselves who use race-talk to advance their agenda.

Take, for example, UCLA Professor Kent Wong, a former staff attorney for the amnesty-advocating Service Employees International Union (SEIU), who has routinely blamed the failure of amnesty legislation on racists: Read more...

DREAM Act Will Shield Some Gang Members from Removal

By Jessica Vaughan, December 14, 2010

If Congress passes the version of the DREAM Act approved by the U.S. House last week, ICE will likely have to scale back its successful anti-gang program known as Operation Community Shield, because more than one-fourth of the potential targets could qualify for the amnesty. Read more...

The DREAM Political Scheme

By James R. Edwards Jr., December 13, 2010

The Washington Post's resident apologist for mass amnesty and open borders has written about how he thinks Republican opposition to the DREAM Act amnesty is a strategic political mistake for the party if the GOP wishes to increase its share of the Latino vote. Read more...

Scary Scenario – China Invests in Bahamas, and Wants to Send Lots of Migrants

By David North, December 13, 2010

China, according to a recent news story, has invested something like $1.7 trillion dollars in U.S. bonds and that if China stopped buying our bonds we would face a really awesome financial disaster.

Meanwhile, a few miles off the coast of Florida, China is reported to be investing $2.5 billion in a massive tourist complex near Nassau, in The Bahamas. Read more...

Brits Have a New, Sophisticated Way to Determine Skills Shortages

By David North, December 13, 2010

There is a strong argument to be made that there is no such thing as a skills shortage, only a wages-and-training shortage, but it is highly unlikely that employers' desires for low-cost skilled workers from overseas can be thwarted with that sensible line of reasoning.

But one way to cope with the challenge is to perfect tough new, evidence-based standards for defining an immigration-creating skills shortage, and the British have done just that. Read more...

While the DREAM Act Dominates the Scene, a Bit of Haitian Action Elsewhere

By David North, December 10, 2010

While the DREAM Act has been the focus of the immigration field this week, I continue to keep my eye open for the strange sideshow in the Caribbean, the usually quiet, the dog-does-not-bark, story of illegal immigration from Haiti.

Given the cholera threat, on top of the misery of the sluggish recovery from the earthquake, adding to the pervasive poverty of that nation, and the very sizable Haitian communities in the U.S. – why are we not seeing numerous attempts to enter the U.S. illegally? Read more...

Military DREAM Is a Mirage

By Mark Krikorian, December 8, 2010

The sponsors of the DREAM Act inserted what they clearly considered boob bait for patriotic Americans — a provision that qualifying illegal aliens (came before age 16, here at least five years, have a high school diploma or GED) could convert to permanent status and get a green card if they served two years in the military (as an alternative to two years of college). Read more...

DREAM Online

By Mark Krikorian, December 7, 2010

I debated the DREAM Act with Josh Bernstein of the SEIU at Bloggingheads, an online debate site. The New York Times excerpted the discussion at its site today.

Also, I published an article at National Review Online on the issue.

DREAM in Uniform

By James R. Edwards Jr., December 7, 2010

Perhaps the most disturbing thing about the DREAM Act fight is how the U.S. military's top brass has taken the pro-amnesty side. Once people get posted at the Pentagon in the top echelons, it's like beat cops who become police chiefs: They become politicians. They're often not much more than political chameleons. Read more...

Potemkin ICE

By Jessica Vaughan, December 6, 2010

A story in today's Washington Post reveals the lengths to which this administration will go to give people the false impression that they are serious about immigration law enforcement. Remember all that high-fiving and fist-pumping in October when ICE announced that it had broken all the records for removals? Read more...