Immigration Blog

Stapling Green Cards to Diplomas, and Other Foolish Ideas You Might Have Missed in the GOP Debate

By David Seminara, November 23, 2011

Another debate, and another disappointing night for the Republicans on the immigration front. We've seen a total of 11 GOP debates to date, and I've yet to hear a candidate demonstrate a deep understanding of our immigration problem. The electorate is crying out for serious reform but all of the GOP hopefuls seem to offer little more than clichés and pandering. Read more...

GAO Finds Illegals Are Often Fire Starters

By James R. Edwards Jr., November 22, 2011

The Government Accountability Office has found that a good portion of Arizona's wildfires were started by illegal aliens or their smugglers – 30 out of the 77 fires the watchdog agency examined.

Here are some excerpts from the AP story on the report: Read more...

Murders Twice Linked to Immigration Marriage Fraud in D.C. Area

By David North, November 22, 2011

Twice this year cases of murder have been linked with cases of immigration marriage fraud in the D.C. area.

Over the last weekend we learned that an innocent 12-year-old child had been butchered in May in suburban Maryland as a by-product of a case of immigration fraud. Read more...

U.S. = Stupid Cupid, U.K. = Scrooge Regarding Immigration and Marriage

By David North, November 21, 2011

When it comes to immigrant marriages, the U.S. government plays the role of Cupid, frankly a stupid Cupid, while the British government plays Scrooge.

This was brought to the surface recently by a casual comment by an American immigration lawyer, a U.K. policy proposal, and an analysis of American immigration statistics. Read more...

Amnesty by Any Means Extended to DOJ Lawyers

By Janice Kephart, November 18, 2011

According to a story in today's LA Times, amnesty is now officially being rolled out in U.S. immigration courts. Department of Justice (DOJ) immigration attorneys are being directed to work side-by-side with Department of Homeland Security immigration agents to significantly reduce pending deportation cases. Read more...

ICE Finds Another Border Tunnel, But Well After Construction Ended

By David North, November 17, 2011

Once again the ICE press operation is ballyhooing an event that might better be regarded as a failure of our border control authorities.

In its press release of yesterday ICE tells the world, happily, that it found another tunnel, this one 400-yards long, near the port of entry on the Otay Mesa south of San Diego. Read more...

Man Bites Dog, or Asylum Lawyer Supports Denial of Asylum

By David North, November 17, 2011

It's not often that a distinguished asylum lawyer defends a decision to deny asylum, but it happened the other day.

The lawyer is Jason Dzubow, a member of the Washington, D.C. bar, who specializes not just in immigration law, but in the subset of asylum law. Read more...

The Jewish Establishment's 'Unity Pledge'; Will Sacrificing Israel to Obama's Re-Election Cause Blowback?

By Stephen Steinlight, November 17, 2011

It's axiomatic something good is happening on every occasion when the Jewish Establishment suffers a sharp, humiliating public rebuke in its effort to impose its political will on Americans who are Jews and care deeply about issues of great moment to Jews, such as the security of Israel. It's proof many in the community have withstood decades of propagandizing by an increasingly leftist and unrepresentative Establishment whose pretense to speak in their name looks ever more hollow. It also demonstrates that they've refused to succumb to ceaseless moral bullying by political leftists in the pulpit. In short, a great many can still think for themselves, are able to discern a cheap political ploy no matter shrouded how it is in high-flown rhetoric, and are getting angrier and angrier about the Establishment's evident preference for its "progressive" domestic policy agenda, including open-borders immigration, over the security of Israel. Read more...

Migrant Wage Drain from U.S. Economy Increased a Little in 2010

By David North, November 16, 2011

Sadly, whenever economists write about the transfer of migrant workers' earnings from the United States to other countries – remittances – they always look at it from the point of view of the countries receiving the money, and/or that of the migrants (illegal and legal) sending them. Read more...

More Administrative Amnesty, This Time from USCIS

By Jessica Vaughan, November 16, 2011

The Obama Administration has issued yet another "prosecutorial discretion" (read "Let'em go!") memo, this time changing USCIS policy so that certain illegal aliens whose applications for immigration benefits such as green cards, citizenship, or temporary status are denied may nevertheless avoid being forced to leave the country. Read more...