Immigration Blog

Restore Our Border

By Mark Krikorian, March 28, 2011

It was a year ago yesterday that Arizona rancher Robert Krentz was murdered by an illegal border-crosser. Over at National Review Online today, I outline the border-enforcement blueprint put together by his fellow ranchers, for whom the security of our frontier with Mexico is a life-or-death issue. Read more...

Big Moment in Telemundo's Census Coverage

By Jerry Kammer, March 28, 2011

There was a remarkable moment during Friday's Telemundo evening newscast. It came in a story that anchor Jose Diaz-Balart billed as revealing "the dark side of Hispanic growth" and showing why "many fear that the anti-immigrant climate will grow."

The story was prompted by the new report from the Census Bureau that the Hispanic population had grown to more than 50 million, an increase of 15 million during the past decade. That represents a 43 percent jump since 2000. Read more...

Immigrant Politics Harmful to the Republic's Health

By James R. Edwards Jr., March 28, 2011

We're now seeing develop immigration-provoked political mischief. Here comes the next round of adverse political effects caused by mass immigration.

An article in Saturday's Washington Post indicates that identity politics plus reapportionment plus redistricting equal an ugly power struggle coming to America. This imbroglio will disenfranchise native-born Americans and enable the identity politics of the Left that undermine America's "out of many, one" ideal and heritage. Read more...

As Mexicans Flee Violence, Many Come to the U.S.

By Jerry Kammer, March 25, 2011

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visited the Mexican border on Thursday, offering assurances that it remains open for business and that the murderous violence now commonplace among rival drug trafficking organizations has not crossed into the United States. Read more...

The Birth Tourism Industry Continues to Grow

By Jon Feere, March 25, 2011

Citing building code violations, police and city inspectors in the city of San Gabriel — a Los Angeles suburb — recently closed three townhouses which had been converted to operate as a maternity center for birth tourists. (See video here.) According to city officials who spoke with the Chinese and Taiwanese temporary aliens, they traveled to the United States for the specific purpose of adding a U.S. passport-holder to their families. Read more...

80 Miles North of the Arizona Border, The Drugs Keep Coming

By Janice Kephart, March 25, 2011

New game camera footage obtained by time-stamped March 2, 2011, shows seven drug mules likely carrying about $50,000 worth of marijuana each, for a total of about $350,000 in street value. Read more...

Immigration Court Overload

By Jerry Kammer, March 25, 2011

The big story on last night's Univision newscasts was the census report that the Latino population has grown by 43 percent over the last decade and now totals 50 million.

While the demographic shift is big news across the country, Univision also covered a related story that has not received much play – the crushing workload of the nation's 270 immigration judges, whose courts are clogged with 350,000 cases per year.

Dana Marks, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, offered a glimpse of what that means at the local level. Read more...

All in the Family

By Jessica Vaughan, March 24, 2011

The release of new Census data based on the 2010 count has focused public attention on immigration's role in driving U.S. population growth. I recently completed a report on how our prioritization of family immigration guarantees this outcome.

Among the findings:

It's The Metrics, Stupid!

By W.D. Reasoner, March 24, 2011

This just in from our You-Can-Have-Your-Cake-and-Eat-It-Too Department.

Very recently, the RAND Corporation examined border effectiveness metrics. The following nugget can be found in Chapter One of the report, entitled "Measuring Illegal Border Crossing Between Ports of Entry: An Assessment of Four Promising Methods": Read more...

A Cloud No Larger than a Man's Hand at the Southern Border

By David North, March 24, 2011

At the moment the cloud at the southern border is no larger than a man's hand, but it has prospects for seriously complicating the nation's immigration control programs.

Observers have long known that if there were a massive number of asylum applications by Mexican nationals, legal and illegal, the entire immigration apparatus would be seriously challenged, if not totally swamped. Read more...