Immigration Blog

Will Romney Play the Illegal Immigration Card against Perry?

By Ronald W. Mortensen, August 31, 2011

According to recent polls, Rick Perry has moved ahead of Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican nomination.

Could immigration be the ace in the hole Romney needs to defeat Perry? A look at their records would appear to give Romney a huge edge if he chooses to make illegal immigration a key issue; however, as a Mormon, Romney would have to go against his Church's recently voiced support for illegal aliens. Read more...

How Did Obama's Uncle Omar Get a Social Security Number?

By Mark Krikorian, August 30, 2011

The Boston Herald is reporting that the president's other illegal-alien relative, Uncle Omar Onyango Obama, arrested last week for drunk driving, has had a valid Social Security number for at least 19 years. Read more...

Members of Congress Object to Administrative Amnesty, Call for Hearings

By Jon Feere, August 30, 2011

Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, recently sent a letter to President Obama urging him to stop his controversial decision to advance a non-legislative amnesty, stating that the policy is "undermining the enforcement of our immigration laws" and is a "direct assault on the fourteen million Americans and legal immigrants who are looking for a job to support themselves and their families." The letter is available online in PDF format. Read more...

GAO Report Supports Position that USCIS Wastes Time on Tiny Groups

By David North, August 30, 2011

One should never write "I told you so," so I will not do so, but I will say that this blog's view that USCIS devotes too much executive and staff time to tiny migrant populations was reinforced (if unwittingly) by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in its recent testimony on the introduction of federal immigration control to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Read more...

Will Uncle Omar Face Deportation, or Must He First Kill Someone While Driving Drunk?

By Jon Feere, August 29, 2011

President Obama's long-lost Uncle Omar was picked up by law enforcement on August 24 while driving drunk in Massachusetts. His blood alcohol level was reportedly nearly twice the state's legal limit. He was charged with driving under the influence, driving to endanger, and failure to use a turn signal. Read more...

'Low-priority' Illegals? Obama Amnesty and Enforcement Priorities Endanger Public Safety

By Jon Feere, August 29, 2011

The Obama administration's new administrative amnesty apparently directs ICE to wait until an illegal alien commits a serious crime or two before considering deportation. Similarly, according to the administration's latest 287(g) enforcement scheme, Americans must fall victim to "murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery, and/or kidnapping" before the alien perpetrator becomes a high priority for deportation. Read more...

Perry: Pay No Attention to That Amnesty Supporter Behind the Curtain!

By Mark Krikorian, August 29, 2011

Rick Perry's letter earlier this month to DHS Secretary Napolitano demanding $349 million in compensation for having to house illegal-alien criminals is, I'm afraid, a political stunt — basically, shooting a coyote to distract attention from his bad immigration track record. And there's a lot to distract attention from:

USCIS Struggles in Defining Live-in Partner

By David North, August 28, 2011

I do not mind the policy regarding the temporary legal status of live-in lovers of long-term nonimmigrant aliens, but I get a huge kick out of USCIS' struggles with the English language as it defines its rules. Read more...

New Analysis of Supreme Court E-Verify Case

By James R. Edwards Jr., August 27, 2011

New analysis by the Heritage Foundation reflects on the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the Arizona immigration law. Bottom line: this court opinion bodes well for other states that have enacted laws to deal with illegal immigration's adverse effects.

From the Heritage report:

Obama Arrested for Drunk Driving in Massachusetts!

By Mark Krikorian, August 26, 2011

No, not that Obama, silly. Boston talkmeister Michael Graham points to the story of Onyango Obama, a 67-year-old illegal alien from Kenya, arrested Wednesday night in Framingham for drunk driving after he almost crashed into a police car. Read more...