Immigration Blog

Recommended Immigration Reading on H-2Bs, H-1Bs, and Border Tunnels

By David North, August 12, 2015

I see a lot of writing on immigration subjects every day, and while much of it is repetitive or grossly misleading (e.g., "there is a shortage of skilled workers in the United States so we need more foreign workers"), there is the occasional gem. Here are three examples. Read more...

Jeffrey Toobin's Declaration of Allegiance

By Jerry Kammer, August 12, 2015

When I was a young reporter, I learned that journalists have a responsibility to two groups of people. The first group is the subjects of our stories. The second group is the readers.

That came to mind as I was thinking about Jeffrey Toobin's essay in the New Yorker, which he wrote in response to readers who disliked his decision in an earlier story to describe his central characters as "illegal immigrants". Read more...

CBP Warns Central Americans Against Immigrating Illegally
'Immediate deportation of those trying to cross the border without documents'

By Kausha Luna, August 11, 2015
'Immediate deportation of those trying to cross the border without documents'

On Monday U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched a media campaign in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. The 30-second radio and TV public service announcements are titled "Conozca los hechos" or "Know the Facts". The commercials address the dangers faced by prospective illegal immigrants intending to cross the border into the United States. Watch the Spanish-language ads here. Read more...

Kin of Crooked Korean Kingpin Caught Up in EB-5 Case

By David North, August 11, 2015

Drip, drip, drip, drip.

They keep emerging: additional indications that the EB-5 (immigrant investor) program is a honey-pot attracting fraud of various kinds, as I reported recently.

While many of these immigrant investor cases relate to citizen and alien middlemen conning rich aliens, this item, which is both investor-centric and one I have not discussed before, is different because it involves the son and daughter-in-law of a corrupt Korean politician and their use (or attempted use) of daddy's funds in the EB-5 program. Read more...

Several More Victims of Alien Criminals and Nothing Has Been Done

By Dan Cadman, August 10, 2015

The July 5 San Francisco murder of Kate Steinle at the hands of a multiply deported alien felon brought cries of outrage from the public, followed shortly thereafter by the predictable cacophony of a hopelessly divided country.

Some members of Congress vowed to put a spotlight on the problem and to end illegal alien sanctuaries, while others committed unpardonable gaffes by referring to the murder as "a little thing" or disrespecting the family members of citizens who died at the hands of alien criminals by leaving during their testimony at hearings held by Senate committees on which they sit. Read more...

Jeffrey Toobin Swears Off "Illegal Immigrant"

By Jerry Kammer, August 10, 2015

Jeffrey Toobin last month wrote an article in the New Yorker that called attention to the plight of illegal immigrants who anxiously await action from Washington that would pass judicial review and grant them legal status. "The point of my article was to show the human cost of the lengthy political standoff over immigration policy," he writes in a new essay, which was prompted by objections from readers that he shouldn't have used the term "illegal immigrant". Read more...

USCIS to Issue Guidance to Employers of DACAs Stripped of Their Documents by Injunction

By Dan Cadman, August 10, 2015

When the administration initiated its extra-statutory "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals", which includes anyone who arrived prior to the age of 18, and many of whom are now well into their 30s, it also began a regimen of issuing employment authorization documents (EADs) as well as documents to establish that the recipients are — at least for the duration of the program — lawfully present in the United States. Each EAD's period of authorization was designed to mirror the program benefits: three years at a time, renewable thereafter. Read more...

Here's a Case of Bespoke Immigration/Marriage Fraud

By David North, August 9, 2015

In some cases of immigration/marriage fraud it is often a mass-production activity, with a ringleader lining up willing aliens with willing (and paid) citizens to go through phony marriages so that the aliens can secure legal status in the United States, as I reported earlier.

In other instances, it is a single alien who enters into a corrupt deal with an individual citizen, with the alien paying the citizen for the marriage so that the alien can obtain a green card. Read more...

Superficial by Design: Immigration in the Presidential Debates

By John Wahala, August 7, 2015

Immigration was actually discussed at the Republican presidential debate last night. The senseless and tragic murder of Kathryn Steinle, which drew national attention to the public safety threat of sanctuary cities, and the offhand comments made by Donald Trump on Mexican crime made the subject difficult for the moderators to avoid. Read more...

More Bromides on Immigration

By Mark Krikorian, August 7, 2015

Thursday night's Republican debate was the most entertaining I've seen, but there was no additional light shed on the candidates' views on immigration.

The issue came up early, but both the questions and the answers were predictable. Everybody's against illegal immigration. Everybody wants better border enforcement. Everybody's against sanctuary cities and pretty young women being killed by illegal-alien felons protected by commies in San Francisco. Read more...