Opening the Back Door

The likely revival and expansion of the CAM and PTA programs

The Biden administration is likely to reinstate and expand the Central American Minors and Refugee/Parole program and Protection Transfer Arrangement.

Many eligibility conditions could be lifted for CAM applicants and PTA resettlement spots could be expanded and funding increased.

Related: Border Security Director in Biden's White House

Guatemalan Riot Police Halt Caravan, for Now

Guatemalan police appear to have – for the time being – halted the U.S.-bound migrant caravan. As of Sunday evening, at least 6,000 migrants remained trapped before a multi-layered cordon of Guatemalan security forces in the state of Chiquimula town of Vado Hondo.

This occurs amid reports that newly seated President Joe Biden will propose to congress a general amnesty that would legalize essentially all illegal aliens in the U.S.

Alejandro Mayorkas: A Portrait of the Intended Nominee for DHS Secretary

The man tapped to become DHS secretary, Cuba-born Alejandro "Ali" Mayorkas, would wear many hats running one of the country's largest bureaucracies.

But despite largely laudatory media reviews of a Mayorkas appointment, his public service legacy features serial ethical imbroglios, a pointed de-emphasis on immigration fraud and law enforcement, and strong-arm management tactics to spike acceptances of immigration and asylum applications in disregard of eligibility.

Available for Pre-order: America’s Covert Border War

The Untold Story of the Nation’s Battle to Prevent Jihadist Infiltration

The untold story of a secret American border program created to prevent terrorist infiltration over the U.S. Southwest Border, how it succeeded in apprehending jihadists, why it’s failing at a time when the risk of border infiltration attack is elevated, and what should be done to repair the enterprise before Americans finally suffer the consequences.

Immigrant Population Growth Slows

‘Trump Effect’ likely explains slowdown

Recently released Census data shows the number of immigrants (legal and illegal) grew more slowly from 2017 to 2019 than in prior years.

In the first two years of the Trump administration, growth in the immigrant population averaged only about 200,000 a year, in contrast to 650,000 a year from 2010 to 2017.

CAM and PTA Programs
CAM and PTA Programs
Caravan Halted, Biden Proposes Amnesty
Caravan Halted, Biden Proposes Amnesty
Alejandro Mayorkas: Intended Nominee for DHS Secretary
Alejandro Mayorkas: Intended Nominee for DHS Secretary
Book: America’s Covert Border War
Book: America’s Covert Border War
Immigrant Population Growth Slows
Immigrant Population Growth Slows

The likely revival and expansion of the CAM and PTA programs

The Biden administration is likely to reinstate and expand the Central American Minors and Refugee/Parole program and Protection Transfer Arrangement.

Many eligibility conditions could be lifted for CAM applicants and PTA resettlement spots could be expanded and funding increased.

Related: Border Security Director in Biden's White House Will Come from the UN

Guatemalan police appear to have – for the time being – halted the U.S.-bound migrant caravan. As of Sunday evening, at least 6,000 migrants remained trapped before a multi-layered cordon of Guatemalan security forces in the state of Chiquimula town of Vado Hondo.

This occurs amid reports that newly seated President Joe Biden will propose to congress a general amnesty that would legalize essentially all illegal aliens in the U.S.

The man tapped to become DHS secretary, Cuba-born Alejandro "Ali" Mayorkas, would wear many hats running one of the country's largest bureaucracies.

But despite largely laudatory media reviews of a Mayorkas appointment, his public service legacy features serial ethical imbroglios, a pointed de-emphasis on immigration fraud and law enforcement, and strong-arm management tactics to spike acceptances of immigration and asylum applications in disregard of eligibility.

The Untold Story of the Nation’s Battle to Prevent Jihadist Infiltration

The untold story of a secret American border program created to prevent terrorist infiltration over the U.S. Southwest Border, how it succeeded in apprehending jihadists, why it’s failing at a time when the risk of border infiltration attack is elevated, and what should be done to repair the enterprise before Americans finally suffer the consequences.

‘Trump Effect’ likely explains slowdown

Recently released Census data shows the number of immigrants (legal and illegal) grew more slowly from 2017 to 2019 than in prior years.

In the first two years of the Trump administration, growth in the immigrant population averaged only about 200,000 a year, in contrast to 650,000 a year from 2010 to 2017.

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Migrants in Mexico Are Getting Impatient

Frustrated that Biden hasn't opened the border fast enough, Cubans and others talk of simply rushing over

Real change in how Border Patrol and the Mexicans do their jobs is likely coming in the weeks and months ahead, but frustration about how words in Washington translate into actual deeds is boiling in Juarez.

The Canard of 'Hyper' ICE Enforcement Under Trump

Absent 'sensible' enforcement reforms, 'amnesty just tees up tomorrow's even bigger amnesty'

Enforcing the immigration laws is one of ICE's jobs, and its officers seemed to do it in the same manner under Trump as they did in preceding administrations, with only limited success due to widespread sanctuary policies and significant anti-enforcement litigation.