Immigration Blog

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Looking at the New Estimates of the Illegal Population

Even if correct, the new Center for Migration Studies estimate showing a decline in the total illegal population is not an indication that the problem has been solved. The estimate is almost certainly within the margin of error, the illegal population remains huge, and new illegal immigrants continue to arrive in large numbers.
Topics: Current Numbers

Broken Windows (Immigration) Policing

My colleague Jessica Vaughan has published a look at the resurgence of the hyper-violent MS-13 gang over the past five years or so. It's striking how conventional immigration enforcement is an important tool in battling this kind of threat. Vaughan writes that the Bush administration's Operation Community Shield used immigration law as a key means of disrupting the gang's activities; as she notes,

MS-13 and Sex Trafficking

This is the same gang activity that, as the foregoing demonstrates, funds the violence those aliens are fleeing. Thus, sanctuary policies are part of a vicious circle of crime, exploitation, and violence that creates the very victims they purportedly protect.
Topics: Gangs

An MS-13 Horror Story that the Press Has Largely Ignored

A 15-year-old sex trafficking victim was savagely beaten with a bat by a pimp (who is a member of a transnational criminal organization) in an upscale neighborhood near an honors high school close to the nation's capital. This would normally be headline news. Interestingly, however, I could find only a handful of outlets that reported on this crime at all.
Topics: Gangs
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