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Is There a General Right to Immigrate to the U.S.?

Recently, Arizona's Gov. Jan Brewer signed State Senate Bill 1070 into law, the strongest effort yet, at the state level, to reduce illegal immigration. Clearly, with the highest numbers of illegal border crossings in the country and many hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants in the state, Arizonans are fed up with the status quo. They want immigration laws enforced and they want them enforced now, not five or ten years down the line, maybe.

Voluntary Interior Repatriation in Mexico a Good Idea – in Miniature

Sending Mexican nationals apprehended at the border back to the interior of Mexico is, of course, a good idea. It puts them back in, or at least near, their home communities, which presumably discourages, but does not eliminate, further attempts to cross the border illegally.Routinely, Mexican nationals caught near the border are simply taken back to the nearest port of entry, and released into Mexico, where they are free to try to cross again the next night.

Jewish Establishment Censorship of Information on Immigration Policy

It surely comes as no surprise to any one capable of recognizing a push poll that the American-Jewish establishment, employing ones sponsored by the American Jewish Committee (AJC), has, for years, faked data regarding American-Jewish attitudes to immigration and immigration policy – very seriously misrepresenting the true state of opinion among American Jews. The establishment's goals are obvious: maintaining an illusion of communal consensus and, even more importantly, conveying a false impression to lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Fetch Me My Food Stamps, Jeeves!

James R. Edwards Jr.'s recent blog on the nation's self-inflicted conflict between fighting poverty, on one hand, and importing it through an Open Doors immigration policy on the other, reminded me of a ludicrous extreme of this internal tension.

Salt Lake City Police Chief Protecting Illegal Aliens

Not too long ago, Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank was in Washington along with other big-city police chiefs. They met with Attorney General Eric Holder to complain about how the newly enacted Arizona law (SB 1070) would inevitably lead to racial profiling of illegal aliens and how unfair it was.So, just how fair is Chief Burbank?

Corporations, not Citizens, Get the Fastest Service from USCIS

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of DHS is reluctant to issue statistics about many of its operations, but it does – as a service to aliens, citizens, corporations, and their lawyers – publish somewhat out-of-date information on the processing times of some of the petitions it handles, but not all of them.These waiting times have dropped considerably, and commendably, in the last couple of years, but it is interesting to see where USCIS priorities lie. Which classes of petitions do they handle quickly, and which less quickly?

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