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Some New Migration Numbers – and Some Comments Thereon

Some recently released Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) numbers reminded me that a huge chunk of the American population is the responsibility (in some manner) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).Putting together some numbers which OIS records but does not assemble, we have the following:

The ABA Opposes Arizona and Angers Its Membership

The American Bar Association is taking some heat from its dues-paying members for filing an amicus brief aimed at stopping Arizona's S.B. 1070.As explained on its website, the ABA "provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public."Now, the ABA seemingly advocates on behalf of illegal aliens who violate the rule of law.

Lots of Nothing

So, I figured the president’s major address on immigration might reveal something important. I’m at Cub Scout camp out in western Virginia, but I had to go to the laundromat anyway, so I watched the stream of the address using their free wi-fi while the clothes spun and tumbled. And what was the news that came out of it?Nothing. Bupkes. Zilch.

A New Recruit to the Enforcement-First Caucus

Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal has come around to enforcement-first perspective; his column can be summed up by its subtitle: "Secure the border and a healthy debate might follow."McGurn opens his column well enough, but after condemning "those who effectively oppose real enforcement of any immigration law," he resorts to a false equivalence:

Similarities and Differences as U.K. and U.S. Face Immigration Decisions

Both the British and American governments want to change their nations' immigration policies; both, apparently, are currently engaged in maneuvers that fuzz the issues.There are both parallels and differences between the two nations' systems, as they face similar questions: Should migration be reduced? And what should be done about the current population of illegal aliens?

Napolitano Announces Border Initiatives

Written by intern Russ Doubleday


Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano recently announced several new border protection initiatives in a renewed attempt to secure the Southwest border in Arizona. She laid out these strategies at a symposium sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies last Wednesday, June 23.

"No one is happy with the status quo [on immigration and the border]," Napolitano said. "I'm certainly not and neither is the president."

Amnesty Advocates Discuss Legislative Strategy

Legalization advocates had what sounded like a pretty frank discussion of their legislative strategy, at the 7th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference in Washington Friday.The annual summertime gathering of pro-open borders policy wonks and some immigration lawyers took place at the Georgetown University Law School, and was sponsored by the Migration Policy Institute and the Catholic Immigration Network Inc.

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