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NY Attack Triggers New Call by Trump for Immigration Reform

The pre-detonation of a pipe bomb in a connector tunnel between Port Authority and the NY subway system resulted in very few casualties.  But this did not stop President Trump from revisiting a theme that has been actively discussed by him on his Twitter account. The need to reform the “lax” immigration system. The suspect […]

Will Albany Pass DREAM Act Too?

States are passing their own immigration laws, and a far faster rate than the federal government is moving on the issue. Everyone knows that flase promises by both sides make or break Federal elections in the various branches of the government, -but States tend to speak their  minds by passing laws. Arizona goes one way, […]

US Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting

Supreme Court’s 2010-2011 docket has been decided, and one of the cases taken up is United States Chamber of Commerce vs. Whiting.  It’s basically going to decide if the State government of Arizona can rescind the business license of an employer having been found to retain undocumented workers. Issue: Whether an Arizona statute that imposes […]

DHS Report: “U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2009”

As always stated in our report reviews, an essential component of the immigration reform dialogue is information gathering. Here’s another DHS report, this time on the subject of Permanent Residents, which are usually individuals who reside here via a “green card”.  Even though it came out some time ago, it will likely be used as […]

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Rep Sanchez vs. Kamala Harris

Pinning her hopes on promises of immigration reform, 2 term Democratic 46th district Rep. Loretta Sanchez looks to be losing the Senate race big time to Willie Brown protege current Attorney General of California Kamala Harris. Weddo Web Business Directory A quote from this article in Times of San Diego sums it up: Pinning her hopes on the undecided vote and fellow Hispanics, Rep. Loretta Sanchez brought her underdog U.S. Senate campaign to Barrio Logan, vowing to introduce comprehensive immigration reform in the first 60 days if elected. The Garden Grove Democrat … [Read More...]

Immigration Reform via Hillary?

According to an article in Time magazine by former U.S. Representative from New York, Robert Garcia, titled "Hillary Clinton Holds the Key to Immigration Reform", that she might have a tough time trying to deliver on immigration reform promises she made during her campaign. Unfortunately, getting support for an immigration reform bill will be particularly difficult in the hostile atmosphere created by Trump. It took us several years in the 1980’s to come together and pass a bill that attempted to address that generation’s immigration issues. As a participant in those … [Read More...]

Obama Immigration Reform Speech

And right on cue, after the Democratic losses faced in the 2014 mid-term election, comes the announcement on immigration reform many of us were expecting: Our immigration system has been broken for decades -- and every minute we fail to act, millions of people who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to live right by the law and contribute to our country. So tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to lay out the executive actions he’s taking to fix our broken immigration system. You can watch the President live … [Read More...]

Shamnesty versus Obamnesty?

So over the last 24 hours everyone's jumped into the immigration reform news headlines, each with their own agenda. Kind of good timing for all of them because everyone needed a way to turn down the volume on the gun debate. What better way than for the Gang of 8 to spring into action with their own flavor of immigration reform some are calling Shamnesty. It right up there with it is the flip side, Obamnesty. The supposed result of tens of thousands of illegal immigrants being granted a "free pass" in the word of those who oppose it. President Obama came out today … [Read More...]

Comprehensive Immigration Reform News

It appears that comprehensive immigration reform is finally going to be put into place, according to this news article on CBS, as well as this article in The Miami Herald, and this one in Vanity Fair. The article on the CBS site basically sums up data they, and the Associate Press obtained, here are the proposed comprehensive immigration reform changes: Creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already here, contingent upon securing the border and better tracking of people here on visas; Reforming the legal immigration system, including awarding green … [Read More...]

Immigration: Gangster Tats = Visa Denied

That's right. If you happen to be a member of Mara Salvatrucha MS-13, it's a given you'll have a lot of tats to confirm it. The tattoos very clearly say things like "Mara Salvatrucha" and "MS-13". Doesn't take much brain power to catch it. This is exactly what some immigration officers are using as a reason to DENY entry or a Visa. According to this article in Wall Street Journal: "If you are sporting a gang tattoo, it is reasonable for a consular officer to investigate if you have gang affiliations," said Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American … [Read More...]

Visa Waiver Proposal!

President Obama last Friday submitted a visa waiver proposal of new rules streamlining the process for some illegal immigrants to remain in the country while they apply for citizenship. U.S. spouses would be able to file "Hardship Waivers" and the time to process them could be cut significantly. Some of today's headlines: Some illegal immigrants with U.S. citizen spouses or parents would be allowed to apply for hardship waivers from the U.S. But Republicans accuse the president of proposing these visa waivers as a 'backdoor amnesty.' And; Several senior House liberals … [Read More...]

Will Albany Pass DREAM Act Too?

States are passing their own immigration laws, and a far faster rate than the federal government is moving on the issue. Everyone knows that flase promises by both sides make or break Federal elections in the various branches of the government, -but States tend to speak their  minds by passing laws. Arizona goes one way, California goes another. Governor of California, Jerry Brown, did just that on October 8th. Declaring the need to expand educational opportunity, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday that he has signed legislation making illegal immigrants eligible … [Read More...]

Janet Napolitano at Sanford School of Public Policy

Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano appeared before a large audience at the Sanford School of Public Policy to discuss the subject of security. Basically, because there hasn't been much focus on implementing immigration reform,her leadership of the DHS has had to focus on enforcing existing laws. The discussion centered around operational facets of DHS, as well as various internal policies and how they relate to new and existing security concerns. She did stat: "I am a strong believer in the Dream Act," which seems to conflict … [Read More...]

The U.S. Border and Immigration Reform

It's true, one part of United States immigration policy has a major focus on our border with Mexico. Other countries, like Thailand, surrounded on all sides by countries just like Mexico, have a much tougher time with borders. This article in Reuters by Bernd Debusmann today focuses on the border element, it's an interesting read. His most significant point is about President Obama promising so much reform, yet delivering so little. By way of allowing those embedded in the enforcement side continue to view the border strictly in terms of crime. To prove it, … [Read More...]

DHS Report: “U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2009”

As always stated in our report reviews, an essential component of the immigration reform dialogue is information gathering. Here's another DHS report, this time on the subject of Permanent Residents, which are usually individuals who reside here via a "green card".  Even though it came out some time ago, it will likely be used as a reference point for politicians in the upcoming immigration reform debate. The document is titled: "U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2009" and is written by RANDALL MONGER. A Permanent Resident is specifically defined in the document as … [Read More...]

DHS Report: Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2009

An essential component of the dialogue regarding immigration reform is to collect as much information as possible. The DHS has published the following document entitled:  "Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2009" written by MICHAEL HOEFER, NANCY RYTINA, AND BRYAN C. BAKER The summary notes: "In summary, DHS estimates that the unauthorized immigrant population living in the United States decreased to 10.8 million in January 2009 from 11.6 million in January 2008. Between 2000 and 2009, the unauthorized population … [Read More...]

ICE Arrests 54 in Operation RAPID

Agents from several federal agencies in the New York area arrested 54 previously deported criminals throughout New York City and it's surrounding areas. Check out the ICE press release for all the details. Consider it the primary source of information. The operation is the largest to date, dwarfing all preceding it. Also of note, it was conducted with minimal involvement of local authorities and used federal arrest warrants. According to the ICE press release: All 54 individuals arrested on the federal arrest warrants have been remanded to the custody of the … [Read More...]

Fake ID Makers Arrested In Dallas

The Dallas Morning News ran an article in it's Crime Blog today outlining arrests made by the joint efforts of the Dallas County District Attorney's office, and agents representing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also known as "ICE". The collaboration of the two legal entities is known as "Dallas Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force" and is one of many "Document and Benefit Fraud Task Forces" a.k.a. "DBFTF's" throughout the country focused on the criminal activities of foreign nationals engaged in forging and selling fake IDs. In this case in Dallas, it was … [Read More...]

Pre-Lame-Duck DREAM Act-ing

President Obama's senior staff is reaching out to Republicans before the next congressional session begins in January, in an effort to secure support for the DREAM Act. The proposed DREAM Act prescribes a mix of civil fines, educational requirements, and military duty as a way to transition into official US citizenship those under the age of 35 designated under "illegal" immigration status. This allows the "enforcement" types their due, and balances with the very real need politicians have, to "do something positive" about the 2 million or so illegal immigrants that … [Read More...]

Limbaugh Killed It In 2007

So this is interesting, I read this blog article on the Thinkprogress.org blog about a "study" done by the Project for Excellence in Journalism that showed the causes and effects during Bush's FAILED immigration reform, and apparently one of his own camp had more to do with it than anything else. Check this out, and definitely read the full article. It covers an interview between Bush and Limbaugh.  That's like Darth Vader and Emporer Palpatine catching up.  Or if you are their fan, it's like Batman visiting Robin for tea. Hey that's a good pun LOL. Long before … [Read More...]

South Florida Day Workers Feeling November Heat

After the Republican sweep in their district and a fairly contentious race to begin with, this article in Miami Herald by Alfonso Chardy of the El Nuevo Herald goes into detail on the current mood as the dust settles.  That mood translates to some fireworks down the road for immigration reform as fear of a Republican outlash builds.  Everyone knows such an outlash would be in the form of some kind of punitive "crackdown on illegals".  The article notes: Fear is spreading among many day laborers in South Florida after Republicans won control of the House of … [Read More...]

Lou Dobbs Employs “Illegals”

One thing about being a proponent of political division is that is always backfires on you.  It's just a matter of when.  If you are a talk show host, less so, because there's no election to lose, your bosses at the TV station can overlook your fall, even as they plan for your eventual exit on their spreadsheet charts of profit/loss. Such may not be the case for Lou Dobbs yet, but he's still going to have to endure some tough questions, maybe even some legal issues.  If the tables were turned, exactly what would he be insisting on?  Guess what, The Nation is running a … [Read More...]

US Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting

Supreme Court's 2010-2011 docket has been decided, and one of the cases taken up is United States Chamber of Commerce vs. Whiting.  It's basically going to decide if the State government of Arizona can rescind the business license of an employer having been found to retain undocumented workers. Issue: Whether an Arizona statute that imposes sanctions on employers who hire unauthorized aliens is invalid under a federal statute that expressly “preempt[s] any State or local law imposing civil or criminal sanctions (other than through licensing and similar laws) upon those … [Read More...]

Jerry Brown – Meg Whitman Debate #2

Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman went all out in a fiery and dramatic series of exchanges on the topic of immigration reform during Saturday's debate, televised on Univision with wide exposure to a Spanish speaking Audience.  The debate focused repeatedly on the recent scandal enveloping Whitman's campaign, -that of her former hiring, then firing, of  housekeeper "Nicky" Diaz.  This is an example of a WordPress post, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from. You can create as many posts as you like in order to … [Read More...]