Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has charged Obama’s administration with falsifying records of deportation in order to artificially boost the numbers. This has long been a consideration of the Homeland Security Department’s critics. Texas Rep. Smith has said that this has been going on for the last several years as the Obama administration has been mixing Border Patrol apprehensions with the statistics on deportation from United States Customs Enforcement and Immigration. Customs Enforcement is the agency largely responsible for not only deporting aliens, but also for interior enforcement. Read the rest of this entry
Illegal Immigration News Archives
A recent study has been done that has provided many examples of immigrants who had been arrested for a crime and released, only to be rearrested later for another crime, but it seems that this recidivism rate is much lower than what is typical of the other prison population demographics.
Washington – – a man named Evin Adonis Ortiz was jailed back in January for allegedly slaying a man 24 years of age in LA. After the arrest, Ortiz’s fingerprints were put through the FBI database and it was quickly discovered that he was an illegal alien, and had been previously detained on separate charges. His prior convictions consisted of attempted grand larceny, and driving with no license. Read the rest of this entry
A report released recently showed that Asian immigrants have actually surpassed that of the Hispanics in the United States as the largest group of new immigrants.
According to Pew, Asian immigrants only made up 19 percent of the new immigrant population in the year 2000, and in the year 2010 grew dramatically to 36%. In contrast, the new immigrant percentage of Hispanics in 2000 was at 59% and then fell to 31% in the year 2010.
When government data was combined with independent polling data, the total numbers are still quite uneven, as only 11% of the total illegals living in America are of Asian descent, and around 75% are made up of Hispanic illegals. Read the rest of this entry
The Urban Institute estimates that 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools each year. In most respects, these young people are already important members of our society. After completing an education in our primary schools, they envision their futures here and internalize American values. They also represent a considerable number of our population.
Rather than valuing them as important societal resources, current policies restrict their options and curb their potential. Without full legal rights, these graduates are barred from the very means that have ensured high levels of economic and social mobility to other immigrants throughout U.S. history. The undocumented students’ efforts to adapt and contribute economically are met with legal obstacles. Their situation is made even more difficult by confusing and conflicting laws that allow them to legally attend U.S. schools, but deny them opportunities to work, vote, receive financial aid, and drive in most states. This denial is enough to set them on a path of poverty and frustration.
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Last Monday, South Carolina became the third state to be sued by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in the Obama administration’s relentless effort to stop the enforcement of U.S. immigration law. The suit seeks to enjoin South Carolina from implementing a law that would allow the state to enforce immigration laws enacted by Congress, which the Obama administration refuses to enforce.
The administration has previously sued Arizona and Alabama claiming that federal preemption precludes states from becoming involved in any aspect of immigration enforcement. Yet, the administration has refused to act against state and local governments endorsing “sanctuary” or non-cooperation policies that brazenly defy the federal government’s ability to enforce immigration laws.
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