illegal immigration

illegal immigration

Truly living in the shadows

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has embraced the case of five Florida college students suing to pay in-state tuition versus out-of-state tuition, "Children of Illegal Immigrants Sue Florida Over State’s College Tuition Policy," http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2011/11/02/children-of-illegal-immigrants-sue-florida-over-states-college-tuition-policy/

The Numbers Game

There is a saying that, "Figures don't lie but liars can figure!"

Statistics are often used to as a metric to establish the effectiveness of a program.  Statistics can provide an appearance of total objectivity and being fact-based when nothing could be further from the truth!

Down a slippery slope into dangerous territory

There is yet another report that a US Border Patrol agent has been sentenced to prison for "mistreating" an illegal alien (U.S. border agent jailed for improper arrest of suspected drug smuggler, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/25/border-agent-jaile-arrest-teen-drug-smuggler/).  The most recent incident involves a 15-year old illegal alien drug smuggling suspect.  Agent Jesus E. Diaz, Jr.

The Immigration Balloon

The title of my commentary could refer to a number of aspects of the immigration crisis that our nation is currently confronting and suffering from.  Certainly the number of illegal aliens who are present in our country has risen to unprecedented numbers or to put it in other words, the numbers of illegal aliens in the United States has ballooned.

However, for the purpose of this commentary, my use of the term balloon in conjunction with the immigration crisis, relates to the fact that immigration must be thought of as a closed system.

At Last! Oversight Hearings on Administrative Amnesty Begin

On October 12, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement held its long promised hearing on deferred action amnesty. The topic was officially labeled: "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Priorities and the Rule of Law".

Four days of illegal immigration

Monday

On Monday, Americans woke up to a story entitled,

Napolitano Announces Backdoor Amnesty Will Begin "In Weeks"

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano officially kicked off the administration’s amnesty/deferred action plan she originally announced in August. With President Obama’s approval, Napolitano will drop "some" pending deportation within the next few weeks at selected sites nationwide.

Status Quo Unchanged after Tuesday’s Las Vegas Debate

The eighth of 13 debates (and the fifth in the last six weeks) is over. On the whole, it was slightly livelier than the preceding ones but with no super surprises.

Which Republican Presidential Candidate Will Step Up for American Workers?

During this week’s New Hampshire debate, another opportunity passed for Republican candidates to make the link between excessive immigration and American unemployment. [Republican Debate, Winners and Losers, by Brian Montopoli, CBS News, October 11, 2011]

Deported to Disappeared

Ed Pilkington of The Guardian UK in his article, "Alabama parents prepare for the worst: Separation from their kids," (10/12/11) laments the separation of parents from their children due to Alabama's newly-enacted illegal immigration legislation.  He refers to the law as "draconian immigration law" while the National Law Immigration Center's Linton Joaquin calls it a "human rights issue."

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