illegal immigration

illegal immigration

The Road to Immigration Enforcement Is Slow But Steady

Arizona state Senator Russell Pearce, author of S.B.

Southern Exposure documentary "exposes" U.S. border inconsistencies

Two words used most often to describe the U.S. illegal immigration problem are divisive and political. However a new documentary, Southern Exposure, provides a balanced look at what’s happening at the U.S./Mexican border and sheds light on America’s porous southern border. If you want a bird’s eye view of the tale of two countries and their respective border problems, this two-hour documentary provides the good, the bad and the ugly issues that ranchers, law enforcement and lawmakers contend with on a daily basis.

The Myth of the Border Fence

There is a myth that the immigration crisis can be solved by building a fence.  I recall that a couple of years ago, when I appeared on a national news oriented program to debate one of the many challenges created by the failings of the immigration system, the host of the show dismi

HR 1091, the Long Overdue Border Security Bill

In its March 21 legislative alert, CAPS urged concerned Americans to FAX their U.S.

Oscar-Nominated Film Weaves Illegal Immigration into Story Line

Maria FotopoulosDirector Alejandro González Iñárritu is known for weaving multiple themes into his movies, and his Oscar-nominated Biutiful (for best foreign film and best actor)

How Arizona Came to Embrace S.B. 1070

Late last week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced that her state will initiate a counter suit against the federal government for its a

New Report Finds California Has Lower Rate of Deporting Criminal Aliens vs. Other States

Maria FotopoulosA new report from the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Inspector General, found that California is not as successful at deporting cr

What is a Passing Grade? Does Our Border Security Make the Cut?

Time and again our nation's leaders have repeated what is now a virtual mantra, "In order to protect our nation we have got to get it right 100 percent of the time while, in order to succeed, the terrorists only have to get it right once."

Busting the Myth: Immigration Law Enforcement Hurts Community Policing

I know that those who oppose my perspective will tell you that if local police were to take the time and the resources to enforce immigration laws that community policing efforts would suffer.  This is simply not true.  As you may know, I spent most of my 26 years as an INS special

And They're Off!

Even if you have not attended many horse races you probably know that at a racetrack, the track announcer usually begins each race at a racetrack by intoning, "The horses are in the starting gate...and they are off!"  The gates spring open and the horses race down the track, heading