Rep. Chaffetz: ‘The Legal Immigration System is Broken’

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has introduced an important new bill aimed at reducing asylum fraud. The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act, H.R. 391, would tighten the “credible fear” claim (of persecution in their home country) that asylum petitioners invariably use, but which is hard if not impossible for immigration officials to confirm.

South Carolina Lawsuit Underlines Resettlement Concerns of Citizens

The South Carolina Republican Party primary has dominated the news cycle for the last couple of weeks. Lost in the brouhaha is a lawsuit filed by Walter Brian Bilbro, a self-described concerned citizen who opposes refugee resettlement into his state. Bilbro’s lawyer, Lauren Martel, filed the suit against Gov.

Problems still abound in student visa program

Today my commentary is based on an article that appeared in Government Executive Magazine on July 18, 2012.  In fact, the title for that article serves as the title for my commentary.  The Government Executive Magazine article was itself predicated on a GAO report that was issued in June 2012 and bore the title:


DHS Needs to Assess Risks and Strengthen Oversight Functions

Inquiring Patriots Want to Know: How Many "Childhood Arrivals" Will Get Work Authorization?

The question on every patriotic American’s mind is how many “childhood arrivals” will be granted deferred action before President Obama’s unconstitutional executive order eventually works its way through the administrative process.

Las Vegas, the world’s wagering capital, might consider putting up the amnesty total as one of its propositions. I suggest setting the over/under number at 2,999,999-1/2 million. (The fraction avoids any chance of a tie.)

California’s Legislative Democrats Scoff at $92 Million Federal Rebate; Might Offend Alien Advocates

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, whose effort to get the California Dream Act on the November ballot came up a few signatures short, has made another heroic effort to restore order to the state’s lawless pro-immigration state legislature.

GAO Confirms Link Between Aliens and Arizona Wildfires

The U. S. Government Accountability Office released its study this week that has linked 30 fires that started during a five-year period to illegal aliens. Read the complete report here.

The GAO findings vindicated Senator John McCain who earlier this year said that Arizona fires are often caused by illegal border crossers. The Hispanic lobby immediately charged McCain with scapegoating.

Today, however, McCain could---and did---gloat. After his office released the report, McCain said:

Fantastic news Obama’s immigration speech says the border fence is finished Obama stood before thousands of Texas Democrats and La Raza (The Race) supporters and told a whopper of a lie- "They (GOP) wanted a fence.