immigration law

In New York, ICE Ramping Up Enforcement Actions; Activist Lawyers Getting Taxpayer Subsidy to Counter

A three-day Immigration and Customs Enforcement removal operation in the New York area netted 31 criminal aliens from 13 nations, including a Guyanese national convicted of rape, immigration fugitives, at-large criminal aliens and illegal re-entries. Of the 31, 30 had criminal histories that include priors for rape, drug offenses, child endangerment and fraud.

Easy Solution for Sanctuary Cities Facing Defunding: Stop Filing Lawsuits, Start Obeying the Law

Once again, California has made headline news in the sizzling-hot sanctuary city debate. The latest: Santa Clara County, population 1.9 million, petitioned a federal district court to block President Donald Trump from implementing his executive order that would withhold funding from sanctuary cities. Earlier this year, San Francisco filed a similar action.

California Assemblyman Introduces another Head-Scratching Immigration Bill

California Assemblyman David Chiu, who represents most of the Eastern San Francisco district, has introduced AB 291, the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act of 2017. AB 291 aims to protect illegal immigrants and refugees from, in general, President Donald Trump, and specifically from unscrupulous landlords who allegedly may turn them into Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Obama Beats Trump to the Punch, Ends Wet Foot, Dry Foot

On January 12, President Barack Obama announced that, effective immediately, he would end the “wet foot, dry foot” policy. During Bill Clinton’s second term, a 1995 amendment to the Cuban Adjustment Act created the controversial program which allowed Cubans that made it to the mainland of the United States to remain, eventually become legal permanent residents and qualify for affirmative benefits.

Mud Slingers Out in Force

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about Californians for Population Stabilization’s recent trip to Capitol Hill where the organization’s representatives met with Congress and fellow immigration enforcement advocates. Many attended the Writer’s Workshop which has been held for more than three decades.

Temporary Protected Status Should Mean (but rarely does) ‘Temporary’

Here’s a news item you may have missed, but one that has consequences for the ever-increasing number of immigrants residing in the United States and the nation’s growing immigrant population which hit a record 42.1 million in 2016’s first quarter.

Advocates’ Immigration Polling Dishonest, Deceptive, Devious

When critics ask the California Latino Legislative Caucus how it can justify passing entitlement bills for illegal immigrants that never get to the ballot box, its leaders say that California is onboard with expanding rights to aliens. Citizens didn’t vote on whether aliens should get driver’s licenses, receive permission to practice law, benefit from expanded in-state tuition under the Dream Act or access taxpayer funded Medi-Cal services.

PEP Helps Ensure No Immigration Enforcement

President Franklin Roosevelt declared December 7, 1941, the date of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, as “a day that would live in infamy.” A much more recent infamous day involving a U.S. president was November 20, 2014, when Barack Obama ignored the constitutional separation of powers and unilaterally proclaimed legal status (amnesty) for approximately 5 million illegal aliens. That was the major infamy that day, but not the only one. Obama also ended the congressionally mandated Secure Communities Program.

California Legislature Moves to Strike ‘Alien’ from Official State Language

When it comes to entitlements for illegal immigrants, the California Legislature is on an extended hot streak. Within the last couple of years, Gov. Brown has delivered to the pro-immigration lobby plum victories, including driver’s licenses for aliens and the Trust Act that essentially converted California into a sanctuary state, making horrors like Kate Steinle’s murder possible in any city.

Immigration System Must Work for Best Interests of Americans

America's immigration laws were originally enacted to protect innocent lives and the jobs of American workers by preventing the entry and continued presence of aliens engaged in crime, espionage and terrorism and aliens who would provide unfair competition for American workers.

Today the administration seems focused on how to enable immigration policies to provide for the needs of aliens, not on the well-being and concerns of American citizens.