False Security is Worse than No Security

Security procedures and background checks were top topics on news programs after Russian Metrojet Flight 9268 crashed October 31 shortly after taking off from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, destined for St. Petersburg, Russia.

Give Vets a Fair Shot at Jobs; Lower Immigration, Give Fewer Work Permits

For returning veterans, the recent employment news is encouraging. In October, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that veteran unemployment fell to 3.9 percent, a seven-year low. Recently returned veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan fared less well; 4.6 percent could not find employment.

Americans Fret about Unvetted Refugees; Congress Shrugs its Shoulders

Calculating the average of various prominent national polls that included Fox News, CBS and Gallup, Real Clear Politics found that 78.2 percent of Americans disapprove of how Congress is handling America’s business, while only 12 percent approve.

Refugee Wave: Not all Syrians, Refugees?

Mohammad Al-Abaan is a Syrian who recently migrated to Germany. Talking about recent arrivals, he said, “Look at them! They pretend to be migrants from my country, but they lie. Their skin is blacker than ours. I know they are Arab-speaking Muslims from Sudan in Africa.

Refugee Resettlement Program Raises Unsettling Issues

Spartanburg NewsLast week, I addressed the county council of Spartanburg, South Carolina, on the issue of resettlement of refugees in that community. Residents were upset that their local politicians had apparently abrogated their responsibilities to represent them by not taking a stand on the refugee resettlement.

Australia’s Pop. Stabilization Leaders Want Refugees Resettled Closer to Their Homes

Tim Costello, a Baptist minister and World Vision Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, argues that the best way to manage the Europe migration mess is to resettle the refugees in a place where it will be easy for them to return home once conditions permit.

Years of Visas Granted on Autopilot Guarantee Unsustainable Population Increases

Here’s a troubling recent headline from an immigration lawyer’s newsletter: “USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas for the 6th Straight Fiscal Year.”

What’s troublesome is that:

Legal Status for Central America Aliens = Work Permits, Continued American Worker Displacement

Central American alien advocates have advanced near-hysterical levels of rhetoric to support their case. Last month, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley said that, if the administration sent the Central Americans home, they would face “certain death” even though there’s little if any tangible evidence that would be their fate.

Immigration’s Final Predicament – Endless Additions Create Endless Shortages

Dr. Otis Graham in his book, “Unguarded Gates,” said, “Most Western elites continue urging the wealthy West not to stem the migrant tide [that adds 80 million net gain annually to the planet], but to absorb our global brothers and sisters until their horrid ordeal has been endured and shared by all – ten billion humans packed onto an ecologically devastated planet.”

Asylum Claims Soar; Everyone Wants to Come to America

By Joe Guzzardi, CAPS Senior Writing Fellow
July 25, 2013

During the last five years, asylum requests in the United States have nearly quadrupled.  Most claims come from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. According to U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services’ Associate Director Joseph Langlois, the agency received more than 19,119 asylum requests through May. USCIS anticipates receiving 28,600 more by fiscal year-end September. During fiscal 2009, the agency received just 5,369 such requests.