DHS Looking To Create National License Plate Tracking System

By: Wednesday February 19, 2014 11:00 am

The problem with creating billion dollar bureaucracies like the Department of Homeland Security for insignificant threats like “terrorism” is that the administrators have nothing better to do all day but think of new ways to justify their existence and expand their power. Enter DHS’ newest proposal to create a national license plate tracking system. Forget [...]

Elon Musk Left Mark Zuckerberg’s Group Due To Group’s “Cynical Politics”

By: Friday May 31, 2013 11:00 am

Successful entrepreneur and South African immigrant Elon Musk disclosed that he left Mark Zuckerberg’s political advocacy group FWD.us out of disgust with the organization’s cynical political tactics. Musk made the disclosure during an interview at All Things Digital (start at 56:30). WALTER MOSSBERG: Since we just touched on immigration, can you explain what happened with [...]

Heritage Foundation Faces Backlash Over Immigration Report

By: Friday May 10, 2013 6:01 am

Jim DeMint’s coming out party as head of the Heritage Foundation is not going very well. The conservative think tank’s immigration report – which labels the cost of immigration reform at $6.3 trillion and was co-authored by a white supremacist – has caused a backlash against the group from prominent Republican lawmakers and party donors. [...]

Associated Press Will No Longer Use The Term “Illegal Immigrant”

By: Wednesday April 3, 2013 8:03 am

One of the world’s leading wire services, the Associated Press, has announced it will no longer use the term “illegal immigrant.” The term illegal immigrant is considered derogatory by many as referring to a person rather than an act. The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term “illegal immigrant” or the use of “illegal” to describe [...]

Obama Lays Out Immigration Position

By: Wednesday January 30, 2013 5:55 am

In a press conference yesterday President Obama laid out his administration’s position on immigration reform endorsing a bipartisan plan being floated in Congress and laying out his views. First, I believe we need to stay focused on enforcement. That means continuing to strengthen security at our borders. It means cracking down more forcefully on businesses [...]

Obama Administration Facing Questions Over ICE Raid Of Activist’s Family

By: Monday January 14, 2013 6:20 am

From The Nation: Erika Andiola works with the Arizona Dream Act Coalition and has been a visible immigrant rights advocate in one of the nation’s most anti-immigrant states. In a phone call today from an ICE office, Andiola explained that ICE agents arrived at her home and asked for her mother, Maria Arreola. When Arreola [...]

CA AG Harris: Law Enforcement Doesn’t Have to Comply With Secure Communities

By: Wednesday December 5, 2012 9:15 am

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has told law enforcement officials in the nation’s largest state that the Secure Communities program of the Department of Homeland Security is optional. It was Harris’ first public assessment of Secure Communities. Under the program launched in 2008, all arrestees’ fingerprints are sent to immigration officials, who may ask police [...]

House Republicans Show Movement on Immigration

By: Tuesday November 27, 2012 1:17 pm

Republican Senators introduced an alternative version of the DREAM Act today, and all you need to know about it is that the two sponsors, Jon Kyl and Kay Bailey Hutchison, are retiring. Marco Rubio hasn’t even signed on as a co-sponsor yet. The well-publicized GOP outreach on immigration hasn’t yet surpassed the need to placate [...]

Republican Version of DREAM Act Just Elongated, Hoop-Jumping Version of Original Bill

By: Friday November 16, 2012 7:00 am

My understanding is that Republicans oppose the DREAM Act because they oppose a path to citizenship for any undocumented immigrant, regardless of their circumstances. They don’t really care if the individual came into the country as a child, brought by their parents, with no recollection of their former country. So I’m puzzled by this attempt [...]

Large Majority Supports Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants in New Poll

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 10:00 am

It’s not hard to see why Democrats and the White House plan a second-term push on immigration reform. First of all, the demographic shifts of the electorate demand that they continue to extract a price from Republicans for their antipathy to Hispanics. Second, for the same demographic reasons, the prospect of up to 12 million [...]

Schumer, Graham Restart Immigration Reform Talks

By: Monday November 12, 2012 6:13 am

Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham have restarted talks on a comprehensive immigration reform bill.