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Nativists Trot Out Same Old Arguments at Hearing on Senate Immigration Reform Bill

Written by on April 23, 2013 in Enforcement, Nativists, Raids, Reform, Restrictionists, Rhetoric with 1 Comment
Nativists Trot Out Same Old Arguments at Hearing on Senate Immigration Reform Bill

With an immigration reform bill beginning to move through the Senate, one would expect a little originality from the nativists trying to stop it. After all, if “enforcement first” and “self-deportation” haven’t worked yet, perhaps it’s time to try something new. And yet the same dusty old arguments were on display among the nativists who [...]

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Are the Wheels Falling Off DHS’s Immigration Enforcement Wagon?

Are the Wheels Falling Off DHS’s Immigration Enforcement Wagon?

Over the last few weeks, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has been on an enforcement tour defending the Administration’s record on border enforcement while criticizing conservative lawmakers’ “enforcement-first” legislative strategy (Napolitano has repeated called on lawmakers to stop “moving the goal posts”). Calling out  legislators for using the border as an excuse to stall immigration reform is [...]

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Razing Arizona: How Local, State and Federal Authorities are “Rooting Out” Arizona’s Immigration Problems

A perfect storm hit the state of Arizona this week. On Tuesday, the Arizona House passed SB1070—a bill which would compel local police officers to investigate people’s immigration status based on a “reasonable suspicion” he/she was in the country illegally. Two days later, Arizona residents witnessed local police descending onto their streets (along with hundreds [...]

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Nativist Group Discovers Unemployment is High

Nativist Group Discovers Unemployment is High

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has made the rather un-astounding discovery that unemployment in the recession-plagued U.S. economy is high, especially among less-educated workers. In a new report, entitled A Huge Pool of Potential Workers, CIS dissects the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers on unemployment and underemployment among the native-born, and notes that [...]

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Napolitano Looks for Comprehensive Way Forward

Napolitano Looks for Comprehensive Way Forward

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano testified in an oversight hearing today before the Senate Judiciary Committee. While reinforcing her commitment to securing our borders and enforcing our immigration laws in smart and effective ways, Napolitano also reaffirmed her commitment to immigration reform as a way to strengthen our immigration enforcement policies—a commitment [...]

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Post Postville, Immigrants Still Vital to Iowa’s Economy

Post Postville, Immigrants Still Vital to Iowa’s Economy

Postville, Iowa—home to one of the largest immigration raids in U.S. history—made headlines again this month when Sholom Rubashkin, owner of Agriprocessors Inc., was convicted of “all but five of the 91 business fraud charges listed in a 163-count indictment.” Although the 72 immigration charges were dropped (since they would have little impact on his [...]

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Republican Playbook on Immigration Debate Long on Emotions, Short on Facts

Republican Playbook on Immigration Debate Long on Emotions, Short on Facts

Senate Republicans have “thoughtfully’ provided immigration advocates with their strategy for opposing immigration reform in 2010, courtesy of a letter sent to Secretary Napolitano protesting her recent statements that immigration reform is both necessary for DHS to do its job and good for the economy. The letter, signed by twelve Republicans— including Sens. Orrin Hatch [...]

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Does U.S. Attorney Nomination Send a Mixed Signal on Immigration?

Written by on November 17, 2009 in Courts, Enforcement, President Obama, Raids, Reform, Video with 1 Comment

While the Obama administration has spent the past year discussing its plans to reform our broken immigration system, it is the day to day actions that, at times, draw a stark contrast to the hope and promise of a new strategy on U.S. immigration. The nomination of Stephanie Rose to lead the U.S. Attorney’s Office [...]

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New Report Details the Chilling Effects of Immigration Enforcement on Workers’ Rights

New Report Details the Chilling Effects of Immigration Enforcement on Workers’ Rights

ICED OUT: How Immigration Enforcement Has Interfered with Workers’ Rights, a new publication by the AFL-CIO, American Rights at Work Education Fund, and the National Employment Law Project (NELP), tells the often ignored story of our country’s broken immigration system and the collateral damage immigrants and U.S. workers experience when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) [...]

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Risky Business: Our Broken Employment–Based Immigration System Jeopardizes the American Economy

Risky Business: Our Broken Employment–Based Immigration System Jeopardizes the American Economy

BY CHARLES H. KUCK* Does Congress’s continued failure to fix our broken employment-based immigration system jeopardize our economy, now and in the future? Yes, it does. If we don’t have enough employment-based immigrant visas, the best and brightest from around the world will start going somewhere else. We are not only a nation of immigrants; we are [...]

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