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Immigration Expert Exposes Legal Flaws in Anti-DACA Lawsuit

Immigration Expert Exposes Legal Flaws in Anti-DACA Lawsuit

Shortly after the administration began accepting applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Kris Kobach—the author of Arizona SB 1070 and other notorious state immigration laws—filed a lawsuit on behalf of ten disgruntled immigration agents seeking to halt the program in its tracks.  The lawsuit has largely been viewed as a politically [...]

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Restrictionists Misrepresent Data on Immigration Enforcement

Restrictionists Misrepresent Data on Immigration Enforcement

Some members of Congress are intent on portraying the Obama administration as “weak” on immigration enforcement, and they aren’t going to let facts get in their way.  Yesterday, for example, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released new data on individuals who had been identified through Secure Communities (S-Comm) but against whom ICE had not taken [...]

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Restrictionist GOP Members Rely on Scare Tactics in Hearing on Prosecutorial Discretion

Restrictionist GOP Members Rely on Scare Tactics in Hearing on Prosecutorial Discretion

The luster may be wearing off Republican attacks on DHS’s prosecutorial discretion policies. Efforts to paint the prioritization of cases as “backdoor amnesty” didn’t seem to go anywhere in yesterday’s hearing on immigration enforcement in the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement. ICE Director John Morton defended the prosecutorial discretion guidance he issued earlier this [...]

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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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