1. Subsidizing Sanctuaries: The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (Memorandum)
2. A Big Win for Immigration Control and Hispanic Outreach (Op-ed)
3. Terror reboots: Cargo plot reveals a new terror calling card (Op-ed)
4. Jews hardening on illegal immigration (Letter)
5. The President’s Post-Election Press Conference and the Dog That Didn’t Bark (Blog)
6. Not All Overseas Immigration Policy Ideas Are Good Ones (Blog)
7. Illegal-Alien Gang Member Convicted for Execution Slayings in N.J. (Blog)
8. Inept Law Enforcement: A Tale of Two Illegal-Alien Murderers (Blog)
9. Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics (Blog)
10. Immigration Decision-Makers: Upcoming Committee Changes (Blog)
11. Non-citizen Voting – RIP, Again (Blog)
12. Labor Department Does the Right Thing with Exploitative H-2B Program (Blog)
— Mark Krikorian]
Excerpt: The Department of Justice annually awards millions of dollars in grants to local governments to compensate for the cost of jailing illegal aliens,
even when those governments have policies obstructing immigration law enforcement or encouraging illegal settlement. In 2010, the grant program, known as the
State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), doled out a total of roughly $400 million to about 850 cities, counties, and states. Among them were 27
jurisdictions widely considered to be sanctuary jurisdictions, which together received more than $62.6 million, or 15.6 percent of the total (see Table 1).
For example, the 2010 SCAAP grantees include some jurisdictions — such as San Francisco, Chicago, Santa Clara County, Calif., and Arlington, Va. — that are
trying to opt-out of Secure Communities, the program that automatically flags criminal aliens for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) attention at the
time they are booked into jail.
Excerpt: The president of the League of United Latin American Citizens issued a statement in the wake of Tuesday’s elections: “The elections of 2010 are
further proof of the power of the Latino vote.” In fact, though, the elections are further proof that Hispanic Americans are Americans, and that amnesty
isn’t a winning political issue even among them.
Excerpt: While al Qaeda’s obsession with trains, planes and automobiles gets another blow – this time from what some are calling a first-ever tip from a
double agent placed inside al Qaeda by Saudi Arabia – no one is noticing that al Qaeda’s recent cargo plot left out a suicide bomber. Or, at least, no one is
talking about it.
Excerpt: AJC’s raison d’etre is protecting Jews in perilous times. If political correctness takes precedence over getting facts straight, it can’t.
Excerpt: In one of the most widely known deductions in the Sherlock Holmes mysteries oeuvre, the famously logical detective realized that the fact that a
guard dog didn’t bark meant he must have known the killer.
Which brings us to the president’s post election press conference.
Excerpt: From time to time I have suggested that some other nations have great immigration policy ideas, as in the case of Australia’s linkage of population
and migration policies touched on in an earlier blog.
But this is not always the case.
Belize (the former British Honduras) presents an excellent example this week of how not to shape an immigration policy.
Illegal-Alien Gang Member Convicted for Execution Slayings in N.J.
By Jon Feere
CIS Blog, November 7, 2010
Excerpt: The open-border media is reporting, seemingly begrudgingly and with as little detail as possible, the conviction of Honduran illegal alien Melvin
Jovel for the execution-style murders of three New Jersey college students in 2007. This horrific crime doesn’t fit nicely into the open-border media’s
Excerpt: ICE, like other government agencies, typically issues press releases when it wants the world to know about its accomplishments. (I know, I used to
write such material for the U.S. Department of the Interior.)
The apparent narrative, in this instance, is that ICE found two illegal aliens accused of murder in their home countries, and deported them. So far, so good.
Excerpt: The amnesty crowd is hawking a new fable — that a massive margin among Hispanics saved Harry Reid . . .
Immigration Decision-Makers: Upcoming Committee Changes
By David North
CIS Blog, November 3, 2010
Excerpt: How the election of 2010 will – or will not – alter the nation’s immigration policies is not yet known, but we do know that it will shake up the
array of decision-makers in the House, and will leave those in the Senate untouched.
On an issue as complex as immigration policy, the congressional subcommittee members play key roles; the subcommittee members know the issues better than
their colleagues, and shape the proposed legislation, so who they are is significant . . .
Non-citizen Voting – RIP, Again
By Stanley Renshon
CIS Blog, November 3, 2010
Excerpt: Among the many important results yesterday’s election is the resounding defeat of two measures that would have allowed non-citizens to vote. In
previous entries, here, here, here, and elsewhere, I had taken up the most recent efforts to do away with the requirement that only citizens be allowed to
The two proposals, one in San Francisco, the other in Portland, Maine were defeated by voters. In Portland, the unofficial result was 9,325, or 51.5 percent,
against and 8,874, or 48.5 percent, in favor. The Portland initiative would have allowed non-citizens to cast ballots in school board, city council and other
Excerpt: The U.S. Labor Department is taking steps to raise wages employers are required to pay in the H-2B nonimmigrant worker program. And raising the wages may well mean that employers will be less likely to use it, thus reducing migration.
This program brings unskilled, non-agricultural workers to the United States by the tens of thousands. Worker organizations have long complained that the
Labor Department, under the Bush administration, took a number of administrative steps to make sure that employers did not have to pay adequate wages to the alien workers, and to the resident workers who toiled alongside them.