Nearly every speaker at the first day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) avoided any discussion of immigration or amnesty, a sign that Republican politicians are starting to understand that conservative voters have very little interest in doubling legal immigration and amnestying illegal aliens.
In March 2012, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report, accompanied by testimony, on the state of morale across the government. The verdict: “Over time, federal surveys have consistently found that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees are less satisfied with their jobs than the government-wide average.” It’s only gotten worse since then.
The British establishmentarian magazine The Economist has an idea that, with a little tweaking, could both reduce immigration to the United States and give us at least $4 billion a year more for, say, the Social Security trust funds.
I have mixed views about the publication; it is flagrantly pro-additional migration and Tory in its politics, as I am not, but it does shed light on some of my issues that get little attention in the American media — such as UK by-elections and politics in Fiji, Montenegro, and Serbia. So I read it.
Critical infrastructure protection is a world unto its own, much like the byzantine world of immigration, and it intersects with immigration enforcement in important ways.
You may have trouble realizing that both trade papers cited below are describing the same EB-5 project, a proposed port near where the Mississippi meets the Gulf of Mexico.
It would be built for the next generation of huge ocean-going ships. It would facilitate the transfer of freight from these behemoths to smaller ships, some of which would travel up the river. Its initials, LIGTT, stand for Louisiana International Gulf Transfer Terminal.
An analysis by the Texas Tribune of an annual report issued by a Texas criminal justice agency shows that immigration enforcement in Texas has declined steadily over the last 18 months, dropping 20 percent from August 2012 to December 2013.
Since 2011, the Texas legislature has required the Texas Commission on Jail Standards to collect and report on the number of ICE detainers issued and the cost to Texas county jails for complying with those detainers.
If you’ve suspected that the elites heading Big Religion, who push so hard for mass amnesty, are out of touch with their parishioners, you’re absolutely right. The leadership of many evangelical denominations (plus the Catholic Church) lacks a flock when it comes to immigration issues. More importantly, the leaders seem farther removed from sound scriptural teachings.
The immigration-reduction group NumbersUSA recently released an opinion poll of evangelical Christians. The survey, conducted by Pulse Opinion Research of 1,000 evangelicals who are likely voters, was unveiled at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville.
Homeland Security’s IG issues a report that offers little and measures less
The Homeland Security Inspector General’s office issued a report on February 11 titled "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Worksite Enforcement Administrative Inspection Process".
It is full of interesting factoids that one would probably find impossible to obtain even through the filing of a Freedom of Information Act request, given this administration’s reticence to share information and data of even the most fundamental nature.
The media and blogosphere have been alive with the story about a convicted terrorist who was working as a “navigator” for the Obamacare website maintained by the state of Illinois.
Given the controversy over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — the official name for the statute giving birth to Obamacare — it is perhaps inevitable that many are focused on that portion of the story.
The three-dimensional interface among illegal aliens, the labor market, and government programs contains a number of anomalies, some good public policy and some not.