Immigration

DACA’s day in court

Featured image The Supreme Court heard oral argument today in the case challenging President Trump’s decision to shut down the DACA program, established by President Obama, that allows undocumented young adults who came to the United States as children to apply for protection from deportation. Obama had said that, because he is not a king, he lacked the power to institute this kind of program. Frustrated, though, by Congress’s inactivity, Obama eventually »

DACA Arrives at the Supreme Court

Featured image For some time, I have puzzled over why the Obama administration’s DACA (“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”) program has not been declared unconstitutional, while Obama’s DAPA (“Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents”) went down to judicial defeat. We won’t have to wait much longer, as the U.S. Supreme Court has taken the case and will hear arguments tomorrow: The long-running battle over the Trump administration’s bid »

The Civil Rights Commission’s dishonest report on immigration detention

Featured image Donald Trump has been president for going on three years. Yet the U.S. Civil Rights Commission remains under the control of leftists who use it as a platform dishonestly to attack Trump’s policies. I hope this will change in January, when President Trump has the opportunity to appoint two members. In the meantime, the Civil Rights Commission remains a playground for his enemies on the far left. Consider the report »

The Donald Trump Experience (2)

Featured image Sitting in the audience at the great Trump rally in Minneapolis on Thursday evening, I couldn’t help but watch the event in part through the eyes of my Somali sources. When he turned to the subject of immigration, the president singled out Minnesota’s Somali community. “For many years, leaders in Washington brought large numbers of refugees to your state from Somalia without considering the impact on schools and communities and »

Illegal Alien? What’s That?

Featured image At Liberty Unyielding, Jerome Woehrle points out an astonishing instance of journalistic ignorance: The Chicago Tribune falsely reported on October 4 that the term “illegal alien” isn’t used in laws or legal circles. It has since failed to fix the error even though lawyers pointed out its error on Twitter and in correction requests. The Chicago Tribune made an error on October 4 that it seemingly refuses to fix, out »

Stand by your sham: Conspiracy theory (2)

Featured image Voluminous evidence supports the proposition that Ilhan Omar married her brother in 2009 for fraudulent purposes. With something like a single voice, the mainstream media disparages those of us who have followed the evidence as promoting a “conspiracy theory.” What does it mean in this case? Before offering thoughts on “conspiracy” versus “conspiracy theory,” it should be noted that immigration fraud is rife in the Somali community. This should not »

Open Borders Inc.

Featured image Michelle Malkin came to town this past Tuesday as the star attraction at an event sponsored by our old friends at AM1280 The Patriot.  Michelle drew an audience of 500 to hear her discuss her just-published book, Open Borders Inc.: Who’s Funding America’s Destruction. Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey moderated the event at Ames Center in Burnsville. By my count this is Michelle’s eighth book and it is a critically important »

Biden and Yang display ignorance about immigration

Featured image Immigration was always going to be a topic of discussion during Thursday’s Democratic debate. Thus, the candidates should have been prepared to speak about immigration, if not intelligently than at least without getting basic facts wrong. As Mark Krikorian documents, Joe Biden and Andrew Yang were unable to pass this modest test. Biden claimed that during the Obama administration, “we didn’t lock people up in cages; we didn’t separate families.” »

How Montgomery County, Maryland enables rapists

Featured image Jason Hopkins of the Daily Caller reports that in Montgomery Country, Maryland, where I live, at least seven illegal immigrants have been arrested and charged with sexual crimes since July 25 of this year. In the latest case, Emilio Carrasco-Hernandez, a 37-year-old from Honduras, was arrested for allegedly holding a 15-year-old girl down and raping her. In other cases, illegal immigrants have been charged with raping an 11-year-old and a »

Sheriff sued for cooperating with ICE is vindicated

Featured image Scott Jenkins is the sheriff of Culpeper County in Virginia. In that capacity, and pursuant to requests from the federal government, he turned an illegal immigrant over to ICE once that immigrant finished serving his criminal sentence. The illegal immigrant had been arrested for driving without a license and for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The Culpeper County Jail received a detainer from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement »

Trump administration tightens “public charge” rule

Featured image Today, the Trump administration released the final version of a rule that increases the government’s ability to deny green cards for people deemed likely to depend on government aid such as food stamps, housing assistance and Medicaid. As Robert Verbruggen explains, federal law gives the executive branch lots of discretion to reject immigrants who are “likely at any time to become a public charge.” This approach is rooted in the »

The Washington Post’s dishonest account of Trump’s Panama City rally

Featured image Philip Rucker of the Washington Post is a dishonest anti-Trump partisan. His reporting is some of the Post’s most slanted, and that’s saying a lot. In this screed masquerading as a news story, Rucker tried to assign responsibility for the El Paso mass shooting to President Trump. In the second paragraph, Rucker wrote: “How do you stop these people? You can’t,” Trump lamented at a May rally in Panama City »

What’s driving the migrant surge?

Featured image Let’s start by identifying what’s not driving it. The surge in immigration from Central America to the United States is not caused by violence in the countries the migrants are leaving. As Matt Sussis points out in the video below, since 2011 the murder rate has declined significantly in Guatemala and Honduras. It has declined significantly in El Salvador since 2015. Some on the left claim that climate change is »

Those Ugly Nativist . . . Swedes??

Featured image Penn law professor Amy Wax is under predictable PC fire for her remarks at last week’s National Conservatism Conference to the effect that immigration will succeed to the extent that immigrants share our cultural values, which means we ought to have more immigration from Europe. (The way current immigration law works, it is quite difficult to immigrate to the U.S. from Europe compared to people from Latin America and Asia. »

Trump Saves Lives At the Border

Featured image We are a few days late with this, but it bears repeating if you haven’t already seen it: deaths at the U.S.’s Southern border have declined during the Trump administration: Several Democratic presidential candidates tweeted their outrage. Senator Kamala Harris, tweeted: “Trump says, ‘Go back to where you came from.’ That is inhumane. Children are dying. This is a stain on our moral conscience.” Beto O’Rourke tweeted: “Trump is responsible »

Who’s the Racist?

Featured image Campus Reform made this video, in which an interviewer reads a quote about deporting illegal immigrants to college students and asks what they think about it. You can imagine. It turns out, though, that the quote is from President Obama in 2014. The students aren’t as embarrassed as they should be: Among other things, the video is a sad reminder of how uninformed most young people are these days. »

Is Trump causing Latinas to give birth prematurely?

Featured image The Washington Post wants us to believe he is. It cites several studies that apparently show an increase in premature births from Latinas since President Trump took office. Deep in the article we read an important disclaimer: Scott Sullivan, a maternal-fetal medicine professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, who was not involved in the study, cautioned against blaming Trump’s election. “The study doesn’t show that. It’s shows a »