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Saturday, April 28, 2012



Here is something I have been talking about for a long time.  Laura Knoy of NHPR please watch this before the next appearance by Mark Krikorian on "The Exchange"

Traffic Violations Won’t Earn Illegal Immigrants Deportation - NYTimes.com

Traffic Violations Won’t Earn Illegal Immigrants Deportation - NYTimes.com

I'll believe it when I don't see it!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Marco Rubio Urges Republicans to Accept Compromise on Dream Act - NYTimes.com

Marco Rubio Urges Republicans to Accept Compromise on Dream Act - NYTimes.com


WASHINGTON — With Republicans increasingly concerned about losing Hispanic voters this November, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida on Thursday pressed his party to embrace a compromise measure allowing young illegal immigrants a pathway to legal status...
(later in the same article)
Many Republicans are likely to stand in Mr. Rubio’s way. Representative Steve King of Iowa, one of the party’s strongest voices against illegal immigration, said Congress must first “re-establish the rule of law” with illegal immigrants before offering any of them legal status. Mr. Rubio’s proposal would simply do the Democrats’ political bidding, Mr. King said.
Democrats “see people in this country illegally as undocumented Democrats,” Mr. King said Thursday. “Do Republicans engage in that?”
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That is what is known as a self-fulfilling prophesy. Republicans also see undocumented immigrants as potential Democrats...which is, in part, why they hate on them so much. That legislative attitude and record then leads to immigrants who do become citizens voting how?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Blesch et al v. Holder et al :: Justia Dockets & Filings

Blesch et al v. Holder et al :: Justia Dockets & Filings

FROM JUSTIA.COM

Five binational gay and lesbian married couples sue the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security over the Defense of Marriage Act ('DOMA'), arguing that, under DOMA, denying green cards for spouses of gay and lesbian Americans violates the Equal Protection guarantee of the U.S. Constitution.
Case Number:1:2012cv01578
Filed:April 3, 2012
Court:New York Eastern District Court
Office:Brooklyn Office
Presiding Judge:Chief Judge Carol Bagley Amon
Nature of Suit:Other - Other Immigration Actions

Immigration Officials Arrest More Than 3,100 - NYTimes.com

Immigration Officials Arrest More Than 3,100 - NYTimes.com

To those who think that ICE is getting too soft under the Obama administration ... you are mistaken. They have been fighting about quotas which cause them to put people in deportation who would not otherwise be a priority (in order to keep their numbers up). After three years of increasing the numbers of deportations to make sure that President Obama has a record of looking tough on enforcement -- perhaps now they will be allowed to do what the administration has been claiming to want to do (focus on foreign nationals who are dangerous criminals and threats to national security). When that is the focus, it may mean more time and resources spent on tracking down individuals that are harder to find ... and that may mean that some folks who have done nothing more than have a headlight out (but are easy to pick up and process)  might get put at the bottom of the pile.

More discriminating enforcement (in the best sense of the term) and smarter enforcement is what is needed. Not simply more (and therefore more expensive) enforcement.

Monday, April 2, 2012

When It Comes to Immigration, Privatization Can Kill - NYTimes.com

When It Comes to Immigration, Privatization Can Kill - NYTimes.com

I am going to keep on reposting these stories because this really is a travesty of our times. One hundred years from now historians will look back on this practice with shame. Click the link to see the NYT article.