Posts Tagged ‘ immigration ’

Protecting immigrants from government exploitation

April 5, 2011
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Reason Reason
by Shikha Dalmia  

"Trading birthright citizenship for an expanded guest worker program is a bad deal for both immigrants and Americans." (04/05/11)

http://reason.com/archives/2011/04/05/protecting-immigrants-from-gov  

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AZ sheriff: Fed agents told to reduce border arrests

April 3, 2011
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Fox News    

"An Arizona sheriff says U.S. Border Patrol officials have repeatedly told him they have been ordered to reduce -- at times even stop -- arrests of illegal immigrants [sic] caught trying to cross the U.S. border. Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever told FoxNews.com that a supervisor with the U.S. Border Patrol told him as recently as this month that the federal agency’s office on Arizona's southern border was under orders to keep apprehension numbers down during specific reporting time periods." (04/03/11)

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UT: Legislature adopts immigration alternative

March 6, 2011
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New York Times    

"In the first move by a state to extend legal recognition to illegal immigrant [sic] laborers, the Utah Legislature has passed immigration bills that include a guest worker program that would allow unauthorized foreigners to work legally in the state. With the immigration package, passed in both chambers of the Republican-controlled Legislature late Friday, Utah made a sharp break with the hard-line trend in state immigration legislation that has been led by Arizona, which passed a strict enforcement law last April." (03/06/11)

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/07/us/07utah.html  

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How more immigration can save California

February 27, 2011
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EconLog EconLog
by Bryan Caplan  

"The upshot is that immigration is a big net wealth transfer from foreigners to natives. Californians should keep this in mind the next time they tell themselves that mass deportation would turn their whole state around. If Californians really wanted to bring back the prices of 2007, they'd welcome Latin America with open arms." (02/24/11)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2011/02/how_more_immigr.html  

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“SB 1070 on steroids” is danger to us all

February 24, 2011
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The Arizona Republic
by E. J. Montini  

"Illegal immigrants rank first on the most-undesirable-people list of de facto Gov. (and state Sen.) Russell Pearce. But the list does not end there. The list is long. And Pearce and his pals at the Legislature are clever. So clever, in fact, that in order to rid Arizona of the people they dislike the most, they plan to legislate assistance from those who come second on their list: Teachers. And from those who are third on the list: Government employees. And from those who are fourth on the list: Medical professionals. And from those who are fifth on the list: Small-business owners." (02/24/11)

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House Republicans trim Know-Nothing appeasement budget

February 21, 2011
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ABC News    

"When it comes to border security, House Republicans have been outspoken and unambiguous. They say more resources are needed to stop illegal [sic] flows of immigrants, drugs and weapons entering the U.S., and insist the Obama administration has not acted aggressively enough to bolster border security. ... But even as GOP lawmakers demand tighter border enforcement as a prerequisite for comprehensive immigration reform legislation, Republicans in the House have approved a 2012 budget that seems to undermine that goal." (02/21/11)

http://tinyurl.com/4d68n3b  

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Keeping out foreign workers is crushing America’s growth

February 20, 2011
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Competitive Enterprise Institute Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Alex Nowrasteh  

"It's only February, but the U.S. government has already shut the door on applications for H-1B work visas for 2011. On Jan. 27, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it had 'received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year 2011.' This needs to change if America is to remain competitive." (02/17/11)

http://tinyurl.com/4m3mswl  

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Utah: Immigration bill seeks middle ground in debate

February 15, 2011
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USA Today    

"In state legislatures across the country, most of the immigration bills being debated aim to crack down on illegal immigration [sic]. Legislators are trying to cut off illegal immigrants [sic] from receiving public benefits, deny their U.S.-born children citizenship and force them out of states by granting local police the power to enforce immigration laws." (02/15/11)

http://tinyurl.com/4vhaswu  

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AZ: Lawmakers don’t vote on bill to nullify 14th Amendment

February 7, 2011
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MSNBC    

"The Arizona lawmaker who proposed a challenge to automatic U.S. citizenship for children of illegal [sic] immigrants called off a scheduled vote on his measure Monday because he didn't have enough votes to get it out of committee. But Republican Sen. Ron Gould of Lake Havasu City said he doesn't believe his bill is dead. Calling off a vote in committee doesn't prevent lawmakers from bringing up their proposals for a vote again." (02/07/11)

http://tinyurl.com/49tmsmm  

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AZ: Idiot pols consider Know-Nothing appeasement bill to nullify 14th Amendment

February 7, 2011
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CNN    

"The Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee began holding hearings Monday afternoon on proposals to end birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment for U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants. Lawmakers in a total of 40 states are considering similar proposals 'to correct the monumental misapplication of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution,' according to the legislators' new group, State Legislators for Legal Immigration." (02/07/11)

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/02/07/arizona.citizenship/  

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More states following Arizona on Know-Nothing appeasement

December 29, 2010
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Bloomberg News    

"Arizona’s get-tough approach to illegal [sic] immigration has sparked court challenges likely to take years to resolve. Randy Terrill, a Republican state lawmaker from Oklahoma, won’t be waiting to see what judges decide. Terrill is among dozens of state legislators drafting measures that match or go further than the Arizona law, which requires police to check the immigration status of people stopped for questioning." (12/29/10)

http://tinyurl.com/28x8zzp  

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Caught in the dragnet

December 20, 2010
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Fort Worth Weekly    

"[Shahed] Hossain lived in the United States with his family for more than a decade, and had he carried his green card to Mexico that day, he would now be a citizen, like the rest of his immediate family. Instead, a confused run-in with a border guard landed him with a charge that leads directly to deportation — under one of a batch of laws Congress has written in recent years that have built a massive deportation dragnet. Hossain was among 319,000 people deported in fiscal year 2007; last fiscal year, the Obama administration deported a record number of people — more than 390,000." [hat tip -- JO] (12/15/10)

http://tinyurl.com/32hy6y9  

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MA: State cops join fed push on illegal [sic] immigrants

December 19, 2010
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Boston Globe    

"Massachusetts State Police will join a controversial federal program early next year to help the US government detect and deport illegal immigrants arrested for crimes, a sharp departure from Governor Deval Patrick’s 2007 decision barring troopers from enforcing immigration laws. State officials said they decided to join Boston and scores of other communities in the federal program because its main focus is on detaining and deporting murderers, rapists and other high-level criminals ..." [editor's note: If this program is indeed limited to arrest and deportation of violent criminals who actually aggress against others, it MIGHT have value - SAT] (12/18/10)

http://tinyurl.com/287nokj  

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The political externalities of open borders: Digest edition

December 18, 2010
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EconLog EconLog
by Bryan Caplan  

"'How can the author of The Myth of the Rational Voter favor open borders?' I've heard the question dozens of times. Once you admit that (a) democracy does what voters want, (b) voters irrationally oppose markets and liberty, (c) voters from less pro-market and pro-liberty lands are probably even more irrational than we are, doesn't the case for strict immigration restriction readily follow? No." (12/17/10)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2010/12/the_political_e_4.html  

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