Category Archives: Immigration & Refugee Reform

Biometrics: A Different Kind of Border Wall

The liberal media rejoiced at the news that Donald Trump’s border wall received precious little money from the recent omnibus spending bill — thanks to a combination of anti-wall Republicans, Democrats, and shady dealings — but this is hardly a time for conservatives to abandon ourselves to despair. This message goes out especially to Ann Coulter, who lamented to Tucker Carlson that Trump is failing to act like the “bull in the china shop” she was hoping for. While Ann thinks not building the wall would be the end of America, this attitude completely misses the point.

Even if the brick and mortar wall won’t be going to be built any time soon, the country is making strides towards building what many call the “other border wall.”


False Claims To US Citizenship

Virtually all criminals lie.

Lying is a common tactic used by criminals to conceal their identities, their backgrounds and their crimes. They lie to cover their tracks, to evade detection and to escape from the reach of the “long arm of the law.”

This is why suspects who are taken into custody are fingerprinted and photographed, to attempt to make certain that the name the suspect provides is truly his/her name. Often criminals use multiple false identities whether by committing identity theft or fabricating altogether fictitious identities.


Sanctuary Cities Subject to ‘Stiffest Penalties in America,’ Says Texas Governor

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said law enforcement and other officials implementing sanctuary policies that release criminal aliens with immigration detainers will now be subject to the “stiffest penalties in America.” He also rebutted the hype and fear mongering being spread by some legislators, liberal chiefs of police, sheriffs, and media outlets.

Waaaahhhh! Mexico and police chief slam Texas’ new ‘sanctuary city’ ban


Immigration issues remain a concern

Every week there’s either an on the ground report or release of government data that reminds us we’ve got a problem at our border.

The latest news is that Canada is heading towards a record high number of asylum claims for this year. As Candice Malcolm reports in the Sun: “between January 1 and March 31, 2017, there were a total of 8,960 asylum claims filed through either the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the Canadian Border Services Agency


The Left’s Parallel Justice System

Selective prosecution to protect criminal aliens from deportation

Since the election of Donald Trump, who promised the immediate deportation of criminal aliens (“bad hombres”) from the United States, many U.S. localities have redoubled their efforts to protect and offer “sanctuary” to immigrant populations. “Sanctuary cities”—and in some cases, states—impose a range of obstructive policies in order to make it as hard as possible for federal authorities to arrest and remove aliens eligible for deportation.


Former immigration judge has ‘grave doubts’ about IRB reforms

As first reported in the Sun, the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) has introduced a new process for determining the eligibility of asylum seekers arriving in Canada.

This streamlined process means, in some cases, that a refugee claimant will be approved without a hearing in front of an immigration judge.

While the IRB is defending this controversial practice, a former immigration judge is speaking out about the security implications of scrapping the in-person hearing.


Liberals planning to rubber-stamp potentially dangerous asylum seekers

The Trudeau government is planning to quietly introduce new measures to rubber-stamp the approval of many asylum seekers — including people from dangerous and war-torn countries who may pose a threat to Canada’s national security.

To deal with the unprecedented spike in landed asylum claims from aspiring refugees to Canada, Trudeau government officials are working on a plan to accelerate refugee applications by bypassing some of the important screening and vetting measures currently used by Canadian officials.

How is this different from his Cabinet?

h/t DM


Liberals make things easier for immigrant marriage fraudsters

Liberals repeal Conservative immigrant residency requirement targeting marriage fraud

‘The Liberal government is repealing a measure brought in by the Conservatives that required newcomers to live with their sponsoring spouse for two years or face deportation.

The conditional permanent residency status policy, which kicked in October 2012, was designed to clamp down on marriage fraud. But immigrant advocates immigration fraudsters said it had the effect of trapping some people in violent, abusive relationships.

Immigration is a violent abusive relationship with Canada the victim.

h/t RM


Judge says Trump can’t punish cities over sanctuary city policies

In the first legal test of an executive order Trump issued five days after taking office, U.S. District Judge William Orrick III of San Francisco said the president was exceeding his constitutional authority by trying to punish local governments that disagreed with his immigration policies.

Orrick’s decision followed a 70-minute hearing April 14 in federal court over San Francisco’s and Santa Clara County’s request for an injunction that would halt enforcement of Trump’s order.


Justice wants ‘sanctuary cities’ in California and 7 other states to cooperate with immigration enforcement

The Justice Department today fired an opening shot in the Trump administration’s crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities, sending letters to eight jurisdictions asking for proof that they are cooperating with immigration enforcement, and indicating they are at risk of losing federal grants.

The letters went to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, as well as officials in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee and New York.

All have laws or policies that restrict the ability of police and jails to hand over people who are in the country illegally to federal immigration officers.

The “sanctuary cities” were a reaction to Obama-era policies that enlisted local police in immigration enforcement. They have come under heavy attack from President Trump and Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions.


The truth about crime, illegal immigrants and sanctuary cities

“…According to the FBI, 67,642 murders were committed in the U.S. from 2005 through 2008, and 115,717 from 2003 through 2009. The General Accounting Office documents that criminal immigrants committed 25,064 of these murders.

To extrapolate out these statistics, this means that a population of just over 3.5 percent residing in the U.S. unlawfully committed 22 percent to 37 percent of all murders in the nation.

This is astounding.”


Arresting Illegal Immigrants in Courthouses Violates Their Rights, Say Activists

WASHINGTON – Immigrant-rights advocates are calling for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to not enter courthouses to arrest individuals living in the country illegally, arguing that such arrests violate their constitutional rights.

In a joint letter to a California judge last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and DHS Secretary John Kelly noted that “some jurisdictions, including the State of California and many of its largest counties and cities, have enacted statutes and ordinances designed to specifically prohibit or hinder ICE from enforcing immigration law by prohibiting communication with ICE, and denying requests by ICE officers and agents to enter prisons and jails to make arrests.”


The Civic Cost Of Illegal Immigration

The arguments for ignoring illegal immigration are as well-known as the self-interested motives that drive it.

In the abstract, open-borders advocates argue that in a globalized culture, borders are becoming reactionary and artificial constructs. They should not interrupt more natural ebbs and flows of migrant populations.

More concretely, an array of vested interests sees advantage in dismantling the border: employers in hospitality, construction, food processing, and agriculture prefer hard-working low-wage immigrants, whose social needs are often subsidized by the government and who are reluctant to organize for higher wages.

The Democratic Party welcomes in impoverished immigrants from Latin America and Mexico. It hopes to provide generous social welfare assistance and thereby shepherd new arrivals and their offspring into the salad bowl of victimization and identity politics-and thereby change the electoral map of key states from red to blue.

Every time I hear someone mention multiculturalism and diversity I spit.