1. Steven Camarota Discusses Immigration

Excerpt: On Wednesday, July 7, I traveled to C-Span’s studios to be interviewed on Washington Journal. On the program, I explain the Center for Immigration Studies’ view on the Federal government’s lawsuit against Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070. Additionally, the Obama administration’s renewed push for amnesty is also discussed. A video of the Washington Journal program is now available on the C-Span website.

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2. Prejudging the Ariz. immigration law issue

Excerpt: “ADL joins Arizona lawsuit” reflects the groupthink that has stifled debate on immigration within the Jewish establishment while lowering journalistic standards.

Its opening sentence prejudges the issue by saying that Arizona’s state Senate bill 1070 is termed “restrictive.” The “news story” also alleges the law grants “police wide latitude to stop individuals and check their immigration status.”

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3. Where Do Alien Fraudulent Card-Users Fit into the Big Picture?

Excerpt: There are four basic ways of becoming an illegal alien in the US, and perhaps the government is focusing too much attention on the least of these flows. The four routes are:

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4. Observations on DOJ’s Anti-Arizona Lawsuit

Excerpt: The Justice Department’s questionable lawsuit against Arizona’s new immigration enforcement law makes for a target-rich environment. This legal action raises countless questions constitutional, legal, political. Here are just a few observations.

First, contrary to Justice’s assertion, Congress hasn’t preempted state statutes like Arizona’s (see Kris Kobach’s detailed analysis of inherent state authority and preemption here). States are fully within their rights to exercise their inherent authorities to enact laws that seek to control conduct, including the actions of foreign residents within their borders, whether related to employment, housing, or crime.

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5. What Would the DREAM Act Do to Higher Education?

Excerpt: Does the U.S. want to push about two million, mostly not-very-interested-in-education young people into our already overcrowded and under-funded colleges so that they can claim legal status in the U.S., which they now lack?

That’s one question that is not asked in a new report on the proposed DREAM Act, a specialized amnesty proposal that relates to people who came to the U.S. illegally before the age of 16.

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6. A Guestworker Program (H-IJ) to Solve the Immigration Judge Shortage?

Excerpt: It’s odd that the government has not figured this out for itself.

There is a continuing, one might say chronic, shortage of Immigration Judges in the Justice Department. When then Attorney General Alberto Gonzales poked into the problem in 2006 there were 24 fully funded vacancies. Now according to an excellent report, ‘Backlog in Immigration Cases Continues to Climb,’ there are 48 of them.

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7. Some New Migration Numbers – and Some Comments Thereon

Excerpt: Some recently released Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) numbers reminded me that a huge chunk of the American population is the responsibility (in some manner) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Putting together some numbers which OIS records but does not assemble, we have the following…

The above is a press release from from Center for Immigration Studies. 1522 K St. NW, Suite 820, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 466-8185 fax: (202) 466-8076. Email: center@cis.org. The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent research institution which examines the impact of immigration on the United States. The Center for Immigration Studies is not affiliated with any other organization

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