The Migrant Surge and the ‘Shelter’ Inflation of 2024
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I recently discussed what proponents are lauding as the economic benefits of an unprecedented surge in both legal and illegal alien workers into the United States under the Biden administration, and identified serious downsides decision-makers weren’t considering — including the effects migration is imposing on resources for “housing, education, health care, and sustenance ..read more
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New York Times/Siena Poll Reveals Partisan Split Over Immigration
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20h ago
On April 13, the New York Times and Siena college released the results of their latest poll, which was conducted between April 7 and 11 and surveyed 1,059 registered voters. It reveals a huge split between Democrats on the one hand and Republicans and Independents on the other with respect to President Biden’s border policies — and over Donald Trump’s for what that’s worth ..read more
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Carrot Approach Nets Zero in EB-5 Reform, in Fact, a Sea of 708 Zeroes
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2d ago
In March 2022, Congress revised the then-suspended EB-5 immigrant investor program in several ways; one was to create a series of carrots that would (hopefully) cause alien investors to put their money into particularly useful segments of the American economy ..read more
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DOJ Report Details Decline in Border Prosecutions Under Biden
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3d ago
To reduce illegal entries, DHS must deter migrants from coming illegally, and the two best deterrents Congress has given the department to deter illegal entrants (aside from removal) are detention — which is mandated for all arriving aliens encountered at the borders and ports — and prosecution under section 275 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) for ..read more
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Tribal Leaders Seek Help to Oust Mexican Drug Cartels
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4d ago
On April 10, I joined three tribal leaders at a hearing held by the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources to examine the threat to Indian Country communities posed by foreign drug cartels ..read more
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SW Border Apprehensions Exceed One Million in First Six Months of FY 2024
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4d ago
CBP's monthly encounter statistics for March on Friday, and they reveal that Southwest border apprehensions between ports of entry have exceeded a million in just the first six months of FY 2024. Those apprehension numbers would likely have been much higher if the Biden administration weren't funneling tens of thousands of other aliens through the ports — and if Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) weren’t taking unprecedented steps to secure his state’s border with Mexico ..read more
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Federal Government Releases Suspected Afghan Terrorist — Twice
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1w ago
Various outlets have reported that an Afghan migrant on the terrorist watchlist due to suspected ties to a foreign terrorist organization was nonetheless released — not once but twice ..read more
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Texas Asks Judge to Reconsider CHNV Decision
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1w ago
If the administration’s intent in implementing CHNV parole and the CBP One app interview scheme was to deter inadmissible migrants from entering illegally, they failed. But then, DHS Secretary Mayorkas long ago admitted that deterrence is not the focus of the current administration’s border policies ..read more
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Op-ed: Biden again teases to do something he always could do – close the border
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1w ago
After repeated White House hints that the president might finally do something about the border — none of which resulted in anything — this week the president himself teased that maybe, possibly he might act ..read more
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Immigration Court No-Shows Soar in FY 2024
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1w ago
If the White House doesn’t care about complying with the immigration laws, why would the aliens ..read more
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