Phony Center for American Progress ‘Study’ on Effects of State Immigration Enforcement

The Center for American Progress (CAP), an organization that advocates amnesty for illegal aliens, has issued a new report entitled “Staying Put but Still in the Shadows: Undocumented Immigrants Remain in the Country Despite Strict Laws” The report is an attempt to downplay the effectiveness of state measures that discourage illegal immigration by surveying a population of Mexican illegal aliens in the Oklahoma City area. The conclusion of the study is that most of these illegal aliens have not left as a result of state legislation enacted in 2007.

This is deliberately misleading because the report fails to mention that the employer sanctions measures that were adopted were enjoined by a court order and have never gone into effect.

The survey concludes that the illegal aliens are reluctant to return to Mexico because they and their children are established, they are unsure whether they could support themselves if they returned to Mexico, and the expense of moving back to Mexico is also a deterrent. The study also throws in a kitchen sink of arguments that restrictive state measures adopted elsewhere have led to fruit rotting in the fields, lost tourist conventions, and high litigation expenses. All of these claims have either been disproved or relate to short-term effects that dissipate as the local economy adjusts to the departure of illegal aliens. Besides, if there were more crops rotting in the field than usual it would suggest that large numbers of illegal aliens are leaving, i.e., exactly what CAP would like you to believe is not the case.

The study irresponsibly generalizes the findings from one unrepresentative homogenous group of illegal aliens living in a limited geographic area. While it is unsurprising that those illegal aliens say they have not lost jobs as a result of the legislation – because it has not been implemented – the report grudgingly notes that as many as a fifth of Arizona’s illegal aliens have left the state, thereby conceding that when such laws are put into effect, they work. FAIR’s Arizona study of state-based legislation that effectively combats illegal immigration is “Recent Demographic Change in Arizona Anatomy of Effective Immigration Reform Legislation.”

Comments

  1. avatar cynthia curran says:

    Well, Texas is number 2 in illegal immirgants and has not done anything either. In fact, Texas had more babies last yaer than California about 270,000 versus about 230,000 for California. Republcian Texas may go more hispanic in the future than California it doesn’t changed its view on cheap labor by illegal immirgants.

  2. avatar Rossbach says:

    The open borders lobby (OBL) is not worried that the state immigration-control laws aren’t working. If that were the case, why would ACLU, etc, spend a lot of money and effort suing these state governments? The reason that the OBL is worried is that these state laws are working. What they are trying to do is to prevent a cascade of state laws that will pursue illegals whereever they go in the US, until they basically have no choice left except to return to their countries of origin.

  3. avatar Tony in MO says:

    What should anyone expect when Obama has one of the top officials from La Raza working in his administration; namely Cecelia Munoz, former vice president of La Raza.

  4. avatar Wakjob says:

    Companies ruined or almost ruined by imported Indian labor

    Adaptec – Indian CEO Subramanian Sundaresh fired.
    AIG (signed outsourcing deal in 2007 in Europe with Accenture Indian frauds, collapsed in 2009)
    AirBus (Qantas plane plunged 650 feet injuring passengers when its computer system written by India disengaged the auto-pilot).
    Apple – R&D CLOSED in India in 2006.
    Australia’s National Australia Bank (Outsourced jobs to India in 2007, nationwide ATM and account failure in late 2010).
    Bell Labs (Arun Netravalli took over, closed, turned into a shopping mall)
    Boeing Dreamliner ES software (written by HCL, banned by FAA)
    Bristol-Myers-Squibb (Trade Secrets and documents stolen in U.S. by Indian national guest worker)
    Caymas – Startup run by Indian CEO, French director of dev, Chinese tech lead. Closed after 5 years of sucking VC out of America.
    Caterpillar misses earnings a mere 4 months after outsourcing to India, Inc.
    Circuit City – Outsourced all IT to Indian-run IBM and went bankrupt shortly thereafter.
    ComAir crew system run by 100% Indian IT workers caused the 12/25/05 U.S. airport shutdown when they used a short int instead of a long int
    Computer Associates – Former CEO Sanjay Kumar, an Indian national, sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for accounting fraud.
    Deloitte – 2010 – this Indian-packed consulting company is being sued under RICO fraud charges by Marin Country, California for a failed solution.
    Dell – call center (closed in India)
    Delta call centers (closed in India)
    Duke University – Massive scientific fraud by Indian national Dr. Anil Potti discovered in 2012.
    Fannie Mae – Hired large numbers of Indians, had to be bailed out. Indian logic bomb creator found guilty and sent to prison.
    Goldman Sachs – Kunil Shah, VP & Managing Director – GS had to be bailed out by US taxpayers for $550 BILLION.
    GM – Was booming in 2006, signed $300 million outsourcing deal with Wipro that same year, went bankrupt 3 years later
    HP – Got out of the PC hardware business in 2011 and can’t compete with Apple’s tablets. HP was taken over by Indians and Chinese in 2001. So much for ‘Asian’ talent!
    HSBC ATMs (software taken over by Indians, failed in 2006)
    IBM bill collecting system for Austin, TX failed in 2012 written by Indians at IBM
    Intel Whitefield processor project (cancelled, Indian staff canned)
    JetStar Airways computer failure brings down Christchurch airport on 9/17/11. JetStar is owned by Quantas – which is know to have outsourced to India, Inc.
    Kodak: Outsourced to India in 2006, filed for bankruptcy in Jan, 2012.
    Lehman (Jasjit Bhattal ruined the company. Spectramind software bought by Wipro, ruined, trashed by Indian programmers)
    Medicare – Defrauded by Indian national doctor Arun Sharma & wife in the U.S.
    Microsoft – Employs over 35,000 H-1Bs. Stock used to be $100. Today it’s lucky to be over $25. Not to mention that Vista thing.
    MIT Media Lab Asia (canceled)
    MyNines – A startup founded and run by Indian national Apar Kothari went belly up after throwing millions of America’s VC $ down the drain.
    Nomura Securities – (In 2011 “struggling to compete on the world stage”). No wonder because Jasjit Bhattal formerly of failed Lehman ran it. See Lehman above.
    PeopleSoft (Taken over by Indians in 2000, collapsed).
    PepsiCo – Slides from #1 to #3 during Indian CEO Indra Nooyi’ watch.
    Polycom – Former senior executive Sunil Bhalla charged with insider trading.
    Qantas – See AirBus above
    Quark (Alukah Kamar CEO, fired, lost 60% of its customers to Adobe because Indian-written QuarkExpress 6 was a failure)
    Rolls Royce (Sent aircraft engine work to India in 2006, engines delayed for Boeing 787, and failed on at least 2 Quantas planes in 2010, cost Rolls $500m).
    SAP – Same as Deloitte above in 2010.
    Singapore airlines (IT functions taken over in 2009 by TCS, website trashed in August, 2011)
    Skype (Madhu Yarlagadda fired)
    State of Indiana $867 million FAILED IBM project, IBM being sued
    State of Texas failed IBM project.
    Sun Micro (Taken over by Indian and Chinese workers in 2001, collapsed, had to be sold off to Oracle).
    UK’s NHS outsourced numerous jobs including health records to India in mid-2000 resulting in $26 billion over budget.
    Union Bank of California – Cancelled Finacle project run by India’s InfoSys in 2011.
    United – call center (closed in India)
    Victorian Order of Nurses, Canada (Payroll system screwed up by SAP/IBM in mid-2011)
    Virgin Atlantic (software written in India caused cloud IT failure)
    World Bank (Indian fraudsters BANNED for 3 years because they stole data).

    I could post the whole list here but I don’t want to crash any servers.

  5. avatar Wakjob says:

    “Center for American Progress” is just another communist think tank. Most of these think tanks are fronted by communists and America-haters. Center for American Progress Towards Communism is more like it.

  6. avatar Margaret says:

    The only reports I want to see is Obama and gang out in November and E verify in.

    This fascist group is just like their leader – anything to bring America to a third world country status.

  7. avatar dred44 says:

    I will tell you all, I for one spend not one cent in Calif. nor will I even go to a movie that their leftist make. It’s easy to check on were fruit was grown, and processed. Its to bad that a once beautiful state fell into moronic leadership. Its doubtful even a mass deportation of illegal immigrants invading the state will help with all the problems they have created for the decent population of all back grounds. White,Yellow,Brown, Black,Red, and most of all those of the Heinz 57 persuasion like myself.

  8. avatar Dave says:

    http://www.trunews.com with Rick Wiles.
    The Power Hour with Joyce Riley.

  9. avatar Willy Rho says:

    Is only Citizens for American Poop OK?

  10. avatar Willy Rho says:

    Is Com munista a more acceptable word?

  11. avatar Willy Rho says:

    CAP = Communists Advancing Propaganda

  12. avatar tuffsheet says:

    Mexifornia is EXACTLY the reason we need E-verify all over the country! But some people are just too ignorant to see what happens when you have no control over immigration. What really pi$$e$ me off is when these illegals burn an American Flag to show their discontent with conditions….Go back to Mexico.

  13. avatar pie says:

    politicians spineless on illegal immigration.
    illegal immigrants destroying America.

  14. avatar Raul Hernandez-Baquero says:

    Raul Hernandez-Baquero
    frbaquero@netzero.com

    Happy to know the new study report on illegal immigration in Az. is positive ! and the powerful reason for that is>> ** ENFORCING THE LAW ** therefore, we must do the same thing in all states PLUS, the priority # 1 is to SEAL THE BORDER asap !! when we do that then we can think and do an immigration REFORM !!!, exactly like the Bush Administration pesented to the Democrat Congress and it was VETO for them, NOW they ( democrat/socialist & latin leadership on radio and TV ) are telling the Latinamerican communities that the Republicans hate hispanic IMMIGRATION , you can do the Math . Peace .

  15. avatar SweetOlBob says:

    Some of this may possibly be true. The advocates of amnesty for everyone are always trying to take the enforcement teeth out of States immigration laws. Here in Alabama, we have been alerted by Numbers USA that a bill has been introduced in our Senate to eliminate the need for employers to check E Verify, which would effectively allow them to hire anyone they wanted, citizen or not.
    Hopefully, everyone who received that alert has Emailed or called the committee members to stop it.

  16. avatar RYAN JONES says:

    “Staying Put but Still in the Shadows: Undocumented Immigrants Remain in the Country Despite Strict Laws”
    STRICT LAWS?!?!?!?

    WHO DO THEY THINK THEY’RE KIDDING?

    HERE’S AN EXAMPLE…

    THERE ARE ONLY EIGHT STATES WITH A POPULATION GREATER THAN LOS ANGELES COUNTY WHERE HALF OR MORE JOBS GO TO ILLEGALS USING STOLEN SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS. GO INTO SOME PLACES AND THE EMPLOYEES CAN’T SPEAN ANY!!! ENGLISH!

    EVER FIND LAWS PROHIBITING THE EMPLOYMENT OF ILLEGALS “STRICTLY” PROSECUTED? IT DOES NOT HAPPEN IN MEXIFORNIA!

    WHILE THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN MEXICO IS UNDER 6%… IN PARTS OF MEXIFORNIA IT’S NEARLY 30%!!!

    HOWEVER THE LA RAZA DEMS WANT TO MAKE IT EVEN EASIER THAN NON-ENFORCEMENT. THE LA RAZA FACTION OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE IN SACRAMENTO HAS PASSED A LAW READILY SIGNED BY LA RAZA DEM GOV JERRY BROWN MAKING IT !!!! ILLEGAL !!!! FOR EMPLOYERS TO USE E-VERIFY!!!!

    MEANWHILE, IN THIS SAME COUNTY, ILLEGALS COLLECT $600 MILLION IN WELFARE, PRIMARILY FUNDING MEXICO’S ANCHOR BABY BIRTHING PROGRAM IN OUR BORDERS!

    LOS ANGELES COUNTY HAS A TAX-FREE MEXICAN UNDERGROUND ECONOMY CALCULATED TO BE IN EXCESS OF $2 BILLION PER YEAR!

    NOT ONE LEGAL VOTED FOR LA RAZA SUPREMACY! WE JUST GET THE TAX BILLS TO PAY FOR IT!

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/05/sonia-sotomayer-la-raza-party-member-on.html

    • avatar SweetOlBob says:

      Ryan Jones: Right on ! California is suicidally liberal. The State is, and long has been, the butt of many jokes.
      Or as some (including me) think, just the plain butt !