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Author: Jack Martin

Illegal Alien Defenders Mislead on Deportations

Advocates of amnesty for illegal aliens constantly push for measures designed to inhibit deportation. AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) also falls into that category. One of the positions that it constantly advocates is for the government to provide legal counsel for aliens in deportation proceedings. Obviously that would be a major revenue enhancement for immigration lawyers because deported aliens generally are in the country illegally and do not have the assets to hire a lawyer. So, when CNN Money reported on April 13 about the steep costs associated with deporting illegal aliens, it was not surprising that AILA’s advocacy...

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What if the U.S. Population Wanes?

The Pew Hispanic Center has just released a new report that indicates that the U.S. population would fall in the future if current levels of legal and illegal immigration were not continued. The projection is that between now and 2065 immigration will account for 88 percent of the country’s population growth. But the study is not focused on the total population, but rather the working-age population. It depicts a drop from 173 million persons aged 25-64 to 166 million if there were no further immigration. Of course, no one is advocating zero immigration. With the continued present level of...

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Fact Checking the Fact-Checker

It has become commonplace for so-called ‘fact-checkers’ to race into print attempting to debunk presidential statements – especially those of President Trump. This should not be a problem if the fact-checkers were unbiased, but that unfortunately does not appear to be the case. The morning after President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee attacked the veracity of Trump’s statements. Among several statements made by the president, the following one on immigration drew their analysis: “By finally enforcing our immigration laws we will raise wages, help the unemployed,...

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Snail’s Pace Towards Controlling Against Visa Scofflaws

Most Americans are aghast when they hear that the government does not know how many foreigners or who is staying illegally in the country after entering with a visa. The government knows who is entering – that’s what those lines at the airport’s passport control are doing. But there is no similar collection of reliable data on departing travelers that allows the exit data to be compared with the entry data to identify those staying beyond their authorized stay. Although this fact is not generally known to the public, it is known to Congress. When Congress enacted a package...

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President Trump Must Keep His Promises On Immigration

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