Author: Karl Filippini

Sanctuary Policies Corrupt Law Enforcement

One of the main arguments used by sanctuary city supporters is that without the policy, illegal immigrants are less likely to report crimes. We at the Federation for American Immigration Reform know from talking to law enforcement officials around the country that that argument doesn’t hold water. Nevertheless, a recent case from Santa Clara, California, illustrates the reality of what happens when the sanctuary city mentality corrupts the justice system. The Daily Beast has the story of Abhishek Gattani, an immigrant who is the CEO of a startup company there. Gattani was arrested after his wife Neha Rastogi went...

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Private Clinton Immigration Remarks Wikileaked

Wikileaks released new emails last week detailing John Podesta’s ties to the Clinton campaign. Among the documents leaked is a document organized by topic summarizing Hillary Clinton’s remarks in private speeches. (https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927) Among the remarks were: “And the only point I would make for the tech community is on the H1B visas, I support them. When I was a Senator from New York I supported them.” [Hillary Clinton Remarks at Nexenta, 8/28/14] “One, I think it’s essential to keep focused on the visa issue, because that’s a discrete problem that even though I’d like to see it be part of an...

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Remembering 9/11

This weekend, as we have for the past 15 years, Americans will pause to remember the most significant terrorist attack on U.S. soil. As stirring as the remembrances are sure to be, the United States has still not completed some of the most basic steps to ensure that future attacks don’t occur. These steps were laid out extensively by FAIR in the wake of 9/11 and some of these recommendations made it into law. However, even these measures remain stymied. In particular, the REAL ID program and the entry-exit tracking system have still not been fully implemented. The REAL...

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Free Speech – Except About Illegal Immigration

A number of incidents in Europe and the United States suggest that free speech is an important value only until someone uses speech to criticize illegal immigration. Authorities across Europe and even in the U.S. are either prosecuting or threatening prosecution of people who are critical of government policy regarding refugees or illegal immigration. Consider the following: A Greek Orthodox Bishop faces prosecution for discussing illegal immigration during a sermon, according to a disturbing report from the Gatestone Institute. “The coalition government of Alexis Tsipras (SYRIZA) and Panos Kammenos (Independent Greeks) asked the district attorney to prosecute the Bishop...

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President Trump Must Keep His Promises On Immigration

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