SAN DIEGO — Carlos Gonzalez has lived nearly all his 29 years in a country he considers home but now finds himself on the wrong side of the border — and the wrong side of a proposed overhaul of the U.S. immigration system that would grant legal status to millions of people.
Gonzalez was deported to Tijuana, Mexico, from Santa Barbara in December, one of nearly 2 million removals from the United States since Barack Obama was first elected president. Read More
WHAT: Of the 2,500 Arizona border wildfires between 2006 and 2010, 422 were human-caused and burned more than an acre. At least 30 of these were linked to illegal border crossers by a new federal investigation.HOW: Clues to wildfire causes included discarded bottles and food wrappers with Spanish-language labels near campfires adjacent to heavily used smuggling routes, according to the Government Accountability Office of Congress. Read More
As rental prices soared and families took flight over the past decade, thousands of undocumented immigrants have left San Francisco, a new study suggests.
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Roughly 30,000 of San Francisco’s 809,000 residents are undocumented immigrants, according to a study from the Public Policy Institute of California. At just 3.7 percent of the population, that’s the lowest rate in any of the nine Bay Area counties. Read More
Arizona won a round in the national fight over immigration last week in a case with implications for the 2012 election. Read More
No one really likes people who crow, "We told you so." But the truth is: we did tell you so.
Here’s the headline from the story that appeared on the Maryland Reporter Web site: "Costs of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants could be higher than projected."
And now, a few details from the body of the story. Read More
Don Surber notes that the Diversity Committee at the Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) has decided to crusade against use of the term "illegal immigrant." Meanwhile, the Associated Press, who's stylebook dictates much of the language used by journalists, is standing by the term: Read More
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has obstinately defied the wishes of the American people by scheduling a vote on a controversial immigration bill during Congress’ upcoming lame-duck session. It takes hubris to try to impose such an unwinnable debate over amnesty for illegal immigrants in the same Congress that rejected it just two months ago. Read More
Obama administration officials are now busy distancing themselves from a controversial draft memorandum outlining various ways to bypass Congress and administratively grant amnesty to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants. But the leaked internal memo has struck a nerve in the body politic precisely because it is only the latest of a growing list of examples of the Obama White House seeking to circumvent the popular will. Read More
Colorado’s Independence Institute may have uncovered a big scandal: Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom pledged in July that San Francisco would no longer shield from deportation any juvenile illegal immigrants arrested for felonies. This ended an under-the-radar expansion of The City’s sanctuary ordinance, which bars city officials from cooperating with federal immigration authorities beyond minimum legal requirements. Read More