It’s unclear whether Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us campaign to reform U.S. immigration is destined to fail, but it’s certainly a hot mess. Squabbles over red ink have blurred the original message and led to several high-profile defections — including that of Tesla founder Elon Musk. Meanwhile, journalists have pilloried the Facebook founder as a modern-day Rockefeller, a dissolute magnate and a “shady One Percenter,” according to one headline in The Daily Beast. Read More
Congress is busy working on an immigration overhaul that, if passed, would usher in the most dramatic changes to the nation’s immigration system in more than two decades. While much of the focus and attention is on issues of border security, enforcement and pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, the legislative overhaul now in progress presents an opportunity to advance issues important to the business community. Read More
President Obama courted an influential Hispanic group Monday, seeking to improve relations with a crucial voting bloc that has become increasingly disillusioned by unfulfilled campaign promises amid a record number of deportations. Read More
This can't be good news for self-proclaimed "sanctuary cities" like San Francisco and Montgomery County, Maryland, the suburban Washington, D.C. region jurisdiction that actively invites illegal immigrants to live within its borders, then resists enforcing federal laws against harboring such individuals.
Now Rasmussen Reports finds 59 percent of those surveyed in the pollster's latest national survey support cutting off federal funding for such santuary jurisdictions. Read More
Fremont, Neb. joined the ranks of the rebels on Monday when its citizens passed an ordinance by popular vote regulating policies for businesses and landlords, earning its place alongside the state of Arizona in the immigration debate. Read More
Excuse me for questioning the sincerity of ultraliberal Massachusetts Democrats’ sudden interest in reforming the state's immigration laws.
At first glance, what the Bay State's Senate did Thursday afternoon is stunning. A seemingly shellshocked Boston Globe began its story as follows: Read More
On the topic of immigration reform, Mayor Gavin Newsom fired off a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to reform immigration now.
The letter, which was sent yesterday, noted that Arizona’s attempt to take on immigration reform on its own has proven to be misguided at the very least.
Newsom pointed out that only the federal government can enact a meaningful and compassionate reform. Read More
Of all the issues that could add to the self-inflicted wounds of Democratic leaders in Congress and the White House, comprehensive immigration reform is perhaps at the top of the list. After the health care fiasco, the unpassable-in-the-Senate cap-and-trade legislation, and lingering public unhappiness with the stimulus, would Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid really turn their attention to comprehensive immigration reform in this election year? Read More