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  • Posted on January 28, 2014 by David Inserra DHS Secretary: Breaking the Law Earns Illegal Immigrants “the Right to Be Citizens”

    Last Friday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson broke into the headlines with his claim that...…

  • Posted on November 5, 2013 by David Burton Homeland Security Overtime Abuse Costs Taxpayers Millions

    U.S. special counsel Carolyn N. Lerner sent a letter to President Obama and Congress last week detailing overtime...…

  • Posted on September 6, 2013 by Ken McIntyre 5 Immigration Falsehoods from the White House

    Congress gets back to its regularly scheduled work on Monday—and there’s plenty of immigration propaganda greeting...…

  • Posted on July 22, 2013 by DREAM Act Hearings: Five Questions for Congress

    The House of Representatives will hold a hearing tomorrow on the issue of granting legal status to around 2.8 million...…

  • Posted on April 3, 2013 by Expected Run on High-Skilled Visas Another Reminder of Needed Reform

    The fate of many high-skilled workers seeking to come and work in the U.S. may be left up to luck of the draw this...…

  • WebMemo posted December 21, 2010 by Jena Baker McNeill Beyond DREAM: Getting Immigration Reform Right

    Last weekend, the United States Senate voted not to proceed to a final vote on the House-passed Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. This bill would have given legal permanent resident status to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and who agreed to attend college or enter the military. In this way the bill would have…

  • Posted on September 29, 2010 by The Back Door Amnesty Reality

    A recent article by Fox News led with a quote from the Department of Homeland Security: "We are not engaged in a...…

  • WebMemo posted June 3, 2010 by The Heritage Foundation Border Security: The Heritage Foundation Recommendations

    The United States was established on principles that support the welcoming of new residents to its shores to learn and embrace American civic culture and political institutions through the processes of immigration and naturalization. Over the past several decades, however, immigration policy has become skewed, falsely presented as an uncompromising decision between…

  • Commentary posted September 29, 2009 by Jena Baker McNeill Congress Should Stop Playing Politics with E-Verify

    On September 8th, the rule requiring E-Verify for federal contractors went into effect. A positive step forward for workplace enforcement, this rule shows that the federal government is dedicated to enforcing its own immigration laws. However, E-Verify's pending expiration -- September 30th -- threatens this new rule. Consequently, Congress should reauthorize the…

  • WebMemo posted July 10, 2009 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Homeland Security Department Guts Workplace Enforcement

    This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it plans to kill some responsible, reasonable workplace verification rules. As a result, the department will perform less--not more--workplace checks. This announcement undercuts the claim that the department is interested in "smart and tough" immigration enforcement.Effective workplace enforcement…

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  • Commentary posted September 29, 2009 by Jena Baker McNeill Congress Should Stop Playing Politics with E-Verify

    On September 8th, the rule requiring E-Verify for federal contractors went into effect. A positive step forward for workplace enforcement, this rule shows that the federal government is dedicated to enforcing its own immigration laws. However, E-Verify's pending expiration -- September 30th -- threatens this new rule. Consequently, Congress should reauthorize the…

  • WebMemo posted July 10, 2009 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Homeland Security Department Guts Workplace Enforcement

    This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it plans to kill some responsible, reasonable workplace verification rules. As a result, the department will perform less--not more--workplace checks. This announcement undercuts the claim that the department is interested in "smart and tough" immigration enforcement.Effective workplace enforcement…

  • Backgrounder posted February 13, 2009 by Diem Nguyen Salmon, Matt A. Mayer, James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Next Steps for Immigration Reform and Workplace Enforcement

    Legislative efforts in immigration reform have died off since the debate on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (S. 1348), but for the past several years, the Bush Administration did considerable work in advancing immigration reform outside the legislative process. One such effort was to enhance internal enforcement of immigration laws. The new emphasis on…

  • WebMemo posted December 21, 2010 by Jena Baker McNeill Beyond DREAM: Getting Immigration Reform Right

    Last weekend, the United States Senate voted not to proceed to a final vote on the House-passed Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. This bill would have given legal permanent resident status to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and who agreed to attend college or enter the military. In this way the bill would have…

  • Lecture posted August 7, 2006 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Workplace Enforcement to Combat Illegal Migration: Sensible Strategy and Practical Options

    (Delivered July 26, 2006) The U.S. economy includes a significant number of unlawfully present workers who are undocumented and unaccounted for. Research by the Government Account­ability Office (GAO) indicates an alarming degree of collaboration on the part of employers in hiring illegal workers.[1] This excessive acceptance of a shadow work­force encourages…

  • WebMemo posted March 9, 2009 by Jena Baker McNeill E-Verify Expires: Time for Congress to Reauthorize the Program

    On March 11, E-Verify will expire. This program gave employers a method by which to confirm the eligibility of employees to work in the U.S. Letting E-Verify expire was a mistake and a step backward in efforts to enforce America's immigration laws. Later today, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) will introduce an amendment to the Senate's version of the omnibus spending…

  • WebMemo posted February 4, 2009 by Robert Rector Senate Stimulus Bill Would Provide 300,000 Jobs for Illegal Immigrants

    If enacted, the Senate stimulus bill would fund over $100 billion in new government construction projects with the goal of providing additional jobs to unemployed Americans. The House-passed stimulus bill contains explicit language to bar employment of illegal immigrants in these construction projects. However, the Senate bill deliberately omits this…

  • WebMemo posted June 3, 2010 by The Heritage Foundation Border Security: The Heritage Foundation Recommendations

    The United States was established on principles that support the welcoming of new residents to its shores to learn and embrace American civic culture and political institutions through the processes of immigration and naturalization. Over the past several decades, however, immigration policy has become skewed, falsely presented as an uncompromising decision between…

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  • WebMemo posted December 21, 2010 by Jena Baker McNeill Beyond DREAM: Getting Immigration Reform Right

    Last weekend, the United States Senate voted not to proceed to a final vote on the House-passed Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. This bill would have given legal permanent resident status to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and who agreed to attend college or enter the military. In this way the bill would have…

  • WebMemo posted June 3, 2010 by The Heritage Foundation Border Security: The Heritage Foundation Recommendations

    The United States was established on principles that support the welcoming of new residents to its shores to learn and embrace American civic culture and political institutions through the processes of immigration and naturalization. Over the past several decades, however, immigration policy has become skewed, falsely presented as an uncompromising decision between…

  • WebMemo posted July 10, 2009 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Homeland Security Department Guts Workplace Enforcement

    This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it plans to kill some responsible, reasonable workplace verification rules. As a result, the department will perform less--not more--workplace checks. This announcement undercuts the claim that the department is interested in "smart and tough" immigration enforcement.Effective workplace enforcement…

  • WebMemo posted March 9, 2009 by Jena Baker McNeill E-Verify Expires: Time for Congress to Reauthorize the Program

    On March 11, E-Verify will expire. This program gave employers a method by which to confirm the eligibility of employees to work in the U.S. Letting E-Verify expire was a mistake and a step backward in efforts to enforce America's immigration laws. Later today, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) will introduce an amendment to the Senate's version of the omnibus spending…

  • Backgrounder posted February 13, 2009 by Diem Nguyen Salmon, Matt A. Mayer, James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Next Steps for Immigration Reform and Workplace Enforcement

    Legislative efforts in immigration reform have died off since the debate on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (S. 1348), but for the past several years, the Bush Administration did considerable work in advancing immigration reform outside the legislative process. One such effort was to enhance internal enforcement of immigration laws. The new emphasis on…

  • WebMemo posted February 4, 2009 by Robert Rector Senate Stimulus Bill Would Provide 300,000 Jobs for Illegal Immigrants

    If enacted, the Senate stimulus bill would fund over $100 billion in new government construction projects with the goal of providing additional jobs to unemployed Americans. The House-passed stimulus bill contains explicit language to bar employment of illegal immigrants in these construction projects. However, the Senate bill deliberately omits this…

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