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E-verify & Mark of the Beast petition

By Dave Leach – I started a petition at causes.com that makes the connection between E-verify and the Mark of the Beast. Conservative Republicans who are largely Bible believing Christians are the group pushing hardest for E-verify to be mandated across America so that no American can get a job without checking in with it. […]

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Ohio, the Other Border

By Maribel Hastings, America’s Voice - CLEVELAND, Ohio – Every Tuesday night in Painesville, Ohio, immigrants with a common denominator meet at a converted church: they are protagonists or collateral damage in the government’s deportation machine. The picture blows the water out of the argument that the deportations are focused on criminals or recent border crossers without […]

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Deported grandmother denied due process by ICE, immigration judge

When our government actively pursues the deportation of a foreign national, most Americans assume it is a felon that poses a threat to public or has been found guilty of breaking federal law. They do not expect that person to be a grandmother married to an American citizen. And yet, that is exactly what happened […]

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Judge rules shackling of immigration detainees unconstitutional

“You can judge a society by how well it treats its prisoners.” – Fyordor Dostoevsky A federal district judge has ruled that the practice of shackling immigrant detainees by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during court proceedings is unconstitutional. Judge Michael Ponsor of the U.S. District Court (Massachusetts) ruled March 9 that the shackles were […]

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E-Verify Does Not “Turn Off” Job Magnet

By Alex Nowrasteh - One of the main claims of E-Verify’ ssupporters is that it will turn off the job magnet that incentivizes unauthorized immigration.  A recent Working Paper by economists Pia M. Orrenius and Madeline Zavodny casts doubt on that. They find that E-Verify mandates in the states have decreased wages by likely Mexican unauthorized immigrant men by about 7.8 percent […]

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Immigration: A Safety Valve for Corruption?

An interesting argument against immigration reform (and letting in poor immigrants from Mexico and Central America in general) that occasionally makes the rounds is that immigration is actually bad for the poor in Mexico and Central America. Follow along with me, if you can. The argument goes that general corruption, a lack of accountability, pervasive […]

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Immigrant mother released from ICE after a year behind bars

A Dallas-area mother of two who was wrongly jailed for over a year by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has been released in what supporters are calling a “New Year’s miracle.” The case of Rosa Moreno is another shocking example of ICE’s failure to follow immigration law procedure. In Moreno’s case, that failure had devastating […]

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Editorial – Why Border Security and Immigration Reform Are and Must Be Linked

by Bob Price - On the right we hear, “The border must be secured” and on the left we hear, “We must fix our broken immigration system”. Both sides are right, but for a wide variety of reasons both are wrong if they will not look at the issues put forward by the other side. Our […]

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E-Verify E-Viscerates Labor Market

by Alex Nowrasteh – On Wednesday, September 21, the House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to send Rep. Lamar Smith‘s (R-TX) Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) to the House Floor. Now the rest of the House of Representatives will get a chance to debate this monstrosity. The Legal Workforce Act, if it becomes law, will mandate universal […]

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President Obama Is Still the Deporter-In-Chief

By ALEX NOWRASTEH - Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released figures showing that they deported fewer people during FY2013 than any year since FY2008 –368,644.  But that number is still higher than at any time during the Bush administration despite the unauthorized immigrant population peaking in 2007.  Just eyeballing the bottom graph confirms that the level of deportations […]

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