Emergency Interim Report from CBP Families and Children Care Panel

This post was originally published on this site A DHS advisory council released a report with some good proposals (which others have been making for years) to halt the flow of family units and “unaccompanied” minors from Central America. But without a plan to implement them, they will remain just that: good proposals. Patrick McHugh … Read moreEmergency Interim Report from CBP Families and Children Care Panel

In Light of AG Decision, Another Look at Claim that Immigrant Families Show Up for Court

This post was originally published on this site In light of the attorney general’s recent decision on detention, it’s worth another look at an advocacy group’s 2018 report claiming that detention of illegal-alien families is unnecessary because almost all show up for their hearings in immigration court. Patrick McHugh April 23, 2019 – 4:07pm An … Read moreIn Light of AG Decision, Another Look at Claim that Immigrant Families Show Up for Court

Border Patrol Press Release Puzzles

This post was originally published on this site When I first saw the headline on yesterday’s Border Patrol press release “Discovered Tunnel Destroyed in Rio Grande Valley”, I was ready to be really impressed (and depressed) by the thought that one of the cartels had dug a huge tunnel under that river. Patrick McHugh April … Read moreBorder Patrol Press Release Puzzles

Bernie Sanders Says Boston Marathon Bomber Should Be Permitted to Vote from Prison

This post was originally published on this site Instead, he should have been charged with treason, as well as acts of terror and mass murder, and had his citizenship — which he never clearly valued to begin with, thus making its procurement a sad joke — stripped from him. Patrick McHugh April 23, 2019 – … Read moreBernie Sanders Says Boston Marathon Bomber Should Be Permitted to Vote from Prison

Different Follow-on Effects of Migration from China and India

This post was originally published on this site China and India are the second largest and the fourth largest suppliers of migrants to the United States, respectively; they are both heavily populated, adjacent Asian nations, but the follow-on aspects of these two migratory streams are quite different. (Mexico is the largest supplier of immigrants, and … Read moreDifferent Follow-on Effects of Migration from China and India

Bay Atlantic University (BAU) Recovers Its Accreditation

This post was originally published on this site Washington, D.C.’s Bay Atlantic University (the Turkish-owned institution once known as BAU University) has had it accreditation restored by the also D.C.-based Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Patrick McHugh April 22, 2019 – 10:54am David North Please follow and like us:

The Skill Level of the Average College Graduate Varies Enormously Across Countries

This post was originally published on this site About half of recent immigrants in the United States have a four-year college degree, up from about a third before the Great Recession. Although this trend is encouraging, three recent studies from the Center show that higher levels of education among immigrants do not necessarily translate to … Read moreThe Skill Level of the Average College Graduate Varies Enormously Across Countries

Twenty-One Percent of Aliens in BOP Custody Are Known or Suspected Aliens

This post was originally published on this site Keep these statistics in mind when you hear talk of “peaceful” immigrants entering illegally who are simply seeking a better life in the United States. Most aren’t are dangerous criminals, but those who are spread pain and death, and their crimes are preventable. Patrick McHugh April 19, … Read moreTwenty-One Percent of Aliens in BOP Custody Are Known or Suspected Aliens

Twenty-One Percent of Individuals in BOP Custody Are Known or Suspected Aliens

This post was originally published on this site Keep these statistics in mind when you hear talk of “peaceful” immigrants entering illegally who are simply seeking a better life in the United States. Most aren’t are dangerous criminals, but those who are spread pain and death, and their crimes are preventable. Patrick McHugh April 19, … Read moreTwenty-One Percent of Individuals in BOP Custody Are Known or Suspected Aliens

Aliens in Expedited Removal Not Eligible for Bond

This post was originally published on this site Hindsight is 20-20, of course, but if the BIA had ruled correctly on this matter almost 14 years ago, today’s border disaster might never have taken place, or would have been significantly mitigated. Many aliens would not, logically, have claimed credible fear if they had known they … Read moreAliens in Expedited Removal Not Eligible for Bond

Expand Expedited Removal, Mr. President

This post was originally published on this site While your new DHS team is still being reassembled to your satisfaction, and McAleenan and others are casting about for ideas, why not direct them to publish the rule in the Federal Register declaring, once and for all, that ER will be applied to the full extent … Read moreExpand Expedited Removal, Mr. President

Inanity Thrives in the Washington Post

This post was originally published on this site Washington Post political analyst Phillip Bump penned a column last week captioned “Trump thinks sending migrants to immigrant-heavy, immigrant-friendly cities is a punishment”. That column is confusing, conflates very different concepts, and in places is just plain wrong. Patrick McHugh April 17, 2019 – 11:59am Confusing or … Read moreInanity Thrives in the Washington Post

Ninth Circuit Temporarily Allows DHS’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Plan to Proceed

This post was originally published on this site The Ninth Circuit’s decision to temporarily allow the Remain in Mexico program to continue likely reflects the strength of the government’s arguments, and its recognition of the deteriorating conditions at the border. Patrick McHugh April 16, 2019 – 4:00am Had been enjoined by a district-court judge Andrew … Read moreNinth Circuit Temporarily Allows DHS’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Plan to Proceed

It’s Tax Day — And Another Year Without Migration-Related Tax Reform

This post was originally published on this site It’s tax filing day and it marks yet another year in which changes in the tax code and its administration that could yield billions in revenue have not been made. We could, without charging legal residents of the United States one red cent, save billions by correcting … Read moreIt’s Tax Day — And Another Year Without Migration-Related Tax Reform

A Chance to Amend the Violence Against Women Act

This post was originally published on this site The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is one of those unusual laws that includes a sunset, after which it self-destructs. It has been that way since first enacted. Most recently, VAWA sunsetted at the end of last year and has lain dormant since that time, awaiting re-ratification … Read moreA Chance to Amend the Violence Against Women Act

Getting Even Tougher on Recalcitrant Countries

This post was originally published on this site China balks at taking back its own citizens who have committed crimes in the U.S., forcing their release onto America’s streets. Threatening to cut off its access to student visas might well be sufficient to convince the Chinese government to cease its recalcitrance. Patrick McHugh April 15, … Read moreGetting Even Tougher on Recalcitrant Countries

We Get Some Rich Immigrants, but Not from Rich Countries

This post was originally published on this site If you are prosperous in a peaceful, prosperous place, you’re likely to stay there. But if you are prosperous in a nervous-making nation, you will try to find a better place to live, and hence the high scores for India and, particularly, China in these proxy measures … Read moreWe Get Some Rich Immigrants, but Not from Rich Countries

Steve McCraw: Sleeper Candidate for DHS Secretary?

This post was originally published on this site With the resignation of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the biggest question in Washington is: “Who’s next?” Washington is a town of rumors, and one of the most interesting names that I have heard as a replacement for Nielsen is that of a man whom I have known … Read moreSteve McCraw: Sleeper Candidate for DHS Secretary?

The U.S. Is Not ‘Too Empty’ or ‘In Dire Need of New Faces’, as the N.Y. Times Puts It

This post was originally published on this site Slightly increasing the average person’s would fill many millions of jobs, even if we did nothing to increase the labor-force participation rates of minorities and the disabled, and did nothing to decrease the prison population. Patrick McHugh April 12, 2019 – 4:00am David North Please follow and … Read moreThe U.S. Is Not ‘Too Empty’ or ‘In Dire Need of New Faces’, as the N.Y. Times Puts It

Former Publisher of CIO Magazine Still Doesn’t Get It on H-1Bs

This post was originally published on this site In 1994, AIG became one of the first companies to replace a large number of Americans with H-1Bs. The finance and insurance giant boasted that this change was going to save them tens of millions of dollars a year. But things did not work out as planned. … Read moreFormer Publisher of CIO Magazine Still Doesn’t Get It on H-1Bs

Getting Down in the Weeds to Break Immigration and Border Control Paralysis

This post was originally published on this site Really getting serious about immigration and border control, beyond a “Build the Wall” mantra, will require the president or his aides to be willing to get down in the weeds and begin to understand those things that can and should be done outside of the congressional deadlock … Read moreGetting Down in the Weeds to Break Immigration and Border Control Paralysis

Did the Maryland Terrorism Suspect Have Ongoing Ties with Jihadists in His Native Trinidad?

This post was originally published on this site The plot for which Rondell Henry is being investigated may well turn out to have no provenance in his home islands. But if it turns out that Henry was traveling back and forth to his homeland, or communicating extensively with foreign terrorist fighters from Trinidad & Tobago, … Read moreDid the Maryland Terrorism Suspect Have Ongoing Ties with Jihadists in His Native Trinidad?

Exploited Alien Teachers — Many Government Failures, One Hero

This post was originally published on this site Just about every agency in sight failed 45 exploited foreign school teachers in the J-1 exchange visitor program run by the State Department — except for a government agency little known outside the District of Columbia, the D.C. Office of the Attorney General. Patrick McHugh April 10, … Read moreExploited Alien Teachers — Many Government Failures, One Hero

Dumb and Dumber: John Sandweg Speaks

This post was originally published on this site Here’s some irony: John Sandweg, a former head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during the Obama administration, said during a CNN interview that the Trump administration’s idea of eliminating immigration judges is the “single dumbest idea I’ve ever heard”. Patrick McHugh April 10, 2019 – 2:56pm … Read moreDumb and Dumber: John Sandweg Speaks

The Conclusion to CBP’s $297 Million Hiring Debacle

This post was originally published on this site In December 2018 I wrote a short blog on the perils of outsourcing work to beltway consultants. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) gifted Accenture a $297 million contract to improve their hiring practices and recruit 7,500 Border Patrol agents. At the time of that writing, Accenture successfully … Read moreThe Conclusion to CBP’s $297 Million Hiring Debacle

VAWA Extension Passes House — New Protections for Aliens, None for Citizens

This post was originally published on this site The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was given a new lease on life by the House of Representatives last week; it included new protections for some aliens, but none for citizen spouses often falsely accused of abusing their alien wives. Patrick McHugh April 10, 2019 – 10:12am … Read moreVAWA Extension Passes House — New Protections for Aliens, None for Citizens

HSI, Worksite Enforcement, and E-Verify

This post was originally published on this site As my colleague Mark Krikorian has stated: “Weakening the magnet of jobs is key to deterring illegal immigration.” This is hardly profound, but it is the fundamental truth of immigration enforcement. Most aliens come to the United States illegally seeking employment, and if they can’t get employment, … Read moreHSI, Worksite Enforcement, and E-Verify

Mexican Minister Agrees with CIS Blog on Fence Across Mexico

This post was originally published on this site Three years ago, we suggested that a good way to cope with increasing migration from Central America would be to build a sturdy fence along a little-used railway across the waist of Mexico, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Patrick McHugh April 9, 2019 – 7:41am David North Please … Read moreMexican Minister Agrees with CIS Blog on Fence Across Mexico

Trump’s Frustration with the Border Grows

This post was originally published on this site On April 5, 2019, CNN reported that President Donald Trump has withdrawn the nomination of Ron Vitiello as the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). On Sunday, April 7, 2019 Fox News reported that that Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen had resigned, replaced in an … Read moreTrump’s Frustration with the Border Grows

One Chart that Adds Context to the Border Meltdown

This post was originally published on this site I was recently on a chain e-mail with a number of immigration experts who had diverse points of view, discussing whether there really was a “crisis” at the border. One of those experts opined that it is actually a humanitarian tragedy, driven by aliens seeking to apply … Read moreOne Chart that Adds Context to the Border Meltdown

June 2015 Rape Case Underscores the Flaws in Obama’s ‘Enforcement Priorities’

This post was originally published on this site I and others at the Center have, in the past, criticized the Obama administration’s so-called immigration “enforcement priorities” policies, which were laid out in a November 2014 memo from then-Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. As it related to crimes, those priorities were focused on “convictions”, and … Read moreJune 2015 Rape Case Underscores the Flaws in Obama’s ‘Enforcement Priorities’

Florida Sheriffs Encouraged to Cooperate with ICE

This post was originally published on this site The question for both DHS and ICE is simple: Why aren’t you complying with the president’s directive and making the bandwidth needed to sign on more state and local partners to the 287(g) program? Patrick McHugh April 4, 2019 – 10:41am Dan Cadman Please follow and like … Read moreFlorida Sheriffs Encouraged to Cooperate with ICE

Progress Report from Hungary’s Fenced Borderlands

This post was originally published on this site RÖSZKE, Hungary – In September 2015, migrants here hurled rocks, set fires, and violently stormed a new chain-link fence that had just gone up on Hungary’s southern border with Serbia, tops and bottoms lined by looping rolls of razor wire on the Serbian side. Patrick McHugh April … Read moreProgress Report from Hungary’s Fenced Borderlands

Cheating Our Way to 4 Percent Growth

This post was originally published on this site “I believe it’s time to establish a national goal of reaching 4 percent economic growth,” Donald Trump declared in a speech two months before he won the 2016 election. He still references 4 percent regularly, but getting there by increasing productivity seems almost impossible. Patrick McHugh April … Read moreCheating Our Way to 4 Percent Growth

More on the New H-1B Data Hub

This post was originally published on this site It turns out that I had simply followed USCIS’ written instructions, naively expecting that it would search for, say, Princeton University and Harvard University, by typing in those terms. Not always. Patrick McHugh April 3, 2019 – 11:13am If you are a real expert, it can be … Read moreMore on the New H-1B Data Hub

Mr. President: Time to Pull Out All the Stops on the Border

This post was originally published on this site Because there is little chance now that the Democrats who control the House of Representatives will either close loopholes that are encouraging UACs and families to enter the United States illegally, or provide additional funding for detention, it is up to the president to use the authorities … Read moreMr. President: Time to Pull Out All the Stops on the Border

I Hate to Be Churlish when USCIS Seeks to Be Transparent, but . . .

This post was originally published on this site USCIS had its heart in the right place when it published a new data mining system for the H-1B program — but it shipped what appears to be a beta version, which is chock full of holes. Patrick McHugh April 2, 2019 – 9:04am David North Please … Read moreI Hate to Be Churlish when USCIS Seeks to Be Transparent, but . . .