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Texas Company Indicted For Harboring Illegal Aliens, Not Verifying Status

GPX, a Texas-based seismic surveying company, and a field operations supervisor were indicted for harboring and transporting 19 illegal aliens, and for failing to verify their immigration status. GPX faces a possible maximum fine of $10 million if convicted while the supervisor, Douglas Wiggill, could face a maximum sentence of 100 years in prison and a fine of $5 million.

According to the grand jury indictment, GPX and Wiggill allegedly hired 19 illegal aliens in June 2011 to work on a seismic surveying project for the oil and gas industry in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. GPX was said to have executed a contractor compliance agreement certifying that all personnel were authorized to work legally in the U.S. when, in fact, they were not. Wiggill was responsible for hiring the illegal workers and providing for their housing and transportation.

Local police in Williamsport, Pennsylvania tipped off ICE officials about the presence of illegal aliens after one, Adrian Arriaga-Castro, was accused of luring a 12-year-old city girl into his pickup truck and harassing her. ICE subsequently apprehended nine Mexican foreign nationals at a local apartment complex and began an investigation that resulted in the grand jury indictment made public on May 29, 2012. The trial will begin in July.

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Stats

Chain Migration Under Current U.S. Law

Stats - Thursday, May 8, 2008

chain migration table

chain migration table

NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation February 14, 2007

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People Who Left the Ranks of Illegal Aliens in the Most Recent Year of Official Record

Stats - Friday, April 18, 2008

  • 183,000 Self-Deported
  • 152,000 Amnestied (allowed to adjust to legal status within U.S.)
  • 63,000 Removed by Federal Authorities
  • 27,000 Died
  • 456,000 Total

Office of Policy and Planning, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (1999)

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Reports

LEAVE Act Bullet Points

Reports - Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The LEAVE Act contains multiple provisions designed to help federal authorities enforce our immigration laws including mandatory employment verification, assistance by state and local law enforcement, additional ICE agents, and secure identification measures.

By Jonathan Osborne - NumbersUSA

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Quotes

Sen. Wicker (R-Miss.) -- Increase Border Control, Expand E-Verify

Quotes - Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wicker said he has supported legislation to increase military presence on the country's border with Mexico and a more stringent employment verification system.

"We need to make sure the E-Verify system is as accurate and instantaneous as it can be," he said. "I know there are people who think it's inaccurate, (but) it seemed to be a system on the right track to me."

In a wide-ranging interview, Wicker said he disagrees that babies born in the United States to parents who are in the country illegally should automatically become American citizens.

"I personally don't think that, and that alone, should confer citizenship on someone," Wicker said. "It would take a statute to be passed to say that interpretation of the 14th Amendment is incorrect. I would vote for such a statute to say something more has to take place than for the child to be physically born of illegal immigrant parents for that child to be a citizen."…

By Terry L. Jones -- Hattiesburg American

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080827/NEWS01/808270381

Rep. Menendez (D-N.J.) -- Stop the Raids

Quotes - Friday, June 13, 2008

'I told Myers and Chertoff about the problems, and they said they have everything (under control), that everything was OK,' Menendez said. 'They're obviously in total denial.' …

'We have the equivalent of a shoot-first-and-ask-questions-later policy,' he said. 'That can't possibly be the law.'

By Elizabeth Llorente -- The Herald News (Passaic County, NJ)

http://www.northjersey.com/news/nationalpolitics/19880064.html

Sen. Chambliss (R-Ga.) -- Increase Border Control

Quotes - Thursday, March 13, 2008

“Taking immediate action towards securing our borders and stopping illegal immigration is the best way to restore credibility with the American people,” said Chambliss. “We said last year that we are going to keep pounding this issue and this amendment will set aside room in the budget to fully fund existing border security and immigration enforcement programs. It is an opportunity for the Senate to show we are prepared to move forward and do what is necessary to follow through on our promise of securing our borders first.”

The Weekly

http://www.theweekly.com/news/2008/March/13/Immigration_Enforcement.html

Sen. Isakson (R-Ga.) -- Increased Border Control

Quotes - Thursday, March 13, 2008

“There’s no greater domestic issue in this country than the problems on our southern border with Mexico, and it is time that Congress makes a commitment to make border security a reality,” Isakson said. “The Senate’s passage of this critical amendment is a step in the right direction. Border security must be a priority in the Congressional budget. America is too important, and this issue is too critical to the American people.”

The Weekly

http://www.theweekly.com/news/2008/March/13/Immigration_Enforcement.html

Publications

FACT SHEET: The Border Security 'Results' Act of 2013 (H.R.1417)

Fact Sheets - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

NumbersUSA Endorsement of the Legal Workforce Act of 2013

Letters & Endorsements - Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Bloomberg Government E-Verify Study

Studies - Friday, March 1, 2013

How the Obama Administration Inflates Deportation Statistics

Fact Sheets - Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Earth Day Dallas Press Release

Local Power Team - Thursday, April 19, 2012

Earth Day Initial Poll Results

Local Power Team - Thursday, April 19, 2012

Americans Overwhelmingly Support E-Verify

Local Power Team - Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cantor E-Verify

Fact Sheets - Monday, October 17, 2011

Proposed E-Verify Legislation vs. Other Job Creation Proposals

Fact Sheets - Friday, October 14, 2011

10 Great Features of the Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885)

Fact Sheets - Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) was introduced by House Judiciary Chair Lamar Smith on June 13, 2011. The bill would require all businesses in the United States to use E-verify within 3 years (99% must begin using within 2 years), requires the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration to instruct businesses to run existing employees through E-Verify when a mis-match exists or a worker is on a temporary visa, and dramatically increases fines and penalties for employers that do not comply.

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Polls

78% of Likely Voters Support Mandatory Verification System

Protect Jobs and Wages - Tuesday, March 6, 2012

According to Pulse Opinion Research, 78% of Likely Voters support a mandatory electronic verification system in dealing with the issue of illegal immigration. The poll also found that 94% of the Republicans, 84% of the Independents, and 81% of the Democrats who took a position on the question support a mandatory electronic verification system.

Pulse Opinion Research

https://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/beckr/february-28-2012/romney-s-vocal-e-verify-stance-assisted-strong-arizona-win-tonight-n

64% Say Border Control Top Immigration Priority

Support Tougher Enforcement - Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 64% of Likely U.S. Voters feel that when it comes to immigration reform, gaining control of the border is more important that legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in this country.

Rasmussen Reports

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/64_say_border_control_top_immigration_priority

82% of Likely Voters Say Businesses Should be Required to Use E-Verify

Protect Jobs and Wages - Tuesday, May 31, 2011

82% of likely voters think businesses should be required to use E-Verify. The poll also found that 61% of likely voters would favor a state law that shuts down businesses that repeatedly hire illegal workers.

Rasmussen Reports

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/61_favor_a_state_law_that_would_shut_down_repeat_offenders_who_hire_illegal_immigrants

63% Say Border Control Is Top Immigration Priority

Support Tougher Enforcement - Wednesday, March 16, 2011

63% of Americans feel that securing the border is more important than providing amnesty for the nation's illegal aliens.

Rasmussen Reports

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/63_say_border_control_is_top_immigration_priority

66% of Arizonans Support Requiring Businesses to Check Existing Employees with E-Verify

Protect Jobs and Wages - Sunday, July 25, 2010

A poll conducted by the Arizona Republic found that 66% of Arizonans would support legislation that required businesses to check all employees through E-Verify. (A law in Arizona requiring businesses to check only new hires already exists.) The poll also found that 87% of Republicans would support such a law.

Arizona Republic/WestGroup Research

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/07/25/20100725immigration-poll-employers.html

Illegal Immigration Ranks 5th Among Concerns for Americans

Support Tougher Enforcement - Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The top problems survey participants named as the most important facing the country were the economy; unemployment/jobs; healthcare-related issues; federal government/politics; immigration/illegal aliens; federal budget deficit/debt; lack of money; terrorism, moral/ethics issues, national security, environment and the war in Iraq.

Gallup Poll

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/05/12/Poll-Economy-unemployment-top-problems/UPI-59331273677863/

59% Say U.S. Should Continue To Build Fence on U.S.-Mexico Border

Support Tougher Enforcement - Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it is halting funding of the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, but 59% of Americans believe the United States should continue to build that fence.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 26% of adults disagree and think the building of the fence should be stopped. Fifteen percent (15%) more are not sure.

Rasmussen Reports

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/mexico/59_say_u_s_should_continue_to_build_fence_on_u_s_mexico_border

68% of Americans Oppose Sanctuary Cities

Oppose Rewards for Illegal Migration - Monday, November 2, 2009

Sixty-eight percent of Americans oppose sanctuary cities and 50% believe that the policies lead to an increase in crime.

Sixty-five percent of the respondents say they follow news stories that involve sanctuary cities; 28% say they follow them very closely. When asked about the creation of sanctuary cities, only 13% of respondents favor their creation.

Forty-nine percent of Americans support cutting off federal funding to sanctuary cities, while 33% oppose a cutoff.

Rasmussen Reports

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/toplines/pt_survey_toplines/october_2009/toplines_sanctuary_cities_october_28_29_2009

61% of voters in Arizona approve Arpaio's job approach

Support Tougher Enforcement - Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sixty-one percent of Arizona voters approve of the job that Sheriff Joe Arpaio is doing in Maricopa County. Sixty percent disagreed with the federal governments decision to restrict Arpaio's immigration enforcement efforts.

Arizona State University and Channel 8 (KAET)

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/10/28/20091028bigbrother1028side.html

National Poll Finds Most Americans Believe Immigration Adversely Affects the Quality and Cost of Healthcare

Oppose Rewards for Illegal Migration - Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Seventy-three percent (73%) of likely voters agreed that hospitals should be allowed to inquire and collect data about the immigration status of those seeking Emergency Room care without affecting the legal requirement that they must provide emergency care. Just 18% said no. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of the respondents believed that providing health insurance to illegal immigrants will just encourage more illegal immigration. After receiving emergency medical care, if it is determined that an illegal immigrant will require long term follow-up medical care, 47% believed that the person should be deported to his/her home country. 38% believed care should be provided, but time and cost limits should Be established for eventual deportation. Only 8% believed long term care should be provided in the U.S.

Pulse Opinion Research, LLC

Seventy-three percent (73%) of likely voters agreed that hospitals should be allowed to inquire and collect data about the immigration status of those seeking Emergency Room care without affecting the legal requirement that they must provide emergency care. Just 18% said no. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of the respondents believed that providing health insurance to illegal immigrants will just encourage more illegal immigration. After receiving emergency medical care, if it is determined that an illegal immigrant will require long term follow-up medical care, 47% believed that the person should be deported to his/her home country. 38% believed care should be provided, but time and cost limits should Be established for eventual deportation. Only 8% believed long term care should be provided in the U.S. Eighty-three percent (83%) of likely voters were very or somewhat concerned that the United States will add 135 million people to its population in the next 40 years, 75% of which is due to immigration. Republicans (90%) were more concerned than Democrats (74%). Seventy-eight percent (78%) of likely voters were opposed to legalizing the status of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. with only 19% supporting it. 88% of African-Americans were opposed to legalization. Fifty-five percent (55%) were opposed to a government insurance option under any national health care plan with 28% in favor and 17% not sure. 73% of Republicans were opposed with 11% in favor. A plurality of Democrats (47%) supported a government option with 34% opposed and 19% unsure.

Pulse Opinion Research, LLC

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In the News

Immigrant activists push to stop deportations

Quoted - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Roy Beck of Numbers USA, which pushes for a more restrictive immigration policy, said expanding deportation relief could also fail. "It looks radical," he said of the notion of sharply limiting removals.

By Nicholas Riccardi - Associated Press

http://news.yahoo.com/immigrant-activists-push-stop-deportations-070841667--politics.html

US immigration reform nears tipping point

Quoted - Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Separately, groups like Numbers USA, which calls for lower levels of immigration, are preparing to step up their campaign urging lawmakers to vote against reform....

Meanwhile, Numbers USA plans to start a new radio campaign as soon as the debate over control has been concluded. This would increase the pressure it is already applying to lawmakers, having sent 2m faxes objecting to legalisation, said Roy Beck, chief executive.

“The difference between now and 2007 is that there weren’t 20m Americans looking for jobs who couldn’t find work then,” Mr Beck said.

By Anna Fifield in the Financial Times

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Cut immigration or be like US, visiting lobbyist warns

NumbersUSA In the News Quoted - Thursday, January 17, 2013

A LEADING United States population lobbyist has questioned why Australia seems intent on copying the worst mistakes of his own country.

Roy Beck, the executive director of powerful lobby group NumbersUSA, which has 1.4 million members, has visited the Sunshine Coast as part of an Australian visit which has included talks with politicians and advocates of lower immigration in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra.

By Bill Hoffman in the Sunshine Coast Daily

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/cut-immigration-like-usa-Roy-Beck-NumbersUSA/1720308/

Our country is totally unprepared for the future

Reviews - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls”, Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG, graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation.  Take five minutes to see for yourself:
 
“Immigration by the numbers—off the chart” by Roy Beck
This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future generations: in a word “Mind boggling!”  www.NumbersUSA.org

By Frosty Wooldridge in Freedom's Phoenix

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/109905-2012-04-16-our-country-is-totally-unprepared-for-the-future.htm

Boehner blocking E-verify?

Quoted - Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Roy Beck is founder and president of NumbersUSA. He recalls that Boehner and other Republicans had campaigned in 2010 to do a better job of tackling the illegal alien problem.

"In terms of immigration, there is not one ounce of difference between Republican Speaker Boehner and Democratic Speaker Pelosi at this point," he compares. "A mandatory 50-state E-verify bill, and the speaker continues to block it. Behind the scenes we hear that he thinks that being for immigration enforcement will hurt the Republicans in the elections this fall."

But Beck believes that political calculation is wrong in light of what Republican presidential candidates have been saying.

By Chad Groening in OneNewsNow

Roy Beck is founder and president of NumbersUSA. He recalls that Boehner and other Republicans had campaigned in 2010 to do a better job of tackling the illegal alien problem.

"In terms of immigration, there is not one ounce of difference between Republican Speaker Boehner and Democratic Speaker Pelosi at this point," he compares. "A mandatory 50-state E-verify bill, and the speaker continues to block it. Behind the scenes we hear that he thinks that being for immigration enforcement will hurt the Republicans in the elections this fall."

But Beck believes that political calculation is wrong in light of what Republican presidential candidates have been saying.

 "Isn't it interesting that Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich have all for months been campaigning in favor of national mandatory E-verify," the NumbersUSA founder notes. "So he's trying to protect these Republican candidates who themselves are running on the issue."

 The advocate thinks it reprehensible that Boehner continues to block legislation that would drive millions of illegal aliens out of payroll jobs that could then be filled by millions of Americans who are currently out of work.

 NumbersUSA is a public policy organization that describes itself as "pro-environment, pro-worker, pro-liberty, and pro-immigrant." It provides activists with opportunities to contact their elected officials on policy decisions that impact overall immigration numbers.

By Chad Groening in OneNewsNow

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Reports say reducing immigration crucial to restoring environment

Quoted - Friday, March 30, 2012

"The problems caused by population still make environmental news, but population is forgotten," said Roy Beck, a longtime environmental journalist who founded Numbers U.S.A., a leading group advocating immigration reforms.

But to focus only on reducing every individual's impact, while remaining silent on how many individuals are living here, strikes critics like Beck as "bewildering.

"How anyone can think it is not both - average environmental impact times the number of people...that's like one and one equals two."

By Tom Horton in The Chesapeake Bay Journal

"The problems caused by population still make environmental news, but population is forgotten," said Roy Beck, a longtime environmental journalist who founded Numbers U.S.A., a leading group advocating immigration reforms.

But to focus only on reducing every individual's impact, while remaining silent on how many individuals are living here, strikes critics like Beck as "bewildering.

"How anyone can think it is not both - average environmental impact times the number of people...that's like one and one equals two."

Beck and colleagues have analyzed Smart Growth, a key environmentalist remedy for sprawl development. Pioneered around the Chesapeake, Smart Growth uses government incentives and disincentives to pattern growth around existing towns, significantly reducing the land each new home carves out of farms and wildlife habitat.

It hasn't worked well, and one reason, Beck concluded in his analysis of 100 metropolitan centers nationwide, is that population growth itself drives about half of open space consumption.

 Beck called it "a great system," that if expanded could go a long way to dry up jobs for those without documentation. Right now E Verify fails to catch people who have stolen whole new identities, but Smith's bill would fix that by letting it cross-reference Social Security data.

Beck said that the "jobs Americans won't do tactic" is often just code for offering cheaper pay and fewer benefits. Other immigration experts cite coal mining and trash collection as "dirty, hard jobs," that pay decently and seldom go wanting for takers.

 

By Tom Horton in The Chesapeake Bay Journal

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Tens of thousands of immigrants illegally entered Britain under new visa system

Quoted - Tuesday, March 27, 2012

In a deeply critical study, the National Audit Office found a huge surge in students entering the country was largely fuelled by fake applications after a new visa system was introduced in 2009.

The report reveals the UK Border Agency probably let through 40,000 to 50,000 illegal students in this year, largely from India, Bangladesh and China. Most of these people have never been traced.

The number of illegal immigrants who pretended to be in education is more than ten times higher than the previous estimates.

By Rowena Mason -- The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9167943/Tens-of-thousands-of-immigrants-illegally-entered-Britain-under-new-visa-system.html

From ‘attrition through enforcement’ to ‘self-deportation’

Quoted - Friday, January 27, 2012

Numbers USA, an organization that promotes and organizes around attrition through enforcement, writes that “the goal is to make it extremely difficult for unauthorized persons to live and work in the United States. There is no need for taxpayers to watch the government spend billions of their dollars to round up and deport illegal aliens; they will buy their own bus or plane tickets back home if they can no longer earn a living here.”

Numbers Executive Director Roy Beck writes this week that it is “a concept of handling the illegal alien population with something between mass legalization and mass deportation. Simply put, you take away the things that drew illegal aliens here and let most of them self-deport. Most especially, you take away the jobs magnet.”

By Marcos Restrepo -- Florida Independent

http://floridaindependent.com/66246/mitt-romney-newt-gingrich-immigration

What Exactly Is 'Self-Deportation'?

Quoted - Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Center for Immigration Studies and NumbersUSA, another group that wants to slow immigration, pegged Romney early as one of the most consistent GOP candidates on the issue. "Everything is about attrition through enforcement with him," NumbersUSA President Roy Beck said in December.

Krikorian said his 2005 attrition-through-enforcement paper crystallized the various solutions that immigration hawks had been touting for years into a single phrase. "When I came up with the term, it was somehow 'revolutionary.' But it was inherent in everything that the pro-enforcement people have been saying all along. It's just that we needed a label." Romney has now made the label famous.

By Fawn Johnson -- National Journal

Santorum's 'immigration upgrade'

Quoted - Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The head of an immigration-reduction organization says one Republican presidential hopeful has dramatically improved his grade on immigration issues.

Until recently, Rick Santorum had received a "D-minus" on the immigration grade card compiled by Numbers USA. But Roy Beck, founder and president of the immigration think tank, says the former Pennsylvania senator has raised his grade to an "A-minus" based on some comments he made at a recent event in South Carolina.

By Chad Groening - OneNewsNow

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=1516882

High deportation figures are misleading

In the News - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Immigration activists have sharply criticized President Obama for a rising volume of deportations, labeling him the "deporter in chief" and staging large protests that have harmed his standing with some Latinos, a key group of voters for Democrats.

By Brian Bennett -- Los Angeles Times

Immigration activists have sharply criticized President Obama for a rising volume of deportations, labeling him the "deporter in chief" and staging large protests that have harmed his standing with some Latinos, a key group of voters for Democrats.

But the portrait of a steadily increasing number of deportations rests on statistics that conceal almost as much as they disclose. A closer examination shows that immigrants living illegally in most of the continental U.S. are less likely to be deported today than before Obama came to office, according to immigration data.

By Brian Bennett -- Los Angeles Times

Show More http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-obama-deportations-20140402,0,545192,full.story#axzz2xjSqL8O0

Seven immigrant workers arrested in Vermont

In the News - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Seven undocumented immigrants, part of a construction crew working on an independent living project at the University of Vermont, have been accused by the U.S. Border Patrol of being in the country illegally, federal officials said Monday.

By Mike Donoghue

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20120417/NEWS07/120416036/Seven-immigrant-workers-arrested-Vermont-?odyssey=tab

The Truth About The DREAM Act

In the News - Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The DREAM Act has become a rallying cry for President Obama, members of his administration, and liberal Democrats everywhere. President Obama has vowed to "keep fighting for the DREAM Act," which would grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.  

By Rep. Lamar Smith in Fox News, March 2012

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/03/20/truth-about-dream-act/

White House Takes Wrong Step with Immigration Enforcement

In the News - Friday, February 24, 2012

The Obama Administration has decided to kill one of America’s most successful interior enforcement programs to combat illegal immigration. This decision will undermine state and local law enforcement, encourage additional illegal immigration, and make America less secure.

By Matt Mayer -- Heritage Foundation

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/02/removal-of-287g-local-immigration-enforcement-weakens-immigration-policy

Economic crisis slows U.S. population growth

In the News - Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Population does not necessarily equal economic growth anymore," says Bill Fulton, vice president for policies and programs at Smart Growth America, a coalition of environmentalists, planners and others working to slow sprawl.

He points to Las Vegas' population boom, which created low-paying jobs that disappeared when the housing market collapsed. By contrast, he says, cities such as Pittsburgh lost population but household wealth went up.

"We're still talking about adding a lot of people," Fulton says. "We know we can't environmentally sustain those people living in sprawled locations. … Local governments are not going to be able to afford sprawl anymore."

By Haya El Nasser -- USA TODAY

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-02-16/us-population-growth-slows/53157486/1

President should back up his rhetoric with real reform

In the News - Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Last year, the Judiciary Committee approved two important pieces of legislation to stem the flow of illegal immigration and protect America’s communities from dangerous criminal immigrants. Despite promises of bipartisanship, the president has not expressed support for either one of these proposals.

By Rep. Lamar Smith -- The Hill

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/207643-rep-lamar-smith-r-texas

Border Patrol to toughen up policy on returning illegal border-crossers

In the News - Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The U.S. Border Patrol is moving to halt a revolving-door policy of sending migrants back to Mexico without any punishment.

The Border Patrol now feels it has enough of a handle to begin imposing more serious consequences on almost everyone it catches, from areas including Texas’ Rio Grande Valley to San Diego. The “Consequence Delivery System” — a key part of the Border Patrol’s new national strategy to be announced within weeks — relies largely on tools that have been rolled out over the last decade on parts of the border and expanded. It divides border crossers into seven categories, ranging from first-time offenders to people with criminal records.

By Associated Press

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ap-exclusive-border-patrol-to-toughen-up-policy-on-returning-detained-migrants/2012/01/17/gIQAK6D14P_story.html

Reporter takes E-Verify program for test run

In the News - Saturday, January 14, 2012

I wanted to see firsthand what's involved, so with the help of a local business, I "applied" for a job with Carson-Mitchell Engineers.

Office Manager Cheryl Zielke took down my basic information -- full name, middle initial, date of birth and then asked for two key identifiers.

My driver's license and my Social Security card.

By Wes Johnson -- Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader

I wanted to see
firsthand what's involved, so with the help of a local business, I
"applied" for a job with Carson-Mitchell Engineers.

Office Manager Cheryl
Zielke took down my basic information -- full name, middle initial, date of
birth and then asked for two key identifiers.

My driver's license
and my Social Security card.

The E-Verify system came
back with an answer in about five seconds.

"Employment is
authorized," Zielke said.

 

By Wes Johnson -- Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader

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Gingrich’s Immigration Plan Could Benefit Millions, Study Finds

In the News - Thursday, December 1, 2011

How many illegal immigrants could gain legal status under an idea proposed by Newt Gingrich? Perhaps as many as 3.5 million, according to figures published Thursday by the Pew Hispanic Center in Washington.

Mr. Gingrich set himself apart from his leading rivals for the Republican presidential nomination last week by saying that he would open a path to legal status for illegal immigrants who had been in the country for many years, had strong family ties here — children and maybe grandchildren — and no criminal record. The Pew Center took up the challenge of calculating how many illegal immigrants might meet Mr. Gingrich’s standards.

By Julia Preston - New York Times

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/gingrichs-immigration-plan-could-benefit-millions-study-finds/

Workers taken in Asheville immigration raid on Shogun Buffet

In the News - Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Twelve restaurant workers were detained in an immigration raid off Brevard Road Tuesday, according to a local immigrants rights group. . .

Volker said agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained eight people from Latin American countries and four Asian immigrants ranging in age from 23 to around 40. Volkmer said some of the immigrants were from Mexico and El Salvador.

 

By Joel Burgess -- Asheville Citizen Times

http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20111130/NEWS01/311300072/Workers-taken-in-Asheville-immigration-raid-on-Shogun-Buffet?odyssey=tab

Legislative Analysis

CLEAR Act of 2007 - H.R. 3494

Legislative Analysis - Tuesday, May 19, 2009

CLEAR Act of 2007 - H.R. 842

Legislative Analysis - Tuesday, May 19, 2009

CLEAR Act of 2003 - Just the Facts

Legislative Analysis - Tuesday, May 19, 2009

CLEAR Act of 2003 - Outline

Legislative Analysis - Tuesday, May 19, 2009

CLEAR Act of 2003 - Summary

Legislative Analysis - Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fact Sheet on "Visa Recapture"

Legislative Analysis - Friday, September 5, 2008

Fact sheet on the legislative ploy to "recapture" unused visas.

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Congressional Testimony

Roy Beck Congressional Testimony to House Immigration Subcommittee on Immigration and America's Jobless -- November 19, 2009

Congressional Testimony - Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Impact of Uncontrolled Immigration

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Roy Beck Congressional Testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee -- June 3, 2009

Congressional Testimony - Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Roy Beck testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 3, 2009 regarding S.424, which would provide green cards to domestic partners.

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Whether Attempted Implementation of the Senate Immigration Bill Will Result in an Administrative and National Security Nightmare

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