News

Border Patrol Staffing Bunched up in California

Published:  

The Associated Press reports that the U.S. Border Patrol has assigned more agents per mile to the San Diego sector as compared to other sectors that have historically been busier spots for illegal crossings. This is the case despite the fact that the San Diego sector has the shortest section of border and fences or vehicle barriers cover two-thirds of the sector’s boundary.The 60-mile San Diego sector has 37 agents per mile, while most of Arizona has 11 and the Rio Grande Valley and West Texas have nine. There are a total of about 15,000 agents on the Southern border, up from 9,500 in 2004.

Blog

NumbersUSA never, ever forgets a good deed or a bad deed either

James Robb's picture

Published:  

  by  James Robb

In personal relations, we are urged to forgive and forget. This is no doubt a good thing. But when U.S. Representatives and Senators try to sneak in votes for ever-higher immigration numbers, NumbersUSA never, ever forgets. With us, a vote, once cast, is remembered and evaluated forever.

News

ICE Arrests 80 Transnational Gang Members in Massachusetts

Published:  

ICE in partnership with state and local law enforcement across Massachusetts has arrested 55 permanent residents and 25 illegal aliens involved in gang activity in the state. The four-day operation was part of ICE’s Operation Community Shield initiative, which targets violent transnational street gangs. ICE plans to deport the illegal aliens and will attempt to remove the permanent residents based on their criminal histories.

News

Local, Federal Cooperation Yields 31 Illegal-Alien Arrests in Two Days in Arizona

Published:  

Yavapai County, Arizona deputies arrested 31 illegal aliens within two days in an area highly trafficked by human smugglers on Interstate 17, a Phoenix ABC affiliate reports. In one encounter, deputies pulled over a van that appeared to be overloaded. It was carrying 15 passengers who ICE confirmed as being illegally present after conducting phone interviews.Similar traffic stops yielded the arrests of six illegal aliens in one vehicle, and ten in another, after ICE verified the occupants were in the county illegally.

News

Need for Valid SSN Reduces Number of Oregon Driver’s License Applicants

Published:  

In February, after Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s (D) executive order took effect requiring driver’s license applicants to provide valid Social Security numbers, the number of people taking the test in Spanish fell by more than 80 percent. The executive order was designed to prevent illegal aliens from obtaining driver’s licenses. Oregon previously was a magnet for illegal aliens seeking photo IDs.

News

ICE, Local Officers Arrest 62 Illegal Aliens in Florida

Published:  

A five-day Federal and local law enforcement operation netted the arrests of 55 fugitive aliens and seven other illegal aliens in Lee and Collier Counties, Florida last week. The operation serves as a reminder on this first day of Operation Scheduled Departure – an ICE program designed to give fugitive aliens an opportunity to turn themselves in for deportation -- that ICE has been increasingly successful in tracking down absconders.

News

California Man Arrested in H-1B Visa Scheme

Published:  

Last week, a Riverside, Calif. man was arrested for allegedly filing almost 1,000 fraudulent documents with the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in an effort to obtain H-1B visas for illegal aliens, according to an ICE press release. The elaborate scheme described by ICE, which is similar to the type of fraud perpetrated under the employer-based visa programs that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) ...

News

ICE Head Discusses “Domestic Off-Shoring”

Published:  

In an ICE blog posted on July 29, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary Julie Myers discussed a recent enforcement case that is emblematic of the activities that unscrupulous businesses engage in to gain unfair advantage - domestic off-shoring. This practice involves building a business around the importation and employment of illegal aliens in an effort to avoid paying higher wages to, and taxes for, American workers.

News

Senate Recesses Without Taking Up E-Verify Reauthorization

Published:  

The Senate started its summer recess without taking up the E-Verify reauthorization bill (H.R. 6633) the House passed by a 407-2 margin. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) has been holding E-Verify hostage in the Senate until he gets 500,000 additional permanent foreign worker visas. These are simple "skilled" visas, where an individual doesn't need any specialized training or education (other than two years of college). As such, the legislation would keep a half-million Americans out of work.

Pages