Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Recent posts at CIS below

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1. Immigration and The New York Times (Backgrounder)

2. Worksite Enforcement: Audits Are Not Enough (Congressional Testimony)

3. GAO's Bland Review of H-1B Scheme Mostly Ignores Impact on Workers (Blog)

4. Ariz.-Style Immigration Law Proposed in Calif.; Republican Strategists Channel La Raza (Blog)

5. Technical Note: The Estimate of about 650,000 H-1Bs as of 9/30/09 (Blog)

6. GAO Hides Total Numbers of H-1Bs; I Say There are About 650,000 (Blog)

7. Your 'Jewish Priorities,' Not Ours: Establishment Responses to the SOTU (Blog)

8. The Jewish Establishment Seeks Consolation in Pointless Activity (Blog)

US announces record deportations

The United States deported more illegal immigrants than ever before during the first two years of President Barack Obama's administration, his government said Monday.

"In both fiscal years 2009 and 2010, Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed more illegal immigrants from our country than ever before, with more than 779,000 removals nationwide in the last two years," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

The Obama administration must prove it is tough on illegal immigrants and can secure the country's porous borders if it is to stand a chance of passing a comprehensive overhaul of America's tattered immigration system.

Napolitano announced the record figures in El Paso, Texas -- the border city which is the focus of a major drive by the administration to stem the tide of illegal immigrants flowing over the border from Mexico. "We have strengthened the southwest border in a way that many would not have thought possible," she said. "This approach focuses on identifying criminal aliens and those who pose the greatest risk to our communities, and prioritizing them for removal."

Napolitano highlighted huge increases in the number of border patrol agents, immigration and customs officers and intelligence personnel working on the US-Mexico border, but also said there were, "long-standing, systemic problems with our immigration laws."


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