Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Recent posts at CIS below
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1. Op-ed: Will Rubio Roll Over or Walk Away? The amnesty push depends almost entirely on the senator from Florida
2. TV: Mark Krikorian Discusses Amnesty Legislation on Bloomberg
3. TV: Jon Feere Discusses AP Ban of "Illegal Immigrant" on ABC
4. TV: Janice Kephart Discusses Border Surge on Fox News
5. Legalization vs. EnforcementWhat the American People Think on Immigration
6. What Would It Cost to Really Check an Amnesty Application?
7. Reporters, Beware of Lobbyists Bearing Stories
8. The Guestworker Debate: Views from the Right and the Left
9. AP Tries Out New Terminology after Illegal Alien Allegedly Kills Arizona Mother
10. Two More EB-5 Projects, in Vermont and Virginia, Are in Trouble
11. Detained Immigrants and the Right to Counsel
12. Pro-Amnesty 'Utah Compact' Rejected by Utah County Republicans
13. Enlarging the Pyramid: Why Our Family-Based Immigration System No Longer Serves the National Interest
14. What I Say, Not What I Spend
15. AP Drops "illegal immigrant"; SF Chronicle already calling them "Americans"
16. Nearly 700,000 Guestworker Visas Issued in 2012
17. Another Perspective on a Major EB-5 Scandal, the One in Chicago
18. An Echo, Not a Choice?
19. On Don Young, Chuck Todd, and the "W" Word
20. Infants and Youth Hit Harder by ID Theft than Senior Citizens — The Illegal Alien Connection
21. More on Fighting Immigration-Related Marriage Fraud
22. Heritage: Amnesty Would Abuse Rule of Law
23. NBC's Chuck Todd Serves Up Some Moralistic Mush on U.S. Immigration History
Australia: Asylum seeker flood highlights weakness in Malaysia people swap deal, opposition says
MORE than 800 asylum seekers - the amount the government wanted to send to Malaysia under its people swap deal to stop ongoing arrivals - have arrived in Australia in only a week.
Authorities yesterday reported two more new boats over the weekend, capping an extraordinary week-long period when 12 boats were intercepted between March 31 and April 6.
Opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison yesterday seized on the arrivals to claim they showed the Malaysia solution cap would expire too easily given the frequent flow of boats.
In the latest arrival, a boat carrying 56 people was helped on Saturday after seeking assistance east of Christmas Island.
Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare also confirmed yesterday that another boat carrying 86 people also sought assistance northwest of Christmas Island on Friday afternoon.
"Border Protection Command has now transferred the passengers from both vessels to Christmas Island, where they will undergo initial security, health and identity checks and their reasons for travel will be established," he said in a statement. "People arriving by boat without a visa after August 13, 2012, run the risk of transfer to a regional processing country."
Calls to Mr Clare's office about the amount of arrivals in the past week were not returned last night.
Mr Morrison said the continuing arrivals and Labor's insistence on championing the Malaysia solution showed it was time "for this government to go".
"People smugglers, cashed up from five years of profit under Labor, would have always easily overwhelmed the 800 cap on the Malaysia people swap deal and now they have shown they can do it in just one week," he said.
"Labor would rather cling to policy failure than immediately act to restore the full suite of Howard Government policies that got the job done."
A total of 37 boats arrived during March after 16 in February and 10 during the quieter monsoon season in January.
Since the government announced its offshore processing policy backflip in August, a total of 233 boats have arrived carrying almost 14,000 people.
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