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  • Immigration Roundup: Increased Action Shows Progress

    Recently, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that it was creating a new center to substantially increase the number of I-9 form audits it conducts of businesses. Though the increase in paper audits come at the expense of worksite raids, the … More

    Forget Earmarks, FEMA Declarations Show Federalization Run Amok

    The 2010 hurricane season ended yesterday, utterly failing to measure up to the Category 5 predictions made in the spring. The failure of a single hurricane to strike the United States makes it five years since a hurricane of Category 3 strength or higher has struck the United States. You … More

    Illegal Immigrants Flee Arizona Enforcement, Sanctuary Cities Attract Them

    According to a recent study, roughly 100,000 illegal immigrants could have fled Arizona since passage of SB 1070. The Mexican government reported that almost 25,000 illegal immigrants returned to Mexico following passage of the law. As we stated in “Controlling Illegal Immigration: State and Local Governments Must Do More”, under … More

    Earl and Dean: Category "Much Ado About Nothing" Hurricanes

    In the continuing (over)reaction to the failures of Hurricane Katrina five years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) once again “leaned forward” in anticipation of a hurricane. For all of its activities in response to Hurricane Dean in 2009, FEMA spent north of $50 million for what amounted to … More

    Home Depot Does What FEMA Dreams About

    The fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and all its attendant devastation, is a good reminder that the federalization of natural disasters by the Federal Emergency Management Agency continues uninterrupted. From January 20, 2010 to today, FEMA has issued 78 declarations, including for Hurricane Alex—a storm that never actually hit Texas … More

    Hidden Cameras Reveal Border Remains Porous

    In its latest hidden camera video release, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) shows the continuing porousness of America’s southern border. As CIS notes: The hidden camera footage, acquired from a variety of sources, indicates that there is an unfortunate lack of federal law enforcement presence on Arizona’s federal land … More

    Better Late Than Never: LA Times Recognizes Arizona Isn’t the Only State Battling Illegal Immigration

    According to The Los Angeles Times many states have enacted laws similar to the Arizona law aimed at curbing activities related to illegal immigration. Though late at coming to that conclusion, the Times is right. As extensively cataloged in Controlling Illegal Immigration: State and Local Governments Must Do More, over … More

    As Predicted, Obama Weak on Immigration Enforcement

    As reported Friday in “Administration’s ‘Silent Raids’ Lead to Firings, Not Deportations,” and previously predicted on The Foundry, the Obama Administration’s year-old worksite audit policy is resulting in far fewer deportations of illegal immigrants, which means that those illegal immigrants are simply moving to different jobs elsewhere in America. With … More

    Open to Attack: U.S. Land in Mexican Drug Smugglers' Hands

    Nothing is more vital to a nation’s sovereignty than its ability to protect and control its territories, and that’s why it’s so appalling that the federal government essentially has given control over U.S. land to Mexican drug and smuggling gangs. Under Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, the federal … More

    You Can Put Lipstick on a Pig...

    It looks like the Obama Administration and congressional Democrats are taking the tough talk beyond just BP and Matt Lauer. The problem, of course, is that Americans have learned something in the last 18 months: President Barack Obama and his Administration like to talk the talk, they just don’t walk … More