Barack Obama

Obama's Border Efforts to Focus on Technology


The Obama Administration and the Department of Homeland Security is trying to improve border security by using technology that failed pilot tests during the Bush administration. DHS is working on a five-year plan that will link tower sensors along the 2,000-mile Southern border, which the department believes will speed up border agent's response time to illegal aliens and drug smugglers.

Obama Faces Stiff Opposition to Cutting Aid for Imprisoning Illegal Immigrants


President Obama is learning the hard way that no matter which political party is in the White House, it isn't easy to cut reimbursements to states for locking up law-breaking illegal immigrants.Obama, to trim the $3.4 billion budget plan making its way through Congress, had proposed this week a package of $17 billion in domestic cuts.

Obama and the 'Amnesty' Trap


When President Barack Obama turns his attention to immigration reform later this year, he will be pressured by advocacy groups and fellow Democrats to focus on a legalization program for the 12 million or so undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S. Obviously, the plight of this illegal population must be part of any policy discussion. But if Mr.

Immigration Reform and Hard Times


The Obama administration said last week that it would begin a major push for immigration reform this year. The country’s two big labor federations just announced that they are joining forces to support that effort, which includes a path to citizenship for undocumented workers. That’s double good news.

New York Times Editorial

Standing Up To The Irrational: Can Obama Do It On Immigration? (strange Munoz utterings)

Updated: April 21st, 2009, 11:47 am


  by  Roy Beck

“It just doesn’t seem rational," is how I was quoted in today's New York Times front page story about Pres. Obama supposedly being committed to moving a mass amnesty forward this year. So, for about the next 12 hours, I answered phone calls from print reporters and did radio shows across the country. I told them that Cecilia Munoz is suggesting that her boss, Pres. Obama, thinks it is a good idea to tell 7 million unemployed, less-educated Americans that the jobs they want should continue to be occupied (permanently) by 6 million less-educated illegal foreign workers!

NumbersUSA Petition Nearly 4 Times Bigger Than Pro-Amnesty Group's

Updated: March 17th, 2009, 12:34 pm


  by  Phillip Zanders

Some news media are making a big deal about anti-enforcement groups delivering petitions with 38,000 signatures demanding an investigation of Sheriff Arpaio in Arizona. But to put that number in perspective, let’s look at the PRO-enforcement petitions that NumbersUSA recently delivered to the White House.

Rahm's immigration turnabout


Emanuel is removing roadblocks that stand in the way of some of the legislative agenda benefiting immigrants, ethnic minorities and their advocates. ... Emanuel, a shrewd political mind who also epitomizes the rough and tumble politics of his hometown of Chicago, seems to be firing up the bulldozer on immigration-related issues he once resisted.

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