Societal Issues and Impacts




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The Role of State and Local Governments in Immigration Enforcement
The Role of State and Local Governments in Immigration Enforcement As the American dream becomes increasingly elusive for U.S. citizens, state and local lawmakers have a decision to make. They can stand back and watch as America's immigration system is systematically undermined by non-enforcement policies and special interests, or they can stand up and look for solutions to help maintain the rule of law and institute policies that guarantee fairness and opportunity for all Americans.




Phase Down Mass Immigration | 2016
Mass immigration jams schools, hospitals and highways and it undervalues American workers who lose out to cheap foreign labor.

Examples of Serious Crimes By Illegal Aliens | 2016
Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime. All across the country, Americans are having their lives forever changed by criminal aliens.

Immigration Basics: Human Trafficking | 2016
Human trafficking is a crime that hides in plain sight. Thousands of people become victims each year, but only a few see their perpetrators convicted.

The Truth About the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) | 2016
In the summer of 2015, the Obama administration began implementing its Priority Enforcement Program (PEP). Replacing the well-known Secure Communities program, PEP should have been called the “Pretend Enforcement Program” because that’s what it does—pretends to enforce the law.

Criminal Aliens | 2016
Criminal aliens are a growing threat to public safety and national security, as well as a drain on our scarce criminal justice resources.

The Role of State & Local Law Enforcement in Immigration Matters and Reasons to Resist Sanctuary Policies | 2016
With over 11 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States, and hundreds of thousands more unlawfully crossing the border and overstaying visas each year, states all around the country are subject to the problems caused by unchecked illegal immigration. Communication and cooperation by state and local law enforcement with federal officials is essential to combating the negative effects of illegal immigration.

Recalling "The Americanization Ideal": The Legacy of Barbara Jordan | 2014
Jordan was a prominent public figure, civil rights advocate, and leading presence in Democratic Party politics for four decades. One of her last works of public service was to head the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform. The conclusions and recommendations of this commission are quite enlightening and more relevant than ever. Today, when "comprehensive immigration reform" is being pushed by a coalition of narrow special interests and supported by the leadership of both political parties, Jordan and her work on immigration is largely ignored. It is important to revisit what she had to say on the issue to put current immigration politics in proper perspective

Human Trafficking—Exploitation of Illegal Aliens | 2016
The large and persistent influx of illegal aliens contributes to an environment of vulnerability and abuse.

Illegal Immigrants Distort Congressional Representation and Federal Programs | 2007
Most Americans know that their representation in the U.S. House of Representatives is based on proportional representation as determined by the decennial Census. And, many Americans are aware that the Census takers try to count everybody residing in the country. But, most Americans do not make the connection that illegal immigrants and other foreigners who are not legal permanent residents are part of the calculation for the apportionment of Congressional representatives.



Domestic Issues

Examples of Serious Crimes By Illegal Aliens | 2016
Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime. All across the country, Americans are having their lives forever changed by criminal aliens.

Examples of Serious Crimes by Illegal Aliens | 2016
News accounts of crimes that may have been prevented if the alien had been deported or stopped from entering the country illegally.

Recalling "The Americanization Ideal": The Legacy of Barbara Jordan | 2014
Jordan was a prominent public figure, civil rights advocate, and leading presence in Democratic Party politics for four decades. One of her last works of public service was to head the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform. The conclusions and recommendations of this commission are quite enlightening and more relevant than ever. Today, when "comprehensive immigration reform" is being pushed by a coalition of narrow special interests and supported by the leadership of both political parties, Jordan and her work on immigration is largely ignored. It is important to revisit what she had to say on the issue to put current immigration politics in proper perspective

Metropolitan Population, Immigration and Unemployment | 2013
The United States has become a metropolitan nation in the sense that most of the nation’s population today is living in a metropolitan statistical area (MSA). An examination of the demographic and unemployment data among MSAs reveals that there is a significant difference in the incidence of unemployment and concentration of immigrants among MSAs with higher unemployment in the MSAs with larger foreign-born populations. This does not mean that the higher foreign-born population in these areas caused the higher rate of unemployment, although it likely has contributed to it -- but it does suggest that current proposals to increase the admission of immigrants and to create more job competition by legalizing the illegal alien population may aggravate unemployment rather than ameliorate it.

Hate Crimes | 2012
Hate Crimes and Illegal Immigration

Foreign Students | 2012
Student visas are unlimited and are often used as a stepping stone to permanent residence, which does have limits. Unrealistic expectations are thereby created

Birthright Citizenship | 2010
The term "birthright citizenship" refers to the current practice of considering children born in the United States to automatically acquire U.S. citizenship. This issue is also commonly termed the "anchor baby" issue.

Poverty | 2010
Immigration is importing poverty and undermining efforts to assist our own poor and disadvantaged.

The Ethics of Immigration | 2009
A debate among three professors on the ethics of immigration is summarized here. The opposing views focus on the ethics of immigration restriction from an internationalist perspective and from a national perspective.

Roman Catholic Perspective | 2008
The Catholic hierarchy's lobbying goals for immigration are radical, expansive, and generous to a fault.

Current Immigration in Historical Perspective | 2008
Never before has immigration from one country been so massive.

Questions and Answers | 2008
Q&A on immigration policy and its effects.

When Breaking the Law by Hiring Illegal Aliens Doesn't Pay | 2008
The biggest incentive for illegal aliens to come to the United States is to find work. If there are no employers willing to hire the illegal aliens, then the flood of illegal aliens will subside. The Immigration and Reform Act of 1986 outlawed hiring illegal alien workers, although common practice has proven that measure ineffective.

Immigration and Rising Income Inequality | 2007
Income inequality is rising rapidly in the United States along with the rapid rise in immigration, especially illegal immigration. Any realistic focus on reversing the trend in rising income inequality will be addressing symptoms — rather than a root cause — if it ignores the role of immigration and temporary foreign workers flooding into the country.

Illegal Immigrants Distort Congressional Representation and Federal Programs | 2007
Most Americans know that their representation in the U.S. House of Representatives is based on proportional representation as determined by the decennial Census. And, many Americans are aware that the Census takers try to count everybody residing in the country. But, most Americans do not make the connection that illegal immigrants and other foreigners who are not legal permanent residents are part of the calculation for the apportionment of Congressional representatives.

The Wages of Agricultural Workers | 2007
Experts disprove the claim that higher wages due to increased immigration enforcement would lead to a major increase in the cost of food.

Why Immigration Can't Solve the Social Security Deficit | 2007
More foreign workers means more future retirees creating an endless, and increasingly costly, treadmill.

Unlicensed to Kill | 2006
Illegal aliens are a hit-and-run threat

Illegal Aliens in Elections and the Electoral College | 2004
The federal government has turned a blind eye to the possibility that fraudulent voting by noncitizens could determine an election outcome

Comprehensive Reform | 2003
America needs an immigration policy in accord with national security, the economy, the environment, and absorptive capacity.

Assimilation | 2002
Mass immigration has led to the growth of enormous ethnic enclaves where assimilation is less likely than in years past.

School Overcrowding | 2002
Classroom overcrowding is attributable to mass immigration.

Dual Nationality | 2002
U.S practice and problem areas.



Foreign Connection Issues

NAFTA Highway | 2008
A cross-country corridor would endanger our security, give away American jobs and erode U.S. sovereignty.

Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) | 2008
North American integration is being promoted in closed tri-lateral governmental working groups.

Chicano Nationalism, Revanchism and the Aztlan Myth | 2005
Mexicans are taught part of the U.S. Southwest was unfairly taken from Mexico, and some claim they are taking it back.

Brain Drain | 2002
U.S. jobs attract immigrants most equipped to help improve living conditions at home.