Human Trafficking and Immigration: The Ties That Bind

Human Trafficking and Immigration: The Ties That Bind

VIEW FACT SHEET ON “THE DUAL MANDATE: IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING.” Once again this year, President Obama has declared January as “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month,” and in his address he calls on the...
MIA: Obama’s New Common-Sense Immigration Policy

MIA: Obama’s New Common-Sense Immigration Policy

Now that the electronic shackle is off, it’s really nice not having to listen to the eerie computer-voice commands regularly broadcast from its plastic speaker. For 10 miserable days, I had to wear a thick rubber and plastic cuff around my ankle for 24/7 GPS...

Obama Announces Deportation Policy Reform

The announcement today that the Obama administration will review the deportation cases of more than 300,000 undocumented immigrants is one positive step among many missteps in an administration that has failed to provide a coherent strategy on immigration. On the...
America the Vulnerable

America the Vulnerable

This March, federal prosecutors charged six members of an antigovernment group called the Alaska Peacemakers Militia with plotting to wage a campaign of murder and kidnapping against court officials and state troopers. They had already amassed an arsenal of weapons,...
End this Cynical Anti-Immigrant Program, Save $460 Million

End this Cynical Anti-Immigrant Program, Save $460 Million

Immigration and Customs Enforcement director John Morton is fond of boasting about the Secure Communities program, which enables ICE to share fingerprint data with local and state police forces in a supposed quest to crack down on foreign-born criminals. The...

Color-Coded Terrorism Alerts Fade to Black

Okay, boys and girls, pull out your crayons, and let’s see if you can do a better job of coloring than the Department of Homeland Security. At long last, the obvious has dawned on our national security czars. Since March 12, 2002, back in the Bush-Cheney regime,...

Private Jet Passengers Still Go Their Own Way

For most of us, flying has become increasingly unpleasant. But not for the super-rich and the corporate executives. These elite few don’t fly first class. They fly on their own private jets. They go to their own small private terminals. There’s no security...

Penn State’s Frightening Defense

Standing in the student section of Penn State’s Beaver Stadium during football season always felt like witnessing a war unfold before your eyes. First the band would enter, marching in military-like formation and literally drumming up support from the crowd,...