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  • 'Go home' immigration posters are already working, Downing Street claims

    07/29/2013 1:04:59 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    'Go home' immigration posters are already working, Downing Street claims Downing Street has claimed that the Home Office’s controversial “go home” immigration campaign is “already working” and suggested the scheme could be rolled out across the country. By Peter Dominiczak, Political Correspondent 1:10PM BST 29 Jul 2013 According to David Cameron’s spokesman there has been a “great deal of interest” from illegal immigrants voluntarily calling a Government helpline and asking how to leave the country. However, Downing Street later indicated that the Home Office has not actually provided any statistics that prove the scheme is working and that officials have...
  • On ‘Self-Deportation’ — The Wall Street Journal vs. Romney

    11/09/2012 9:22:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/09/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    IÂ’ve elsewhere addressed other shortcomings in this morningÂ’s Wall Street Journal editorial urging Republicans to reassess what is portrayed, in the wake of strong Hispanic electoral support for President Obama, as their hostility to immigration. Here, IÂ’d like to focus on the editorsÂ’ swipe at Mitt Romney's endorsement of "self-deportation": " Mr. Romney ... often pandered to his party's nativist wing (especially after Texas Governor Rick Perry entered the primaries), even endorsing what he called 'self-deportation.' That may have endeared him to one or two radio talk show hosts, but it proved a disaster on Tuesday. This is an...
  • State's immigration tide shifts back to Mexico

    04/29/2012 8:34:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | April 29, 2012 | by: ALLIE SHAH and PAM LOUWAGIE
    Sales of suitcases and duffel bags are brisk at Las Petacas Luggage on E. Lake Street in Minneapolis. Owner Santos Jimenez Hernandes says he sells lots of luggage to people on their way back to Mexico. "The majority of the people are telling me that they've had problems with immigration," he said. Signs of the change are evident in Minnesota, where the number of Mexican-born immigrants has "leveled off some" over the past five years and is now around 60,000, according to estimates from State Demographer Susan Brower. Brower said her sense is that the number of jobs has declined....
  • Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less

    04/24/2012 8:15:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies
    Pew Hispanic Center ^ | April 23, 2012 | Jeffrey Passel, D’Vera Cohn and Ana Gonzalez-Barrera
    The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill. After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants—more than half of whom came illegally—the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped—and may have reversed, according to a new analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center of multiple government data sets from both countries. The standstill appears to be the result of many factors, including the weakened U.S. job and housing construction markets, heightened border enforcement, a rise in deportations, the growing dangers associated with illegal border...
  • Strong border controls and a lack of jobs prompt mass emigration of illegal Mexicans from the U.S.

    04/24/2012 6:42:50 AM PDT · by traumer · 32 replies
    The number of Mexican immigrants living illegally in the U.S. has dropped significantly for the first time in decades, showing a dramatic shift as many illegal workers are moving back to Mexico from the U.S. because there are so few job opportunities. The new analysis comes amid renewed debate over U.S. immigration policy as the Supreme Court hears arguments this week on Arizona's tough immigration law. Mexican immigrants make account for nearly 60 per cent of the illegal immigrant population in the U.S. and last year there were 6.1million in America. That number was down from its peak in 2007...
  • Romney Plays His Immigrant Card, but Was It Really a Joker?

    01/27/2012 12:51:27 PM PST · by Biblebelter · 8 replies
    1/27/2012 | Biblebelter
    Romney Plays His Immigrant Card, but Was It Really a Joker? Massachusetts politicians are such hypocrites that they just can't help themselves when it comes to having it both ways. Contrary to Democrat Party elite mythology John Kerry's most serious political wound did not come about by Swiftboating, but was self-inflicted. The poster boy for political hypocrisy will be forever remembered for saying," I voted for it before I voted against it." Mitt Romney is as slick as they come and he is well programmed by his handlers. He did not directly say that his father was an immigrant in...
  • Memo to Gingrich: 'Red card' is path to amnesty

    11/25/2011 10:04:03 PM PST · by Fred · 76 replies
    WND ^ | 11/25/11 | Tom Tancredo
    f Newt Gingrich is a "policy wonk" as his friends proclaim, he is a very lazy one. He should have read the Kriebel Foundation's "Red Card Solution" before endorsing it as a non-amnesty solution to our immigration conundrum. The so-called Red Card Solution purports to create a new guest-worker program that solves all of our immigration problems. It strengthens border security, helps employers fill low-skilled jobs, bars criminals from participation and does all of this by "empowering the private sector" without use of taxpayer dollars. Maybe in the fine print it also wipes out the national debt. The problem is,...
  • Alabama's Tough New Immigration Law Can Withstand Legal Challenges, Experts Say

    06/11/2011 2:44:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11, 2011
    Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants will likely survive legal challenges from advocacy groups that say it is unconstitutional and racist, analysts told Fox News. The law, which takes effect Sept. 1, empowers police to arrest people suspected of being an illegal immigrant if they are stopped for another reason and requires businesses and schools to verify whether workers and students are in the country lawfully. It also makes it a crime to knowingly transport or shelter illegal immigrants. As soon as Republican Gov. Robert Bentley signed the bill into law Thursday, the ACLU and Southern Poverty Law...
  • Fleeing Phoenix for fear of immigration law

    07/22/2010 3:44:09 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 75 replies · 2+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 22, 2010 | Nicholas Riccardi
    As families leave the city, and state, some neighborhoods — already suffering from the weak economy — are left with fewer customers to sustain business. Reporting from Phoenix — Every time a customer buys some of the large fabric tote bags from the Dollar Store at 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road, Najmuddin Katchi sees another piece of his business vanish. The purchase of the briefcase-sized shoulder bags means that another one of Katchi's customers, mostly Latino immigrants, is packing to leave the state before what is touted as the nation's toughest law against illegal immigrants takes effect July 29. Katchi's...
  • Illegal Aliens Fleeing Arizona; Media Laments

    06/09/2010 10:41:18 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 103 replies · 473+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | 6/9/2010 | Shannon Bell
    Ever since Governor Jan Brewer signed into law a tough new immigration bill, illegal aliens fleeing Arizona are a common sight. The undocumented, as the media likes to call them, are trying to get ahead of the tough new law before its implemented. The media is lamenting the fact that so many families who were having such a wonderful life are now being forced to move. One such media report can be seen in the video below. CBS, one of the usual suspects in journalistic ineptitude, reports that illegal aliens fleeing Arizona in droves simply because of the misguided bill...
  • Mexican illegal immigrants leaving U.S. in self-deportation

    04/28/2010 9:59:06 AM PDT · by usalady · 16 replies · 847+ views
    Examiner ^ | April 28, 2010 | Martha
    With the passage of the tough new anti-illegal immigration act in Arizona, some illegal Mexican immigrants have begun to return to Mexico without waiting for it to go into effect.
  • Feds Scrap Self-Deportation Program for Illegals ( "only method that works is enforcement" )

    08/23/2008 6:52:27 AM PDT · by kellynla · 23 replies · 180+ views
    foxnews.com/ap ^ | August 22, 2008
    SANTA ANA, Calif. — A pilot program allowing illegal immigrants to surrender to authorities to avoid jail and have more control over their deportation has been dubbed a failure. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it is ending its "Scheduled Departure" program when the three-week trial concludes Friday. Only eight people participated in the program, officials said. "Quite frankly, I think this proves the only method that works is enforcement," Jim Hayes, acting director of ICE's detention and removal operations, told The Associated Press on Thursday.
  • Definition of Progress: 1.3 Million Illegals Out in the Last 9 Months

    08/02/2008 3:26:38 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 20 replies · 83+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | August 2, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Memo to, shall we call them, Enforcement-Deniers: Enforcement is causing massive self-deportation. And the authors suggest that if the trends they identify are sustained, "it would cut the illegal population in half within just five years." Half gone in 5 years. Nice.
  • Illegals Begin Leaving Arizona as New Law Approaches

    02/09/2008 12:05:19 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 72 replies · 896+ views
    FOX News ^ | February 08, 2008 | William LaJeunesse
    For the first time, Mexican officials in Arizona admit there is hard evidence illegal immigrants are preparing to leave the state because a new employer sanctions law is making it difficult, if not impossible, for them to keep a job. Illegal immigrants are flooding the Mexican consulate in Phoenix for documents that will allow them to return to Mexico to enroll their children in school, the consul to Arizona, Carlos Flores Vizcarra, told FOX News. They are also requesting a document called "menaje de casa," which allows illegal immigrant families living in the U.S. to cross into Mexico without paying...
  • Illegal Immigrants Already In US Moving To Texas

    02/03/2008 4:40:50 PM PST · by mdittmar · 50 replies · 628+ views
    CBS 11 ^ | Feb 3, 2008 | ap
    Illegal immigrants are coming into Texas, but not from where one might think. The rush is coming from Oklahoma, Arizona and other states, places that have recently passed tough new anti-illegal immigrant laws. The two toughest measures are in Oklahoma and Arizona. The Oklahoma statute, which took effect in November, makes it a crime to transport, harbor or hire illegal immigrants. Effective Jan. 1, the Arizona law suspends the business license of employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers. On a second offense, the license is revoked. Anecdotal information seems to indicate that illegal immigrants are leaving these states in growing...
  • Sonora, Mexico, to seek aid for workers fleeing Arizona

    01/22/2008 7:04:20 PM PST · by Amerigomag · 22 replies · 319+ views
    Arizona Daily Star via SHNS ^ | 2008-01-22 | MARIANA ALVARADO AVALOS
    A delegation of politicians from Sonora, Mexico, will travel to Mexico City next week seeking help to house and feed workers fleeing Arizona because of the new employer-sanctions law. "We're going to demand resources," said Irma Villalobos, a state legislator who heads the commission of border affairs in Sonora. Over the past week, in meetings in Arizona, politicians from Sonora have received reports of workers "self-deporting" and landing in border communities. The full effect of the voter-approved law, which requires Arizona employers to verify a worker's eligibility to be in the United States, is unknown for Mexican lawmakers along the...
  • Hardships in Mass. spur Brazilian exodus

    01/08/2008 4:54:08 AM PST · by Andy'smom · 47 replies · 59+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 01/08/08 | Brian R. Ballou
    FRAMINGHAM - Francisco Neto left Brazil for Marlborough in 1995, lured by his version of the American dream: the possibility of steady pay and an exchange rate that would triple the money he would send back home to struggling relatives. But after almost 12 years, he plans to return home to the central Brazilian city of Goinia, joining thousands of Brazilians who no longer see the advantage of living here. The decline in the dollar has cut in half the value of the $700 Neto sends home each month: Five years ago, it was worth 2,450 Brazilian real; today only...
  • Immigrants Leave Okla. After Tough Law Enacted

    01/02/2008 6:26:06 PM PST · by flowerplough · 59 replies · 158+ views
    NPR's All things Considered ^ | January 2, 2008 | Jason Beaubien
    Oklahoma's local law against illegal immigration is among the toughest in the nation. The law went into effect Nov. 1, and advocates for undocumented workers and activists for tougher immigration measures both say that since then, thousands of immigrants have left Oklahoma. Among other things, the new law makes it a felony to harbor, transport or aid an illegal immigrant. Hispanic leaders say the law is causing widespread fear in the Hispanic community. Builders say they can't get enough workers and are threatening a lawsuit to try to block the law. But backers of the measure say it's doing what...
  • Tide of illegal immigrants ebbs

    12/27/2007 3:27:43 AM PST · by NCDragon · 49 replies · 101+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 27, 2007 | Marla Dickerson
    MEXICO CITY - Lorenzo Martinez, an illegal immigrant who has lived in Los Angeles for six years, has a message for his kin in Mexico's Hidalgo state: Stay put. The steady construction work that allowed him to send home as much as $1,000 a month in recent years has disappeared. The 36-year-old father of four said desperation is growing among the day laborers with whom he competes for odd jobs. Sporadic employment isn't the half of it. Martinez said anxiety is also running high among undocumented workers about stepped-up workplace raids, deportations and increasing demands by U.S. employers for proof...
  • Immigrants worried about losing mobile homes, cars

    12/26/2007 8:20:13 AM PST · by AuntB · 113 replies · 2,054+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | Dec. 24, 2007 | JOSEPH DITS
    Anxiety is rising among local undocumented immigrants who fear they could lose their cars and mobile homes. Some fears may be unfounded. It comes as Indiana's Bureau of Motor Vehicles checks its driver's license and state ID card records with a Social Security database. In November, the bureau sent letters to 206,000 residents whose records didn't match -- a mix of races and situations that included native-born citizens and undocumented immigrants. If the mismatches aren't resolved by Jan. 31, licenses and ID cards will be revoked. And since Nov. 7, the BMV has been checking Social Security records before issuing...
  • Self-Deportation Begins (Illegal Aliens going home-Fred was right! Yahoo!)

    12/23/2007 8:00:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1,099+ views
    SoCal Pundit ^ | December 23rd, 2007 | Kevin D. Korenthal
    Power Line hits us to a Reuters report that says illegal immigrants are going back to Mexico. A] growing number of illegal immigrants across the United States … are starting to pack their bags and move on as a crackdown on undocumented immigrants widens and the U.S. economy slows, turning a traditional Christmas trek home into a one-way trip. *** There is no tally of the number of illegal immigrants who have already left the United States, many of whom simply head south over the border with their belongings packed into a car during the annual Christmas exodus, or board...
  • U.S. illegal immigrants 'self deport' as woes mount [Oh boo hoo......]

    12/23/2007 5:00:49 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 94 replies · 370+ views
    U.S. illegal immigrants 'self deport' as woes mount Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:22pm EST By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX (Reuters) - Mexican illegal immigrant Lindi sat down with her husband Marco Antonio in the weeks before Christmas to decide when to go back to Mexico. She has spent three years working as a hairdresser in and around Phoenix, but now she figures it is time to go back to her hometown of Aguascalientes in central Mexico. "The situation has got so tough that there don't seem to be many options left for us," Lindi, who asked for her last name not...
  • Migrants Self-Deporting In Arizona

    08/27/2007 4:57:42 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 100 replies · 2,264+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | August 27, 2007 | Ed Morrisey
    Yesterday's Arizona Republic reported on an interesting phenomenon taking place as a new workplace identification law approaches implementation. Those workers with no documentation -- in other words, illegal aliens -- have begun to sell off their property and leave the state: Undocumented immigrants are starting to leave Arizona because of the new employer-sanctions law. The state's strong economy has been a magnet for illegal immigrants for years. But a growing number are pulling up stakes out of fear they will be jobless come Jan. 1, when the law takes effect. The departures are drawing cheers from immigration hard-liners and alarm...
  • Hispanics Moving Out Of Oklahoma Before New Law Takes Effect

    08/23/2007 5:02:42 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 140 replies · 3,360+ views
    ktul ^ | 8-23-07
    Tens of thousands of Hispanics have left the Tulsa area. And, a law designed to crack down on illegal immigration hasn't even taken effect yet. But, there's a catch. East Tulsa is where the majority of Hispanics ended up settling. They came by the thousands and now they're leaving that way, too. And, it's all because of one word -- deportation. Business owner Simon Navarro came to America for a better life. And, he found one on Tulsa's east side. But, a tough new state law has much of Tulsa's immigrant population fleeing for fear of deportation. "Two months ago...
  • Raid rattles workers and life along Hwy. 60

    12/17/2006 6:11:07 PM PST · by Pikamax · 29 replies · 1,044+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 12/16/06 | Chao Xiong and Richard Meryhew
    Raid rattles workers and life along Hwy. 60 The sweep last week shook immigrants here illegally and legally. As many residents leave, towns and schools feel the effects. By Chao Xiong and Richard Meryhew, Star Tribune staff writers WINDOM, MINN. -- Any other Thursday, the aisles of the Rincon Latino grocery here would be full of customers. But last week, in the aftermath of an immigration raid in nearby Worthington, store owner Maria Amaya could only throw up her hands in despair. Business was bad. Real bad. By midafternoon she had made only two sales. One was to a husband...
  • The false dilemma behind the Bush Amnesty

    01/17/2004 10:01:59 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 269 replies · 2,072+ views
    January 17th, 2004 | Sabertooth
    Debate rages, and will through 2004, about President Bush’s “not an Amnesty” Amnesty proposal to legalize the 8 to 12 million Illegal Aliens his Administration has said are currently here in our country. Amnesty proponents and enablers uniformly offer only three solutions to the Illegal Alien problem. 1. Coexistence: Just maintain the status quo through inaction. 2. Amnesty: This is appeasement, and surrender. 3. Xenophobia: Build a police state. That’s a pretty thin list, and as we’ll see, not an accurate one. Its exclusive presentation amounts to a fallacy of False Dilemma. It should be noted that Amnesty is a...