November 30, 2010

Cobb Police: Two illegals had false immigration documents

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Marietta Daily Journal

Police: Two had false immigration documents

Cobb Police have charged a 21-year-old woman and her younger brother with possessing fraudulent immigration and Social Security documents. Both Marielos Orellana, 21, and Juan Orellana, 17, were booked into the Cobb County Jail on Nov. 16. Marielos Orellana has been in the custody of federal immigration authorities since Nov. 22. Juan Orellana was released from Cobb Jail on $2,500 cash bond…


Fewer Jobs, More Immigrants – CIS

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Fewer Jobs, More Immigrants

Despite Loss of 1 Million Jobs, 13.1 Million Arrived 2000-09

WASHINGTON (November 23, 2010) – New Census Bureau data collected in March of this year show that 13.1 million immigrants (legal and illegal) arrived in the previous 10 years, even though there was a net decline of 1 million jobs during the decade. In contrast, during the 1990s job growth was 21 million, and 12.1 million new immigrants arrived. Despite fundamentally different economic conditions, the level of immigration was similar for both ten-year periods.

The report, “Immigration and Economic Stagnation: An Examination of Trends 2000 to 2010,” is online at Among the findings:

The March 2010 data show that 13.1 million immigrants (legal and illegal) have arrived in the United States since January 2000. This is the case despite two significant recessions during the decade and a net loss of one million jobs.

Data collected in March 2000 showed one million fewer immigrants arrived from January 1990 to March 2000 (12.1 million), while 21 million jobs were created during the decade.

In 2008 and 2009, 2.4 million new immigrants (legal and illegal) settled in the United States, even though 8.2 million jobs were lost over the same period.

The new data indicate that, without a change in U.S. immigration policy, the level of new immigration can remain high even in the face of massive job losses.

Immigration is a complex process; it is not simply a function of U.S. labor market conditions. Factors such as the desire to be with relatives or to access public services in the United States also significantly impact migration.

Although new immigration remains high, the 2.4 million new arrivals represent a decline from earlier in this decade. In the two years prior to 2006, for example, there were 2.9 million arrivals, according to Census Bureau data.

There was no significant change in legal immigration during the past decade. Although the number of jobs declined in the decade just completed, 10.3 million green cards were issued from 2000 to 2009, more than in any decade in American history.

Illegal immigrants also continue to arrive, though prior research indicates that the number coming dropped significantly at the end of the decade.

Among the states with the largest proportional increase in their immigrant populations over the last decade are Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Alaska, Mississippi, Arkansas, Washington, North Carolina, Maryland, and Nebraska.

Discussion: Some have argued that immigration levels are simply a function of labor market conditions in the United States. But the new Census Bureau data remind us that immigration is a complex process driven by many factors in addition to the economy. In 2008 and 2009 net job losses numbered over 8 million, and the immigrant unemployment rate doubled. Yet more than two million new legal and illegal immigrants settled in the United States in those two years. This does not mean the economy is irrelevant to immigration levels. Rather it means that many factors in addition to the economy impact the flow new immigrants into the country. Such factors as the desire to be with relatives, political freedom, lower levels of official corruption, and the generosity of American taxpayer-funded public services are all among the reasons people come to the United States. These things do not change during a recession or even during a prolonged period of relatively weak economic ! growth, like the decade just completed.

Immigration has a momentum of its own. In 2000 there were already more than 30 million immigrants (legal and illegal) living in the country. This enormous population means there are social networks of friends and family who provide information about conditions in the United States to those back home. This in turn makes those in the home country more aware of opportunities in the United States and more likely to come. New immigrants often live with established immigrants who can help the new arrivals. Thus as the immigrant population grows, it creates pressure and opportunities for even more immigration.

Data Source: Unlike in past decennial censuses, the 2010 census, which will be released shortly, has no immigra¬tion questions. Thus it will provide no information about the nation’s immigrant population. The Census Bureau data analyzed in this report are from the March Current Population Survey, also referred to as the Annual Social and Economic Supplement. The new data provide a first look at immigration for the decade just completed. In this report, we use the terms “immigrant” to mean all persons living in this country who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The Census Bureau often refers to these individuals as “foreign born.” The immigrant or foreign-born includes those in the country legally and illegally. Prior research indicates that some 90 percent of illegal immigrants are included in the Current Population Survey.

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The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent non-partisan research institution that examines the impact of immigration on the United States.


First, they came for the restrictionists…

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Mark Krikorian — National Review

First, they came for the restrictionists…

The Southern Poverty Law Center has made a thriving business of pretending to identify “hate groups,” seeing vast, malicious conspiracies in pathetic clusters of anti-social losers living in their mothers’ basements. But with the transvestites of the Klan an increasingly improbable stand-in for the SA, the SPLC needed new enemies to keep the cash registers ringing…


Latino vote in 2012 may hinge on whether Dems can pass DREAM Act amnesty

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Denver Post

Latino vote in 2012 may hinge on whether Dems can pass amnesty

Two years ago, Latinos were promised work on immigration reform, passage of the DREAM Act and economic recovery if they ushered Barack Obama into the presidency. — Then, this fall, after none of that happened, they were asked to stay with the Democrats..


USCIS Issues Response to the CIS Ombudsman’s 2010 Annual Report to Congress

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ICE LETTER HERE – see how many Georgia counties will soon be using the SECURE COMMUNITIES enforcement program

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Original letter HERE (Click on it to enlarge)

Reps want immigration program to be expedited

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Reps want immigration program to be expedited

by Jon Gillooly

The Marietta Daily Journal

November 30, 2010

MARIETTA – Immigration and Customs Enforcement has apparently declined a request by U.S. Reps. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta), Tom Price (R-Roswell) and others to expedite the expansion in Georgia of a federal program that would transform the way illegal immigrants are identified and removed from the country.

“I’m disappointed because Georgia has the sixth largest population of illegal immigrants and a pretty darn high crime rate,” Gingrey said.

Anti-illegal immigration activist D.A. King of Marietta said he asked the congressmen to request ICE to speed up the program’s rollout in Georgia, a request they made to ICE officials in an Oct. 13 letter. But in a Nov. 17 response to Gingrey, Elliot Williams, ICE’s assistant director for congressional relations, indicates that ICE will not speed up the implementation of the fingerprinting program called Secure Communities.

Secure Communities modernizes the identification and removal process by using fingerprint-based biometric identification technology, prioritizing resources toward the greatest threats, such as the severity of the crime, and sharing information between law enforcement partners.

Started under the Bush Administration, the program is currently active in only eight Georgia counties – Cobb, Clayton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Fulton, Muscogee, Hall and Whitfield. ICE notified the Cobb Sheriff’s Office in September that it would become involved in the program, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Nancy Bodiford said.

Williams says in his letter that it won’t be until Fiscal Year 2011 that 48 of the 151 remaining counties in Georgia are activated and not until FY 2013 that the remaining counties will use the program.

“When considering when and where to deploy Secure Communities, in addition to considering high-risk jurisdictions, ICE must also consider its operational capacity,” Williams writes.

King said the reason for the delay is obviously due to ICE not being able to handle all the illegal immigrants it would find by an immediate rollout of the program.

“If you read between the lines, what they’re saying is they don’t know that they have the capacity of handling all the illegal aliens that they’d find because they’d have to house these people if they get them,” King said.

King said he was grateful to the congressmen for their efforts, but dismayed by the Obama Administration’s apparent failure to expedite a program that is already fully used in such states as Arizona.

“This is a detriment to public safety in Georgia,” King said. “It’s difficult to tell how many jobs it will cost or potentially how many American lives it will cost.”

Gingrey pointed to Hawaii, which has a population of illegal immigrants estimated at 10,000 compared to Georgia’s estimated 400,000 illegals, and yet Hawaii is using the program in its entirety, he said. Gingrey wondered why the federal government didn’t borrow the advice from bank robber Willie Sutton and “go where the money is.”

“We just don’t understand why it’s going to take so long to deploy this program nationwide,” Gingrey said. “…Even if you accept their explanation that they don’t have the manpower, why devote resources to an area with minimal need? Why don’t you go where the action is? I just think that’s too slow. They’re priorities on this are certainly not based where the problem is. To me, it seems a little boneheaded.”

Previously, biometrics-fingerprints taken of individuals charged with a crime and booked into custody were checked for criminal history information against the Department of Justice’s records. Now, through enhanced information sharing between the DOJ and the Department of Homeland Security, biometrics submitted through the state to the FBI are automatically checked against both the FBI criminal history records with the Department of Justice and the biometrics-based immigration records in Department of Homeland Security.

If fingerprints match those of someone in Department of Homeland Security’s database, the new automated process notifies ICE. ICE evaluates each case to determine the individual’s immigration status and takes appropriate enforcement action. This includes immigrants who are in lawful status and those who are present without lawful authority, according to its Web site. Once identified through fingerprint matching, ICE responds with a priority placed on immigrants convicted of the most serious crimes first, such as those with convictions for major drug offenses, murder, rape and kidnapping.

Since ICE began using the enhanced information sharing capability in October 2008, immigration officers have removed from the U.S. more than 50,600 immigrants convicted of a crime.

Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren said the Secure Communities program “is another resource that will enable our agency to accurately identify individuals booked into our facility. This initiative can help improve public safety by keeping dangerous offenders from being released in our community.”

Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Reps want immigration program to be expedited

Dustin Inman Society agenda

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La Familia de GALEO – agenda

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La Familia de GALEO HERE

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November 29, 2010

NEWS TIP: ICE replies to the letter from Georgia GOP Congressmen requesting a step-up in target date for Georgia to be fully active in Secure Communites program

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ICE replies to the letter from Georgia GOP Congressmen requesting a step-up in target date for Georgia to be fully active in the DHS Secure Communities fingerprint sharing program

The original letter to ICE and background info on this story HERE

The recent reply from ICE HERE.

This is about what I expected. ICE is essentially saying that they lack the resources to handle all of the illegal aliens that Georgia would produce for the system if fully active – statewide- in Secure Communities.

An earlier statement on Secure Communities from ICE Director John Morton:

In an announcement Oct. 6, ICE and the Department of Homeland Security said more than 392,000 individuals and 195,000 convicted criminal aliens had been removed from the U.S. in Fiscal 2010.

ICE attributed the increase in criminal alien removal largely to its Secure Communities finger print identification program with local law enforcement, as well as its Criminal Alien program. Secure Communities, it said, is now in 666 jurisdictions in 33 states.

“These record-setting numbers are the result of strong, sensible enforcement programs and priorities, and the dedication of thousands of ICE agents and officers who work tirelessly every day to keep our communities safe,” said John Morton, ICE director.

In announcing the results, the agency included law enforcement endorsements of the Secure Communities and 287 (g) programs that allow it to share information with state and local law enforcement.


Secure Communities – Success Stories HERE

I put this up for two reasons: For reader education and to make the truth-free, racebaiting, anti-enforcement mob at GALEO and the ACLU ( you too, Comrade Maus) miserable.

Federal fiscal year begins 1 OCTOBER each calender year. Look at all of the jails that will be Secure Communities active before October! Bad news for the illegal alien lobby…si?

DIS blog file on Secure Communities HERE.


I am very grateful to all of the Georgia Congressmen who signed on to the letter to ICE, particularly to Congressman Dr. Tom Price’s office which started the process and to Dr. Phil Gingrey’s office for the professional and patient help and information. THANK YOU ALL!

I passed this info on to the local press this afternoon.

ADDED 9:10 AM November 30 – Marietta Daily Journal story: “Reps want immigration program to be expedited”HERE

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