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Cindy Carcamo of L.A. Times has tips on how illegal aliens can skirt our laws - 09/15/13

... labor and immigration law at the Migration Policy Institute. ...At a workshop hosted by immigrant rights activists, Chavarria learned about these intricacies of labor law - and how to register as a limited liability company... It was as easy as downloading the forms from the Internet, opening up a bank account and turning in paperwork to the state along with a $50 fee. Proof of citizenship is...

MPI claims immigration enforcement costs more than FBI, DEA, etc. - 01/07/13

... Doris Meissner (now with MPI, the Migration Policy Institute) offers "Moving beyond illegal immigration enforcement policies" ( peekURL.com/zFtrqQp ): Illegal immigration and enforcement have been the dominant concerns driving immigration policy for more than 25 years. Deep public skepticism over the federal government’s will and ability to enforce the nation’s immigration laws has come with...

Up to 1.8 million illegal aliens will be eligible for Obama's DREAM Act policy - 08/07/12

... eligible applicants, said the Migration Policy Institute... The new MPI report said the revised estimate reflects "the updated (Department of Homeland Security) guidelines that youth lacking a high school or GED degree would be eligible to apply for deferred action as long as they have re-enrolled by the date of their application." See DREAM Act for extensive coverage of that bill and of Obama's...

Dozens of pro-illegal immigration groups were invited to Obama's mini-amnesty rollout and you weren't - 08/25/11

... Change: Gabe Gonzalez, Kate Kahan * Migration Policy Institute: Doris Meissner * Vestar Capital Partners: Federico Pena * Raben Group: Jeanne Butterfield * New Democratic Network: Simon Rosenberg, Kristian Ramos, Alicia Menendez COMMUNICATIONS/MEDIA * Laura Burton Capps (former Clinton staffer who leads "strategic communications efforts for federal officials", blueenginemedia.com/team?id=0003...

Viveca Novak of Fact Check misleads about immigration impact on jobs - 05/15/10

Viveca Novak of FactCheck offers "Does Immigration Cost Jobs? /Economists say immigration, legal or illegal, doesn't hurt American workers" (factcheck.org/2010/05/does-immigration-cost-jobs). It's yet another misleading attempt to try to convince people that what they see happening with their own eyes is not happening.

Doris Meissner misleads, downplays border security's role in terrorism, uses bogus talking points - 05/02/10

... commissioner and now working for the Migration Policy Institute - takes to the pages of the Washington Post to offer "5 Myths about immigration" (link). The title is unintentionally correct: most of them have her spreading myths to varying degrees. The five are listed below in bold, followed by my comments:

E-Verify fails to detect illegal aliens 54% of the time; Schumer, MPI cheer - 02/25/10

... Rosenblum, a researcher at the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan, Washington think tank... ...E-Verify correctly identified legal workers 93 percent of the time, Westat said. However, previous studies have not quantified how many immigrants were fooling the E-Verify system. Much of the criticism of E-Verify has focused on whether U.S. citizens and legal immigrants with permission to work...

John Morton immigration detention reforms: scaling it back - 01/26/10

... Homeland Security spoke at the Migration Policy Institute yesterday about reforms he's making concerning immigration detention. The Immigration Policy Center has a report here, and their summary of his upcoming reforms includes: * [...centralizing] facilities [which] would be managed at the top by federal employees subject to clear, transparent, and fully implemented detention standards (though...

Napolitano immigration meeting: you weren't represented (vast # of loose borders groups, Obama/Janet anti-287g) - 08/20/09

Earlier today, Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security held a closed-door meeting with a group of what she calls "stakeholders" (dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1250792978709.shtm) but was actually a vast pantheon (see below) of far-left, racial power, corrupt business, and in general loose borders groups all of which want some form of comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty....

Tim Gaynor /Reuters tries, fails to find economic benefits of amnesty; MPI: little effect - 04/27/09

... whenever even Marc Rosenblum of the Migration Policy Institute says the following perhaps massive immigration activists might want to give up: "A lot of this conversation about economics has to do with the political optics... Immigrants are still a small proportion of the U.S. economy, and it's not going to make or break the U.S. economic recovery or the recession, whether or not we do...

College Board comes out for anti-American DREAM Act, depriving U.S. citizens of college educations (Gaston Caperton, Thomas Rudin, Roberto Gonzales) - 04/21/09

The College Board - the group of over 5600 educational institutions that administers the SAT - has released a report advocating for the anti-American DREAM Act; that would let the illegal aliens covered under the bill take college educations away from U.S. citizens. See that link for the details and a question you're urged to ask those politicians who support the bill in order to discredit them....

Hilda Solis to prefer labor enforcement to immigration enforcement? (Tyche Hendricks) - 02/04/09

... eVerify. Hendricks quotes Don Kerwin from the Migration Policy Institute as supportive of such a scheme, and also quotes Nathan Newman of the Progressive States Network as saying: "Hilda Solis understands these issues... Most complaints come from workers. If you want employers afraid to exploit workers, you don't want the kind of ICE enforcement that keeps workers scared to come forward. ......

DHS fugitive teams mostly picked up non-fugitives (why is Nina Bernstein telling us this? MPI, Wishnie) - 02/03/09

... appears in the NYT. And, the Migration Policy Institute will be releasing a report tomorrow critical of the program. [2] And, one of the authors of the MPI report is Michael Wishnie of Yale University; he was also involved in helping New Haven distribute ID cards to illegal aliens. Why is all this happening now? Is it just something in the air, or something else? And, why isn't Nina Bernstein...

Federal, state investigations of Agriprocessors (maybe the left will stop playing games) - 07/11/08

... (INS) and senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute said, "From everything we hear about this, it sounds like the federal government is marshalling all of the authorities that it has in order to bring the broadest set of charges -- and that's what it should be doing. It's a positive sign that they seem to be working with the state attorney general... ...According to lawyers in the case...

Jason DeParle/NYT gives full page ad to Migration Policy Institute - 02/04/08

... gives a "big warm hug" to the Migration Policy Institute and their online journal Migration Information Source (migrationinformation.org) in "A Tiny Staff, Tracking People Across the Globe". It's essentially an ad not just for that group but also an ad in support of migration and globalism in general. It also falls into the "little 'nonpartisan' organization that could" category, in the same...

James Pinkerton, Mark Potok, Doris Meissner oppose citizen action against illegal immigration - 11/05/07

... Clinton era [and is now with the Migration Policy Institute when not attending secret NAU meetings], said groups such as Border Watch have proliferated due to frustration over the government's inability to control illegal immigration. And while Meissner characterized the groups as ''spot outbreaks," she considers them a threat. I'm not going to suggest reflexively considering what she considers...

El Paso Times BNHR article - 01/15/07

... and America's Future" for the Migration Policy Institute last year. ...Last week, Garcia organized a conference in Houston for non-governmental organizations to prepare for a possible massive legalization of undocumented immigrants.

How out of touch is Morton Kondracke? - 01/10/06

... doesn't work. According to the Migration Policy Institute, overall spending on immigration enforcement increased from $1 billion in 1985 to $4.9 billion in 2002. Appropriations for the border patrol went up tenfold, and the number of agents rose eightfold. Yet, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, the number of illegal immigrants entering the U.S. has averaged from 480,000 to 660,000 and a...