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NILC, ACLU, AILA, NCLR, Schey, hundreds more demand Obama ends 287g program - 08/27/09

Continuing their campaign against the 287g program, the American Civil Liberties Union - a group that is/was directly collaborating with the Mexican government - informs us that they and about 500 other groups have sent a letter to

CAP promotes benefits of states, politicians profiting from illegal immigration (Census, Andrea Nill) - 08/10/09

Andrea Nill of the Center for American Progress offers "Why Counting Undocumented Immigrants In The 2010 Census Counts For A Lot" (wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/2009/08/10/immigration-census-bureau), a through-the-looking-glass post listing all the wonderful ways that states and localities can make out like bandits from counting illegal aliens in the Census and using their population in apportioning Congressional representation: ...the census serves many other purposes, namely the allocation of scarce federal resources for states and localities. Census data is used to distribute federal funding...

The right people oppose Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand over immigration - 01/23/09

Whether she's really tough or not, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's immigration position is already angering the right people.

MyDD and/or Drum Major Institute delete criticism of immigration plans - 03/06/07

[DMI didn't do it; see the update below.] Yesterday, user "DMIer" - presumably an associate of the Drum Major Institute - posted the entry "How everyone can get smart on immigration & the middle class" at the site MyDD [1]. I decided to do my part, posting a long criticism of the post. My comment was deleted not long after that, presumably either by "DMIer" or by MyDD management. [2] Either DMI or MyDD don't want their readers to hear negative comments about their plans, and that almost certainly means that they know they have a very weak argument and the only way to paper over its...