Republicans Don’t Want You to Know: Immigration Sharply Declines

February 7, 2009 by Stephen Piggott · Comment
Filed under: Immigration, Politics 

Unlike most media outlets, the Financial Times published an article this week describing the sharp decline in the number of immigrants entering the US over the past few years. In an article that would make LouDobbs cringe, FT reporter Edward Luce describes how 2 years after being the “biggest lightening rod” in US politics, some Republicans are bringing the issue to the national stage once more.

Republicans such as Iowa senator ChuckGrassley have written to Microsoft urging them to terminate foreign workers on H1B visas. Grassley believes it is the duty of American companies to put the American workers first during the crisis even though all of the Microsoft workers on H1B visas are legal and fully qualified workers. Read more

Sheriff Arpaio Chains Together Immigrants and Forces March

February 4, 2009 by Guest Blogger · 3 Comments
Filed under: Immigration 

By Dan Weiss

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Phoenix, AZ will chain together hundreds of detained immigrants today and force them to march out of a detention facility and into a “Tent City”.

Arpaio’s Maricopa County office released a media advisory titled, Arpaio Orders Move of Hundreds of Illegal Aliens to Their Own Tent City, that can be described as eerily familiar to the first phase of Nazi Germany’s anti-Semitic propaganda. The statement describes detainees being housed in an outdoor city of tents surrounded by an electric fence, with misbehavior punishable by forced labor on a chain gang. Read more