Immigration Watch

America is stronger because of our diverse mix of races, religions and backgrounds. And our country is the best in the world because we are a nation of immigrants. Our country is also strong because it is a nation of laws, yet millions of illegal aliens break those laws each year to enter the United States. CFIF is protecting our freedom by urging Congress to uphold America’s laws and resist efforts to give amnesty to illegal aliens. CFIF believes that liberal amnesty policies make us more vulnerable to the tens of thousands of terrorists who want to enter the United States to harm Americans.

Learning an Illegal Lesson in Our Public Schools

Nothing shocks us anymore, especially when it comes to illegal immigration...[more]

Government May Have Overreacted in Prosecution of Border Agents, Judge Says

A federal judge this week said U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton's office may have "overreacted" in its prosecution of Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean...[more]

Illegal Alien Drug Smuggler in Border Agents' Case Arrested for Smuggling Drugs

Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila, the illegal alien drug smuggler whose testimony on behalf of the U.S. government led to the conviction and imprisonment of Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, has been indicted and arrested on charges of smuggling more than 750 pounds of marijuana into the United States...[more]

Help Wanted: FBI and CIA Hiring Illegal Aliens

Who knew that among the U.S. jobs that must be filled by illegal aliens are FBI agent and CIA spy? ...[more]

Other Than That, Mrs. Clinton, How Did You Like the Debate?

Televised presidential debates matter, even though most of them are initially watched by fewer people than watch miracle magic household cleanser infomercials...[more]

The Night Hillary Clinton Blew It

It may well be that there are now so many so-called third rails of American politics that they constitute a third-rail field, a tightly laid grid to fry the hair of any national candidate who missteps...[more]

Mr. President, It's Time to Free Border Agents Ramos and Compean

The Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security this week held a long overdue hearing to "examine the prosecution of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean," the two border patrol agents who were sentenced last October to a combined 23 years in prison for pursuing an illegal alien drug smuggler...[more]

Breaking News: Illegal Aliens Still Work Among Us

Despite the defeat of the Amnesty for Illegal Aliens and Assorted Other Outrages bill in the U.S. Senate, the scope of the problem has diminished not one iota. The American people did not just want egregious legislation killed; they also want the federal government to mount credible, transparent efforts to begin reducing the systemic problem...[more]

U.S. Senate Rejects Amnesty, 53-46

Learn how your Senators voted now. …[vote tally]

Back to the Trenches Against Amnesty

A new amnesty bill is before the U.S. Senate.  It's the same as the last amnesty bill.  Brian Darling of the Heritage Foundation calls it "Nightmare on Amnesty Street."...[more]

Dear Fellow "Racists, Bigots, Nativists, Restrictionists and Yahoos," All Who Actively Oppose Amnesty:

Congratulations.  Your country thanks you, for successfully interrupting something far more offensive than the names you have, in most cases, incorrectly been called...[more]

Senate Ignores Public Opposition to Amnesty Bill

The mother of all political miscalculations by the U.S. Senate — the latest amnesty-for-llegal-aliens bill — is a train still creaking dangerously along its broken and discredited tracks...[more]

Sanctuary Cities:  Defying the Law for Illegal Aliens

Recently, William Otis, Director of Legal Affairs for the American Civil Rights Union, joined CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino to discuss “sanctuary cities” and why there is a clear consensus that illegal immigrants who break U.S. laws should not be given special rights or protection by local communities.  …[Read more and listen to the interview here.]

The Political Beast that Will Not Die... Unless You Kill It

According to news reports, many members of Congress, mostly Senate supporters of so-called Comprehensive Immigration Reform (yes, amnesty), are "surprised" at the veritable gusher of citizen outrage against it...[more]

Stunning Political Victory against Illegal Immigration

Remember the liberal, pro-amnesty for illegal aliens mantra following the 2006 elections?  The one that had it that politicians in any way critical of illegal immigration lost because of that stance...[more]

National Border Patrol Counsel Rebuts Misrepresentations of U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton Concerning the Prosecution of Border Patrol Agents Compean and Ramos

Last week the two brave border agents began serving a combined 23 years in prison for what Congressman Tom Tancredo described as "doing their job" - pursuing an illegal alien trying to smuggle nearly 800 pounds of marijuana into the United States...[more]

'Something There Is that Doesn't Love a Wall'

The big news this week in the other war that is not going so well - against illegal immigration - was neither new nor reported very widely. It was big only by the numbers...[more]

FreedomCast: A Call for President Bush to Pardon Former Border Patrol Agents

On September 19, 2006, Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were sentenced to a combined 23 years in jail for what Congressman Tom Tancredo described as "doing their job," pursuing an illegal alien drug smuggler. Recently, Andy Ramirez, Chairman of Friends of the Border Patrol, joined CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino to discuss the importance of supporting the border patrol and its agents, the legal case against Agents Ramos and Compean and what must be done to restore fairness to these agents and their families...[more]

Illegal Immigration and the Limitations of "Basic Pilot"

This week, Department of Homeland Security agents, as many as 1,000 of them, raided Swift & Company meatpacking plants in six states, arresting approximately 1,300 individuals suspected of a variety of immigration violations...[more]

The Perils of Legal Immigration

When Colombian-born Sascha Herrera sought to join her parents in the United States on a visitor visa in 2003, she believed that she was doing so legally...[more]

Allowing Illegal Votes From the Bench

Illegal immigration might not be popular among American voters, especially in the Southwest, but two judges sitting on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit have decided the way to fix that is to let the illegal aliens vote...[more]

U.S. Border Patrol Attacked by Illegal Immigrants and Liberal Advocates -- for Simply Doing Their Job

On August 7, 2006, illegal immigrant Adan Pineda-Doval, 20, rolled a Chevrolet Suburban packed with twenty-one (yes, twenty-one) illegal immigrants while fleeing U.S. Border Patrol agents, killing eleven and injuring ten others...[more]

The Cost of Scamnesty: $126 Billion

When the Center for Individual Freedom began calling the U.S. Senate immigration bill scamnesty, some thought we were just engaging in over-the-top rhetoric. Now, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has not called the bill scamnesty; it has proved it...[more]

Border Security: Voting Against It, Before Voting For It

Just three weeks after voting against it, the U.S. Senate this week overwhelmingly voted to begin funding the 370-mile border fence and 500-mile vehicle barrier called for in the "comprehensive immigration reform" legislation passed by the body in May...[more]

Congressman Tom Tancredo: A Discussion on Illegal Immigration and What Congress Should Do About It

Recently, Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) joined CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino to discuss our nation’s illegal immigration crisis and his new book, In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America's Border and Security... [more]

Of Fences and Felonies and Political Suicide

Two current Washington controversies highlight, to the extent that most rational citizens require, the bizarre disconnect between many in Congress and the American people...[more]

With All Due Respect, Mr. President...

We want to encourage the legal immigration that has made this country what it is, while preserving the standards, character, culture, language and identity of this country and its ability to move forward with economic and social stability...[more]


On Monday, May 15, 2006, President George W. Bush delivered a primetime televised address to the nation on the issue of immigration. What follows is the text of the President's speech...[more]

Phyllis Schlafly on Immigration Reform

May Day came and went in the United States with American businesses and consumers taking less of a beating than a piñata at a child's birthday party. Protesters left their employment positions and took to the streets demanding special rights and amnesty for illegal aliens in an attempt to show how immigrant labor affects the American economy...[more]

Georgia Gets Tough on Illegal Immigrants

The State of Georgia has done what the U.S. Congress (thanks largely to political gamesmanship in the Senate) cannot. It has produced signed, sealed and delivered legislation to deal with the state's burden of illegal immigration...[more]

Mexican Government’s Official Guide to Illegal Immigration

In 2004, the Mexican Government issued a comic-book style official guide book for Mexicans planning to enter the United States illegally...[more]

Lax Immigration Enforcement Leads to Tragedy

By Michael Lynch: Imagine this… Your 18 year-old daughter graduates from high school and enrolls at a local college.  It’s quite an exciting time for her and the whole family....[more]

Protect America ― No Amnesty for Illegal Aliens!
Sign the Online Petition Today

President Bush recently announced a plan to grant amnesty to as many as 10,000,000 people living and working in the United States illegally. CFIF is sighting to stop this plan in its tracks. Please sign our petition today!…[Sign the petition now]

Urge Congress to pass REAL Immigration Reform

In today's post 9-11 world, it is inconceivable that people who entered America illegally would be allowed to obtain a driver's license. But today, they can...[more]

MIA: True Tools of Security

Imagine for a moment, a day about a year from now. Two men, dressed similarly in khaki pants, button-down shirts and sensible shoes walk simultaneously into different ends of a shopping mall in Towson, Maryland, a suburban community just outside of Baltimore and only 45 miles from Washington, D.C. It is 2 o'clock on a Saturday afternoon, just three weeks before Christmas, and the mall is packed with frazzled holiday shoppers. Many are children, waiting impatiently for a photo on Santa's knee...[more]

An Injustice Worth Fixing

Last week, we urged Congress to make two common sense immigration proposals a top priority when the House and Senate return to work in January. While they’re at it, they should also correct an unfortunate injustice in our existing immigration laws: the inflexibility of an obscure edict known as the 2-year rule...[more]

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