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New Government Report: Criminal Alien Statistics

Criminal Alien Statistics: Information on Incarcerations, Arrests, and Costs

by Charles A. Jeszeck
Paperback, 71 pages, 2011, $25.00
ISBN: 1437984827

It is estimated that as of FY 2009 the total alien — non-U.S.-citizen — population was about 25.3 million, incl. about 10.8 million aliens without lawful immigration status. Some aliens have been convicted and incarcerated (criminal aliens). The federal government. bears these incarceration costs for federal prisons and reimburses states and localities for portions of their costs. This report addresses: (1) the number and nationalities of incarcerated criminal aliens; (2) the types of offenses for which criminal aliens were arrested and convicted; and (3) the costs associated with incarcerating criminal aliens and the extent to which the Dept. of Justice’s methodology for reimbursing states and localities for incarcerating criminal aliens is current. A print on demand report.

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May 31, 2011 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Issues

Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Issues

by Ruth Wasem
Paperback, 14 pages, 2011, $15.00
ISBN: 143798486x

The purpose of the diversity immigrant visa lottery is to encourage legal immigration from countries other than the major sending countries of current immigrants to the U.S. Current law weights the allocation of immigrant visas heavily toward aliens with close family in the U.S. and, to a lesser extent, toward aliens who meet particular employment needs. The diversity immigrant category was added to the Immigration and Nationality Act to stimulate “new seed” immigration (i.e., to foster new, more varied migration from other parts of the world). Contents of this report: Background: Legislative Origins; Eligibility Criteria; Trends in Source Countries; Demographic Features; Legislative Issues. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.

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May 3, 2011 at 8:14 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: Authority of State and Local Police to Enforce Federal Immigration Law

Authority of State and Local Police to Enforce Federal Immigration Law
by Michael John Garcia
Paperback, 20 pages, 2010, $20.00
ISBN: 1437940889

“The power to prescribe rules as to which aliens may enter the U.S. and which aliens may be removed resides solely with the federal government, and in particular with Congress. Deportation and associated administrative processes related to the removal of aliens are civil in nature, while certain violations of federal immigration law, such as smuggling unauthorized aliens into the country, carry criminal penalties. The ability of state and local police to make arrests for federal immigration violations is a subject of legal debate and conflicting jurisprudence. This report discusses the authority of state and local law enforcement to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration law through the investigation and arrest of persons believed to have violated such laws.”

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October 19, 2010 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: Constitutionality of Excluding Aliens from the Census

Constitutionality of Excluding Aliens from the Census for Apportionment and Redistricting Purposes
by Margaret Mikyung Lee
Paperback, 14 pages, 2010, $10.00
ISBN: 143793014x

“In the 2010 decennial census, the Census Bureau will attempt to count the total population of the U.S. This includes, as in previous censuses, all U.S. citizens, lawful aliens, and unauthorized aliens. Some have suggested excluding illegal aliens from the census count, in part so that they would not be included in the data used to apportion House seats among the states and determine voting districts within them. The Constitution requires a decennial census to determine the “actual enumeration” of the “whole number of persons” in the U.S. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) Constitutional Analysis: Data for Apportionment Purposes; Data Used for Intrastate Redistricting; (3) Conclusion; (4) Selected Legislation to Exclude Aliens from the Census. Illus.”

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October 5, 2010 at 9:39 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: Performance of 287(g) Agreements between Immigration and Customs Enforcement and State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Performance of 287(g) Agreements between Immigration and Customs Enforcement and State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies
by Richard L. Skinner
Paperback, 87 pages, 2010, ISBN: 9781437933901, $25.00

State and local police officers who enforce federal immigration laws are not adequately screened, trained or supervised, and the civil rights of the immigrants they deal with are not consistently protected, according to a report released Friday by the Department of Homeland Security inspector general, reports the New York Times.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) delegates federal immigration enforcement authorities to state and local law enforcement agencies through its authority under section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

This report examines the performance of 287(g) agreements with state and local authorities. ICE permits designated officers to perform certain immigration enforcement functions.

This report observed instances in which ICE and participating law enforcement agencies were not operating in compliance with the terms of the agreements.

It also noted several areas in which ICE had not instituted controls to promote effective program operations and address related risks. Includes recommendations. Illustrations.

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August 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

Acta Germanopolis: Records of the Corporation of Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1691-1707 (Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania)

Acta Germanopolis:
Records of the Corporation of
Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1691-1707

by J. M. Duffin (Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania)
(Hardcover, 700 pages, 2008, ISBN: 9780615217659, $75.00)

Acta GermanopolisThis 700-page volume contains the full text of Germantown’s 17th and 18th century town records in both their original languages and in English translation.

It also includes extensive appendices on the naturalization records of the first residents of Germantown and their landholdings through the year 1714.

This book is the product of 15 years of labor by J. M. Duffin, a distinguished Fellow of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP). Mr. Duffin has edited the book and also contributed a comprehensive Introduction, while Professor Don Yoder of the University of Pennsylvania (and another Fellow of the GSP) has written an informative Foreword on Germantown’s role in the history of Pennsylvania and German immigration to America.

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July 21, 2010 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

New Government Report: U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions (ISBN: 1437932819)

U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions (ISBN: 1437932819)
by Ruth Ellen Wasem
(Paperback, 37 pages, 2010, $20)

Immigration reform has been in the news lately, ranging from Arizona’s proposed and controversial SB 1070 law to a U.S. citizen who wrote a letter to President Obama to keep her African husband in the country legally — only to have immigration officials detain him, and later release him.

This report’s contents: (1) Overview; (2) Current Law and Policy; Worldwide Immigration Levels; Per-Country Ceilings; Other Permanent Immigration Categories; (3) Admissions Trends: Immigration Patterns, 1900-2008; FY 2008 Admissions; (4) Backlogs and Waiting Times: Visa Processing Dates: Family-Based Visa Priority Dates; Employment-Based Visa Retrogression; Petition Processing Backlogs; (5) Issues and Options in the 111th Congress: Effects of Current Economic Conditions on Legal Immigration; Family-Based Preferences; Permanent Partners; Point System; Immigration Commission; Interaction with Legalization Options; Lifting Per-Country Ceilings. Charts and tables.

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