Quick Hits

Here are some links I've been accumulating that are worth a look:

Immigrants Pay Taxes:

The law requires undocumented immigrants to follow the same tax laws as other U.S. residents. They must report income and where required, pay taxes. That’s true even if they are working “off-the-books,” and their employer pays in cash.

White Nationalism: A Scourge That Won't Go Away:

Reacting to the inclusion of the "white nationalist" anti-immigration activist Peter Brimelow on a panel on "The Failure of Multiculturalism: How the Pursuit of Diversity Is Weakening the American Identity" at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Ed Schultz observed on MSNBC's The Ed Show that, "We've come to expect CPAC to bring together the far righties. But even CPAC should draw the line somewhere."

Government-Created Black Markets:

Pair charged in immigrant smuggling role

Feds say $1 million bribery scheme involved Gulf Cartel

Government-Created Orphans:

Illegal Immigrant Fights for Custody of Young Son

North Carolina Deportation Case Highlights Child Welfare Maze

Government Bureaucracy Wrecks Individual Rights and Has Unintended Consequences:

Because U.S. Erred in ’90, Bronx Resident Becomes a Man Without a Country

Honduras fire victim wrongly deported

In vitro babies denied U.S. citizenship

Married Couple Who Live On Different Sides of the U.S.-Mexico Border Further Proof of America's Stupid Immigration Laws

DHS Expands Controversial Secure Communities Program

U.S. Immigration Patterns Are The Result Of Unintended Consequences, Not Policy: Report

Deportation fear stops trafficking victims from reporting crimes

LGBT Immigration Issues:

Gay, married immigrant spared from deportation

Torture of Gay Immigration Prisoners Alleged

US Man Tries to Stop Deportation of Mexican Husband

Government Corruption:

ACLU: State police trooper detained U.S. citizen based on Mexican heritage, language

US Immigration Detention System is Flawed, Report Says

Human rights group cites violations on U.S.-Mexico border

Former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Part in Fraud Against Government Scheme

Another ICE Employee Charged in Kickback Scheme

Judge: Lawsuit can proceed against agents who deported U.S. citizen

State Immigration Issues:

Mississippi Lawmakers Pass Anti-Illegal Immigration Law

Court upholds ban on Texas immigrant housing law

Georgia Immigration Law Targets Water Services, Marriage

APNewsBreak: Most Ala. Firms Miss Immigration Goal

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