In an unusual move, the hate group FAIR denounced itself for using “inflammatory language” to “silence proponents of immigration reform.” The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) was responding to our full-page ad in the Politico, which alerted Members of Congress to the group’s true nature just as FAIR activists launched their annual lobbying blitz.

As the 2008 election nears, immigration will no doubt play a major role in deciding the winners and losers. America’s Voice is leading the charge by sponsoring a project that will track the impact of immigration as an issue in these elections. We want comprehensive immigration reform to be a top priority for the elected officials who prevail in November. In fact, it is our view that road to common sense reform cuts right through the November election.

No matter the season, no matter the year, you can expect the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) to put out a report chock-full of pseudo-research that concludes with calls for fewer immigrants in the U.S.

Although polar bears are in danger, the ICE we are referring to here is the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In early August, Julie Myers, Assistant Secretary of ICE let slip during an Univision interview that her agency was going to unveil a new program that would allow undocumented immigrants to “self-deport”. As one of the most ridiculous proposals to “fix” our broken immigration system (even worse than “the wall”) nears its final week, we decided to take serious look at the ICE’s pilot program, unfortunately named “Scheduled Departure.”