Hey, Charlie Brown, Are You Ready for Some Immigration Football?
As the Gang of 8 introduces their proposal, just remember that all of your concerns are unfounded. Unlike previous amnesties, this one will not grow the welfare state; it will not affect wages; it will not change the composition of the country. Most importantly, it will finally ensure that we enforce the laws before people are granted amnesty. NOT! Although the bill keeps being leaked | Read More »
They Lied to us Then About Immigration; They are Lying Now
“First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same … Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset … Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived | Read More »
The Fundamental Flaws with Comprehensive Immigration Deform
There’s one overarching problem with all of the proposals for comprehensive immigration reform. They are being drafted by the same La Raza/big labor/big corporate welfare coalition that blew up our immigration system and engendered this problem in the first place. Having a couple of Republicans lend their names to the pack of wolves guarding the henhouse of “reform” will not change the fact that these | Read More »
Expediting Amnesty and a Case Study in GOP Complacency and Treachery
Liberals despise a legislative process that is open and conducted under regular order. That is why they seek to pass the most sweeping, consequential, and onerous pieces of legislation through expedited means. Their plan to rush through an ‘amnesty now, enforcement never’ bill is the latest example of their aversion to a transparent legislative process. In an effort to prevent Senate Democrats from jamming through | Read More »
Open borders, hollow government
Everyone who has been following the “comprehensive immigration reform debate” with any degree of interest knows that Republicans are very keen on tying such reforms to enhanced border security. Democrats are equally keen on resisting such linkage. It looks like the joke is on Republican reformers like Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, because the government has no idea how secure the border is, and | Read More »
Will the RNC ‘Autopsy’ Report Revive the GOP or is it DOA?
Following the GOP’s decisive defeat in November’s presidential election, the RNC assembled a special committee to analyze what went wrong and make recommendations for the future. The five members of the committee, made up of former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, former Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi, GOP consultant Sally Bradshaw, Puerto Rico Committeewoman Zori Fonalledas, and South Carolina Committeeman Glenn McCall, released their | Read More »
Rand Paul’s pathway to citizenship
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) launched a full-court press to join the comprehensive immigration reform discussion today, with both a speech and a column at the Washington Times (where the Senator is evidently set to become a weekly op-ed contributor.) Paul spent a good deal of his speech speaking in Spanish and reminiscing about his friendships with Hispanic people, but maybe not enough time detailing his position, | Read More »
Verify Immigration Enforcement; Don’t Trust
There is an obvious reason why all promises to enforce our immigration laws in exchange for amnesty are vacuous. You need to listen carefully to the rationale offered in support of amnesty. One day, you will hear the old straw man bromide “we can’t possibly go door-to-door and deport everyone.” The implication of this argument is that amnesty is a necessary evil at this point, | Read More »
ICE Union Bombshell: ICE ‘Guided’ By Illegal Alien Interest Groups, Agents ‘Prohibited’ From Enforcing Laws
“For the last four years it has been a roller coaster for ICE officers with regard to who they can or cannot arrest, and which federal laws they will be permitted to enforce. Most of these directives restricting enforcement are given only verbally to prevent written evidence from reaching the public.“
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Schumer: Indeed Enforcement is Not a Precondition to Citizenship
All things equal, when preparing to compromise on a policy issue, it is better for conservatives to first work together to craft a statement of principles, conditions, and red lines before signing onto a plan enthusiastically backed by the left. That is why it is so disconcerting that the statement of “conservative principles” on the issue of immigration was first crafted with Chuck Schumer. When | Read More »
Would The Real Issue Please Stand Up?
Like so many other things, too many issues are being clumped together as one big problem, when the reality is those issues are at best only partially related, and at worst an issue with no basis in reality. Immigration policy It’s unfortunate that the actions of a group of people who circumvent a nation’s laws in order to enter or stay in that nation are | Read More »
Selective amnesia, Common Law require non-voting rights amnesty now
Common Law principles of adverse possession, waiver and laches as applied to illegal immigrants would serve the interests of justice Conservatives must do justice for long-term residents of the United States, unconnected to the issue of border security. Either it is morally right to treat otherwise letter-of-the-law-abiding immigrants that crossed our non-serious Southern border without official permission long ago, like criminals, or it is morally | Read More »
2013 Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Am-nes-ty : the act of an authority (as a government) by which pardon is granted to a large group of individuals.
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Amnesty and the Welfare State
As we contemplate granting full citizenship to millions more legal and illegal low-skilled immigrants, it would be wise to review the status of the current welfare state. Robert Rector and Jennifer Marshall of the Heritage Foundation, two of the leading experts on welfare policy and poverty, have put out an informative report on the welfare state and where we are headed in terms of reform | Read More »
Breaking: Gang of Eight Crafts 7,000 Page (amnesty) Immigration Reform Package
Don’t worry about what’s in it for now. The Senate and House will have to pass it to see what’s in it. (That was the wisdom from on high ala Nancy Pelosi — she promised everyone that that would be the only way they could get the dang thing done and out of the way.) And did you hear about the wonderful new era of | Read More »