Archive for September, 2010

Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy

Piggybacking on yesterday’s story about the inconsistencies of Mexican immigration policy, there’s a new story about an old problem  bedeviling our neighbor to the south.
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Spin

Spin

One of the methods the open borders lobby utilizes in its never-ending campaign to demonize any attempt at immigration enforcement by the United States is selective omission. A perfect illustration of this strategy is a story published by Global Post  several days ago.
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Two updates on Stephen Colbert Testimony

Two updates on Stephen Colbert Testimony

There’s not much news to report on the Colbert controversy since the Comedy Central host testified before the Immigration Subcommittee of the House of Representatives last week. However, there are two great analyses of the odd juxtaposition that deserve recognition.
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Texans Support Arizona

Texans Support Arizona

Despite having a Governor who too timid to embrace SB 1070, it would appear that a majority of Texans support the recently enacted Arizona law that’s now making its way through the federal courts. At least, if a survey commissioned by the Austin American-Statesman is to be believed.
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Communal Benefits

Communal Benefits

For those of you who have followed the recent spectacle of the Tamil vessel that docked in Canadian waters, you’re well aware of the increasing weariness many Canadians have expressed over their nation’s extremely liberal refugee/asylum policies. Now comes word that many of these newcomers will be entitled to health benefits that exceed those granted to native Canadians.
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Comic Relief

Comic Relief

As many of you might have heard, Jon Stewart’s former sidekick, Stephen Colbert, decided to pay a visit to the House Judiciary Immigration Subcommitee on Thursday. You might ask yourself why I’ve decided to post a photograph of the congresswoman who invited him to testify at the hearing, instead of a picture of the...
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Upcoming Protest

Recognizing that this is very short notice, we were just informed of a protest rally that’s going to be held tomorrow in the town of Concord, North Carolina. Its target is a high school in the town that has just decided to allow the Mexican consulate to establish a mobile office on campus.
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Colin Powell Cabana Boy Update

Colin Powell Cabana Boy Update

It turns out that admitting to an activity that is both incredibly stupid and illegal on national television is not the smartest way to revive your political career. And for Colin Powell, reviving your political career simply means rehabilitating a reputation that has been shattered beyond recognition in the public eye.
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The Daily Rattle – Immigration News Summary for September 22, 2010

Today’s Daily Rattle feels more like an episode of “I can’t believe they really said that!” But say it they did and serpents bite when their hisses and rattles go unheeded: •  Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, testified before the Senate today. Ms. Napolitano’s department, which in charge of enfocing immigration law, has...
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Exploitation?

Exploitation?

As many of you might remember, one of the issues that occupied a brief portion of the media cycle during 2008′s presidential election was the status of one of Barack Obama’s Kenyan relatives who happened to live in the United States. For better or worse, Aunt Zeituni has returned to the public spotlight.
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