Archive for March, 2012

The Fertile Crescent

One of the tragedies of post-Saddam Hussein Iraq is the depopulation of Christians from a country  in which they had thrived for well over a millennia. The death of Pope Shenouda III this weekend reminds us that the persecution of Christians is not limited to Iraq, but has infected the entire region to such...
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d share a classic song by the legendary Celtic folk-punk band The Pogues which embodies the deep ambivalence the first wave of Irish immigrants felt upon leaving their homeland. Of course, I take issue with any song whose lyrics boast of toasting JFK-even if uttered...
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Find Luck On St. Patrick’s Day

Find Luck On St. Patrick’s Day

Legend has it that Patricius, the English ex-slave who spread the Christian gospel throughout Ireland, drove the snakes from his adopted land. Although probably apocryphal in nature, this tale served as the template for the yearly celebration of a saint who is synonymous with the Emerald Isle. Now, those of you living in or...
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The Daily Rattle-Immigration News Summary For March 15, 2012

The Daily Rattle-Immigration News Summary For March 15, 2012

In today’s Rattle, we cover everything from the Obama administration’s continued dismantling of border security and immigration enforcement, to the trivialization of the Civil Rights Movement by the open borders left, to congressional oversight into Attorney General Eric Holder’s obstruction of justice in the Fast and Furious probe. But first, we look at the...
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Immigration Scofflaws Crave Publicity

Immigration Scofflaws Crave Publicity

USA Today is reporting on a new strategy self-entitled immigration scofflaws are using to stay in this country.  They exploit public sympathy and liberal news outlets to publicize their illicit immigration status and demand the right to stay in this country: Abdollahi’s parents immigrated to the U.S. from Iran on a student visa when...
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Conservatism and Immigration

Conservatism and Immigration

The Conservative Political Action Conference, usually referred to by its shorthand, CPAC, was a memorable occasion for a variety of reasons this year. This year’s event was held on the cusp of what will perhaps be the most pivotal election of our young century. An election in which the fate of the PPACA-otherwise known...
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Samizdat Takes The Hudson

Samizdat Takes The Hudson

Because they dissemble, selectively omit, distort, and propagandize time and time, and time, again. Personally, I love this billboard, and have always agreed with our good friend William McGowan, re: lamentable tendencies among the mainstream press corps, especially regarding the issue of national sovereignty. However, I’m acutely aware that my political philosophy falls well outside the norm...
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Invisible Children

The problem of birth tourism is one usually associated with the United States, although as the above Sun TV segment points out, it plagues Canada as well. The fact that both North American nations practice jus soli invites fraud and abuse, as has been pointed out on this website repeatedly. No one has been...
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Listen to the Ruthie Report Tonight (March 8th)

Listen to the Ruthie Report Tonight (March 8th)

Hat Tip: Joanna Marzullo, of New York ICE.      Hi NY ICers,   If you can, please listen to tonight’s edition of The Ruthie Report.  As many of you know, Ruthie has her Report every Thursday evening at 9pm EST (that’s NY time for most of you…)
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We Are Breitbart

We Are Breitbart

Thanks, Karol! Monday night I had the honor of attending a tribute to the late Andrew Breitbart held in Hell’s Kitchen. I’m not sure what I was expecting from the evening, but what happened is something that can’t quite be put into words, although I’ll try my best. Over the course of three hours,...
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