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Why Not Rhode Island: Part II

Why Not Rhode Island: Part II

Now,  as I explained yesterday,  the state of Rhode Island-thanks to the  decisive leadership of its chief executive, Donald Carcieri-has been encouraging its police officers to ascertain the immigration status of people who were detained in connection with unrelated investigations. Of course, this power is the same one granted to police officers in the...
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Why Not Rhode Island?

Why Not Rhode Island?

While the Obama administration’s Justice Department sought an injunction against the state of Arizona for its enactment of SB 1070, and the defenders of the open-borders status quo went to the barricades against what they perceived as an impending pandemic of racial profiling, a quiet revolution in immigration enforcement was occurring across the country...
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Letter to the Editor

A reader writes in with some thoughts on the current immigration debate: ************ It seems to me that Americans have always considered immigration policy to be amongst the most important domestic issues. It comes up in the Constitutional provision to hold Election Day on the 2nd Tuesday in November (and not on All-Saints Day).
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Xenophobia

Xenophobia

            Earlier tonight I was watching a program called “Noticiero” on La Estrella, a Spanish-language, HD channel that airs on an affiliate station of WPIX in New York, whose chief topic was-suppress your shock for a moment–immigration! The show’s host-who I remember chiefly for hosting a news-magazine tabloid program, roughly...
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Welcome to American Rattlesnake

Today inaugurates an experiment that will hopefully mark a turning point in the debate over the intertwined issues of mass immigration and illegal aliens’ presence in our society, both subjects that have been largely ignored or obscured by the chattering class and open-borders elite which shape public opinion in this country. 
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Ordered Liberty

Ordered Liberty

A  discussion panel on the subject of SB 1070 was held by the Cato Institute recently. Although the discussion itself ran along fairly predictable lines, Mark Krikorian has some fascinating observations about the participants and audience.
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Deportee

Deportee

I’m not sure what to make of this story. It could simply be yet another acute case of anti-SB 1070 hysteria ginned up by the mainstream media. On the other hand, it could mean that even the threat of enforcement has a deterrent effect. Judge for yourself.
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Immigration in the land of Oz

Immigration in the land of Oz

One of the critiques of our side is that we’re not always consistent. But is being consistently wrong, a la the open borders crowd, a good alternative to the occasional lapse in judgment?
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Immigration In Popular Culture

Immigration In Popular Culture

The eternal lure of migration and the appeal of the immigrant story writ large is something that Hollywood knows how to exploit with some degree of panache. American popular culture is filled with stories of exile and struggle and the Horatio Alger path to success that we presume most immigrants to this country want...
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Borders For Me, But Not For Thee

courtesy of flickr

Most people think a nation has the right to maintain control of its borders without foreign interference.
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