Posts Tagged ‘ 1965 Immigration Act ’

Ted Kennedy’s Shameful Legacy

Ted Kennedy’s Shameful Legacy

Although the law which fundamentally transformed this nation does not bear his name, the late Senator Edward Kennedy was one of the chief architects of legislation which unleashed the tsunami of unfettered immigration, the effects of which we will be dealing with for many generations to come. Like almost every bill or momentous policy supported...
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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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An Open Debate About Open Borders

An Open Debate About Open Borders

One of the most persistent divides between traditional conservatives and their libertarian/anarcho-capitalist counterparts involves a fundamental philosophical disagreement about immigration. While most conservatives view immigration primarily through the lens of preserving American culture by only accepting those immigrants who are assimilable and will tangibly benefit our society in the future, a view expressed repeatedly...
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Are We Targeting Islam?

Are We Targeting Islam?

Update: Welcome to readers from Creeping Sharia. Thanks, once again, to Pamela for the link! We always love getting readers from Atlas Shrugs. Earlier today I took it upon myself to journey to Foley Square in Manhattan, where an anti-NYPD, anti-intelligence agency gathering sponsored by CAIR, Al-Awda, and Desis Rising Up & Moving, among...
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Misplaced Priorities

Misplaced Priorities

This video report from the Mexican metropolis of Tijuana illustrates the manifold problems inherent in immigration reporting, particularly with regard to the New York Times. Followers of American Rattlesnake should be intimately familiar with the failures of the New York Times when it comes to giving an accurate, objective, and honest assessment of the problems that...
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The Decline and Fall of the New York Times

The Decline and Fall of the New York Times

William McGowan, author of Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of the New York Times Means for America, spoke to American Rattlesnake about immigration and how it has been covered by the newspaper. He explained the basic premise of the book, and how the New York Times has betrayed its long journalistic tradition as...
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The Old Gray Lady: Down for the Count?

The Old Gray Lady: Down for the Count?

Tuesday night I had the pleasure of attending a discussion held at New York City’s Penn Club, sponsored by the Center for Immigration Studies, which featured one of my favorite journalists/media critics, William McGowan. The author of Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of the New York Times Means for America, Mr. McGowan...
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When Less Is More (Intelligence Squared Debate)

When Less Is More (Intelligence Squared Debate)

This past tuesday I had the distinct pleasure of attending an Intelligence Squared debate whose subject is one that this website has addressed repeatedly in the past, although admittedly, not as often as I would have liked. The drive to thwart repeated amnesty proposals introduced throughout this past year has not given us the opportunity...
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