Posts Tagged ‘ 24Ahead ’

Revisionist History

Revisionist History

We’d like to wish our readers a blessed Easter, or a happy Passover-for those who are commemorating the Jews’ exodus from bondage in Egypt. Today also happens to be the birthday of Cesar Chavez, the founder of the United Fruit Workers and the force chiefly responsible for ending the notorious bracero program. It should...
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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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Occupy The Border

Occupy The Border

Update: Thank you 9/11 Families for a Secure America for highlighting this entry on your Facebook page. Peter Gadiel-who lost his son James in the September 11th massacre at the World Trade Center-serves as an inspiration to us all for continuing to hold politicians’ feet to the fire on border and national security issues....
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Scaling The Ivory Tower

Scaling The Ivory Tower

In my previous post, I described two presentations by post-graduate students invited to (New) Debates On Belonging, a workshop by the CUNY Graduate Center-seen above-devoted to exploring original research into the subjects of illegal immigration and the lives of illegal aliens within the United States. There were three other presentations that day, beginning with...
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Secure Communities and the Way Forward

Secure Communities and the Way Forward

As President Obama follows through on his earlier promises of amnesty by fiat, the Internet is swirling with speculation as to motives, consequences, and potential political fallout. I had an interesting exchange on Twitter yesterday that touched upon these issues indirectly when a follower confidently averred that the administration’s earlier decision to impose Secure...
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Showdown in Ames

Showdown in Ames

A few observations about last night’s Republican presidential debate, at least as it pertains to the subjects of immigration and border control: -Newt Gingrich, despite his previous record of supporting amnesty, acquitted himself quite well. At least, rhetorically. His suggestion that American citizens be able to review prospective immigrants, although impractical in theory, does...
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America The Beautiful (Part II)

America The Beautiful (Part II)

Update: Watch video footage of the event taken by my friend, P.H. You can also find more photos she took here.  Update II: Read the entire story on The Silent Majority No More. Despite protestations to the contrary, which included repeated references to the “diverse” array of illegal aliens demanding that the government explicitly sanction...
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America The Beautiful (Part I)

America The Beautiful (Part I)

This woman is smiling because she is a newly naturalized American citizen. I caught her exiting the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building, which houses an office of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, as seen below:
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Thus Spoke Bloomberg

Thus Spoke Bloomberg

Our esteemed mayor has once again weighed in on the controversial subject of immigration with his usual panache. In a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, Mayor Bloomberg claimed that not enacting amnesty is akin to “national suicide.” And just to make sure that no one in the audience would misinterpret the meaning...
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Operation FUBAR

Operation FUBAR

An update to a story we’ve been chronicling on American Rattlesnake recently: We now know that despite feigned ignorance by top administration flacks, the higher-ups at the Department of Justice were aware of Project Gunrunner, a program initiated by the ATF under President Bush which has now become a national embarrassment to the men...
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