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The Daily Rattle, 11/3/14 (Election Eve Edition)

The Daily Rattle, 11/3/14 (Election Eve Edition)

  With Election Day imminent, it’s only appropriate that this edition of the Daily Rattle begins with a few news items dealing with important votes taking place throughout the country. One of the most revealing contests does not involve a single political candidate, but is actually a referendum taking place in the deep-blue state...
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Rolling Out The Welcome Mat

While Senator Sessions and a handful of congressmen are struggling to publicize this administration’s defiance of the Constitution and the rule of law, the open borders demagogues and hispanderers continue to press Barack Obama to go even further in his campaign to erase any existing effective border and immigration controls. You  need look no...
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The Daily Rattle: Children’s Crusade Edition

The Daily Rattle: Children’s Crusade Edition

The mendacity of our current administration is at times stunning, even for those of us who should by now have become inured to the lies regurgitated by the Obama administration and its factotums for the better part of two terms. The disavowals by La Raza graduate Cecilia Munoz and village idiot Joe Biden notwithstanding,...
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Fast and Furious Fallout

Fast and Furious Fallout

The complicity of federal law enforcement agencies in Fast and Furious has been an issue ever since the scandal was revealed to the American public. Now comes word that the FBI has been implicated in the killing of Brian Terry, the Border Patrol agent whose death sparked the initial investigation into what has turned...
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The Dream Debate

Some of you might remember this site mentioning a film project involving Joanna Marzullo-founder and president of New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement-some time ago. The film, directed by NYU student Caterina Andreano, focuses on the national debate surrounding the Dream Act, with a particular emphasis upon New York City.
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Two Americans (A Postscript)

Two Americans (A Postscript)

One of the most frustrating aspects of the immigration monologue that’s unfolded over the past few years is the inability of one side-representing those who are committed to open borders and an uninterrupted stream of mass immigration-to acknowledge the legitimacy of the concerns expressed by their opponents, despite the fact that they constitute a...
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The Department of Homeland Surrender

    One of the themes we’ve tried to impress upon our audience over the past three years is the multidimensional nature of immigration. It’s not simply a single issue among a panoply of issues that animate the cut and thrust of politics. It encompasses everything from economics to culture, including crime, education, health...
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Feet In Two Worlds

Feet In Two Worlds

One of the themes we’ve emphasized on American Rattlesnake this year is the damage inflicted upon American society by ill-conceived policies of refugee resettlement carried out by the federal government. Unlike past generations of refugees who came here from nations behind the Iron Curtain, Cuba, or other Communist states, the ones transplanted to the...
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Embrace Debate

Due to events beyond our control, the focus of American Rattlesnake has expanded recently to include discussion of news and information updates closer to home. We’ll continue to explore the complex, vitally important issues that comprise the national immigration debate using this platform. However, for those of you who are looking for more extensive coverage...
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The Rights of States

The Rights of States

It’s difficult to gauge the ultimate impact of this past week’s Supreme Court decision invalidating much of Arizona’s landmark immigration enforcement law, with the exception of Section 2(b), i.e. the clause empowering local police to ascertain someone’s immigration status if  ”reasonable suspicion” exists when he or she is detained.  Even this seeming bright spot...
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