Posts Tagged ‘ braceros ’

NY ICE Standing Up For American Workers

NY ICE Standing Up For American Workers

    The breadth of support enjoyed by BALA in its March for Jobs and equitable treatment of American workers can be seen in the lengths to which so many patriotic citizens traveled in order to attend this rally. From South Central  Los Angeles to the tip of New England, angry Americans of divergent...
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Rewriting History

Rewriting History

With a little under a month remaining until Election Day, the Obama campaign has transitioned into full-blown hispandering mode. This week’s symbolically potent, yet empty, exercise in  gestural politics entailed President Obama designating the home of former California labor leader Cesar Chavez a national monument. The ostensible purpose of this decision is to rally support...
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Stapling A Pink Slip To Every American’s Birth Certificate

Stapling A Pink Slip To Every American’s Birth Certificate

The Republican Party platform-which, those of you with some time on your hands, can view here-is, like most collectively assembled group mission statements, an unwieldy document. However, the stance its drafters have taken on immigration should be noted, if for no other reason than to acknowledge how the GOP’s most influential power-brokers view one...
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The Endorsement Primary

The Endorsement Primary

The potential upside and possible drawbacks of a Rick Santorum nomination-even as that scenario recedes further into the distance-have been explored on this website several times since the beginning of what already seems like an interminable primary season. Formerly thought of as a politician with a relatively weak record on immigration issues-who previously supported both bracero...
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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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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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All The News That’s Fit To Stint

All The News That’s Fit To Stint

Several weeks ago, there was a fantastic analysis by Numbers USA’s press watchdog on the common misperception floated by reporters, as well as mass immigration enthusiasts, that immigration to this country is simply a response to supply and demand economics.
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Two Californias

Two Californias

A fascinating essay by historian Victor Davis Hanson was published in National Review recently. As a native and permanent resident of California’s Central Valley, he’s seen the dramatic changes that have occurred with the removal of most barriers to emigration from Mexico and Central America.
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Comic Relief

Comic Relief

As many of you might have heard, Jon Stewart’s former sidekick, Stephen Colbert, decided to pay a visit to the House Judiciary Immigration Subcommitee on Thursday. You might ask yourself why I’ve decided to post a photograph of the congresswoman who invited him to testify at the hearing, instead of a picture of the...
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