Posts Tagged ‘ CIS ’

The November Crime Blotter

Today we’re introducing a new feature on American Rattlesnake: the Crime Blotter. It’s where we’ll catalogue the litany of crimes committed by illegal aliens whom the federal government, in its infinite wisdom, has decided not to deport. If you have any news about absconders who’ve subsequently committed crimes, feel free to send your tips at...
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The Truth About Jobs and Americans

The Truth About Jobs and Americans

It’s rare for me to single out for praise the Columbia Journalism Review, a  liberal professional journal published by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, but this week it ran an article that is an absolute must-read. Head over to their website and read this piece immediately, if you haven’t already done so. It demolishes...
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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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Stand Up, Fight Back

One of the more insidious ways of eroding American sovereignty is the distribution of Matricula Consular I.D. cards by officials within the Mexican government. This form of identification is used primarily by illegal aliens from Mexico residing in the United States, but as this backgrounder from the Center for Immigration Studies points out, the...
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Be The People

Be The People

One of the most  eloquent advocates for immigration control and enforcement that I know of is Professor Carol M. Swain. For those of you who aren’t familiar with her work, Professor Swain is an acclaimed scholar in the fields of race relations, immigration, and American politics. She also happens to be the author of a...
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Politicizing Faith

Politicizing Faith

One of the most exasperating aspects of the  current immigration debate is the persistent use of cliches, which have come to replace logical, factual arguments. Probably the worst purveyor of myths about immigration policy is the Roman Catholic Church in the United States, whose bishops and priests have repeatedly demonized Americans-including much of the...
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Doing What’s Right

Doing What’s Right

Even though it seems like we have nothing to report these days but discouraging news, e.g. the continuing indifference of the administration and large swathes of Congress to enforcing immigration laws, the mounting body count along our southern border, and the lack of real discussion of immigration limitation and reform among public officials, there...
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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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