Posts Tagged ‘ CIS ’

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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The Daily Rattle (2011 New Year’s Edition)

The Daily Rattle (2011 New Year’s Edition)

Our last Rattle of 2011 runs the gamut, all the way from an immigration enforcement success in Pennsylvania to a disappointing judicial setback in South Carolina. However, we begin the final roundup of the year with a must-read essay in The American Conservative by W. James Antle III. It looks at the immigration scorecard...
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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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The Daily Rattle-Immigration News Summary For December 17, 2011

Today’s roundup contains a heavy dose of news about Eric Holder and the Justice Department’s malfeasance, vis-a-vis their gunwalking scandals, as well as an update on the case of embattled political prisoner Agent Jesus Diaz. However, we start with a mind-boggling story about the lengths Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a.k.a. Tony Villar, will...
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Immigration and Borders News Roundup

Today’s roundup is chock full of news, including a laughable attempt by the Mexican government to demonstrate its bona fides on border security by arresting a potential border-crosser from an infamous family. However, we begin with a much more serious story involving the continued obstruction of Congress by this administration with regard to the...
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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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