Posts Tagged ‘ debate ’

The Great Debate

The Great Debate

Even as an American war in the Levant looms, we shouldn’t forget that the critical issue of legalizing tens of millions of aliens living in the United States-as well as increasing the flow of legal immigration to this country exponentially in coming decades-will be addressed during the tail-end of a generally lethargic session of...
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Debating Immigration


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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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The Legal Workforce Act (A Debate)

The Legal Workforce Act (A Debate)

One of the central points of focus for the illegal immigration debate recently has been the use by employers of the federal government’s E-Verify system for checking the immigration status of potential or existing employees. Now Lamar Smith, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has introduced a bill, H.R. 2164, which purports to mandate E-Verify...
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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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Unpersuasive Arguments (Why The Golden State Is No Longer Golden)

Unpersuasive Arguments (Why The Golden State Is No Longer Golden)

One of the frustrating things about the open borders right-although this can just as easily be said of the open borders left, or center-is the rigid adherence to discredited arguments. A perfect example of this tendency is Jennifer Rubin’s response to the thoughtful post made by Peter Robinson, of the Hoover Institution, in response...
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The Daily Rattle – Immigration News Summary for September 13, 2010

American-Rattlesnake scours the world for the latest immigration news at home and abroad, and always has a special place in its heart for its sometimes noisy mascot:
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Incrementalism (Subtraction Through Attrition)

Incrementalism (Subtraction Through Attrition)

  One of the chief conceits of the open borders lobby is that our position, i.e., deportation through attrition, is an unworkable strategy whose logical consequences have not been properly considered. The only problem with that line of reasoning is that it’s not accurate. Gradualism has been plotted out meticulously by those with an expertise...
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Talk To Your Neighbor

Our country is at a critical time right now.  The issues surrounding the massive influx of illegal aliens over the past decades will be decided in the coming months.  Time is of the essence. Days count.  The need for action is at hand.  It is political action that is needed.  Persuasion and organization are...
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Ordered Liberty

Ordered Liberty

A  discussion panel on the subject of SB 1070 was held by the Cato Institute recently. Although the discussion itself ran along fairly predictable lines, Mark Krikorian has some fascinating observations about the participants and audience.
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