Posts Tagged ‘ Department of Justice ’

Narco Nation

Narco Nation

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the latest installment in the Half King’s weekly reading series. It’s only fitting that the guest of honor that evening was the intrepid English-born, Mexico City-based journalist Ioan Grillo, since the bar is owned by renowned  journalist and documentarian Sebastian Junger. Junger  is probably best known...
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Identity Politics

Identity Politics

I normally wouldn’t devote an entire post to mixed martial arts, especially when there are such vital issues to discuss-including the Obama administration’s continued war against the State of Arizona. The sport doesn’t particularly appeal to me as a spectator, and I’m of the opinion that if I wanted to watch men who didn’t know...
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First To Fight

Today is the 236th anniversary of the United States Marines Corps, and we at American Rattlesnake would like to extend our most heartfelt thanks to the courageous, dedicated men and woman who have served or are currently serving in the USMC. I’d like to single out fallen Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who prior...
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Fragging Americans

Fragging Americans

Today the great state of South Carolina joined a growing list of states that are on the receiving end of Justice Department lawsuits. Even as the Obama administration systematically dismantles whatever superficial immigration enforcement measures still exist, including the deportation of violent criminals, Barack Obama’s chief crony at the Department of Justice, Eric Holder, exacts revenge upon...
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English, First and Foremost

One of the things that unites us as Americans is a common, shared language. In order to ensure that English continues to be the lingua franca of the United States, Representative Peter King has introduced H.R. 1307, which would repeal an executive order issued by the Clinton administration that discourages immersion in the English language while turning our nation’s federal...
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Immigration Issues in Academe

Immigration Issues in Academe

The image you see above is a flow chart describing the process by which the bodies of illegal aliens, or in the parlance of the presenter, “undocumented border crossers,” found in the United States are identified and returned to their families. Or, in the case of those whose identities can not be verified, disposed...
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The Fight Continues

The Fight Continues

Yesterday afternoon I attended a fascinating conference on immigration organized by the CUNY Graduate Center, which I will explore further in  future posts. However, I’d be remiss in not reporting a decision by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to enjoin parts of Alabama’s landmark immigration enforcement law. While the court blocked some parts...
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Iranian Terror Plot

Iranian Terror Plot

I suppose I should have prefaced the title of this post with the qualifier “allegedly,” although for the sake of argument I’ll assume that the allegations contained in the Justice Department indictment are true.  There are a number of angles from which this story can be approached, and many of them have already been...
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Winning The Long War

Winning The Long War

Although HB 56, Alabama’s powerful new tool for immigration enforcement, has been largely upheld by Judge Sharon Blackburn, the fight over this law will continue in the weeks and months ahead. As NPR reports, this is just the first step in what will likely be a protracted legal and political battle over key provisions...
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Steinbeck Country

Steinbeck Country

The dividing line demarcating illegal aliens from American citizens is almost non-existent. Laws proscribing would-be residents from coming to this country without permission are merely arbitrarily drawn distinctions that have no substantive basis, other than racial animus on the part of “Anglos” who control the political process.  You can’t criminalize human beings, even human...
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