Posts Tagged ‘ immigration ’

How Times Have Changed

How Times Have Changed

One of the chief drawbacks of being a member of the  United States Senate is the seemingly constant need to completely abandon positions you held earlier in your career, usually  out of a misplaced sense of political expediency. Case in point, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, whose views on birthright citizenship have evolved over the years.
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Arizona Comes To Florida

Arizona Comes To Florida

Despite the fact that its chief provision has largely been enjoined by federal judge Susan Bolton, SB 1070 seems to have taken hold of the public’s imagination, as this news from the state of Florida illlustrates. Actually, the proposed law seems to have incoporated elements from previous Arizona laws-which have been upheld-that punished smuggling and...
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Anchor Babies

Anchor Babies

From the Pew Hispanic Research Center comes news that should surprise no one. Apparently, eight percent of American newborns have at least one parent who is an illegal alien.
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The Centennial State

The Centennial State

You’ll very rarely see me praise the Wall Street Journal-at least, when it comes to that paper’s stance on immigration issues-but I have to single out one of its better writers, John Fund, for a thoughtful column in Opinion Journal today, which calls on Tom Tancredo to withdraw his third-party bid for the governorship of...
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Border Security Bill

Border Security Bill

One of the last bills sent to the House by the United States Senate before it recesses for the campaign season is an important border security bill supported by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
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The Underground Economy

The Underground Economy

A brilliant story in Commonweal today, which explores the sordid depths that certain sectors of the American economy have sunk to in our post-borders society. I can’t possibly do justice to it here, so I suggest you read the whole thing.   
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The New American Way

The New American Way

One of the freedoms we cherish as American citizens is the right, enshrined in our Constitution, to peaceably assemble and express our opinions, ideas, and complaints. However, what happens when that right becomes an excuse to obstruct, delay and impede the lives of other citizens? Usually this isn’t a problem in New York City,...
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Miss America

Miss America

I don’t care if she ultimately wins the crown, to me Arianna Afsar represents this country beautifully.  She is a former American Idol contestant recently crowned Miss California.
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Violent Border/Media awareness

Violent Border/Media awareness

Perhaps a better term to describe the Mexican-American border would be “anarchic,” since the most gruesome violence is occurring just across the Rio Grande, which is leading to a completely chaotic situation in American towns such as Ft. Hancock, Texas. The other evening, Nightline re-aired a report about that besieged town in a remarkable...
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Letter to the Editor

A reader writes in with some thoughts on the current immigration debate: ************ It seems to me that Americans have always considered immigration policy to be amongst the most important domestic issues. It comes up in the Constitutional provision to hold Election Day on the 2nd Tuesday in November (and not on All-Saints Day).
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