Posts Tagged ‘ JFK ’

Ted Kennedy’s Shameful Legacy

Ted Kennedy’s Shameful Legacy

Although the law which fundamentally transformed this nation does not bear his name, the late Senator Edward Kennedy was one of the chief architects of legislation which unleashed the tsunami of unfettered immigration, the effects of which we will be dealing with for many generations to come. Like almost every bill or momentous policy supported...
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Hart-Celler 50 Years On

Hart-Celler 50 Years On

Today marks the half-century mark of what is one of the most important-and arguably, the most disastrous-pieces of domestic legislation enacted by the United States Congress. Manipulating the national sense of shame over what were genuine grievances felt by black Americans whose fundamental civil rights had been denied, Lyndon Johnson and his former legislative...
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d share a classic song by the legendary Celtic folk-punk band The Pogues which embodies the deep ambivalence the first wave of Irish immigrants felt upon leaving their homeland. Of course, I take issue with any song whose lyrics boast of toasting JFK-even if uttered...
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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 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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