Posts Tagged ‘ Latinos ’

What Should Be Done in 2013?


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Long Island Loses

It turns out that Arizonans aren’t the only ones concerned about the avalanche of illegal aliens and low-wage, unskilled immigration to the United States. In fact, residents of East Hampton have gradually but inexorably begun to resist the tide of day laborers and foreign workers living in their midst. As I’ve spotlighted recently on...
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Identity Politics (Part II)

Identity Politics (Part II)

One of the more obnoxious political phenomena this election cycle is the continued fixation of the media upon placing voters into specific taxonomic, ethnic boxes. Despite all evidence to the contrary, the press corps insist upon classifying all potential voters who hail from Spanish-speaking countries into the same amorphous, unitary bloc, regardless of the...
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Latinos Liberal, Not Stupid, On Immigration

Latinos Liberal, Not Stupid, On Immigration

To listen to the Democratic Party, Latinos have political tunnel-vision, caring only about immigration issues.   Latinos, like the rest of their fellow Americans, care about a broad array of issues. A quick look at the Univision homepage bears this out.  That may be a bad example — a quick look at the Univision...
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Does The Hispanic Vote Matter?

Does The Hispanic Vote Matter?

In the Republican Presidential primaries, successful candidates have supported strong immigration enforcement policies. It is not the only key to success. Michele Bachman had the most unequivocal stance against amnesty and open borders, but didn’t make it past the Iowa Caucuses. Newt Gingrich is famously weak on the issue, and enjoyed early fleeting success....
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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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Setback

Setback

Once again, our nation’s courageous legislators have failed to address the pressing issue of illegal immigration. This time, they come from the great state of Nebraska, where the Senate Judiciary Committee tabled a bill that would have required police to verify the legal status of suspected illegal aliens.
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Rahmbo’s Latino Problem

Rahmbo’s Latino Problem

An interesting story in yesterday’s Christian Science Monitor looks at the electoral prospects of former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who is looking to to succeed long-time Chicago mayor and political boss Richard Daley.
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Narrow-minded

Narrow-minded

One of the most troubling aspects of the current debate over immigration and national borders-other than the usual epithets lodged against those of us who care about our nation’s sovereignity, and the absurd postulations made by those attempting to convince us of the wisdom of open borders, esto perpetua, is the closed nature of the...
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Latinos and Immigration

Latinos and Immigration

One of the interesting things about conventional wisdom is that very often it turns out to be based upon assumptions that are false. A case in point being the widespread misconception that all Americans whose family origins lie in Latin America and the Caribbean are reflexively pro-mass immigration and in favor of amnesty, when...
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