Posts Tagged ‘ Washington Independent ’

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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Filling A Need That Doesn’t Exist

Filling A Need That Doesn’t Exist

Yesterday’s Republican presidential debate didn’t offer us much in the way of substantive discussion, vis-a-vis immigration. Most of the evening was spent debating relevant foreign policy matters, such as the question of how each candidate would handle a potentially nuclear-capable Iran, what should be the government’s stance towards foreign aid to Pakistan, and what...
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Post-Election Analysis

I’ll keep it brief-delving a bit deeper as the complete results from yesterday’s races shake out-but here are some initial thoughts on what transpired on Election Day.
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Decision 2010: Reversal Of Fortune

Decision 2010: Reversal Of Fortune

From the liberal, online news site The Independent comes word of a surprising reversal by the national anti-illegal alien political action committee known as ALIPAC, which has decided to retract its endorsements of two prominent, blue dog Democrats who have been vocal in their support of tough immigration enforcement measures.
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Senator Hatch’s Road To Damascus Moment?

Senator Hatch’s Road To Damascus Moment?

While not completely certain that Senator Orrin Hatch won’t return to his previously spotty record on immigration matters, his recent statements would appear to signal a determination on his part to mend fences-no pun intended-with the immigration enforcement and control movement.
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Is ICE Stonewalling?

Is ICE Stonewalling?

Today we learned that the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has denied a request by Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse-a nonprofit, data-gathering and research organization at Syracuse University-for information about detainees currently  within the immigration system.
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Political Theater

Political Theater

Mark Krikorian, the indefatigable head of the Center for Immigration Studies, has a fantastic explanation of the controversy involving California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s former maid in yesterday’s edition of NRO’s The Corner. 
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Amnesty Subterfuge

Amnesty Subterfuge

It turns out that ICE isn’t the only government agency whose administrators are trying to evade enforcing immigration law. Thanks to a scoop from the American Spectator, we now have the third internal memo from the Obama administration detailing its plan to enact a de facto amnesty over the objections of both Congress and the American public.
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