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It's Time to Debate Birthright Citizenship

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has introduced a bill to repeal “birthright citizenship.” It’s probably the most significant immigration reform bill introduced in Congress since 1965 when nation quotas on immigration were repealed. That revision in the Immigration and Nationality Act (“ INA ”) significantly …

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Written by Howard Foster on Thursday January 5, 2012

Gingrich Knows Illegals Break the Law

Recent comments by Newt Gingrich to the effect that illegal immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for 25 years, “obey the rules, have children and belong to a church” should be allowed to remain here are deliberately deceptive. His premise is that an illegal immigrant can somehow live and work in …

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Written by Howard Foster on Friday December 2, 2011

On Immigration: Romney is Right, Gingrich is Wrong

In my column for CNN, I explain why K street lobbyists will like Newt Gingrich's immigration plan: Immigration is the only issue where a political candidate can totally do the bidding of the K Street lobbyists and still be hailed as compassionate and humane. At CNN's Republican National …

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Written by David Frum on Monday November 28, 2011

Face it Buchanan, America is Changing

In British tradition there is a one-line statement that announces the passing of a monarch: “The King is dead. Long live the King.” A political institution with a 1500 year history spanning war, conquest, and in several instances its own apparent extinction, can afford to take a little bad …

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Written by Chris Ladd on Monday November 21, 2011

Res Judicata: Jobs for Americans First

Last week’s blog post on restricting legal immigration as a partial solution to persistently high unemployment drew many comments. They made three basic arguments: 1) immigrants create demand for goods and services that results in a net plus for the economy, 2) immigrants do not compete with …

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Written by Howard Foster on Monday November 14, 2011

To Reduce Unemployment, Slow Immigration

The November 4th unemployment report indicated that the economy is not producing sufficient jobs for the 300 million American citizens, and that there is no end in sight to the crisis. This should make us ask why we need more immigrants. All Republican presidential candidates are rhetorically …

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Written by Howard Foster on Monday November 7, 2011

Texans for Oligarchy

And speaking of oligarchy , Rick Perry in an interview with Univision endorses the idea of granting illegal aliens the right to work in the United States--but not the right to vote. If you were seeking to concentrate wealth and power even more tightly than today, you could not do better …

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Written by David Frum on Friday November 4, 2011

Immigration Attack Could Backfire on Perry

In the short term at least, it seems hard to deny that yesterday's debate was good to Rick Perry. The leading un-Romney contender, Herman Cain, sank underneath withering attacks on his 9-9-9 plan; his inability to defend the details of this plan with anything other than assertions that his …

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Written by Fred Bauer on Wednesday October 19, 2011

Cain's Immigration Plan is Not Enough

Last night’s free-wheeling, barely moderated debate was a joy to watch. We learned that Michele Bachmann thinks Libya is not in Africa. We learned that Herman Cain might have another set of numbers besides 9-9-9: 171 -for-1...the number of Gitmo detainees that he might be willing to swap for a …

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Written by Zac Morgan on Wednesday October 19, 2011

At Values Voter Summit, Perry Attempts to Pivot on Immigration

When I saw Mike Pence at the 2010 Values Voters Summit, he opened his speech by stating he was a "I am a Christian, a conservative and a Republican – in that order." Rick Santorum gave a speech at this year's summit which emphasized how he was a part of the Values Voters "family" and that he had …

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Written by Noah Kristula-Green on Friday October 7, 2011

Romney's Dangerous Windfall

Rick Perry seems to be reeling after his debate performance in Florida last week. It’s early yet to see anything in public polling, but his subsequent flop in the Florida straw poll into which he had invested significant money and energy is causing serious concern for his campaign. However, …

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Written by Chris Ladd on Monday September 26, 2011

The Texas Non-Miracle

About all those new jobs created under Gov. Rick Perry... The Center for Immigration Studies reports some facts that should sprinkle a little cold water on over-heated claims for the low-wage/high-immigration Texas economic model. Of jobs created in Texas since 2007, 81 percent were taken …

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Written by David Frum on Thursday September 22, 2011

French Prayer Ban Has Popular Support

On Friday, September 16 th , the French government banned Muslim street prayers in its most recent attempt to curb what many French citizens believe to be the ousting of traditional French culture and traditions by Muslim immigrants. Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right Front National …

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Written by Rachel Ryan on Wednesday September 21, 2011

France's Immigration Trauma

The French government has enacted a new law , which many in France hope will end the “occupation” of the streets by Muslims who conduct street prayers. The issue of street prayers in France has been a contested. Given their strong secular commitments, it is no surprise that many French are …

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Written by Robin Tim Weis on Wednesday September 21, 2011

Even if You're Pro-Immigration...

... what's now being proposed in Ontario, Canada, should shock you. Canada's largest province votes in a provincial election early next month. Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty is seeking a third term. It's a tough re-elect for McGuinty. Once effortlessly economically dominant, Ontario is …

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Written by David Frum on Tuesday September 13, 2011

Perry's Immigration Problem: Even Bigger than it Looks

Byron York has some astute things to say this morning about the immigration issue and its potentially negative impact on Gov. Rick Perry's presidential candidacy: Start with the border fence. Perry opposes it. "Building a wall on the entire border is a preposterous idea," he said recently …

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Written by David Frum on Friday September 9, 2011

Why It's Hard to Reform Immigration

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Written by David Frum on Thursday August 25, 2011

Res Judicata: Legal Immigration is Not the Answer

The bad economic news, especially persistently high unemployment, requires an examination of our immigration policy. The U.S. currently admits about 800,000 legal immigrants per year, all of whom are authorized for employment. This goes on year in and year out, regardless of the level of …

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Written by Howard Foster on Monday August 15, 2011

Res Judicata: Americans Will Do the Jobs

“On lesser days, unmentionable objects block the huge grates in the sewer channels. The workers descend knee deep into the muck and scrape at the dripping clogs. The gunk drips to their shoulders and splashes on their faces, working its way into pores and psyches.”  This is how the New York …

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Written by Howard Foster on Monday August 8, 2011