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It’s Time To Get Serious About Immigration, Education and Tax Reform.

We are headed for major trouble in these United States.  Realistically speaking, the knight on the proverbial white horse who will ride to our rescue is apt to speak Spanish or Vietnamese or, perhaps, Polish.  An infusion of young, Immigrant citizens (workers to be blunt) are what stands between America and a very bleak future, [...]

Chris Matthews: Democrats Untrustworthy on Immigration Enforcement

What is Chris Matthews up to? For the second time in a week he has zinged Democrats on two flaming high-profile issues: Obama and his refusal to provide his real birth certificate and accuses Democrats of not wanting to stop illegal immigration. My guess is that Chris Matthews has been wrong for such a long [...]

Labor Markets, Immigration, and Inequality

Here’s Mickey Kaus’ proposed solution to inequality: If you’re worried about incomes at the bottom, though, one solution leaps out at you. It’s a solution that worked, at least in the late 1990s under Bill Clinton, when wages at the low end of the income ladder rose fairly dramatically. The solution is tight labor markets. [...]

Immigration And Inequality

by Conor Friedersdorf Mickey Kaus has a proposal: If you're worried about incomes at the bottom… one solution leaps out at you. It's a solution that worked, at least in the late 1990s under Bill Clinton, when wages at the low end of the income ladder rose fairly dramatically. The solution is tight labor markets. [...]

Don’t Buy The Washington Post’s False Choice on Immigration

The Washington Post editorializes today: “In a handful of Southern and Western states, Republican governors and lawmakers are vowing to replicate Arizona’s harshly nativist law or go even further with bills that would outlaw the presence of undocumented immigrants or require police to screen suspects for immigration status - or both. The assumption underlying such [...]

After Amnesty: Getting Immigration Reform Right

In 1986, there were 2.7 million illegal immigrants inside the United States. They were granted a one-time amnesty. Illegal immigration crisis solved? Hardly. More than twenty wears later there were around 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. How does the left want to solve this problem? More amnesty. This would work about as well [...]

In Show-Ending Poem, CBS’s Schieffer Spins Christmas Classic Into Critique of Tea Party, AZ Immigration Law

Ending Sunday's "Face the Nation" in poetic fashion, CBS's Bob Schieffer gave a year-end commentary where he portrayed John Boehner as the flustered "orange-faced" leader of a divided House GOP. Schieffer also snidely criticized the Arizona immigration law. "His face was bright orange, a sun-tan hall-of-famer. / I knew in a flash – it must [...]

In Show-Ending Poem, CBS’s Schieffer Spins Christmas Classic Into Critique of Tea Party, AZ Immigration Law

Ending Sunday's "Face the Nation" in poetic fashion, CBS's Bob Schieffer gave a year-end commentary where he portrayed John Boehner as the flustered "orange-faced" leader of a divided House GOP. Schieffer also snidely criticized the Arizona immigration law. "His face was bright orange, a sun-tan hall-of-famer. / I knew in a flash – it must [...]

House GOP to strike moderate tone on immigration

Carrie Budoff Brown has a really important story on the direction of immigration politics: If conservatives expected Republican Rep. Lamar Smith to champion the most controversial anti-immigration measures when he takes control of the House Judiciary Committee next month, they’re in for a surprise. After weeks of speculation that he would pursue a scorched-earth immigration [...]

Towards A Sane Immigration Policy, Ctd

by Patrick Appel A reader writes: David Frum's point about more high-skilled immigration struck a cord with me.  As a Canadian who has been living and working in the US for more than a decade I can attest to how difficult it is to become a permanent resident, let alone a US citizen.  The US [...]

Outgoing Georgia Gov. Perdue Advises GOP To ‘Maintain The Golden Rule’ On Immigration

This past November, Nathan Deal (R-GA), a conservative former congressman, won Georgia’s governorship. Throughout his campaign, Deal vowed to crack down immigration. When Arizona implemented its draconian immigration law he promised to “work to pass and sign similar legislation.” He came out in favor of changing the 14th amendment to deny the U.S.-born children of [...]

Towards A Sane Immigration Policy

by Patrick Appel In the wake of the DREAM Act's failure, David Frum advocates for more high-skilled immigration: If we chose our immigrants differently, immigration would upgrade the average skill level of the U.S. population. (As is, 31% of immigrants have not completed high school.) If we chose our immigrants differently, they could contribute more [...]

Hatch Calls Vote On Immigration Bill He Once Co-Sponsored ‘A Cynical Exercise’

Back in 2003, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) sponsored S.1545 — the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. Back then, the bill attracted co-sponsors like Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John McCain (R-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Sam Brownback (R-KS). All of those Republican senators voted against a more conservative version of the same [...]

Orrin Hatch Calls Vote On Immigration Bill He Once Co-Sponsored ‘A Cynical Exercise’

Back in 2003, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) sponsored S.1545 — the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. Back then, the bill attracted co-sponsors like Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John McCain (R-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Sam Brownback (R-KS). All of those Republican senators voted against a more conservative version of the same [...]

WaPo Can’t Seem to Find Anti-Illegal Immigration ‘Family Destroyer’ Groups in Deportation Story

Tuesday's Washington Post reported that immigration-amnesty advocates are upset that Maryland's Prince George's County is deporting more non-criminals than criminals under the federal government's Secure Communities initiative. Team Obama promised to focus its deportation efforts on criminals. Reporter Shankar Vedantam relayed the concerns of the left (classified only as "immigration rights groups"), but there was [...]