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Do Immigrants Steal Jobs?

By Bob Quasius – Professor Ben Powell of Suffolk University debunks the myth that immigrants steal jobs. I agree completely! The foundation for this myth is the flawed notion that jobs are a zero sum game, when in reality jobs are constantly created and destroyed due to our dynamic economy. Economist Alex Nowrasteh has also […]

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Thomas Sowell on Immigration

By Alex Nowrasteh - Thomas Sowell is an influential and prolific writer whose books span the social sciences. My shelves are full of them, decorated with underlines, marginalia, and dog-eared pages. But in his recent columns and comments on immigration, Sowell has not approached that topic with the same rigorous attention to detail that he has […]

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After KAL007 Was Shot Down Ronald Reagan Showed Leadership… And Obama’s?

By Bob Quasius – 30 Years ago Korean Airlines Flight 007 was shot down by a Soviet fighter. President Ronald Reagan gave this terrific speech condemning the Soviet Union, demonstrating the essence of a true leader of the free world. Ronald Reagan is widely considered one of our best presidents of modern times, and this […]

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Mexican Immigration Policy Lowers the Cost of Central American Migration to the US

By Alex Nowrasteh – One persistent American complaint about the Mexican government’s opposition to immigration laws like Arizona’s SB-1070 is that Mexico’s immigration policy is far more restrictive than that of the United States or anything proposed in Arizona. In 2010, Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) articulately pointed out the Mexican government’s blatant hypocrisy. Brutal Mexican […]

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Why Aren’t Child Migrants Fleeing to the U.S. From Nicaragua?

By Alex Nowrasteh – U.S. policy is equally generous to unaccompanied children (UAC) from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua — but today’s child migrants are not coming from Nicaragua. Explaining why Nicaraguan UAC are not part of the recent surge may help explain why so many are coming from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras […]

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House Bill Eviscerates Asylum System, Deports Child Trafficking Victims

By Alex Nowrasteh - President Obama recently asked Congress for authority to treat Central American children in the same way the government treats Mexican children. The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act (H.R. 5137), introduced today by Reps. Chaffetz (R-UT) and Goodlatte (R-VA), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, goes beyond the President’s request. The bill […]

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Satellite Data Show That CO2 Has Almost No Effect on Global Warming

By Jonathon DuHammel - The “pause” in global warming has reached a milestone of 17 years with no net warming. This has been very inconvenient for “warmist” scientists and policy makers. There have been many excuses proffered to explain the pause (See: “The ocean ate my global warming below”). And, there have been more scare stories […]

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Guatemala Crisis Speaks to U.S. Immigration Reform

The article published July 4 in The Palm Beach Post, “Blame U.S. policies for influx from Guatemala,” sheds light on some of the issues that created the migration of Guatemalans, Salvadorans and Hondurans into the United States as they escaped civil wars in which the U.S. was directly involved. Yet to blame the U.S. solely […]

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Ronald Reagan Warned Us About Obama and Appeasement

By Bob Quasius – The Obama presidency foreign policy can best be described as appeasement and “leading from behind.” Obama doesn’t seem to think firmness in the face of aggression is necessary to preserve peace and order, and time after time Obama’s red lines have proven meaningless. Obama has thrown our allies ‘under the bus’ […]

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Immigration: The New Civil Rights Movement

By Linda Vega - Why politics? I am often asked, “What in the world made you decide to participate in politics?” Texas politics is well known to be a tumble-and-rumble sport. It is one of the most gruesome, unforgiving, vile, and cruel “sport” if you ask me, and oftentimes I think that perhaps it is a […]

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