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DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Agrees: Obama Not Doing His Job

By Bob Quasius – I was stunned when I first heard this. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz agrees that Obama is not doing his job” “I’m going to go to the House floor and actually debate why we shouldn’t be voting for the first time in American history to sue the President of the United States […]

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DACA Did Not Cause the Surge in Unaccompanied Children

By Alex Nowrasteh - In June, 2012 the Obama Administration announced that it had authored a memo deferring the deportation of unauthorized immigrant childhood arrivals in the United States, a program known as deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA). The memo directed then Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to practice prosecutorial discretion toward a […]

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Legalization or Amnesty for Unlawful Immigrants – An American Tradition

By Alex Nowrasteh – Legalization of unlawful immigrants, commonly referred to as amnesty, has been hyperbolically described as an affront to U.S. national sovereignty, the rule of law, and even our Constitutional Republic. However, the U.S. government has a long history of successfully legalizing violators of immigration laws. In 1929, the year the Immigration Act […]

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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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