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Donald Trump’s Immigration Myths

By Alex Nowrasteh – Donald Trump’s newly released immigration position paper is the precise mix of fantasy and ignorance that one would expect from the newly self-described Republican. Trump’s policies would grind down economic growth, slow assimilation and ultimately fail to rein in unlawful immigration. Trump’s proposal boils down to building a wall along the southern border and beefing […]

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Sanctuary City v. Priority Enforcement Program: Pure Politics?

by Alex Gonzalez – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says that the will “use fast-track procedures to crack down on “sanctuary” policies for undocumented immigrants if a special session were to be called.” Nevertheless, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) own federal program guidelines clearly state that county jails should: maintain custody of the priority individual for a […]

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Syrian Refugees Don’t Pose a Serious Security Threat

By Alex Nowrasteh – Of the 859,629 refugees admitted from 2001 onwards, only three have been convicted of planning terrorist attacks on targets outside of the United States, and none was successfully carried out. That is one terrorism-planning conviction for every 286,543 refugees that have been admitted. To put that in perspective, about 1 in […]

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Enforcement Didn’t End Unlawful Immigration in 1950s, More Visas Did

By Alex Nowrasteh – In last night’s Republican Presidential debate, Donald Trump argued that President Eisenhower immigration enforcement plan called Operation Wetback (Trump didn’t use that horrendous name) drastically reduced unlawful immigration in the early 1950s. He said: “Let me just tell you that Dwight Eisenhower. Good president. Great president. People liked him. I liked […]

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Government’s Dangerous Sixth Estate

By Sharon Sebastian – Threat, danger or a growing menace, it is all of those. Like in-coming from multiple directions, its onerous policies portend extensive upheaval and damage in the lives of Americans. It simultaneously provides free stuff for some while placing harsh restrictions on others. In time, all will suffer its consequences. It is […]

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Illegal Immigration Surged Because We Curtailed Legal Worker Migration 50 Years Ago

By Alex Nowrasteh – Today marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Baines Johnson signing the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. It removed the atrocious racial barriers in immigration law but also restricted economic migration—especially from the Western Hemisphere. We continue to struggle with its mixed legacy, particularly now that a spotlight is shining […]

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Por que no Clinton

Iván Duin-Obregón – Desde hace algún tiempo ya, el comando de campaña de la señora Clinton se ha dividido el tiempo entre tres frentes. Uno que ha estado formando su plataforma afuera de la estructura partidista, no quiere que se le colee otro por la talanquera como lo hizo Obama la ultima vez que ella […]

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Trump – The Leader of the Deceived

By Henryk A. Kowalczyk – Dear Mr. Trump, I challenge you to a duel over arguments about immigration. I am throwing the gauntlet at you because none of your competitors in the presidential race ever will. Jeb Bush co-authored a book about our immigration crisis. He acknowledged that the system is dysfunctional, but he did […]

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Ann Coulter’s “Real” Americans Fallacy

By CoulterWatch – While one can applaud Ann Coulter’s efforts to reform America’s immigration policy, her conclusions are nonsensical and shameful. Coulter identifies immigration – both legal and illegal – as the preeminent, overarching challenge of our time, beyond which all other issues pale in comparison. Her passion and conviction may well carry the day […]

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