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Trump is Against Legal Immigration Too

By Alex Nowrasteh – When I criticize Donald Trump’s immigration policy proposals, the most common response is some variant of “Trump is against ILLEGAL immigration, not LEGAL immigration. Get your facts straight.” Although Trump makes contradictory statements on many topics, allowing virtually any supporter to find a quote in support of his or her preferred policy […]

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President Obama’s mixed legacy on immigration

By Alex Nowrasteh – President Obama has a mixed record on immigration. On one hand, he is the most stringent enforcer of immigration laws in American history — far outstripping the deportation numbers of the George W. Bush and earlier administrations. On the other hand, his executive actions have helped shield large swaths of illegal […]

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What Latinos Can Learn from Jewish-Americans and AIPAC

By Alex Gonzalez – Apart from the Sequester Scare by President Obama, the other big thing that happened in politics this week was the AIPAC (American-Israeli Political Action Committee) Policy Conference in D.C. The three-day conference, in which 13,000 activists descended on the Capitol to lobby Congress for foreign aid to Israel and listened to […]

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Trump Is the Nativist Dream Candidate

By Alex Nowrasteh – Donald Trump’s win in Indiana has practically clinched the Republican nomination. Since July 2015, Trump has led in most polls of GOP candidates. Immigration restrictionism is his most popular policy position. That position and the way he’s talked about it have defined his candidacy and set him apart from the get […]

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EE.UU.: El derecho a la ciudadanía por nacimiento fomenta la asimilación

Alex Nowrasteh – Muchos Republicanos están peleándose para hacer eco del llamado que hizo Donald Trumppara ponerle fin al derecho a la ciudadanía por nacimiento. Los expertos estarán debatiendo la legalidad de esto por algún tiempo —muchos dicen que se requeriría una enmienda constitucional— pero el impacto en el mundo real del derecho a la […]

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How to Deal with Immigrant Crime

By Alex Nowrasteh – Immigrants are less crime-prone than native-born Americans but that is small solace to those affected by criminals born in another country. Since 2010, 124 unlawful immigrants released by the U.S. government have been charged with 135 homicide-related crimes according to information obtained by the House Judiciary Committee. Many of those criminals were released […]

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The Real Threat to America Is Not Immigrants, but Ourselves

By Marian L. Tupy and Alex Nowrasteh – Donald Trump’s ascendancy in the race for the GOP’s presidential nomination has placed immigration in the center of our political discourse. Writing in defense of Trump’s anti-immigrant views, Pat Buchanan, himself an erstwhile GOP presidential candidate, warned, “Will the West endure or disappear by the century’s end as […]

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Linda Vega: The Creation of a new GOP: FrankenTRUMP

By Linda Vega – Politics, in America, have changed and are now deciding how a SUPER POWER, our country, will be led by an unknown, self-proclaimed demagogue contender who champions himself as the one who will make “American Great Again.” In 2008, we heard similar rhetoric from a candidate who promised us hope and change […]

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Are “Donald Trump Conservatives” Irrational?

By Marcial Bonifacio – My friends and American countrymen, today I write in disappointment and dismay at so-called conservatives and evangelicals who supported Donald Trump in the states which logically and rightfully should have supported Ted Cruz. First and foremost, the term “Trump conservative” is an oxymoron, comparable to a Catholic Protestant, a Marxist businessman, […]

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Who is Donald Trump Consulting on Foreign Policy? Trump: I’m speaking with myself, I have a very good brain

By Bob Quasius – Trump has zero foreign policy experience! This video must be seen to be believed. Who is @realDonaldTrump consulting on foreign policy? Trump: I’m speaking with myself, I have a very good brain https://t.co/4YC15EqNgi — Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) March 16, 2016

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