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DACA: Myths & Facts

President Trump’s latest executive order on immigration has spurred yet another partisan debate on immigration reform. However in the whirlwind of this discussion, there is a vacuum of facts which has been replaced by angry rhetoric and shoddily crafted talking points. For many it is either an illegal, taxpayer swindling act of amnesty or a […]

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Paul Ryan called “traitor” for agreeing with part of Trump

Paul Ryan, speaker of the U.S. House, told CNN Thursday that the “deportation force” promised by President Trump “isn’t happening”, which cannot be documented to differ from Trump’s own detail-deprived promises about how he is going to think up a policy that will “make everybody happy” and will not focus on kids brought here by […]

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President Trump’s Immigration Plans

The following article is a translation, English interleaved with Spanish, of the Spanish version at http://www.cafeconlecherepublicans.com/los-planes-migratorios-del-presidente-trump/. This is mostly a “machine translation” by Translate Google (search: “translate Spanish to English”, with a small number of clarifications in [brackets] by Dave Leach. Posted 12/20/16. Los planes migratorios del presidente Trump President Trump’s Immigration Plans Alex Nowrasteh […]

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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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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 Refugee Crisis & Why America is Different: Part II

This post was originally hosted at Musings On the Right. In the last essay, I wrote about the value of cultural assimilation, as well as the role that culture plays in both negative and positive policy outcomes. Given this fact, it seems that Europe, and soon America, will face a major challenge. As the Near East […]

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DACA in Court: the threat, the opportunity

Needed: Dreamers to ask lawyers; lawyers to join a unique Amicus Two days ago the Supreme Court agreed to decide a case that will determine whether millions who were brought to the U.S. by their parents as children get to stay in the only country many of them have ever known. The deadline is fast […]

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The Refugee Crisis: Why America Is Different

  As someone interested in immigration from a conservative, American perspective, the recent refugee crisis in Europe is of major fascination to me. For starters the genuine human tragedy is palpable. Even the most stringent of nativists must be moved by the images of humanity dying en mass in the Mediterranean Sea. Furthermore even the […]

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Worse than Obama?

It is hard to imagine any greater threat to our nation than Obama’s 8 years, until you consider that had Republicans been in charge, we would be under E-Verify and Real ID by now. By Dave Leach. Posted November 26, 2015, Thanksgiving. If anything written here is wrong, please correct me. I like thoughtful, well-sourced […]

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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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