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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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Appeal to Cruz

Appeal to Cruz To: two staffers for Senator Ted Cruz’ run for President Thank you for offering to get a response from Cruz or someone who can speak for him. I am by no means being patronizing when I say I have deep respect for someone who can take a case to the Supreme Court […]

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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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Huckabee, my man!

Huckabee said if an immigrant comes out of admiration for our founding principles, common sense says we should let him, and not argue about the numbers. He hasn’t said that in his Iowa speeches, national debates, or on his website, but based on what he told a small Iowa crowd last month and an interviewer […]

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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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Catholic reductionists and their expansionist Pope

Dave Leach – I wonder how Catholics who think we are taking in too many immigrants already are taking their Pope’s appeal to take in a lot more immigrants – in fact, to take in immigrants without numerical limits? Especially when the Pope had a stronger message about taking in immigrants than he had about […]

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Muslim refugees in perspective

Alarm over Moslem immigration is valid but there is much more to the story. Light is not helpless against the dark. But closed eyes see little light. “Jaw-dropping number of Muslim immigrants to U.S.” promised the WorldNetDaily News promotional email as your reward for reading its article about Breitbart’s story yesterday. “The invasion of the […]

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Appeal to Jindal

Open letter to Matt Parker, National Field Director, Bobby Jindal presidential campaign September 8, 2015 Dear Matt: Introduction: There is a truth able to expose the emptiness of Trumpisms and return our nation a little closer to God, that ought to be pulled out of its sheath. America will be safer with Governor Jindal at […]

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Steve King dialog

No one I know of is a more “immigration reductionist” (the preferred term of NumbersUSA) than Iowa Congressman Steve King, and no one I know of is more “expansionist” – wanting to repeal numerical limits on legal immigration, leaving only limits like background checks and finding a sponsor – than myself. But we had a […]

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Rand Paul: a letter to his staff

A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to slip Senator Rand Paul a copy of my Bible study on immigration, at a conference for pastors. But since then I have been unable to get a response from him or his staff. So it was wonderful to get an email from his Western Iowa […]

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