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Immigration: The Perennial Moral Panic

It is fairly common for thinkers from De Tocqueville to George Friedman to characterize America as a “young nation.” As is befitting youth, America tends to have fairly short collective memory. Thus we end up finding ourselves beset with the same problems, but each time we are convinced they must be new. Case in point […]

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Fernando Varela’s Outstanding Performance: “Nessun Dorma”

by Bob Quasius – Enjoy this awesome performance, Fernando Varela Performs the opera classic “Nessun Dorma” from the final act of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot. From his brother Julio Varela’s personal blog. The “gold standard” for aspiring opera singers is a terrific performance singing “Nessun Dorma.” Fernando Varela is an outstanding singer from Puerto Rico, […]

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El mito de que los inmigrantes son atraídos por las prestaciones sociales en EE.UU.

por Alex Nowrasteh - Una queja común de los conservadores es que los inmigrantes, una vez que ingresan a EE.UU., “inmediatamente empiezan a depender de los beneficios estatales”, como lo dijo recientemente el senador Jeff Sessions (Alabama). Eso simplemente no es cierto, de acuerdo a un estudio del Cato Institute realizado por el profesor Leighton Ku y el académico Brian Bruen […]

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A Thanksgiving Tale

by Bob Quasius – My immigration reform activism of recent years has revived a life-long interest in genealogy and history, and curiosity about my own immigrant roots. At least two of my ancestors were at the first Thanksgiving feast and one of them, Edward Winslow, wrote the first recorded history of Thanksgiving. “And God be praised […]

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Immigrant Myth: Fewer Use Government Services

A common conservative refrain is that immigrants, once they enter the U.S., “immediately begin to depend on government welfare,” as Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama recently put it. That’s simply not true, according to a Cato Institute study by Professor Leighton Ku and lecturer Brian Bruen, both of George Washington University’s health policy department. Ku […]

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Opinion: Why Republicans will win over Latino voters

by Jennifer Sevilla Korn - When I joined the Republican National Committee earlier this year as Deputy Political Director and National Director for Hispanic Initiatives, friends and former colleagues asked me some incredulous questions: “¿Eres loca?” “Do you really think the party is going to have a real effort in the Hispanic community?” This isn’t about “sí, […]

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Latino Voter Midwest Summit

By Andy Kirchoff (videos added by Bob Quasius) – A community center in St. Paul, MN named after progressive icon Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN) may not seem like the most likely rendezvous point for Republican activists, but that’s precisely what happened this weekend, as Republicans from across the Midwest descended upon St. Paul for the […]

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Illegal Immigration and Rosh Hashanah

Sh’mot (Exodus) שְׁמוֹת 22:20 כ וְגֵר לֹא-תוֹנֶה, וְלֹא תִלְחָצֶנּוּ: כִּי-גֵרִים הֱיִיתֶם, בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. And a stranger shalt thou not wrong, neither shalt thou oppress him; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. L’shana tova! This Rosh Hashanah, I thought it befitting to remember the Jewish immigration story and the role the Jewish people […]

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Faith and Immigration: Interview with a DREAMer

Today in the United States there are 1.4 million immigrant Americans who have lived here since they were young, did not come here of their own volition, and yet still are not citizens. They have been raised in our communities, gone to our schools, and they desire to be full members of our country. They […]

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Family Values and Immigration Policy

The only phrase that politicians love more than “border security” is “family values.” The GOP’s own platform says, We are the party of independent individuals and the institutions they create – families, schools, congregations, neighborhoods – to advance their ideals and make real their dreams. Foremost among those institutions is the American family. But how […]

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