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Ohio, the Other Border

By Maribel Hastings, America’s Voice - CLEVELAND, Ohio – Every Tuesday night in Painesville, Ohio, immigrants with a common denominator meet at a converted church: they are protagonists or collateral damage in the government’s deportation machine. The picture blows the water out of the argument that the deportations are focused on criminals or recent border crossers without […]

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Immigration Reform Needed by Refugees

Most of the national discussion of immigration reform is from the perspective of South Americans who have the physical ability to cross our Southern border between legal checkpoints, in addition to the very limited ability to come legally. This discussion is with Somalian leaders, about the problems of Somalian refugees whose only way in is […]

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Hispanic American Dismisses Ann Coulter on Amnesty

by Ann Kane - Will majority Hispanics ever vote Republican? Ann Coulter equates granting amnesty to illegals with increasing Democrat voter rolls. She sees it as a slam-dunk that if amnesty goes through, with the help of many Republican legislators, Republicans and conservatives will not be able to win elections in the future. Considering the Left’s takeover […]

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Judge rules shackling of immigration detainees unconstitutional

“You can judge a society by how well it treats its prisoners.” – Fyordor Dostoevsky A federal district judge has ruled that the practice of shackling immigrant detainees by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during court proceedings is unconstitutional. Judge Michael Ponsor of the U.S. District Court (Massachusetts) ruled March 9 that the shackles were […]

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No, Immigrants Won’t Make Welfare State Bigger

By ALEX NOWRASTEH AND ZACHARY GOCHENOUR - Republicans are worried about Speaker John Boehner’s immigration reform principles — chief among them that immigration reform will create a new Democratic majority. However, worries that new immigrants will increase the size of our bloated welfare state and further decrease America’s economic freedom shouldn’t be among them. In a new paper from […]

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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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House Republican Immigration Reform Principles

by Bob Quasius – Kudos to House Republican leaders for developing a set of proposed immigration reform principles (from Politico), for consensus building at a meeting of House Republicans. These principles differ from those of Cafe Con Leche Republicans, but we also recognize that middle ground must be found to pass any immigration reform and […]

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Is Immigration Reform Amnesty?

by Bob Quasius – Jessica Dominguez remains one of my favorite commentators on immigration reform. She’s popular as “Abogada Jessica Dominguez” on twitter (@AbogadaLatina), Facebook, and regularly appears on Univisión to answer questions about immigration reform and immigration law. Oh yes, and she was an unauthorized immigrant for a time too, and knows what it’s […]

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Immigrant mother released from ICE after a year behind bars

A Dallas-area mother of two who was wrongly jailed for over a year by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has been released in what supporters are calling a “New Year’s miracle.” The case of Rosa Moreno is another shocking example of ICE’s failure to follow immigration law procedure. In Moreno’s case, that failure had devastating […]

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Is Boehner Set to Move Forward on Immigration Reform after Budget Victory?

by Bob Price - Will House Speaker John Boehner’s recent success with the budget bill bolster his confidence enough to move forward on immigration reform? It certainly appears the answer to that may well be a resounding yes. Politico’s Seung Min Kim reports that Boehner responded to a question from a group of reporters asking if immigration reform […]

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