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Your Chance to Message Trump

Donald Trump is hosting a survey asking us what points he should make in his debates with Hillary. (Sept 26, Oct 9, 19; VP debate, Oct 4) The survey doesn’t just let you pick from multiple choice canned answers to finely spun questions, but lets you write your own answers to unusually spin-free questions. The […]

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Three New Reasons for the Rise of Donald Trump

By Alex Nowrasteh – The political class is awash in self-serving theories to explain the rise of Donald Trump. Tim Carney blames differences of opinion between cosmopolitan elites and a nationalist base. Charles Murray sees answers in the disintegration of the white working class. Mark Krikorian and other nativists blame popular anger toward immigrants. While […]

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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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Trump – The Leader of the Deceived

By Henryk A. Kowalczyk – Dear Mr. Trump, I challenge you to a duel over arguments about immigration. I am throwing the gauntlet at you because none of your competitors in the presidential race ever will. Jeb Bush co-authored a book about our immigration crisis. He acknowledged that the system is dysfunctional, but he did […]

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Ann Coulter’s “Real” Americans Fallacy

By CoulterWatch – While one can applaud Ann Coulter’s efforts to reform America’s immigration policy, her conclusions are nonsensical and shameful. Coulter identifies immigration – both legal and illegal – as the preeminent, overarching challenge of our time, beyond which all other issues pale in comparison. Her passion and conviction may well carry the day […]

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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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Response to the Reactionaries

Despite myself, I am somewhat fascinated with reactionaries. (For those a bit confused who on who these folks are The American Conservative has good introduction to them) For starters some of them are exceptionally witty, albeit in a horrifying manner. In addition, as a conservative of traditionalist and libertarian leanings I am sympathetic to wishing […]

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The Conservative Response to Trump

Donald Trump has continued to make headlines, not only through the ostentatious, borderline decadent “announcement” of his presidential candidacy (I put this in scare quotes because I do not believe Trump in any way intends on actually attempting to be the President of the United States but instead is putting on an absurd performance art […]

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Ronald Reagan and his take on immigration amnesty

Amnesty is defined as forgiveness, a very Christian concept, but the term has been tainted in the extreme rhetoric that is the immigration debate today. Ronald Reagan, however, understood that many of the foreign nationals who come here undocumented or whose legal residency lapsed were inherently honest and good, just desperate for a better way […]

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Do Amnesties Increase Unlawful Immigration?

By Alex Nowrasteh – One popular argument against a legalization, or amnesty, of unlawful immigrants is that it will merely incentivize future unlawful immigration. Unlawful immigrants will be more likely to break immigration laws because they will eventually be legalized anyway, so why bother to attempt to enter legally (ignoring the fact that almost none […]

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