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The Ironies of Illegal Immigration

Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Estimates suggest that there are eleven million to 13 million Mexican citizens currently living in the United States illegally. Millions more emigrated previously and are now U.S. citizens. A recent poll revealed that one-third of Mexicans (34 percent) would like to emigrate to the United States. With Mexico having …

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Caravan Contradictions

Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness A“caravan”—the euphemism for a current foot-army of more than 10,000 Central Americans—of would-be border crossers has now passed into Mexico. The marchers promise they will continue 1,000 miles and more northward to the U.S. border, despite warnings from President Trump that as unauthorized immigrants they will be turned away. …

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Mexico — What Went Wrong?

Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Mexico gets a massive cash influx in remittances, American corporations get cheap labor, Democrats get voters . . .Mexico in just a few days could elect one of its more anti-American figures in recent memory, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Obrador has often advanced the idea that a strangely aggrieved …

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Mythologies of Illegal Immigration

By Victor Davis Hanson| American Greatness The illegal immigration debate has come to a head once again. Congress remains at an impasse over a temporary spending bill that Senate Democrats refuse to support unless it includes a provision that would allow several hundred thousand illegal aliens to remain in the United States without fear of …

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Regime Change by Any Other Name?

by Victor Davis Hanson Truth or consequences? Obama skated for far worse misdeeds. Election machines in three states were not hacked to give Donald Trump the election. There was never a serious post-election movement of electors to defy their constitutional duties and vote for Hillary Clinton. Nor, once Trump was elected, did transgendered people begin …

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Can Trump Successfully Remodel the GOP?

 by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review If Trumpism succeeds, it could replace mainstream Republicanism. The Republican-party establishment is caught in an existential paradox. Without Donald Trump’s populist and nationalist 2016 campaign, the GOP probably would not have won the presidency. Nor would Republicans now enjoy such lopsided control of state legislatures and governorships, as well …

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The Civic Cost Of Illegal Immigration

by Victor Davis Hanson via Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)   The arguments for ignoring illegal immigration are as well-known as the self-interested motives that drive it. In the abstract, open-borders advocates argue that in a globalized culture, borders are becoming reactionary and artificial constructs. They should not interrupt more natural ebbs and flows of migrant …

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The Labyrinth of Illegal Immigration

by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review Navigating self-interest, ideals, and public opinion in the debate about illegal immigration. Activists portray illegal immigration solely as a human story of the desperately poor from south of the border fleeing misery to start new, productive lives in the U.S. — despite exploitation and America’s nativist immigration laws. But …

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Make Haste — Deliberately

by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review If Trump shows that his actions are a reaction to past extremes, his changes will win public support. The emperor Augustus who oversaw the transition from the nonstop civil war of a collapsing republic to the Principate — with all the good and bad that such a transition entailed …

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Trump and Mexico

The Corner The one and only.  by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review I think concerns expressed that Trump treat Mexico and President Peña Nieto with dignity and respect are well-taken and wise. But part of the problem inherent in Trump’s pushback is that the present relationship has become asymmetrical for so long that merely returning …

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