Immigration Reform

For Obama, Inconvenient Law Is Irrelevant Law

The president dismantles immigration law that he finds incompatible with his own larger agenda. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online There is a humane, transparent, truthful — and constitutional — way to address illegal immigration. Unfortunately, President Obama’s unilateral plan to exempt millions of residents from federal immigration law is none of those …

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Illiberal Immigration ‘Reform’

People who call for “comprehensive immigration reform” seldom mean it. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online The last thing a liberal proponent of immigration reform wants is liberal immigration reform. Remember that paradox, and the insanity at the border makes some sense. Each day a worried politician or pundit, with creased brow and …

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The Moral Crisis on Our Southern Border

A perfect storm of special interests have hijacked U.S. immigration law. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online No one knows just how many tens of thousands of Central American nationals — most of them desperate, unescorted children and teens — are streaming across America’s southern border. Yet this phenomenon offers us a proverbial …

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Immigration and America’s Failure of Nerve

by Bruce Thornton // FrontPage Magazine The number of unaccompanied children from Central America into the U.S. has reached 47,000 since October, and may hit 90,000 by the end of this year. The official story is that they are fleeing drug-gang mayhem and political violence in their home countries, and so are refugees and asylum-seekers. But the …

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The New Children’s Crusade

Almost everything we are told about illegal immigration is both a lie and amoral. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Sometime around 1212, mystics in Europe cooked up the idea that kids could part the seas, reach the Holy Land, reclaim Jerusalem, and convert the infidel Muslims. Thousands of children in Northern Europe …

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Illegal Immigration and Eric Cantor

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Eric Cantor’s luck ran out, when his long insistence of pushing immigration-reform legislation finally coincided with a massive and sudden rush of thousands to the U.S. border from Central America. That lining up of the planets explains why a good but obscure candidate beat a supposedly invincible …

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The True Opponents of Immigration Reform

Too many special interests profit from the present mess. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Solving the illegal-immigration problem should not be hard. No one knows how many foreign nationals are residing illegally in the United States — estimates range from 11 million to 20 million. But everyone understands that it is an untenable …

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Republicans Go On an Immigration Reform Bender

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine  Rather than twisting the political knife in the gaping wound that is Obamacare, House Republicans are off on a “comprehensive immigration reform” toot. The latest news has the Speaker putting off any action for now, and waiting until after the midterm elections in order not to anger the anti-amnesty …

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Resisting Immigration Reform

Identity politics rejects ending illegal immigration and reforming legal immigration. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  We are fast approaching what promises to be the year of “comprehensive immigration reform.” In the manner of the “Affordable Care Act,” it will not be comprehensive nor will it reform immigration. All sorts of new trends have …

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Beware of Beautifully Misnamed Laws

Who would oppose “affordable care” and “farm security”? by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Washington has a bad habit of naming laws by what they are not. These euphemisms usually win temporary public support. After all, who wants to be against anything “affordable”? But on examination, such idealistically named legislation usually turns out to …

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