Category Archives: Immigration
Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that the Sampson County sheriff’s office helped thwart illegal immigrants trying to cash in on a stolen-identity tax refund scam. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why critics of North Carolina’s Republican elected leaders tend to quarrel rather than argue.
It’s a hot political topic today, but immigration has played a key role in past American political debates as well. Recent Calvin Coolidge biographer Amity Shlaes devotes a new Forbes magazine column to the 30th president’s response to the immigration controversies of the 1920s. The stereotype involving Coolidge is that he was a snobby NewContinue Reading
Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that young immigrants associated with the “Dream Team” might be turning from Democrats to Republicans to support their cause. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that the United States spends much more on public education and offers much less parental choice than most developed countries in Europe and theContinue Reading
It’s surely a stretch to brand Marco Rubio “The Republican Savior,” as TIME does in its latest cover story. Still, the article offers some interesting insights, including Rubio’s thoughts about the potential impact of immigration reforms. Rubio is careful not to oversell immigration reform’s potential to revive the GOP brand: “If anyone is under theContinue Reading
We always talk about immigration, but what about our money and what the immigrants are doing with the funds they earn within our borders? Many immigrants or illegal aliens earn money in the US and then send money abroad to their family or friends, these funds are known as remittances. So the tax breaks forContinue Reading
In May, Eduardo Saverin, a co-founder of Facebook, attracted a lot of attention for renouncing his US citizenship and moving to Singapore in order to avoid US taxes. I was reminded of that story this morning when I saw that Gerard Depardieu, a French actor (who I think you’ll recognize even if, like me, youContinue Reading
Last week, the founder and CEO of Saxo Bank spoke at UNC-Chapel Hill on the dangers of European socialism, based on his experience with Denmark. He has now migrated to Switzerland, given fears that an exit would grow increasingly difficult as more productive individuals leave and exit taxes rise. The associated article, the basis forContinue Reading