Immigration

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    If not for Carolina Journal’s reporting, few people would have learned that the N.C. Department of Transportation had purchased a former circus train and parked its cars in a wooded area of Nash County. Rick Henderson discusses that story for the next Carolina Journal Radio. Henderson also…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2020
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    Supreme Court Says Kansas Can Prosecute Illegal Immigrants for Identity Theft

    From the Syllabus: Kansas makes it a crime to commit “identity theft” or engage in fraud to obtain a benefit. Respondents, three unauthorized aliens, were tried for fraudulently using another person’s Social Security number on the W–4’s and K–4’s that they submitted upon obtaining employment. They had used…
    Jon Guze, March 5, 2020
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    AG targets sanctuary cities

    Zachary Halaschak writes for the Washington Examiner about the U.S. Justice Department’s approach to so-called “sanctuary cities.” Attorney General William Barr announced new measures to combat sanctuary cities in what he called a “significant escalation.” Barr, 69, made the announcement on Monday at the National Sheriff’s Association 2020…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2020
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    Immigration and U.S. House seats

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner highlights a new report that tallies the potential impact of immigration on U.S. House representation, including North Carolina. The 10-year surge in illegal and legal immigration has exploded the populations of mostly Democratic states enough that the 2020 Census is likely to…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A high-profile Republican challenger is out. Potential Democratic challengers continue to jockey for position. Those are two key developments in North Carolina’s hotly contested 2020 U.S. Senate race. Rick Henderson offers analysis during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses recent letters to N.C.
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2019
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    Snapshot of the Day

    A recent Quinnipiac poll shows interesting voter views on which major political party is better at handling particular issues. Details here.
    Donna Martinez, December 16, 2019
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    Welfare, immigrants, and everyone else

    Kyle Sammin argues at the Federalist that it makes sense for government to steer more immigrants away from welfare. The same holds true for everyone else as well. [I]mmigration regulation of this sort has been a part of our laws for more than a century, and is based…
    Mitch Kokai, August 19, 2019
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    Wall fight in the Supreme Court

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller writes about the U.S. Supreme Court’s involvement in the political battle over a southern border wall. Environmental groups and House Democrats urged the Supreme Court not to disturb a lower court order blocking the reallocation of military funds for border wall projects.
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2019