Immigration

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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
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    Immigration and gratitude

    Charles Cooke of National Review Online muses about the gratitude of American immigrants. I consider it flatly inappropriate for the president of the United States to be telling Americans — rhetorically or otherwise — to “go back where you came from.” In consequence, you will find no defense…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest appear at this date to be the most likely candidates to square off in North Carolina’s 2020 gubernatorial election. Rick Henderson analyzes recent polling results involving Cooper and Forest for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2019
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    Hanson offers ‘modest’ immigration proposal

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online offers a suggestion for housing detained illegal immigrants. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) believes that American detention centers that house illegal aliens — over 1 million illegal arrivals during the last six months alone — are similar to “concentration camps.” A…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2019