Immigration

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    National Review editor ponders Trump’s … storm

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online ponders the reaction to President Trump’s well-publicized comments about immigrants’ nations of origin. He was almost surely trying to say that we should pick immigrants for skills (he reportedly mentioned Asia as well as Norway) but typically stated his position in the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2018
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    Obama administration ignored rules for checking illegal immigrants’ terrorist ties

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon reports on the potential harmful impact of the Obama administration’s failure to follow federal rules regarding illegal immigrants. During the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement was not following proper procedures when checking if illegal aliens were known terrorists, jeopardizing national…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2018
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    National Review editors explore the … storm … surrounding Trump’s comments

    Editors at National Review place President Trump‘s latest controversial comments in context. The latest all-consuming Trump controversy is over his remarks in an Oval Office meeting that he doesn’t want people coming here from “sh**hole” countries (although he may have really said “sh**house” countries, for those who are…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2018
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    National Review editor touts Trump’s targeting of violent gang

    Rich Lowry explains at National Review Online why President Trump is justified in targeting a particularly violent criminal gang. Donald Trump is given to lurid rhetoric, and in the MS-13 gang he has finally met a subject beyond his ability to exaggerate. He calls members of the largely…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2018
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    The tension between markets and morality

    Roger Scruton finds conservative thought on a “teeter totter” between those like Margaret Thatcher who, as he writes in his 2014 book, How to Be a Conservative, “when pressed for arguments…leaned too readily on market economics and ignored the deeper roots of conservatism in the theory and practice…
    Joseph Coletti, December 15, 2017
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    The Legal Battle Over Sanctuary Cities

    And on it goes. Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses the latest developments in the court case challenging President Trump’s order targeting sanctuary cities. Kokai offered these comments during the Nov. 24, 2017, edition of UNC-TV’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.” Watch.
    Donna Martinez, November 27, 2017
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    A plea to end the visa lottery

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online highlights one aspect of President Trump’s immigration agenda he particularly likes. [I]t is easy to forget that immigration is the one subject upon which the Trump administration has developed something like a coherent and substantive policy agenda. Item No. 1, after the…
    Mitch Kokai, November 15, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. Department of Transportation is betting millions of dollars on the viability of a passenger-only ferry to Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks. Rick Henderson analyzes the proposal for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders questions N.C. lawmakers’ decision to extend the state’s…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2017