Immigration

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    Immigration study yields shocking conclusion: Consequences matter

    Only an academic would be shocked by the research findings Charles Fain Lehman reports for the Washington Free Beacon. Prosecuting illegal immigrants, or banning them from obtaining a visa, substantially reduces their likelihood of attempting to cross the border a second time, a new study concludes. Although it…
    Mitch Kokai, October 3, 2018
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    Did Obama Impose Much Harsher Penalties on Illegal Border-Crossers than His Predecessors?

    Why yes, yes he did! What’s more, according to a newly released paper called, “Deterring Illegal Entry: Migrant Sanctions and Recidivism in Border Apprehensions,” Obama’s get-tough approach worked. Here’s the abstract: In this paper, we use administrative records from the U.S. Border Patrol to examine how penalizing…
    Jon Guze, October 2, 2018
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    Shedding light on American immigration

    Andrew Malcolm corrects an immigration myth in a column for HotAir.com. Everybody knows who’s immigrating into the United States. Or thinks they do. Turns out, we’re all wrong about the nationalities and the characteristics of those born elsewhere in the world and moving into the United States for…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2018
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    Carolina Journal reports: State election board fights federal subpoena of voting records

    Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reports: In a rare show of unity, the state elections board unanimously agreed during a Sept. 7 teleconference to challenge federal subpoenas of millions of voter records. The board said state law barred it from sharing information from individual voters to the extent requested…
    Anna Manning, September 11, 2018
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    How to avoid pension entanglements with ICE

    New York’s state comptroller divested that state’s pension funds from two private prison companies that operate immigration detention centers. The California State Teachers’ Retirement System faced pressure from “hundreds of educators” among its 933,410 members to do the same, but has opted to keep its investment and “to communicate with…
    Joseph Coletti, August 6, 2018
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    Is the Country With Trump On Illegal Immigration Policy?

    Abolish ICE? It’s a political nonstarter based on a new Harvard/Harris poll. JLF’s Mitch Kokai looks at the fascinating numbers.
    Donna Martinez, July 9, 2018
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    My How Things Have Changed

    In a recent piece at Ordinary Times, Vikram Bath provides some striking examples illustrating how much the Democrats’ position on immigration has changed since 1995: Check out the New York Times in 1995: The White House today welcomed a Federal advisory…
    Jon Guze, July 2, 2018
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    Fascinating Survey Results From Former Clinton Strategist Mark Penn

    From the latest Harvard-Harris poll of registered voters, taken just days ago. The poll comes to us from former Clinton pollster and strategist Mark Penn and it contains fascinating results on a variety of immigration-related questions and issues. For example, how about the latest push from progressives who say…
    Donna Martinez, July 2, 2018