Immigration

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    There is hope in small towns and there are challenges in cities

    Can we save the small towns and rural areas that are losing people to booming metropolitan areas? Gracy Olmstead explores the options and some of the overlooked costs and benefits what we leave behind may not be all bad, as we go out in search of greater gains: “The…
    Joseph Coletti, April 20, 2018
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    Reconsidering Millionaire Tax Flight

    Cristobal Young, a sociology professor at Stanford, says tax and migration data show millionaire tax flight is a myth. He argues that rich people are tied to their communities, that the truly mobile people are the young who want better schools, social programs, and amenities, and that state and…
    Joseph Coletti, February 26, 2018
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    Election 2018: What Do You Think of Trump’s Immigration Proposal?

    From the Civitas Institutes February 2018 poll of North Carolina likely voters:…
    Donna Martinez, February 20, 2018
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    Walter Williams tackles immigration

    Walter Williams‘ latest column looks past the drama connected to President Trump’s recent comments about immigration. I have a few questions for my fellow Americans to consider. How many Norwegians have illegally entered our nation, committed crimes and burdened our prison and welfare systems? I might ask the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2018
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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