Immigration (page 3)

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    Goldberg has criticism for both sides in border dispute

    Jonah Goldberg writes at National Review Online that both political camps get the southern border story wrong. When President Trump shut down the government in an attempt to force Congress to fund a border wall, Democrats and liberal journalists — including many mainstream reporters — responded by insisting…
    Mitch Kokai, April 4, 2019
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    “The Real Border Crisis Is About Foreigners Gaming America’s Asylum Laws”

    That’s the title of a new piece at the Federalist by population economist Lyman Stone. In it, Stone explains why, “We need a wall, but we also need the resources to defend the wall: judges to convict violators, court officers to manage detention centers, etc.” Here are some excerpts:…
    Jon Guze, February 18, 2019
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    Your tax dollars at work: Sleeping at the border edition

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon takes her latest campaign against dubious government spending to the southern U.S. border. The National Institutes of Health is spending roughly $1.5 million on a study of the sleep habits of Mexican Americans living along the U.S. border. The “border health”…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2019
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    An interesting parallel in tax and immigration debates

    Reihan Salam of National Review Online points out an interesting dimension of the argument for a much higher top marginal tax rate. One story I’ve often heard on the left is that low marginal tax rates don’t just nudge high-income professionals and corporate executives and the like towards…
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2019
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    About those concerns involving noncitizens and welfare

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner highlights a new report that will do nothing to calm those who are concerned about the impact of immigration on the United States. A majority of “non-citizens,” including those with legal green card rights, are tapping into welfare programs set up…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2018
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    Tata touts Trump’s decision to send troops to the border

    Tony Tata writes at about President Trump’s deployment of troops to the southern border. President Trump was right to order troops to our border with Mexico to reinforce our overworked law enforcement officials and protect our sovereignty. For nearly 100 years, the U.S. Border Patrol has defended…
    Mitch Kokai, November 26, 2018
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    The importance of following the law

    Victor Davis Hanson warns at National Review Online that an unwillingness to follow the law leads to serious negative consequences. What makes citizens obey the law is not always their sterling character. Instead, fear of punishment — the shame of arrest, fines, or imprisonment — more often makes…
    Mitch Kokai, November 2, 2018
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    National Review columnist on birthright citizenship: Bad policy, but we’re probably stuck with it

    Robert VerBruggen of National Review Online analyzes the debate over birthright citizenship. President Donald Trump has hinted that he plans to eliminate birthright citizenship — under which virtually all those born on U.S. soil are automatically granted U.S. citizenship, even if their parents are illegal immigrants — via…
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2018