Immigration (page 5)

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    York probes the reaction to Trump’s DACA moves

    Byron York of the Washington Examiner details the fevered response to President Trump’s latest high-profile actions. The entire politico-media complex had a nervous breakdown last week over President Trump’s position on DACA. Lawmakers, journalists, and activists jumped to all sorts of conclusions when Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2017
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    National Review editor ponders The Wall

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online considers the impact of President Trump’s fixation on a border wall with Mexico. Trump is paying the price for making The Wall the most powerful symbol of immigration restriction, when it isn’t particularly important or achievable. He piled lurid fantasy on top…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2017
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    Critiquing the 44th and 45th presidents

    Yuval Levin explains at National Review Online how the activity of a single day offers valuable, but disturbing, insights about the last two American presidents. It’s easy to criticize, and it’s hard to be president, but surely it’s worth learning from what doesn’t work. The first lesson came…
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2017
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    The risks linked to Trump’s DACA strategy

    Ben Shapiro explains at National Review Online that President Trump’s approach to DACA “Dreamers” comes with some built-in political risks. The Republican party is clearly split on DACA: Some Republicans opposed Obama’s executive amnesty on the grounds that it was created unconstitutionally; others opposed it on the grounds…
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2017
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    National Review editor supports Trump on DACA

    Editors at National Review have not been President Trump’s biggest fans. But NR‘s Rich Lowry praises the president’s latest high-profile action. Even in our divided politics, it should be a matter of consensus that the president of the United States can’t write laws on his own. That’s what…
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2017
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    A focus on skills-based immigration

    Reihan Salam presents a case at National Review Online for an immigration system based on immigrants’ skills. Shortly after Arkansas senator Tom Cotton and Georgia senator David Perdue released the RAISE Act, a bill that would, among other things, sharply reduce legal-immigration levels, it occurred to me that…
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2017
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    Barron’s editorial page editor likes one key piece of Trump’s immigration plan

    Thomas Donlan of Barron’s offers readers his own preferences for American immigration reform. [L]ast week was loftily designated American Dream Week. One of the ways that President Donald Trump celebrated it was to endorse an immigration policy that would put out the national welcome mat for immigrants who…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2017
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    Which is worse: gang violence or talking about gang violence?

    Mainstream media reaction to recent comments from President Trump prompts a response from Scott Greer at the Daily Caller. President Trump used the opportunity of two public speeches last week to highlight the brutality of the MS-13 gang. What the president described was barbaric — but, according to…
    Mitch Kokai, August 1, 2017