Immigration (page 5)

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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
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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