Immigration (page 5)

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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
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on demand for notary services among North Carolina’s Spanish speakers. John Hood’s Daily Journal argues that shrinking the size of government requires political courage.
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2017
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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai Looks at Battle Over Trump’s Travel Order

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, and now JLF’s Mitch Kokai looks at the impact of the ruling linked to the Trump administration’s travel order. Which majority-Muslim countries are impacted? Kokai offered these comments during the June 30, 2017, edition of UNC-TV’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.” Watch it here.
    Donna Martinez, July 5, 2017