Immigration (page 8)

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    Shlaes examines the immigration debate

    Amity Shlaes‘ latest Forbes column ponders the contentious debate over immigration. “IMMIGRATION restrictionist = racist.” “Restrictionist nation = racist nation.” These are the basic equations animating the opponents of President-elect Donald Trump’s call to restrict illegal immigration. But I write this after…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2016
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    Federal bureaucrats contribute to immigration concerns

    Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports on a federal bureaucratic blunder that will cause headaches for those worried about illegal immigrants and terrorism. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued thousands of duplicate green cards to immigrants, including many that…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2016
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    Immigrants and American capitalism

    Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard focuses his latest column on the vital role immigrants have played in American capitalism. B.C. Forbes was born in Scotland. He remained a Scottish highlander to his kilts, as have his sons and grandsons, the eldest of whom, Steve, is…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2016
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    Forbes ventures into immigration debate

    Steve Forbes‘ latest column in Forbes magazine explores historical changes in America’s approach to immigration. WE ARE AN IMMIGRANT nation unique in history, the only country that consciously invented itself rather than evolved from a mythic past. People came here not to conquer new…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2016
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    Wage stagnation and government action

    Nicole Gelinas writes at Nationsl Review Online about the role of government action in contributing to stagnating wages. Critics of free-market capitalism often point to the fact that the average American worker hasn’t gotten a raise in decades as evidence that free markets have…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2016
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    Meanwhile on the Outer Banks…

    Per the Virginian Pilot, this happened earlier this week: An abandoned makeshift boat that may have carried Cuban refugees washed ashore in Avon Tuesday afternoon. The boat made of metal pipe, angle iron, wood and pieces of rigid foam carried a store of supplies including bottles of water,…
    Michael Lowrey, September 29, 2016
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    Trump and the immigration ‘hawks’

    Eliana Johnson explains at National Review Online why Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s changed rhetoric on immigration might not cost him votes among his most strident supporters. Many believe that it was Trump’s firm stance on immigration that propelled him to victory in the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2016
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    There’s no clearer sign of North Carolina’s electoral importance than the fact that both Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton chose the Tar Heel State as the site of their first campaign stops after the July 4 holiday. Rick Henderson recaps those visits for the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2016