Category Archive: Immigration Reform

Interview with Leah Durant of Progressives for Immigration Reform

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NOTE: Leah Durant, Executive Director of Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), a new Washington, DC-based educational organization, to get her take on the immigration issue from a traditional liberal point of view. PFIR focuses on the effects of immigration on the carrying capacity of the U.S. population, the nation’s ecology and energy resources, and the working …

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Sheldon Adelson’s Spider Web: Where Special Interests Intersect with Immigration

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Sheldon Adelson is the 10th richest person in the world — some say the eighth, but why quibble about a few billion dollars. Undoubtedly, he’s among the one percent of the one percent of America’s political elites. The Center for Responsive Politics reports that during the 2012 elections, Adelson gave $20 million to Winning Our …

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Are terrorists seeping through our porous border?

Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has observed: “A very dangerous trend [began] a few years ago when the Iranian Quds force, an external terrorist group supported by the country of Iran, was planning an operation to use the southern border. A southern border is now on the advertising list for …

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National Security Perils of a Porous Border

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Protecting the 1,954-mile Mexico-U.S. border, as some pundits assert, is not just an economic issue, or a problem of criminal drug trafficking and gun running. It threatens America’s national security. In an August 13, 2013 op/ed in The Washington Times, Retired Admiral James Lyons, who was senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations, stated, “Fixing our …

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Illegal alien crime and violence: we’re all victims

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At first glance, the statistics are jolting. According to the United Nations, about 97 percent of the illegal immigrants who enter the U.S. clandestinely do so across the almost 2,000-mile border between the U.S. and Mexico, but only 20 percent of those who cross the border illegally are caught.[1] The New York Times reports that about 4.5 …

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Interview with Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, Arizona

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INTRO: In 2008, Sheriff Paul Babeu became the first Republican elected to that office in the 136 year history of Pinal County Arizona. He is a 20 year veteran of the Army National Guard, retiring with the rank of Major, having served in Iraq and as commander of American military forces in the Yuma Sector …

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Book Review: Lou Dobbs, Populist

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War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back by Lou Dobbs New York: Viking Press, 2006; 276 pages; $24.95 Independents Day: Awakening the American Spirit by Lou Dobbs New York: Viking Press, 2007; 288 pages; $24.95 Lou Dobbs is an …

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Progressives Push for Immigration Reform

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Sensationalist headlines and political screeds often distort any reasonable discussion of the immigration issue. An observation by economist Thomas Sowell applies to both the left and right on the issue: “Self-preservation used to be called the first law of nature. But today self-preservation has been superseded by a need to preserve the prevailing rhetoric and …

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Goldwater vs. Goldwater vs. Arpaio

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The Goldwater Institute, an Arizona public policy research organization whose mission is devoted to reducing the size, scope, and cost of government, now has Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s  job on its agenda. The popular personality—“America’s Toughest Sheriff” (as he likes to be called)—is known nationwide for his tough and innovative policies that deter illegal immigration. …

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An Introduction to the $outhern Poverty Law Center

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In 1971, the Southern Poverty Law Center was incorporated by Alabama lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin as a tax-exempt, charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code—making all contributions to SPLC tax deductible. According to its website, the Southern Poverty Law Center claims to be a watchdog over “hate groups and racial extremists throughout the …

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