Immigration

Stories related to immigration reform and immigration amnesty

Count on Migrants from the World Over to Exploit U.S. Immigration Laws

Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

The African migration is indicative of how much larger the humanitarian crisis at the southern border could get. Unless Congress acts. The bleeding-heart Democrats running for president are clueless about where the migrants are coming from and what their impact will be on our country. Frontrunner Joe Biden says the remedy is to send “immediately billions of dollars worth of help” to Central America to “address the root causes that push people to flee.” What about the rest of the world, Joe? Nearly all the Democratic candidates also espouse open borders. At the next presidential debate, moderators should ask if these magnanimous candidates will take migrant families into their own homes. How about a show of hands?

Trump Has Already Won the Immigration Debate

David Catron, The American Spectator

A national survey conducted by Rasmussen June 11-12 found that 55 percent of likely voters oppose providing taxpayer-funded health care benefits to illegal immigrants. The Democrats are for open borders, their use of euphemisms like “decriminalization” notwithstanding. But that position is a sure loser. The Democrats remain in denial as to why they lost the 2016 election — Donald Trump’s primary campaign promise was to tackle illegal immigration. This failure to face reality suggests they will be trounced again in 2020. Immigration is the most important issue for a majority of voters, and the Democrats have abandoned the field to President Trump. It will cost them the election.

In debates, Democrats move toward open borders

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The combination of an open border and increased benefits for those in the country illegally could greatly increase the already-high number of border crossers and the inducement for more to come. Beyond Miami, other prominent Democrats were also taking up the decriminalization cause Thursday. All that happened in just a couple of days. There is no indication it will be the end of such proposals in the Democratic race; after all, it is just the first debate in a long race. Julian Castro started something big, and after Wednesday's and Thursday's debates, it might be hard for Democrats to turn back.

Here’s the truth about sanctuary cities

Thomas Homan, Fox News

Law enforcement should always work with other law enforcement to keep our communities safer. That’s the oath we all took. Stop bowing down to the pro-illegal immigrant activists. Let’s do our job to protect our neighborhoods. There should be no sanctuary for those who intentionally violate our laws. Sanctuary policies are bad and protect no one other than those who have disrespected our country and already intentionally violated our laws. I am grateful that we have a president who understands the danger sanctuary cities pose. I am also grateful that we have a Department of Justice that is litigating against these dangerous policies. We need to support President Trump in his drive to protect America and its people.

Why Are the Western Middle Classes So Angry?

Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media

The middle classes are revolting against Western managerial elites. The latter group includes professional politicians, entrenched bureaucrats, condescending academics, corporate phonies and propagandistic journalists. In the next few years, expect more grassroots demands for the restoration of the value of citizenship. There will be fewer middle-class apologies for patriotism and nationalism. The non-elite will become angrier about illegal immigration, demanding a return to the idea of measured, meritocratic, diverse and legal immigration. The anger directed at the elites will only increase until they give up -- or finally succeed in their grand agenda of a non-democratic, all-powerful Orwellian state.

Trump AG Barr Cracks Down On Phony Asylum Seekers

Attorney General William Barr has ruled that some illegal aliens who are about to be deported must be held without bond as their deportation cases play out. An alien who is transferred from expedited removal proceedings to full removal proceedings is ineligible for release on bond, Barr wrote.

SCOTUS Gives Trump a Big Win on Immigration

David Catron, The American Spectator

It isn’t the Supreme Court’s job to reflect on the “likely intent” of Congress. The justices can determine the intent of that body by reading the words our representatives put in the laws Congress passes. The intent of the Immigration and Nationality Act can be found in its text. This is why every conservative in the nation should be grateful for the outcome of 2016. Donald Trump is the reason Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh are on the Court.

We’re nowhere near a solution to the immigration crisis

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Failure to stop the flow of illegal aliens guarantees that disputes over what to do about those already in America will divide our nation for another generation at least. The net effect of inaction is that the far-left radicals who believe compassion requires America to have virtually open borders are winning. They demonize all restrictions as racist and xenophobic, and will never be satisfied until all distinctions between legal and illegal immigrants are erased. Nobody should be fooled into thinking we are anywhere near a solution to the immigration crisis.

Why returning ISIS brides are not welcome

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

If we insist that women are treated like the full and complete human beings we are, we can’t suddenly revert to insisting we shouldn’t be held responsible when having made horrific, murderous decisions. These women are, in fact, illustrating what the Western world insists on all the time: Women are capable of everything men are, from the heroic to evil. My argument throughout the current debate in the Western world about the impact of sexual violence and sexual harassment on women’s lives is that society shouldn’t automatically believe women, but we should take them seriously.

Blame Congress for Trump’s Immigration Power Grab

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

High among the reasons Trump was elected was that, for all his flaws and failings, he was seen as a doer, a man who "gets things done." And high among the reasons that autocrats are on the rise is that the centrist parties being shoved aside are perceived as having failed the people in their most basic demands — fewer migrants, more secure borders, preservation of national identity, putting their own people and their country own first. Whatever may be said of the autocrats, they are not talkers but doers. They act.

The Shutdown and the Border Openers

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The media will tell you it's ridiculous for Trump to tweet that "radical Democrats" are taking over their party; that they are not interested in policing the border; that they want open borders; and that they are so radical they don't want anyone to talk about MS-13 or other groups of violent criminal immigrants. But the truth remains and confirms all these statements. This is why they hate conservative media outlets: They can't win policy arguments by relentlessly demonizing the other side as inhumane racists.

Can moderate Dems talk Pelosi out of her extreme position in the border negotiations?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

As things stand now, a House and Senate conference committee is the only hope that Democrats and Republicans can reach agreement on border security and avoid another government shutdown. The negotiations — such as they are, for a committee that has met briefly only once in more than a week — are ostensibly between Republicans and Democrats. But well-informed Republicans believe it is another set of talks — internal talks among Democrats — that will determine whether the committee succeeds and a shutdown is averted.

Irrational Dems stand in way of immigration compromise

Senator Rick Scott, Washington Post

I've been a U.S. senator for three weeks now, and I can tell you that reports of hate and incompetence in Washington are severely understated. Things are actually much worse than they appear. Securing our borders with a physical barriers is not a partisan issue, it's a common-sense issue. Likewise, once we agree to secure our borders, it is only common sense to deal fairly and justly with the dreamers. There is only one thing standing in the way of this common-sense solution for America: Irrational and clouded thinking motivated by hate from Democratic leaders in Washington.

Politics of Immigration

Walter E. Williams, Townhall

Tucker Carlson has a four-part explanation for the Democratic Party's changing position on illegal immigration. He says, "One: According to a recent study from Yale, there are at least 22 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. Two: Democrats plan to give all of them citizenship. Read the Democrats' 2016 party platform. Three: Studies show the overwhelming majority of first-time immigrant voters vote Democrat. Four: The biggest landslide in American presidential history was only 17 million votes. Do the math. The payoff for Democrats: permanent electoral majority for the foreseeable future. In a word: power."

Give Thanks For Ron DeSantis And Rick Scott

The aim of Steyer, Soros and their network of Far-Left megadonors wasn’t just electing another progressive governor, it was putting Florida out of reach of Republican presidential candidates forever. Thanks to Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott that didn’t happen, and the Democrats’ well-planned election fraud was stymied and turned over to federal authorities for criminal investigation.

Conservative Issues Nationalized the Election

Yesterday, ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard A. Viguerie hosted a news conference with conservative leaders to analyze the results of the 2018 midterms and to offer a roadmap for Republicans to return to the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

2018 House Election Results: Clearing Out The Dead Wood

As CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie observed in his book TAKEOVER, those of us who have been around the conservative movement for many years don’t root for Republicans to lose, but we understand history well enough not to fear defeat because when the Republican establishment fails, conservatism advances.

Voters Reject Paul Ryan’s Failed House Leadership

The lesson of the 2018 midterm election for House Republicans should be clear – seat-by-seat you can look at yesterday's results and see how leadership failures cost Republican seats in the House. It is time for new conservative leadership in the House, especially now that the Party is in the minority.

Results For Our Six Bellweather House Races

In four of our six bellweather races the Republican lost. Every Republican, even the two incumbents who won, was outspent, some by more than 2 to 1. However, none of the Democrat wins were landslides indicative of a “Blue Wave" against President Trump, rather they showed a complete failure of leadership on the part of House Republicans.