Immigration

Stories related to immigration reform and immigration amnesty

Our border crisis grows worse as Washington sits on the sidelines

Jenny Beth Martin, The Hill

It makes more sense to secure the border first, and only then worry about what to do about the illegal immigrant population that’s already here. “When your faucet is leaking and you’ve got water on the floor, the first thing you do is fix the leak, then you mop up the floor.” It’s common sense. Sadly, common sense is in short supply in Washington these days. Perhaps more senior officials at Homeland Security and the Justice Department should spend time with their frontline troops along the border as I just did. I’d be happy to make some introductions.

The Conservative Case for Corey Stewart Is Clear As a Bell

I see Tim Kaine and other Democrats as dangerous to America’s future, and harmful to people of all races. I see the unconstitutional acts of the deep state, the national debt, and the degradation of our Judeo-Christian values as far more dangerous than anything Corey Stewart could do as senator, if one were to believe the worst things said about him.

Will we get tired of so much winning?

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

It has been a week full of wins for Donald Trump — at least from the perspective of those who share Trump’s view of the way the world works, and perhaps even for some who don’t. These developments may not all turn out to be Trump wins. The immigration bills probably won’t pass and will fall short of Trump goals; Trump endorsement tweets may produce unelectable nominees; negotiations with North Korea may go nowhere. But maybe, as Trump has predicted, we’re going to get tired of so much winning.

Can the GOP Establishment Stop Being Idiots Just Once?

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Why are Congressional Republicans so much more effective at implementing the liberal agenda than the Democrats are? Why do they insist on risking electoral suicide time and time again by trying to jam amnesty down our throats after we keep telling them to jam it elsewhere? Maybe in Washington you think a bunch of illegal aliens worried about being deported is an emergency. Out here in America, we don’t. We think it’s a good start.

Europe's Vanishing Calm

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Atheistic nihilism and a soulless modernism — not religious piety and a reverence for custom and tradition — fueled German and Italian fascism and Russian Communism. Contrary to politically correct dogma, Christianity, military deterrence, democracy, and veneration of a unique past did not destroy Europe. Instead, the culprit of European decline was the very absence of such ancient values — both then and now.

Endorsement: Conservatives United Behind Shak Hill for Congress in VA-10 Republican Primary

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
We join our friends Seb Gorka, Brent Bozell; Judson Phillips from TEA Party Nation; Dick Heller, from DC vs. Heller; Larry Pratt, of Gun Owners of America; and Philip Van Cleve, of Virginia Citizens Defense League, grassroots powerhouse Cathy Trauernicht and Dr. Ron Paul in supporting Shak Hill. We urge our friends and CHQ readers in Northern Virginia’s Congressional District Ten to turn out on Tuesday, June 12, to vote for Shak Hill for Congress.

Steve Bannon Reminds Us What Trumpism Is All About

Steve Bannon to CNN's Fareed Zakaria: Economic nationalism doesn't care about race, ethnicity, religion. It doesn't care about gender, doesn't care about religion, it doesn't care what your sexual preference is. It cares about if you're a United States citizen.

House Republicans Are Scrambling As November Approaches

Jim Simpson, The Daily Caller

The days of GOP betrayal, equivocation and incompetence have to end. A Jordan speakership would re-energize the base and give it reason to turn out in numbers in November. The alternative, a Nancy Pelosi Democrat-controlled Congress, would further thwart the Trump agenda, seek to impeach him, and set the stage for a Democrat presidential victory in 2020. Trump’s substantial achievements will be rolled back and it is doubtful our nation could survive another Obama-esque presidency.

An America First immigration policy

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Immigrants who need financial assistance should get it from their sponsors, churches, charities or relatives, not American taxpayers. We need E-verify not at workplaces, but in welfare offices. Immigrants who do go on welfare should have their visas suspended. Under the right conditions, it’s hard to imagine that millions of bright, hard working and freedom-seeking immigrants would not want to come to the United States. The most valuable asset in the world is a U.S. Passport and we should stop giving it away for free.

Democrats need to wake up and realize that open borders are not fiscally sustainable

Bryan Dean Wright, Fox News

In late 2016 the Obama administration published an alarming study that showed upwards of 47 percent of American jobs might be eliminated due to the technological advances in robotics, automation and machine learning (RAML). The most vulnerable jobs included those filled by workers with lower pay, lower skills and less education. Democrats must accept that open borders are not fiscally sustainable and that tough choices must be made about whom and how many immigrants we embrace.

President Trump’s Speech To CPAC Leaves #NeverTrump Gang Squirming

The intelligentsia of the Right and Left will continue to talk down Donald Trump and claim his remarks to CPAC just weren’t up to presidential standards. What they don’t understand is Trump’s stream of consciousness asides are exactly were he connects with the voters and what differentiates him from the inside-the-Beltway political class that voters despise.

Conservatives Want Ryan Out if Amnesty Passes House

Speaker Paul Ryan promised that no immigration reform bill would come before the House unless it was supported by a majority of House Republicans. If he breaks that promise almost 95% of conservatives responding to a recent FedUp PAC poll say that if Ryan breaks that promise he should be deposed as speaker and replaced by someone President Trump can trust.

Why Democrats Really Don’t Want To Reinstate The Citizenship Question On The U.S. Census

Ben Weingarten, The Federalist

We face a situation today in which non-citizens are treated as a protected class whom our elites seems to prefer over deplorable Americans. This was perhaps the seminal meta-narrative of the 2016 presidential election that resulted in Donald Trump. But have our betters learned anything?

Democrats Fear Debate about Dreamers Will Pivot to One on ‘Chain Migration’

John Fund, National Review

Democrats who precipitated the shutdown love to cite statistics that show that 80 percent of Americans want to allow the Dreamers to stay — as no doubt any final resolution will allow. But they should worry that the longer the shutdown debate is focused on immigration, the more Americans will come to realize it’s about our underlying U.S. immigration policy — and Democrats are coming to realize just how shaky defending that ground might become.

Conservatives Want Trump to Be Trump

More than 54% of conservatives responding to the FedUp PAC poll take the position that Trump “should continue to say the same thing in the same way about merit-based immigration.” Another 39% agree with Trump about the necessity of moving to merit-based immigration but say that he “should be more careful about the language he uses.”

Trump’s merit-based immigration system

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Washington Times

President Trump ran for office arguing for a merit-based system that lets in the best and the brightest but turns away criminals — even if they do have a relative here. It’s a commonsense idea. After all, employers don’t roll dice when deciding who they want to hire. Our incredible military doesn’t draw straws when deciding whom to accept. But for some reason, when we’re picking new Americans — the future of this country — our government uses a randomized lottery system and chain migration.

Good News vs. Private Conversations

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

Last week the headlines should have abounded with the year’s good news. Instead the headlines—and the cable news stories — abounded with a private remark made by our President — or perhaps not made by our President; he denies making it. I am not particularly disturbed by our passionate and earthy 45th President’s resort to salty language in discussing what kinds of immigration legislation are desirable for the United States. Though I think there are more important issues to discuss and even celebrate. As I have said, how about that economy!

You think Democrats want to fix immigration? Dream on!

Editors, Washington Examiner

It is much easier to point to President Trump's crude comments on immigration than it is to handle the truth, which is that his opponents want an argument rather than action. In an election year, immigration is far more powerful for Democrats as a political issue than it is as an accomplishment in the rearview mirror. They know this just as they have always known it, and so they're digging in their heels and throwing obstacles in the way of a solution.

Trump: In Immigration Debate, Race Matters

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

Mass immigration means an America in 2050 with no core majority, made up of minorities of every race, color, religion and culture on earth, a continent-wide replica of the wonderful diversity we see today in the U.N. General Assembly. Such a country has never existed before. Are we on the Yellow Brick Road to the new Utopia — or on the path to national suicide?

What if diversity isn't America's strength?

Jonah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times

If you read the Federalist Papers, you'll learn that among the top priorities of the founders was to ensure that the government, particularly any branch of government, not be too powerful. The Bill of Rights is all about constraining the power of government. The Constitution never once mentions the words "strength" or "strong." Neither does the Declaration of Independence. But both documents talk a great deal about freedom and liberty.