Immigration

Stories related to immigration reform and immigration amnesty

Donald Trump—the Grownup in the Room on Immigration

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Donald Trump gets called crazy a lot. Or infantile. Or senile. More than a bit of projection may be operative in these allegations, however. Watching Tuesday's televised discussion of immigration with Democratic and Republican congressional leaders, which the president opened to the media, it was hard not to come to an opposite conclusion. Donald Trump was the real grownup in the room.

With DC distracted, immigration debate reaches critical point

Byron York, Washington Examiner

It is a decisive moment in the Trump presidency, and in the debate over immigration. Right now, it's fair to say nearly no one in the Washington press corps is paying much attention — they would much rather discuss Steve Bannon, or the 25th Amendment, or whether the president watches too much TV. But the coming weeks will be crucial for the agenda that won Donald Trump the White House.

The 2010s look more like Trump's ideal America than Obama's

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

The patterns of internal and immigrant migration of 2010-17 looks less like Barack Obama’s ideal America and more like Donald Trump’s. The flight from high-tax to low-tax states, diminished by higher-skill immigration, the fracking boom in North Dakota, and the decline in hip Vermont: You might even say Trump started winning even when Obama was still in office.

Trump’s National Security Strategy: A Welcome Break From Obama And Bush

Neocons, the congressional war party, and the military – industrial complex will no doubt be ready to criticize President Trump’s national security strategy as a retreat from America’s role in the world – but nothing could be further from the truth.

The Unintended Consequences of the Steinle Decision

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The real villains in the Kate Steinle story are the San Francisco politicians who made the rules that prevented ICE from removing the already five-time deported criminal Zarate from the country. These SF pols already had Kate's murder forever on their consciences, what they have of them anyway. Now they will also have to deal with the growing disgust of the American public and an administration that loathes these politicians, backed up by a Supreme Court that will ultimately be on the side of that administration for most actions it might take.

The Coming Year-End Immigration Disaster

Until the Democrat and Republican establishments are voted out of office DACA and other programs to benefit illegal aliens will never be stopped and legislation by year-end train wreck will continue to be their preferred vehicle for forcing these policies on an increasingly resistant public.

Why Does President Trump Keep Hiring Anti-Trumpers?

Kirstjen Nielsen, the nominee to replace Gen. Kelly as DHS secretary, doesn’t seem very promising, given her pedigree as a Jeb Bush donor and her lack of experience in, and commitment to, the conservative policy outcomes President Trump promised on immigration and the rest of the Department of Homeland Security mission.

Each Traditional-Nationalist Movement Has Common Cause

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Europe is rejecting, resisting, recoiling from “diversity,” the multiracial, multicultural, multiethnic and multilingual future that, say U.S. elites, is America’s preordained mission to bring about for all mankind. Indeed, increasingly, the indigenous peoples of Europe seem to view as the death of their nations and continent, what U.S. liberal elites see as the Brave New World to come. To traditionalist Europeans, our heaven looks like their hell.

Trump echoes Tom Cotton as immigration position questions mount

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Trump has strongly signaled that he would like Congress to legalize those protected from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But he has also been echoing Cotton's arguments against "chain migration" — the process by which one group of immigrants sponsors foreign relatives to enter the United States. Cotton has suggested pairing DACA with his RAISE Act, a proposal to limit family reunification, create a point system for employment-based immigration and cut the number of green cards issued overall.

NumbersUSA POLL: Most voters want refugee numbers cut to 25,000 or less

More than half of likely 2018 congressional voters preferred the United States admit 25,000 or fewer "refugees," with 39% preferring to admit no "refugees" with the US instead assisting refugees in safe zones close to their home countries.

President Trump’s Arizona Speech Drives Left Nuts

Trump’s Phoenix speech was good mostly because Trump showed he could still be Trump, and that he wasn’t going to be cowed into abandoning his base – and because along the way he delivered an epic put down to the national media’s Charlottesville narrative.

Democrats, some Republicans slam new Trump-backed immigration bill. But voters like it.

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The Cotton-Perdue bill has, of course, been slammed by Democrats, but it has also been criticized by the Republicans who wrote the Senate Gang of Eight bill in 2013, the last (unsuccessful) effort to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Such opinions track those of many Democrats. But if the new poll is correct -- and it is in line with similar surveys going back years -- the bill's authors have the voters on their side.

Immigration: How Trump Derangement Syndrome Dumbs Down the Press

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

There are clearly pros and cons to the Trump Administration's immigration arguments, but the press refuse to engage in a similarly adult manner on this significant issue that has not been seriously discussed in decades.  They only attacked. And the attacks were almost as brainless as CNN Jim Acosta's, sometimes more. That's what happens where you're governed by rage and self-centeredness.

Two wins for Trump

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

The Supreme Court’s two rulings mark a welcome setback to the open borders crowd and those secular progressives who view the expression of any religious view in the public square the way a vampire views a cross. It has been a curiosity of mine that some people believe using God’s name as a curse word is speech protected by the Constitution, while claiming the opposite when it comes to speaking well of the Deity at a commencement ceremony.

A Renewed MS-13 — Courtesy of Obama’s Lax Immigration Policies

Mark Krikorian, National Review

Obama’s fecklessness has created an MS-13 crime wave from the Long Island, N.Y., communities of Brentwood and Central Islip to Santa Maria, Calif., and in the many other communities in between where Central American teenagers were shipped. The lesson: The Obama approach of enforcing immigration law only against illegal aliens who have been convicted of violent crimes is a recipe for disaster.

The Perfect Man – You Know Him When You See Him

It is interesting to note that while the billboards don’t mention Islam or Mohammed, the Muslim community knew exactly who it was referring to.  The truth is a powerful weapon, and Truthophobia -- fear of the truth -- is getting a lot of people killed.

Was Rep. Clay Higgins Right About Islam's War Against America?

Louisiana's Congressman Clay Higgins started a firestorm amongst the politically correct establishment when he posted on Facebook "The free world... all of Christendom... is at war with Islamic horror. Not one penny of American treasure should be granted to any nation who harbors these heathen animals. Not a single radicalized Islamic suspect should be granted any measure of quarter..."