Immigration

Stories related to immigration reform and immigration amnesty

We Need To Fight And Win The Election We Have

After what we’ve seen in the streets over the past month it is inescapable that the future of our country is at stake in this election. Thus, it is to Donald Trump that Americans who wish to live in liberty will have to look if our constitutional republic is to survive. It’s time we conservatives stopped wishing for an election that was never going to be and buckled down to do whatever it takes to win the election we have.

What's The Holdup? Ban China's TikTok App

Our friend Rachel Bovard recently gave us a heads-up that, while American policymakers are aware of the security issues related to Chinese Communist social media apps, such as TikTok, the United States is dithering while India has already acted to ban dozens of Chinese mobile apps over concerns the apps "are beholden to the [Chinese Communist Party] under Chinese law" and "extensions of the Chinese state."

Grassroots Conservatives Channel Winston Churchill

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Britain’s great statesman and orator Winston Churchill once told the House of Commons that when he was a small child he was taken to Barnum's Circus where the exhibit he most desired to see was the Boneless Wonder, however his parents would not allow it. Were Churchill alive today, he would need only to stop by the offices of Republican Senators Mike Braun, John Cornyn, Ron Johnson, James Lankford, Mitch McConnell and John Thune to fulfill his youthful curiosity.

Pay Attention To Joe Biden’s Threat To Transform America

Over the Independence Day weekend likely Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden tweeted, “We're going to beat Donald Trump. And when we do, we won't just rebuild this nation — we'll transform it.” Having already experienced eight years of the Obama – Biden administration’s efforts at “fundamentally transforming the United States of America,” we here at CHQ take Biden’s tweet as both a promise and a threat.

ProtectMonuments.org Launches Campaign To Protect America’s History

Public monuments belong to all Americans and citizens across the country are demanding that our elected officials protect our monuments.  To that end, the American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) has launched its Protect Monuments Project to mobilize citizens and pressure public officials to protect historic monuments and buildings from leftist criminals and vandals who seek to erase our national history.

Democrats Now Stand For The Exact Opposite Of The Declaration Of Independence

It is important to remember that the patriots who fought our Revolution didn’t fight for the Constitution; they fought for the Declaration of Independence and a unique “pre-Constitution” revolutionary vision of individual liberty. Today, the liberty of Americans is once again threatened, this time by those who profess the ideology of the new Democrat Party – whose ideas and policies are almost the polar opposite of those expressed in the Declaration of Independence.

The Only Guy Who Can Beat Trump Is Trump

By Richard Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
If Trump allows the campaign to be all about him – if he keeps sucking the oxygen out of all his winning issues, and allowing the Democrats’ frightening agenda to be obscured in the fog of his outsized personality, he’s going to take the House and the Senate, and the future of constitutional liberty down with him. Donald Trump the America First patriot cannot allow himself to be remembered by history as Donald Trump the egotist who put nihilistic Socialist revolutionaries in charge of the greatest nation on earth.

The Problem of Birth Tourism

Doug Bandow, The American Spectator

Compromise will be necessary to pass any immigration legislation, irrespective of who wins in November. The end of unconditional birthright citizenship should be in the mix. After all, it is easier to argue for more expansive economic visas if citizenship remains separate and more restrictive. Not everyone who wishes should be made a citizen, a “decider” empowered to change the basic rules governing society. President Trump is right to address the problem of “birth tourism.” Seen as a minor abuse by some, it has an outsize impact. It is an unfair practice which complicates immigration policy today and hinders reaching a realistic immigration compromise in the future.

Impeach Democrat Judges Who Welcome Jihadis And Welfare Grifters To America

Democrat federal district judges keep overreaching to impose their own “progressive” policy preferences on the President. At some point there must be consequences for this behavior, but don’t look for impeachment to be an option. House Democrats are too busy making up a case against President Trump to look at real impeachable offenses by liberal district court judges.

We need to tighten up loopholes in our asylum laws

Ken Cuccinelli, The Hill

This proposed rule does not change the eligibility criteria for asylum, and any illegal alien denied work authorization while their applications are pending still gains employment authorization if and when they are actually granted asylum. Ultimately, closing asylum loopholes and protecting the integrity of our Nation’s immigration system will benefit both the United States and those who qualify for humanitarian protection. An asylum system bogged down by those who will not likely qualify for asylum jeopardizes the fate of legitimate asylum seekers. USCIS is focused on strengthening America’s immigration system, stemming the crisis at the southern border, and protecting those who qualify for asylum under the law.

What Happened to California Republicans?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

As taxes climbed, schools eroded, and funds for infrastructure were diverted elsewhere, millions of middle-class Californians fled. The total numbers of this continuing exodus are still in dispute. Many left in despair over climbing gas, sales and income taxes that seemed to worsen rather improve state infrastructure and services. This tripartite demographic revolution proved disastrous for the Republican party. The GOP lost much of its base to other states. Many conservative voters left for small-government, low-tax alternatives. Republican efforts to reduce taxes, limit some abortions, and fund additional roads and dams had little appeal to the new gentry classes on the coast.

Conservatives Confront The Trump Era

The Philadelphia Society, one of the conservative movement’s premiere intellectual gatherings, was founded in 1964 to connect the dots between political philosophy and government policies.  That presents new challenges in the era of President Trump, who has catapulted the nation into a new political era.

Trump's Conservative Policies Launch Boom For Middle America

Stephen Moore’s recent Wall Street Journal column clearly refutes the charge by Democrats that only millionaires and billionaires have benefited from President Trump’s economic policies. But it is also a devastating indictment of the Bush and Obama policies which resulted in nearly two decades of lost economic progress for Middle America.

Another Depressing Chapter Of Atlas Shrugged Comes Alive

There is really only one answer to The Business Roundtable “leaders” who have announced that they are expropriating their shareholders’ assets in the pursuit, not of profit, but to address imaginary social justice goals: Shareholders should go on strike, take their money to Galt’s Gulch and refuse to invest in companies that spend their money on anything other than wealth creation.

Trump Green Card Rule: Three Lefty Lies Debunked

David Catron, The American Spectator

It has long since become commonplace for the Democrats and the media to misrepresent any and all policies proposed by the Trump administration, but the blizzard of balderdash that greeted the so-called “green card rule” has been over the top even by left-wing standards. From the moment acting Citizenship and Immigration Services director Ken Cuccinelli announced it on Monday, the public charge regulation — which merely implements two bipartisan statutes passed in the 1990s — has been mischaracterized as a reversal of the nation’s historical immigration philosophy, a racist conspiracy, and a plot to favor rich immigrants over their poor counterparts.

Cuccinelli: No Public Charge Immigrants

The much-needed rule, supported by key Trump administration immigration hawks, takes effect in mid-October and would reject applicants for temporary or permanent visas for failing to meet income standards or for receiving public assistance such as welfare, food stamps, public housing or Medicaid.

Kamala Harris Is An Anchor Baby, Not A ‘Natural Born Citizen’ Of The United States

From our perspective, the circumstances of Kamal Harris’s birth were a form of birth tourism where the child is born in the geographic confines of the United States for the sole purpose of obtaining American citizenship and then whisked off to another country, only to return when and if being an American is economically advantageous.

End immigration to mend it

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

President Trump has the power to shut off the flow of immigration until those who have entered the country illegally can be accounted for, those without proper documentation can be deported and the ones here legally become U.S. citizens. The president has the authority under 8 USC1182. If Congress continues to fail in its responsibility to protect our borders — Republicans because they and their U.S. Chamber of Commerce supporters want cheap labor and Democrats because they see potential votes — then President Trump should follow the example of two of his predecessors and the law to shut off the human tidal wave until we can deal with those already here.

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.