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The open southern border is a complete disaster, costing the US taxpayers billions and endangering us all.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s resolution to impeach Homeland Security’s Secretary Majorkas for his myriad failures failed Monday due to a vote instead to send it to a committee (in other words, to let it die).
On Tuesday, the national debt hit $33 trillion. On Wednesday, Homeland Security removed razor wire Texas set up along the border, empowering a surge in illegal crossings. On Thursday, President Biden announced another $325 million for Ukraine. Meanwhile, a budget fight is brewing on Capitol Hill.
Senate and House Republicans have repeatedly investigated, interrogated, and inveighed against the Biden administration over the border, all to no effect. The time has come for Congress to grab the purse strings, their constitutional duty. GOP leadership (or a handful of conservatives in both houses) should announce that no more money will be sent to Ukraine until the border is enforced.
The immigration crisis is crushing New York City. According to ABC7 news, last week alone, 2,900 new “asylum seekers” entered one of the city’s 200 new emergency shelters.
Mayor Eric Adams says the city spends $383 per day per family on food, shelter, and other expenses, which are deemed the migrants’ right to receive for no charge or obligation because well…just because.
The formerly elegant Roosevelt Hotel has been designated the nerve center for services to accommodate the 120,000 illegal immigrants now in the city. Mayor Adams estimates the city will incur a $12 billion deficit as a result of the influx, meaning that “every service in the city is going to be impacted.” Fifteen percent across-the-board budget cuts are seriously looming.
Quoting from the Epoch Times article, “Federal Judge Again Declares DACA Program Unlawful”: The nine Republican-led states also asked the court to phase out the program over two years, calling the Biden administration’s revised version “substantively unlawful” for the same reasons as the original Obama-era DACA Memorandum. Preview Open
A discussion with Breitbart immigration reporter John Binder.
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My political ideas are not for my people. My political ideas are for other people. Here’s a great idea for leftists: become Mexican diplomats. Specifically Mexican consular officials. Sounds glamorous; plus you get to help lots of very needy folks. Folks so different from you, they hardly even look like you. Feel the diversity! (How […]
This week’s episode of Parsing Immigration Policy examines two recent immigration-related Supreme Court opinions and delves into the implications of those rulings for immigration law enforcement, public safety, and the role of Congress in shaping immigration policy.
Andrew Arthur, the Center’s fellow in law and policy, and Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, start the discussion with an analysis of U.S. v. Texas. In Texas, the Court held that the states of Texas and Louisiana lacked standing to challenge the immigration-enforcement “guidelines”, issued by DHS Secretary Alejandro, that limit ICE officers ability to detain criminal aliens. Notably, the majority did not even review the district and circuit court findings that Mayorkas’ guidelines would mean more criminal aliens would be released onto the streets, imposing significant costs on the states.
About a short phase of the Mexican Revolution, I was reading a slim volume titled Madero in Texas, and it mentioned a battle in Ojinaga. I’ve been there! Drove to the town of Presidio, Texas, then crossed the Rio Grande, legally. Just to look around…and not very much of that. I think I’ve done this […]
It could be that the migrants to Europe — mostly Muslim males of military age — just can’t assimilate into Western culture. Or maybe Western culture turns out to be too racist, rigid, ungenerous, or unimaginative to truly welcome them in?
Leave aside, for the moment, the question of whose fault it is and consider only the evidence before our eyes: Is accepting large numbers of migrants into Europe actually working?
Because the true pedant is sour. I was not that when I placed my order at the Barrio Chick’n [sic] franchise inside the Querétaro bus station. Asked my name, I gave it and then spelled it. With a simple grace! I did not belabor Latin Americans’ routinely rendering “John” as J-o-n-h or J-h-o-n. The clerk […]
I know some of us are still reeling a bit from Tucker Carlson being fired from Fox News. I have read a lot of theories as to why this is happening, but I think this author in the American Thinker website has probably nailed it: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2023/05/why_tucker_carlson_was_doomed.html”Tucker Carlson’s program had been on life support since December […]
Historically high levels of illegal immigration continue to contribute to every state being a border state, every town being a border town. But the phrase doesn’t do justice to the impact that real border communities experience.
On this week’s episode of Parsing Immigration Policy, Susan Kibbe, executive director of the South Texan’s Property Rights Association, describes life as a rancher in southern Texas, migration changes she has seen over the years, and the impact of illegal immigration in her community. The association focuses on many property owner concerns; but the key issue, and the issue that gave rise to the creation of the association in 2006, is border security and the its impact on property owners.