The proposed immigration reform nicely balances several interests but ignores one: the interests of the American worker. A giant guest-worker program helped kill the 2007 “grand bargain.” It could kill the new one. And should.
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A Businessweek headline (though not the story) implies that Americans won’t do “dirty” jobs. The subject is Alabama’s tough crackdown on illegal immigrants and the people who employ them.
The Obama administration has done the hard part of comprehensive immigration reform. Time to move on to step two.
For over a century, Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico have been under pressure to adopt the English language. The English-only folks in the 50 states should take a step back and look at Puerto Rico’s history with language. Then they will see what coercive bilingualism is all about.
I don’t see how an exploding population makes a state a “winner.” Sure, millions more people can bring a gain in congressional seats and Electoral College votes. But is greater political clout worth the added congestion? I don’t think so.
But he and the Democrats pulled it through — while stabilizing an economy on the brink of collapse.
The notion that Latinos, an overwhelmingly Democratic group that’s most likely to lack health-care security, might not turn out in respectable numbers on Nov. 2 is highly disturbing. But it’s not just them. It’s a lot of former Obama supporters who just don’t understand what’s at stake.
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A panel at the recent Dallas convention of the National Conference of Editorial Writers discussed some of the economic realities of mass immigration by the unskilled workers. (See: Poor Immigrants: ‘Asset or Burden’)
I am scheduled to discuss these matters on the Jim Bohannon Radio show at 10 p.m. tonight.
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Yes and no. Some consequences of mass immigration by poor Latinos was laid before the National Conference of Editorial Writers at their meeting last week in Dallas.
The drama in Arizona belies the real action on the immigration front. The Obama administration is deporting record numbers of illegal aliens and going after employers of them with unprecedented vigor. This is
The tough Arizona immigration law reflects public frustration with illegal immigration. Going after Arizona may play well among some Hispanic voters, but it is a dangerous political strategy.