Category Archives: Immigration

Obama’s Economic Logic

Colby Cosh turns a spotlight on this statement in Obama’s acceptance speech last week at the DNC.

“I don’t know anyone who benefits when a mother is separated from her infant child or an employer undercuts American wages by hiring illegal workers.”

Cosh asks the obvious questions: Then why do so many American employers hire the workers? And why do so many workers risk deportation by coming to the U. S. for jobs? And who benefits from the lower wages paid to these workers for the services and products they produce?

Yet Obama says with a straight face, “I don’t know anyone who benefits.”

Cosh cites this as just one example of Obama’s favorite campaign gambit: “Making a trite statement of principle and then running away from the actual issue as fast as possible.” Of course, if no one in the media calls him on these goofy pronouncements, he gets away with it.

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Looming Dangers for the Democrats

David Broder points to two icebergs that threaten to sink the Democratic Party’s presidential hopes next year.

The first is obvious to everyone: illegal immigration — or rather, the Party’s failure to address it.

The second is an elephant in the room that few have dared to openly talk about yet, but could have a disastrous impact on a Hillary candidacy. . . . . .

Teddy Roosevelt on Immigration

This quote has made the rounds on the internet during the last year or so. (The quote is authentic, although the date usually attributed to it [1907] is wrong. He wrote these words a short time before he died in 1919.)

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In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American…

There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile…We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.

I wonder how many of our current crop of presidential candidates would endorse this statement?

One Man Takes a Stand

Politicians waffle, media elites snivel, and academics turn common sense upside down on the immigration issue. But when somebody flew a Mexican flag above the U. S. flag at a Reno bar, one man had enough. His action puts to shame all the do-nothing intellectuals who have allowed this situation to get so out of hand.

Meet Jim Brossard, American hero.

You can hear an interview with Mr. Brossard on Breitbart.