• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • border

    Morning Bell: Immigration Bill Doesn't Secure the Border

    Must Washington fix our broken southern border? You bet. Will the comprehensive immigration reform bill help? You bet it won’t. The number one flaw of the bill is it starts by giving amnesty to the unlawfully present population in the United States. As soon as the bill passes, those in … More

    Immigration Bill Is a Trojan Horse for Spending

    The contentious immigration bill (S. 744) put together by the Senate Gang of Eight is a spending Trojan Horse with several provisions that simply declare open season on spending, allowing agencies to spend “as necessary.” The bill exploits a loophole in the Budget Control Act (BCA) that allows Congress to … More

    "Gang of Eight" Out of Touch on Border Security

    On Wednesday, four Senators leading in the push for comprehensive immigration reform headed down to Nogales, Arizona, to check out U.S. border security in action. From the beginning, it was clear the trip was simply another act of political showboating, an attempt by the members of the “Gang of Eight” … More

    Debate Prep: Our Longest War - Afghanistan and Pakistan

    The final presidential debate, on foreign policy, is scheduled for Monday, October 22. Moderator Bob Schieffer announced that the topics will be: “America’s Role in the World,” “Our Longest War—Afghanistan and Pakistan,” “Red Lines—Israel and Iran,” “The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism,” and “The Rise of … More

    Border Security Alone Not Enough to Stem the Tide of Violence

    The Texas Department of Agriculture has launched an online video campaign aimed to “shame” the federal government into enhancing U.S. border security. As part of the campaign, called “Texas Traffic—True Stories of Drug and Human Smuggling,” each week over the next four months the Department of Agriculture will release a … More

    Another Cry for Common Sense Immigration Enforcement

    In an article in today’s Washington Examiner, senior political analyst Michael Barone argues that Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Arizona v. United States paves the way for the U.S. to implement sensible reform of our immigration laws, and he certainly got it right. Barone begins by arguing that while the … More

    Immigration: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

    The Obama Administration has claimed that the southern border is secure because apprehension rates for illegal border crossings are down. The Pew Hispanic Center, using data supplied by the Obama Administration, bolstered this claim by issuing a report that found that illegal border crossings are down and large numbers of … More

    Iran, Mexican Zetas, and the Southern Terror Express

    A persistent threat scenario against the U.S. has been foreign terrorist organizations—acting independently or in cooperation with violent transnational criminal organizations, and perhaps backed by anti-American regimes in the region—launching a terrorist attack from across our southern border. It is a scenario the Obama Administration has recognized but generally minimized. … More

    Washington Post Underscores Heritage on Illegal Immigration Findings

    In 2009 alone, 419 bodies were discovered along the Mexican border. In the even shorter time between April and September 2010, some 11,333 illegal immigrants were kidnapped throughout Mexico. And just last year, 72 immigrants were brutally slaughtered by the Los Zetas, their bodies dumped in mass graves. Unfortunately, this … More

    Arizona Takes a Smart Step on State Guard Units

    As states continue to face large deficits and budget cuts, Arizona has hit on a smart solution. On Tuesday, the Arizona House of Representatives passed S.B. 1495, a bill enhancing the power of the governor to create a state guard unit. These units, better known as State Defense Forces (SDFs), … More