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    Security and Hospitability Can Go Hand in Hand: Expand the Visa Waiver Program

    When President Obama went public with his support for expansion of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) while in Poland last month, it was a long-overdue acknowledgement of not just Poland’s but Europe’s critical importance as an ally of the United States. (It may of course also have been an … More

    Arizona Wins Big in Supreme Court Immigration Ruling

    Arizona won a spectacular victory today in the Supreme Court in its ongoing efforts to do something about the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who reside in the state and cost Arizona taxpayers an estimated $1.3 billion a year. In its ruling against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and … More

    Different Language; Same Amnesty

    When it comes to immigration, Bruce Morrison has a fix, at least according to an article published in Politico earlier this month. The article frames Morrison, a former Democratic Congressman from Connecticut and chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee, as an independent thinker: “[Morrison] doesn’t agree with everything Obama says or … More

    Morning Bell: Illegal Immigration Is No Laughing Matter

    The White House correspondents’ dinner might have been two weeks ago, but President Barack Obama continued his comedy routine yesterday in El Paso, Texas, only this time Donald Trump wasn’t the butt of the jokes. Instead, during a speech on immigration, the president mocked Republicans at large, the rule of … More

    Obama’s Texas Two-Step on Immigration

    In case we needed any more signs that President Obama’s re-election campaign has started, today’s immigration speech in front of a friendly El Paso, Texas, crowd was a great reminder.  Despite failed attempts by previous administrations to convince the American people that rewarding illegal immigration is sound policy, President Obama … More

    The Predictable Conclusion of Obama's Immigration Speech

    The President gave a speech this afternoon where he expressed the need to fix America’s broken immigration system. He had a lot of good things to say about immigration. For instance, the President emphasized the positive effects of immigration, stating, “It doesn’t matter where you came from; what matters is … 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

    White House Amnesty Association’s Spring Meeting

    It’s that time of year again—the time for White House meetings aimed at placating the pro-amnesty lobby. There is lots of placating to do. It is almost an election year, meaning that soon politicians will engage in the time-honored tradition of duck and cover—which means they are definitely not interested … More

    Georgia Joins Arizona in Strong Effort to Control Illegal Immigration

    It appears that Georgia Governor Nathan Deal will sign legislation passed by the Georgia House and Senate that adopts the Arizona SB 1070 framework for controlling illegal immigration. With the influx of 425,000 illegal immigrants into Georgia over the last two decades, this two-pronged legislation will help curb that flow. … More

    The Heckler’s Veto of Arizona’s Immigration Law

    It should come as no surprise to anyone that a panel of judges of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order today refusing to lift the stay issued by a federal district court against Arizona’s immigration law. After all, the Ninth Circuit is the most often overturned appeals court … More