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    Beware of Happy Talk on Immigration

    Is immigration reform coming back from the dead? Over Thanksgiving, both President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) have indicated that the issue —which has meant amnesty, by any other name—is alive on Capitol Hill. Obama said last week that proponents of amnesty should be “thankful” for Boehner’s stated … More

    Obamacare Undermines American Values

    We wrote earlier this week about the ways Obamacare discourages marriage and work. These aren’t the only traditional values it undermines. Obamacare goes against two values that should be no-brainers: prioritizing American citizens over non-citizens, and prioritizing help for the disabled over assistance for able-bodied adults. Prioritizing Non-Citizens Over American … More

    Evangelicals Examine Amnesty for “Strangers”

    Does Scripture teach faithful Christians to support amnesty for illegal immigrants as part of “comprehensive” immigration reform?  Clearly not, concluded a panel of evangelical thinkers and activists assembled at The Heritage Foundation, while noting that non-Christian groups bankrolled a campaign to pressure believers — members of Congress among them — … More

    If You Like Border Security, Can You Keep It?

    Deluged with bad news on numerous fronts—especially from the poorly executed rollout of his signature achievement, Obamacare—the president wants Congress to turn its attention to immigration reform. But President Obama is finding his “comprehensive” approach to immigration to be a much harder sell in the wake of the Obamacare debacle.  … More

    A Way Forward on Immigration

    When President Obama invited Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, to visit the White House, he got an unexpected response. McCaul said no. “I saw it as a political trap,” McCaul told conservative radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham. Since Mr. Obama first entered the Oval … More

    Why the Fear of American Exceptionalism?

    Talk of American exceptionalism  enrages some liberals. For example, it drove Oliver Stone and American University professor Peter  Kuznick to pen a USA Today commentary  saying Washington should have a wall with “the names of all the Vietnamese,  Cambodians, Laotians, and others who died [in the Vietnam War].” That, they  … More

    Issa Immigration Proposal Misses the Mark

    Representative Darrell Issa (R–CA) is reportedly preparing an immigration bill that he says is “halfway between full amnesty and simply rejecting people.” Although the bill text is not yet available, any approach that begins with amnesty will not solve our immigration challenges. As described in press reports, Issa’s proposal falls … More

    From One Obamacare to Another

    In an attempt to divert attention from the mounting failures of his signature piece of legislation, President Obama is now back to beating the broken drum on amnesty. At a time when most Americans want Washington to focus on the economy and the federal budget deficit, the President is attempting … More

    Conservatives to Obama: We Don't Trust You on Immigration

    President Obama turned his attention to “common sense” immigration reform in a speech at the White House today, vowing to overcome opposition that has only intensified after fights over Obamacare and the debt. Obama’s decision to take on the contentious issue of amnesty comes at a time when most Americans … More

    Asian Immigration Outpacing Immigration from Latin America

    Asian immigration may soon exceed Latin American immigration, according to a recently released report from The Heritage Foundation. Immigration from China and India alone are more than total immigration from Mexico. This trend could be a reflection of a larger problem—a lack of high-skilled labor in the U.S. Many U.S. … More