Archive for the 'Immigration' Category

Immigration Success

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

At least for the time being, the Senate immigration bill is dead.  Only 45 Senators voted to cut off debate, far short of the sixty needed to bring about a vote.  Republicans voting for cloture were Sen. Graham, Hagel, Lugar, Martinez, McCain, Specter and Voinovich; in other words, the usual suspects.  Democrats voting against cloture […]

Republicans for Amnesty

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Yesterday, a majority of the Republican caucus voted against stripping the amnesty portion of the immigration bill.  Among those supporting amnesty were several Senators who are up next year, including Senators Coleman, Collins, and Smith.  This is perhaps the most troubling development so far.  A majority of Senate Republicans oppose enforcing the laws of the […]

Immigration Deform

Monday, May 21st, 2007

The immigration bill on which several Senators agreed last week is a disgrace.  It is unfair to both Americans and immigrants, and it fails to address the real problem of open borders.  Instead, it simply serves the Senators’ interests by allowing them to return to their respective states and say, “Look, I supported an immigration […]

The Real Immigration Problem

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

When Nancy Reagan told kids to “Just say no” to drugs, she did so with the understanding that the real drug problem was the demand.  She did not focus on the need to cut the supply, though she most certainly did not oppose it.  She knew that although progress could be made in cutting the […]

Amnesty by any Other Name…

Monday, May 15th, 2006

It was encouraging to learn that the President has finally come to the realization that the United States must secure its southern border.  He is to be applauded for finally beginning to take on those in Congress who do not recognize the right of a soverign state to protect its borders.  This is an important […]

Game. Set. Match. Kyl.

Monday, May 1st, 2006

With Democrats strugging to find the six seats they would need to flip to regain control of the Senate, they had delusions abbout the possibility of winning Arizona.  As with Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy, though, such fantasies eventually come face to face with reality.  In this case, reality is a […]

Senate Deal Fails: National Security not Compromised Further

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Fortunately, the Senate’s latest compromise of national security has failed on a procedural vote.  The deal, which would have legalized the vast majority of illegal immigrants currently in the United States, would have done nothing to secure America’s southern border or to punish those whose first act in the United States was to defy its […]

Out of the Fire, into the Freezer

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Sen. Jon Kyl, a supposed target of Democrats, has all but iced his “race” against Democrat Jim Pederson.  While Pederson has a personal fortune to blow on the race, defeating an incumbent who is running at 56% at this point in the cycle is all but impossible.  In a case like Tennessee, it makes sense for […]

Clarity Needed on Immigration Reform

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

On yet another issue, the GOP has failed to take the upper hand on an issue by failing to act on principle rather than attempting to find a squishy, unworkable middle that does nothing to solve the problem.  Immigration is an extremely difficult issue that requires serious solutions rather than half hearted political attempts to […]

In Defense of Cardinal Mahoney

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Today, Cardinal Roger Mahoney spoke out about American immigration policy, calling  support for stronger limits on immigration “hysterical”.  Cardinal Mahoney took stands in support of specific reforms that would help to encourage immigration by easing the process behind it.  He asked that Catholics use the Lenten season to educate the public about the issue, and […]