Tag: Immigration

The Immigration Speech that Would End My Political Career

The Immigration Speech that Would End My Political Career

| April 2, 2013 | Reply

Yesterday, the federal government fired its starter’s pistol and began the race for the coveted and relatively rare H-1B visa. This year, our government will allow 85,000 people to work in the United States on these visas. Last year, if you waited longer than 2 1/2 months to apply one, you were out of luck. […]

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Some Thoughts on Immigration Reform

Some Thoughts on Immigration Reform

| November 9, 2012 | Reply

I’m not looking to start a conversation on immigration reform here. Wait, that’s not entirely true. I’m not looking to be part of a conversation on immigration reform. I don’t believe it’s possible to have such a conversation without buckets full of acrimony and more strawmen than Barack Obama in a press conference on the […]

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Mmm Mmm Mmm! Barack Strawman Perry

Mmm Mmm Mmm! Barack Strawman Perry

| September 26, 2011 | 3 Replies

In the last debate, Rick Perry trotted a giant strawman onto the debate stage in Florida, lit it on fire, and danced around it like he was an extra in a remake of The Wicker Man. I spent a couple days trying to figure out why he’d launch such a knuckle-headed attack against at least […]

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Requiem for a DREAM Act

Requiem for a DREAM Act

| December 19, 2010 | Reply

The DREAM Act, which would have provided de facto amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants died in the Senate today, which is good for all of us. We simply can not ignore our own laws, especially immigration laws, and hope to keep our nation intact. I feel for those people who were brought here illegally […]

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Funny. Making Jeremiah Wright Happy Isn’t In the Oath of Office.

Funny. Making Jeremiah Wright Happy Isn’t In the Oath of Office.

| July 8, 2010 | 2 Replies

I must admit, I’m baffled by how this administration is using the Justice Department to uphold our Constitution. We have gotten a pretty confusing message in the past few days from what behaviors Eric Holder and President Obama have sanctioned and what they want to prevent. For example, it is quite all right with this […]

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The New Attack on Arizona – the Myth of Increased Crime

The New Attack on Arizona – the Myth of Increased Crime

| May 28, 2010 | 2 Replies

The brouhaha over the Arizona immigration law continues as the forces of Those Who Do Not Read meet the general public who, interestingly enough, seem utterly unmoved by the squawks of the aforementioned Know-Nothings. The latest argument against the law is that enforcing a set of long-standing and very public laws will actually make crime […]

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Immigration Math: One Frog > Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano

Immigration Math: One Frog > Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano

| May 23, 2010 | 2 Replies

For over a month, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has patiently endured a series of ignorant attacks from various high-ranking officials of the Obama administration against the immigration law she signed and continues to support. I say ignorant because not a single one of those officials who have been flapping their jaws about the law have […]

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Illegal Immigrants and Intolerable Ignorance

Illegal Immigrants and Intolerable Ignorance

| May 12, 2010 | 2 Replies

I’m sure thisĀ Arizona Sheriff isĀ nothing but a ginormous bigot who wants to round up all the Mexicans and put them in cages suspended over tanks full of ravenous sharks but let’s take just a moment to examine one thing he had to say before we consign him to the Outer Hell of Racist Mexican-Haters. Last […]

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Oh Noes! It’s the Arizona Gestapo!

Oh Noes! It’s the Arizona Gestapo!

| April 27, 2010 | 3 Replies

There is a lot of misinformation flying around the internet and the television airwaves about Arizona’s new immigration-enforcement law. Here are some of the things I’ve heard, or have been told, in the past two days. AZ police officers can approach anyone they want and demand “papers” from them. AZ police officers now have a […]

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If Only We Tea Partiers Were Illegal Immigrants…

If Only We Tea Partiers Were Illegal Immigrants…

| April 26, 2010 | Reply

Somehow I don’t think we’ll be seeing two weeks’ worth of MSM hand-wringing over the violence displayed by the oh-so-tolerant left in these marches. It’s funny to me that after working itself into a panic attack over the Tea Party marches where there were no acts of violence, the MSM will turn an entirely sympathetic […]

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