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Aug 04

Remain in Mexico or, Better Yet, Go Home

The “remain in Mexico” policy applying to migrants attempting to secure asylum in the United States by crossing the border and giving themselves up appears to be having an effect in dissuading new attempts.  For that reason, it is often cited as one of the key reasons for the recent decline of unauthorized border crossings (see …

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Aug 03

Poll Shows Independents Siding with Trump on Immigration

After the Democrats’ debates on Tuesday and Wednesday, President Trump had his chance Thursday evening at a rally in Cincinnati.  The communications consulting firm Maslansky + Partners conducted a live survey of 100 voters (Republicans, Democrats, and independents) where they asked each voter to assign a grade to a series of Trump’s statements. Lee Carter, president of …

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Aug 02

Boat Carrying Cuban Migrants Interdicted off Key West

On the night of Saturday, July 27, the U.S. Coast Guard interdicted an overloaded boat carrying 27 Cubans just five miles south of Key West.  The 18-foot boat, described as a “migrant chug,” held 27 Cuban migrants: 22 males, four females and one child. (“Chug” is the slang term for a small, handmade boat built from …

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Aug 01

Democrat Debate, Wednesday’s Version

“This country can tolerate a heck of a lot more people.” – Joe Biden The second coming of the July debates happened last night and if you missed it, you missed nothing. This group, like their colleagues in the first wave, believe also that Trump is the source of all evil but admit that the …

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Jul 31

Democrat Debate, Tuesday’s Episode

The first half of this week’s Democrat doubleheader has come and gone from the late great city of Detroit. CNN and other observers have cast it as a battle between the top-tier hard leftists (Sanders and Warren) and the (relatively speaking) moderates:  Buttigeig, Delaney, Ryan, Bullock, and Hickenlooper.  (Marianne Williamson, as usual, was hovering in the rarefied ether …

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Jul 30

How Far Left Are Dems Prepared to Go?

It’s a truism in American politics that (1) the Republican rank-and-file are to the right of their leadership while (2) the Democrat leadership is to the left of their rank-and-file. This year, that may not be especially true of the Republicans (especially where President Trump is concerned), but it’s never been more true of the …

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Jul 29

What Is the Real Reason for the Decline in Illegal Apprehensions?

A few days ago, on July 26, we reported on the recent, steep decline in apprehensions of illegal border crossers and asylum seekers on our southern border.  At that time we quoted the three causes most often suggested by the media and government officials: Seasonal causes related to summer heat The “remain-in-Mexico” policy implemented by …

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Jul 27

And Now, Once Again: Is Guatemala a Safe Third Country?

By now we’ve all grown accustomed to the on-again-off-again character of President Trump’s policies, in particular his foreign policy.  In this space, on July 13, we announced that Guatemala would accept “safe third country” status, indicating that any asylum seekers passing through that country would have to apply for asylum there, instead of another destination, …

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Jul 26

Immigrant Shelters, Once Filled, Now Closing?

Trying to make sense of the crisis on our southern border can be maddening.  For months we’ve been hearing stories about how massive hordes are crossing the border and how migrant shelters are filled to overflowing. Just yesterday, AP published a story entitled “By the numbers: Migration to the US-Mexico border,” which led off with …

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Jul 25

“Yacht People” from China Interdicted off Florida Coast

As further evidence that not all attempts at illegal entry into the U.S. are across our southern border, the Coast Guard is announcing that it has interdicted a motor yacht dubbed the Carefree 13 miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.   On board were two suspected smugglers and 12 Chinese nationals. The Coast Guard Cutter …

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