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Mar 24

Comic Books and the “Red Card”

In 2004, the government of Mexico notoriously issued a comic book guide to migrants wishing to sneak into the United States. That colorful publication, “Guide for the Mexican Migrant,” gives helpful hints in a fun, graphics-based format about how to cross the desert without dying of thirst (adding salt to your water will prevent dehydration) …

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Mar 21

Why Illegal Immigration Is All about Money

The influx we’re currently seeing of caravanfuls of Central American “asylum seekers” attempting to enter the United States is feeding on money, every step of the way and back. The Washington Post  reports that human smugglers have contrived a sophisticated process of delivering migrants from Central America through Mexico and dropping them off at the U.S. …

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Mar 19

George W. Bush: “A Blessing and a Strength and Energy and Talent and….”

Never at a loss for a cliche, former President George W. Bush presided over a naturalization ceremony at his Bush Center in Dallas on Monday, along with his wife Laura. Once demonized by the media, Bush has become their darling in the age of Trump. The pair predictably gushed about the unlimited contributions to both …

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Mar 18

Immigration: A View from the Left

Time was when the political left in America–primarily represented by the labor unions–maintained a solid restrictionist position on immigration.  As leftist The New Republic reported a few years ago, “Through the 19th century and most of the 20th centuries, unionists were nearly as consistent in their dislike of immigration as they are now in favoring it. …

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Mar 17

What Is Congress for, Anyway?

It’s hard to fathom nowadays that the framers of our republic believed that Congress, of the three branches of federal government, should and would necessarily be the strongest and most important of those branches. James Madison, the primary author of the Constitution, wrote: “In republican government, the legislative power necessarily predominates.”  Madison actually believed that …

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Mar 16

Trump Vetoes Effort to Stop Emergency Declaration

On Thursday, with the assistance of 12 members of Trump’s own party, the Senate passed a resolution blocking President Trump’s declaration of an emergency on our southern border. A day later, Trump vetoed the legislation, which had earlier been passed by the House. “As president, the protection of the nation is my highest duty.” Surrounded …

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Mar 15

Senate Votes to End Trump’s Emergency Declaration

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to end President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency in regard to the situation on the southern border. Led by a solid Democrat bloc and followed by 12 Republicans, the vote passed 59-41, a decisive vote but not a veto-proof one.  Trump had already threatened to veto the resolution if …

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Mar 14

Sanctuary or No, Local Officers Still Helping ICE

On March 1, we reported, by way of KOAT News, that officials of the county in which Albuquerque, New Mexico, is located had proclaimed that henceforth no ICE agents would be permitted access to county inmate records. This sanctuary-type policy was to be in accord with their official “immigrant-friendly” stance. Now it appears that those …

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Mar 13

News from South of the Border

Here’s a very abbreviated rundown on events in Mexico in the past few days. Each of the following reports has come across within the last week: Teen Migrant Claims She Was Repeatedly Raped During Journey to U.S. Two Dead in Southern Mexico After Gunmen Attack Migrant Caravan 19 migrants kidnapped from bus in Mexico: president …

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Mar 12

Saying Goodbye to All That: Deindustrialization Continues in Lordstown

On March 8, Breitbart News featured a story about newly unemployed Aaron Applegate, an eleven-year employee at GM’s Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant. Central to the article is a video report from CBS News, which taped Applegate as he went about his duties on his last day of work at the plant, which is closing.   …

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