Category: "Immigration"

No more free maps for illegals

see "Mexico nixes border maps for migrants" (Washington Times, 1/27/06) http://washingtontimes.com/national/20060126-115358-8412r.htm After an outcry from the US Government, the Mexican government has pulled back from a plan to give Mexicans free map… more »

Do immigrants raise Americans' wages?

Thanks to Reason Magazine for bringing this fascinating article to my attention: RETHINKING THE GAINS FROM IMMIGRATION: THEORY AND EVIDENCE FROM THE U.S. by Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano and Giovanni Peri NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, September 2… more »

Educating "English language learners"

PUBLISHED in the Rocky Mountain News, 1/30/06 http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/letters/article/0,2777,DRMN_23966_4425681,00.html re "Blacks blast DPS plan" (Rocky Mountain News, 1/12/06) http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/education/article/0… more »

Interesting interview on illegal immigration

Here's a great interview from FrontPageMag.com: Arizona State Representative Russell Pearce, the former Chief Deputy for Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Judge. He is one of Arizona’s and the nation’s most vigilant activists on illegal immigration, s… more »

A truly brilliant piece by Mark Steyn

Although I'm not entirely comfortable with Mark Steyn's implications about abortion rights, still I find his piece "It's the Demography, Stupid" one of the best columns I've ever read. It's the Demography, Stupid The real reason the West is in danger… more »

Responding to another comment on immigration

Yesterday, I received a reasonably thoughtful comment from the blogger at http://tired-immigrant.blogspot.com. He's clearly a bit jaded and bitter, and hasn't posted a blog piece in a couple of months. I hate to see feelings like his, particularly in new… more »

A Mexican comments on my recent immigration piece

In response to my article "US-Mexico wall proposal highlights bad government on both sides of the border", I got a rather interesting comment from one "Jimmy Lago" who used an e-mail address making it clear he is Mexican. (I won't post his e-mail address… more »

Readers' comments reveal much about immigration politics

I've had some interesting and thoughtful comments regarding my piece on the bad behavior of both the US and Mexican governments regarding immigration, as highlighted by the proposed wall. I would like to take a minute to re-post at least part of several… more »

US-Mexico wall proposal highlights bad government on both sides of the border

[Note: Please keep in mind when you read this piece that I understand Mexicans wanting to come to the USA. I think they bring substantial benefit...as well as substantial cost...to American society. I support more aggressive enforcement of our immigratio… more »

A web site devoted to immigration issues

The communications director for the Migration Policy Institute apparently found my blog and sent me the following note. Based on a brief look at the site, it appears to have some interesting discussion and information. I have not yet determined whether… more »
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