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Simi Valley Candidate Debate Reveals Most Republicans Still Squishy About Immigration

From the Republican presidential candidates who spoke at last night's debate, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney indicated (very slightly) that he had the greatest understanding of the relationship between too much immigration and too few American jobs. That’s encouraging because from the gaggle of other candidates (Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Herman Cain), Romney may have the best chance of being elected.

Charity Must Begin At Home

The candidates for the Republican nomination for the Presidential election are on the campaign trail giving speeches and trying to appeal to the voters and, perhaps even more importantly, fundraising.  They will, of necessity, speak in broad sweeping terms to try to appeal to the broadest audience.

Reporters bring their egos and their preconceived notions with them when they interview the candidates.

“It's Time to Root For The Home Team!”

Isn't it incredible that today when citizens of our nation attempt to apply commonsense to the need to secure our nation's borders and create an immigration system that has real integrity it is likely that they will be accused of xenophobia and racism?

Isn't it equally incredible that politicians are able to successfully campaign for political office, even the Presidency, by claiming that unless our nation imports brilliant people from around the world that America will lose its position of preeminence in the world?

Cheeky Illegal Alien Blames Her Crimes on Federal Law

In the Associated Press’ August 16 story titled “Immigrants Plead for End to Fingerprint Sharing,” the central figure is 38-year-old Blanca Perez. Said Perez, arrested in February for vending without a license, “Now I am facing deportation for the simple act of selling ice cream in the street." [Immigrants Plead for End to Fingerprint Sharing, by Amy Taxin, Associated Press, August 16, 2011]

Journalists and Candidates Suffered From Tunnel Vision at Iowa Republican Presidential Debate

The Republican Presidential Debate in Iowa was held on August 11, 2011.  There was no surprise--only disappointment—that  immigration was treated as a separate issue and not as a component of the other issues that were debated and discussed.

Do We Still Need Our Armed Forces When We Don’t Secure Our Own Borders?

Why does our nation have military services?  Why are we spending so much money on nuclear-powered submarines--both the "boomers" the huge submarines that carry ballistic missiles and the attack submarines that are supposed to hunt down and destroy vessels of adversarial nations?

Why do we have nuclear aircraft carriers--the floating airfields for supersonic fighter aircraft, and the battle groups that accompany them to oceans across the planet?

Why do we have stealth bombers?

Why do we have tanks and other land-based weapons?

Explaining the Congressional Black Caucus’ Abandonment of Its Core Constituency

A recent Fox News survey shows that the economic crisis currently engulfing African-Americans is worse than previously estimated. Since the earlier statistics about black unemployment and income were horrible, the fact that the latest data is worse led Fox to label 2011 as “The Great Depression” for African-Americans. [African-American Middle Class Eroding as Unemployment Rate Rises, by John Roberts,, July 28, 2011]

Immigration Cheerleaders Use New Word for Illegal Aliens: "Unauthorized"

The Public Policy Institute of California has unintentionally given the state’s residents a good laugh with its new report, "Unauthorized Immigrants in California: Estimates for Counties."

Amnesty for Millions of Illegal Aliens--Without Congressional Action

There is a famous question that asks, "If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there, does it make a sound?"  I would suggest a slightly different question, "If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there, does it matter if it makes a sound?"

Growing Human Misery on American Farms

One of the most common accusations made by advocates for open borders and sweeping amnesty programs for the unknown millions of illegal aliens present in our country is that those of us who demand that our nation secure our borders against unlawful entry of aliens and create an immigration system with real integrity – a system that can only be achieved by effectively enforcing the immigration laws – are “anti-immigrant” and bigots. It has been said that when an attorney is in court and weak on the facts and strong on the law, he pounds the law.