Opinion Releases

The Blue Card Scare

By Rob Sanchez
December 2007

The Chairman of Intel, Craig Barrett, recently made dire predictions that the next Silicon Valley will not be in the United States due to restrictive immigration policies and that a brain drain from the United States to Europe will cause an economic Armageddon. In his hypothetical scenario, the U.S. would lose out in the competition for talent as the best inventors and entrepreneurs migrate to Europe. This scaremongering is a smokescreen to hide Barrett’s desire to increase the labor supply, thereby slashing labor costs.

Population Parlor Tricks

The Census Bureau's new numbers mask a grim future

By Mark Cromer
December 2007

For many Americans there are reasons aplenty to ring in the New Year with a keen sense of grateful appreciation—and as chaotic violence and bitter poverty around the globe remind us—being an American in America is still one of them.

Diversity’s Death Rattle

Public schools in Los Angeles offer a glimpse of our ethnically homogenous future.

By Mark Cromer
December 2007

Global warming may be the marquee issue of the moment among progressives, but greenhouse gases don’t elevate body temperature to the fever that strikes many white liberals when the topic turns to racial and ethnic diversity.

The Institutionalization of Illegal Immigration

By Randy Alcorn

In a recent editorial, the Los Angles Times characterized people opposed to New York governor, Eliot Spitzer’s proposal to issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens as cruel people more interested in punishing illegal aliens than in improving public safety. The Times concluded that these people lack common sense.

While such derogation may vent the frustrations of those delivering it, it is a tedious distraction that only interferes with resolving what has become one of the most serious issues confronting America today.  

Cold Weather Doesn't Freeze Out California's Illegal Farm Workers

By Maria Fotopoulos, CAPS Senior Writing Fellow
January 2007

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger learned when he visited a citrus farm to assess the weather damage from California’s devastating cold spell this month, you can still make juice when the oranges turn to mush.

Sacred Cows in the City of Angels

When it comes to reporting on illegal immigration, some journalists just stick to the script

By Mark Cromer, Senior Writing Fellow

(First in an occasional series on the media’s coverage of illegal immigration and overpopulation)

As an active member in ‘good standing’ of both the Los Angeles Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists, I was quite confident last summer that my offer to organize a panel discussion of a hot-button issue would be readily embraced by both associations.

A Big State with Big Needs, Needs to Curb Immigration

By Randy Alcorn
February 2007

Beginning his second term as California’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has proposed that the state incur another $43 billion in bond debt to build more prisons, schools, and dams. This proposed debt would be added to the nearly $43 billion for various state infrastructure and education projects that voters approved in the November 2006 general election.  Since the debt service on such borrowing is typically as great as the principal being borrowed, the cost of all this public debt could total $172 billion.

Over Immigration and Unemployed Black Americans

By Diana Hull, Ph.D., CAPS Board President

While Black History Month provides a slice of time to recount the contributions of this community and honor them, it’s also an opportunity to assess major current problems they face.


One the most important obstacles right now to decent wages and upward social mobility for blacks is the size of the illegal immigrant community, willing to toil for less, tolerate substandard working conditions and live with four other families in a two bedroom house.



The Immigration Non-Debate

By Mark Cromer, Senior Writing Fellow

The night before allegedly frightened officials at UCLA cancelled a planned campus address by a member of the Minutemen earlier this month, I found myself at Claremont Graduate University, facing a room jammed with students from both disciplines of environmental and Chicano studies.