Opinion Releases

No Sanctuary in the Ivy League

An imposter learns compassion ends at the campus border

By Mark Cromer, Senior Writing Fellow


By Randy Alcorn

In America, the issue of foreign immigration has more angles than a geometry class. The various arguments, analysis, and philosophies regarding this issue can be contradictory and confusing. And, when emotions are involved, the discussion can often devolve into the absurd. Too often, common sense, and even honesty, is forfeit when those making arguments do so from a particular position of self-interest.

The broad categories in the protracted discussion on immigration are economics, ethics, and law.


By Randy Alcorn 

Ours is the Information Age in which great nations remain great by having technological superiority. In this age there is a premium on knowledge creatively applied and on critical thinking that delivers ingenuity. Brute military strength and an abundance of natural resources can no longer guarantee national vigor. If they did the Soviet Union might still be around.

The Mad Tea Party

By Mark Cromer

    "But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
    "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here

Immigration and Energy

By Donald F. Anthrop

Politicians from both parties are scrambling to buy the votes of immigrant groups through promises of amnesty for illegal immigrants and higher quotas for legal immigration.  Absent from the debate on immigration has been any discussion of the impact of immigration on U.S. population growth and the consequences of such growth.

The Border and Beyond

Did enforcement die with amnesty?

By Mark Cromer
June 2007

With comprehensive immigration reform defeated in the Senate, the question looms: what now?

It seems many people, including some lawmakers, who opposed the bill are inclined to think that the answer is—at long last—a serious and sustained effort by Washington to secure the border and enforce immigration and labor laws already on the books.

Sadly, they couldn’t be more mistaken.


A video captures what working Americans have known all along

By Mark Cromer

America Just Said No

Vox populi prevails on immigration

By Mark Cromer
June 2007

If you listened carefully in the moments after the immigration bill was killed for a second time, a bitter gnashing and rending could be heard from the Senate floor all the way to the editorial boardrooms at the great metropolitan newspapers across the nation.