Immigration Spot Delivered Best Part of GOP Presidential Candidate Debate

GOP Presidental Debate Reagan Library Sep 2015

Important and obvious question on immigration omitted

House GOP Drought-Relief Bill Ignores Immigration and Population Growth

In late June, California Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a 170-page so-called drought-relief bill that they claimed would pump more water to besieged farmers in the Central Valley without abandoning safeguards for endangered fish in the Sacramento Delta.

Super Tuesday Results Are In! Nothing Is Settled

Super Tuesday’s primary results proved only that the Republican race will go on. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won six states, his major challenger Rick Santorum, three and Newt Gingrich carried Georgia, his home state. Romney’s narrow victory margin in Ohio and what critics perceive as an unimpressive Virginia win over Ron Paul when the ballot only had their two names assures that, as of today, the ultimate outcome remains up in the air.

In Arizona, (Some) Republicans Reaffirm Commitment to Immigration Enforcement

Given that last night’s Republican Party debate was held in Arizona, America’s hottest immigration flashpoint, the results were pretty tame. Maybe the debate proved that when the subject is immigration, candidates tread cautiously. Or perhaps despite months of high unemployment, politicians still don’t understand the adverse relationship between American job loss and over-immigration.

Secure the border: What does that mean?

As a part of the resolution of the illegal immigration issue, Presidential candidates tout that they will "secure the border" should they become the next Commander-in-Chief.  For many who don't live near the U.S.-Mexico border, it sounds like a reasonable goal.  However, what do they mean by "secure the border?"

Status Quo Unchanged after Tuesday’s Las Vegas Debate

The eighth of 13 debates (and the fifth in the last six weeks) is over. On the whole, it was slightly livelier than the preceding ones but with no super surprises.

Which Republican Presidential Candidate Will Step Up for American Workers?

During this week’s New Hampshire debate, another opportunity passed for Republican candidates to make the link between excessive immigration and American unemployment. [Republican Debate, Winners and Losers, by Brian Montopoli, CBS News, October 11, 2011]

Perry’s Missed Chance: Monday’s Republican Debate

As the eight Republican candidates slog their way toward the 2012 nomination, Texas governor Rick Perry has one insurmountable obstacle. Perry’s profile is disturbingly similar to former president (and Texas governor) George W. Bush: token conservatives, Christians who mix politics and religion and open borders advocates.

Romney, Perry in Lockstep: Issue More Non-Immigrant Work Visas Now!

When evaluating Republican presidential candidates---a pretty sorry lot---and their immigration positions, I always discount claims of "securing the border," or promising not to sign amnesty legislation. Those are boilerplate statements that even the most radical pro-immigration legislator might make.

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.