illegal aliens

Criticizing the Heritage Foundation's Critics

Most of the criticism directed at the Heritage Foundation's  findings that if S.744 passed it would eventually cost American taxpayers $6.3 trillion focuses on its methodology. The facts behind researcher Robert Rector's analysis, however, have yet to be challenged.

Heritage Issues Staggering $6.3 Trillion Amnesty Cost Report

Today, the Heritage Foundation released its report that exposed the cost of granting amnesty to illegal aliens if the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, S.744, passes. Bottom line: $6.3 trillion, the burden to be borne by U.S. taxpayers.

Legal Immigration = Work Permits=American Unemployment

On the first Friday of each month, Americans interested in the economy’s health as measured by employment data have two choices. They can read their daily newspaper which generally offers the most optimistic picture. Or they read the website Shawdowstats.com which lays out what is usually grim statistics.

Sierra Club Betrays American Environment…Again

The Sierra Club has once again betrayed the United States' environment which it was founded to protect. As reported in Politico, and later on the club’s website, on April 24, the Board of Directors voted to support "comprehensive immigration reform,"  the euphemism for providing amnesty to an estimated 11-12 million illegal immigrants and vastly increasing levels of future legal immigration.

Desperate Housewife Explains Immigration

Actors get a lot of grief for being political – from Jane Fonda, Daryl Hannah and Susan Sarandon to Alec Baldwin and one of those other ubiquitous Baldwin boys, among others.

The devolution of Sierra Club environmentalism

The Sierra Club was once America's premier environmental organization, founded 121 years ago upon the environmental ethic of John Muir, who remarked that: "The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness."

Over time, the Club mutated from a principled membership-driven organization into a corporate-structured bureaucracy more concerned about fiscal solvency and social issues than environmental preservation.

The Immigration Bon Bon Factory

In the 1950's one of the most beloved television programs was “I Love Lucy,” one of the very first sit-coms, in which Lucille Ball played a lovable ditzy woman who managed to get into all sorts of mischief, often with the assistance of her “side-kick” Ethel Mertz played by Vivian Vance.

Ann Coulter on Immigration, Legal and Illegal

Never in a thousand years would I have thought I’d find myself in agreement with commentator Ann Coulter. I’ve pilloried her more than once in print.

That said, she’s spot on with her comments this week about the failure of U.S. immigration policy and enforcement to protect Americans.

Does she use the Boston Marathon bombings to highlight this? Yes. Is that wrong? I don’t think so.

Senator Patrick Leahy and His Forgotten Lessons

On April 22, I sort of watched the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. I say “sort of” because within the first hour I wondered why I should stay tuned in and consequently increase my already high level of immigration frustration.

As People Read Amnesty Bill, Scales Fall from Their Eyes

During the three months that led up to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act midnight drop, patriotic Americans wondered just how bad the bill might be.

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