Archive for the 'Immigration' Category

Palin loses (part of) the base

Oops: Governor, let me ask you about immigration. How many undocumented immigrants are there in Alaska? I don’t know, I don’t know. That’s a good question. As governor, how do you deal with them? Do you think they all should be deported? There is no way that in the US we would roundup every illegal [...]

Obama and Clinton: Into the illegal immigration pit

This will trigger some reactions: Sen. Barack Obama easily won the African American vote in South Carolina, but to woo California Latinos, where he is running 3-to-1 behind rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, he is taking a giant risk: spotlighting his support for the red-hot issue of granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. It’s a [...]

Not you? Then who?

If it’s true that illegal immigrants are taking away jobs that Americans would otherwise do, then it would logically follow that as enforcement measures (finally) go into place, businesses would replace the deported with all those legal citizens who were just waiting for their opportunities. They’d just about beat down the doors to get at [...]

Strange doings at the border

The case of two border agents sentenced to federal prison for 11 and 12 years has some folks in an uproar. From the Houston Chronicle: WASHINGTON — Republican congressmen’s outrage over the imprisonment of two Border Patrol agents from Texas intensified Wednesday as the top Homeland Security investigative official apologized for his aides’ misleading statements [...]

DNA and the slippery slope

Wheeee…….. down the slippery slope we go! The Justice Department is completing rules to allow the collection of DNA from most people arrested or detained by federal authorities, a vast expansion of DNA gathering that will include hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, by far the largest group affected. The new forensic DNA sampling was [...]