Borderlands: What’s Happening to America? by Sheldon Richman A man, an American citizen, sits in his car as a U.S. Border Patrol agent insists that he roll down his window. He refuses. Agents use battering rams to smash the windows. Still, the driver refuses to leave his car, so he is hit with a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What the Immigration Bill Overlooks by Sheldon Richman In passing the monstrosity known as immigration “reform,” the Senate overlooked a few things of importance. This is unsurprising. A bill on immigration that is backed by leading Republicans and Democrats, big business, and government-co-opted unions is bound to have missed some things. The bill, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What Immigration Problem? by Sheldon Richman Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia have each enacted stringent laws aimed at curbing illegal immigration. Before saying more, let’s be clear about the alleged problem. What is an “illegal immigrant”? It’s simply a person — possessing natural rights, mind you — who comes to the United States without the permission […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Immigration Chaosby Fergus Hodgson The presence of illegal immigrants in the United States continues to generate ineffectual political initiatives, from employment verification mandates to referendums against in-state tuition access. These fail to resolve the underlying causes for the presence of illegals, such as the arbitrary (see the immigration lottery), expensive, and humiliating immigration process (and I speak from […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Immigration, The Right Against the Right May 26, 2010Alvaro Vargas Llosa WASHINGTON—The immigration debate that will have lasting consequences is not the one between the left and the right but the one taking place within the ranks of conservatives in the United States and around the world. A few days ago, during a visit to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Immigration Socialism versus Freedom and the Free Marketby Jacob G. Hornberger, May 7, 2010 Originally published by the Future of Freedom Foundation here . Let me begin by making a very simple, direct point: There is one — and only one — solution to the so-called immigration crisis: freedom and free markets. Every other measure, including the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Hispanics at the Polls November 12, 2008Alvaro Vargas Llosa WASHINGTON—Because of the debate over immigration reform, the word “Hispanic” became a stigma in the eyes of many Americans over the last two years. How ironic then that 10 million Hispanic voters played such a crucial role in last week’s presidential election. They voted for Barack […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Europe’s Fear July 9, 2008Alvaro Vargas Llosa WASHINGTON—The European Parliament’s decision to pass a new law allowing member countries to imprison undocumented aliens for up to 18 months and deport children has reignited the debate over immigration, one of the most sensitive issues of our time. The European arguments against immigration are similar to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Robert Higgs, Senior Fellow for The Independent Institute on The Difference Between an Illegal Immigrant and Me : Some Americans clothe their hatred with the charge that the foreigners who come here commit crimes, such as selling drugs and conducting businesses without a license. Of course, drug peddling and working without a government license ought […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Reuters on Illegal immigrants not U.S. healthcare burden: Illegal Latino immigrants do not cause a drag on the U.S. health care system as some critics have contended and in fact get less care than Latinos in the country legally, researchers said on Monday. Such immigrants tend not to have a regular doctor or other health-care […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.