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Immigration Question Fox News Won’t Ask (Every Voter Needs to Know)

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Immigration is one of the most important issues, if not the most important issue, in the 2016 presidential election.   However, most debates, including the Thursday debate on Fox News, will leave voters largely in the dark on just how the candidates will handle the matter.  There likely will be questions on securing the border and what to do with the 11-20 million people who are in this country illegally, but here are the all-important questions that likely will go unanswered:

  •  Currently there are 71.8 million working-age U.S. citizens and immigrants who are either unemployed, not in the labor force, or forced to work part-time.  Does it make any sense to continue admitting over one million permanent residents a year, and several hundred thousand guest workers since so many Americans and legal immigrants need full-time employment? Read the rest of this entry »

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March 2nd, 2016 at 5:30 pm

The Syrian Refugee Grinch in the White House

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Cold, heartless, cruel, callous, merciless, hard-hearted!  Those are just a few of the words that have been used to describe Republicans and others who want to put the brakes on President Obama’s plan to resettle thousands of Syrians fleeing their war-torn country here in the United States.

Resettling those people constitutes a grave threat to our country given the fact that it is impossible to adequately vet them.  Nevertheless, our hearts go out to these people and quite naturally we want to help.

So here is the question for bleeding-heart liberals who want to throw caution to the wind and bring plane loads of these people here to the United States:  Would you like to help 10,000, which is Obama’s plan for the current year, or 610,000 of them? Read the rest of this entry »

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December 16th, 2015 at 5:30 pm

STOP!

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“Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motive.” Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

 

President Obama still is refusing to dip more than a toe in the water to defeat ISIS in Syria.  Nevertheless, he wants the rest of the world to open its doors to the Syrian population as it flees the war-torn country.

Worse still, he is doubling down on his plan to bring tens of thousands of Syrians here to be resettled among our population, even though our intelligence chiefs have informed us there is no way to adequately screen out radical Muslim terrorists hell-bent on our destruction.

Compassion is one thing: Stupidity is quite another.  In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, many countries are rethinking their plans to take in these Syrian migrants, since at least one of the attackers was among the recent arrivals and others were never successfully assimilated into the French population. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 18th, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Illegal Immigration Problem: A Four-legged Stool

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Our  nation’s problem with illegal immigration can be compared to a four-legged stool.  If one of those legs is cut off or wobbly, it isn’t going to stand, at least for very long.

While some of our presidential candidates have address two or three of those legs, unfortunately none have address all four.  I’m waiting!

The first leg is obvious:  Seal the border.  Almost all candidates have vowed to do that in one way or another.  We are the most powerful nation on earth, though not likely to remain so if the present administration’s policies are not reversed and quickly.  We need to put all our available resources on the southern border while a wall is being built and we need to stop tying the hands of our border patrol agents.   However, we must not neglect our northern border. The use of drone technology and electronic surveillance should be used to maximize the effectiveness of our personal there.   Read the rest of this entry »

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September 16th, 2015 at 5:30 pm

“Anchor Baby” IS Offensive — to U.S. Taxpayers

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Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has brought up another serious problem that is taking our country down, one that is pressing but has been ignored by the political ruling class:  birthright citizenship.

Many of Trump’s opponents in the race for the GOP presidential nomination have tried to sidestep the issue.  Instead of viewing it as a political minefield, they should simply address it head-on.

Forget political correctness!  The term “anchor baby” is descriptive of hundreds of thousands of children who are born to mothers who come here, legally and illegally, for the soul purpose of having a child in the United States which will give them an “anchor” into this country.  It allows those with means to bypass the normal, lengthly immigration process and allows those without means, the ability to stay here indefinitely and tap into our generous welfare benefits, even those who have broken in to our country illegally.   The more babies, the more taxpayer dollars that flow to these families.

This not only is unfair to the millions of immigrants who have stood in line and played by the rules, it is especially unfair to U.S. taxpayers.   Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jane Chastain

August 26th, 2015 at 5:30 pm


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