Posts Tagged ‘ immigration ’

Immigration reaction

November 23, 2014
posted by

The Cagle Post
by Joe Heller  

Cartoon. (11/21/14)

http://www.cagle.com/2014/11/immigration-reaction/  

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Obama declares “lawful action” to protect 5 million immigrants

November 21, 2014
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USA Today    

"President Obama took a historic, legacy-defining step Thursday night when he announced a plan to protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, infuriating Republicans but satisfying immigrants who have fought for years for such relief. The president's plan will allow undocumented immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, known as green card holders, to legally live and work in the country for a period of three years. He expanded the pool of undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children who are eligible for protected status." [editor's note: "Historic?" "Legacy-defining?" Not even close. It was incredibly weak tea and clearly aimed at baiting congressional Republicans into passing legislation - TLK] (11/20/14)

http://tinyurl.com/njkczr3  

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Obama’s immigration plan may be his most worthy act

November 21, 2014
posted by

The Canal The Canal
by Yael Ossowski  

"The New York Times and others are reporting that President Obama will sign an executive order Friday to allow some illegal immigrants to stay and work in the United States. In an administration notorious for its incompetence and overreach, the president's order will be among his few worthy actions." (11/19/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kg77f6j  

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Playing with constitutional fire

November 20, 2014
posted by

Andrew P. Napolitano LewRockwell.com
by Andrew P. Napolitano  

"Earlier this week, President Obama made it clear that he will soon offer some form of limited amnesty to about five million foreign nationals who are currently living illegally in the United States. He will do so by issuing an executive order to federal officials who oversee immigration directing them to undertake a course of action that, if complied with individually by all persons whom he designates as eligible, will cause the federal government to remove the threat of deportation from those who meet the standards he will lay down. Can he legally do that?" (11/20/14)

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/11/andrew-p-napolitano/come-on-in/  

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Bechhofer immigration bet

November 18, 2014
posted by

Bryan Caplan EconLog
by Bryan Caplan  

"When I hear that Obama plans to shield many millions of illegal immigrants from the nation's draconian immigration laws, I'm skeptical. Such an action requires the very iconoclasm the democratic process ruthlessly screens out. Bold announcements notwithstanding, I expect him to (a) slash the numbers, (b) cave in to public pressure, and/or (c) fail to effectively deliver what illegal immigrants most crave -- permission to legally work. GMU econ prodigy Nathaniel Bechhofer is considerably more optimistic. Argument proved fruitless, so we agreed on a bet." (11/18/14)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2014/11/bechhofer_immig.html  

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Congressional Republicans may use spending to pressure Obama on immigration

November 15, 2014
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Washington Post    

"Congressional Republicans said Friday that they might create a series of showdowns over funding the government to try to force President Obama to back down on his expected plans to overhaul the nation’s immigration system. Instead of passing a spending bill in the coming days that would fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, Republicans are considering a short-term measure that would expire early next year .... The efforts are seen by Republicans as ways to pressure Obama to relent and pull back his expected executive orders to change immigration policy, which are likely to include protecting millions from being deported." (11/14/14)

http://tinyurl.com/o4hcsy4  

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Reid urges Obama to delay executive action on immigration

November 14, 2014
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ABC News ABC News    

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has privately asked the White House to delay an executive order on immigration until Congress passes a spending bill to keep the government running, ABC News has learned. While Reid supports President Obama’s ability to act on his own on immigration, he told senators today that he is increasingly concerned some Republicans will seize on the move and try to block the funding bill, which could lead to a government shutdown." (11/13/14)

http://tinyurl.com/k9qch6x  

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Source: Obama to announce 10-point immigration plan via exec action as early as next week

November 13, 2014
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Fox News Fox News    

"President Obama is planning to unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via executive action -- including suspending deportations for millions -- as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News. ... The plan contains 10 initiatives than span everything from boosting border security to improving pay for immigration officers. But the most controversial pertain to the millions who could get a deportation reprieve under what is known as 'deferred action.'" (11/12/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nfbcv5p  

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Imprisoning immigrants

November 12, 2014
posted by

Bryan Caplan EconLog
by Bryan Caplan  

"If you read the tables in my last post carefully, you might have noticed that 10.6% of federal inmates -- over 20,000 people -- are serving time for immigration offenses. This seems very weird. Stereotypes say that illegal immigrants are punished with deportation, not prison. What's going on? The answer: This stereotype is fast becoming obsolete. Federal imprisonment for illegal immigration has exploded during the last two decades." (11/11/14)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2014/11/imprisoning_imm.html  

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Bad Quaker Podcast, 11/05/14

November 5, 2014
posted by

Stephan Kinsella Bad Quaker Dot Com
by  

"Ben Stone talks to Stephan Kinsella about Hans-Hermann Hoppe and immigration." [Flash audio or MP3] (11/05/14)

http://www.badquaker.com/archives/3213  

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The barbarism of borders

November 5, 2014
posted by

spiked spiked
by Luke Gittos  

"Which organisation has been responsible for the deaths of an estimated 23,000 people over the past 11 years, including 1,600 over the past six months? It's the same organisation that has recently introduced a policy that condemns thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands, more to die in exactly the same way. Is this the barbarism of the Islamic State or Al Qaeda? Nope. This murderous horde is in fact the European Union (EU). In enforcing what was recently described by researchers as the 'most dangerous border on earth' -- one which is responsible for around 75 per cent of all border deaths worldwide -- the EU has condemned hundreds of thousands of people to death, simply for having the temerity to attempt to create a better life for themselves in Europe." (11/04/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nmsbnzt  

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Germany “would accept UK exit from EU” rather than de-libertarianize immigration rules

November 2, 2014
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"Chancellor Angela Merkel would rather see the UK exit from the European Union than compromise over the principle of free movement of workers, according to the German magazine Der Spiegel. Mrs Merkel is alleged to fear that the UK is approaching a 'point of no return.' Downing Street would not comment on the reports. Mr Cameron wants to renegotiate the terms of the UK's continued membership before holding an in-out referendum." (11/02/14)

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29874392  

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Saving the GOP from modern Know-Nothingism

October 31, 2014
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Alex Nowrasteh Cato Institute
by Alex Nowrasteh  

"Many in the GOP are jockeying for the soul of the party ahead of an anticipated 2014 midterm election victory. Social conservatives are eager to reassert their influence after repeated defeats over gay marriage. Fiscal conservatives make the case for a greater emphasis on runaway spending. And then there are the nativists, who contend that the future of the Republican Party lies in opposing immigration reform. Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, for example, said last month that, 'Immigration could be to 2016 what ObamaCare was to 2010.' Not if history is any guide. Consider the experience of California and Texas." (10/30/14)

http://tinyurl.com/q2jeh57  

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Emigration and citizenism

October 30, 2014
posted by

Bryan Caplan EconLog
by Bryan Caplan  

"Question: If citizenism justifies immigration restrictions, why not emigration restrictions? Or to put it more provocatively, tell me: If Gorbachev supported emigration restrictions after a sincere analysis revealed they advanced for the overall interests of the Soviet people at the expense of the high-skilled minority, is there any reason Gorbachev shouldn't be a citizenist icon for standing up to rootless cosmopolitanism?" (10/29/14)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2014/10/emigration_and.html  

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My talk on immigration at Northwood University

October 28, 2014
posted by

Bumper Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger  

"I began my talk by pointing out that for 100 years, the American people have lived under a permanent immigration crisis. Every five years or so, the crisis bursts into the public arena, during which many people go into paroxysms of angst and anxiety. Those periods inevitably generate reforms, after which the controversy seems to reside. However, after a few years the crisis, which inevitably is worse than ever, pops up again, accompanied by new expressions of angst and anxiety, followed by new reforms. The reason for this permanent state of crisis? Immigration controls." (10/28/14)

http://fff.org/2014/10/28/talk-immigration-northwood-university/  

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Will millennials change immigration policy for the better?

October 26, 2014
posted by

Students For Liberty Students For Liberty
by Juliana Perciavalle  

"Getting young people interested in the world around them is an uphill battle, and it’s been beaten to death that the ones who do take interest have radically different ideas on politics, culture, social issues, religion, and a myriad of other specific concepts than their parents. As a recent Fusion poll revealed, young voters on the whole aren’t exactly pro-liberty; although the economy was listed as the highest concern, millennials still identify most closely with the Democratic Party." (10/23/14)

http://tinyurl.com/l92wavh  

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Review: Hoppe’s “Immigration and Libertarianism”

October 23, 2014
posted by

Ben Stone Bad Quaker Dot Com
by  

"Ben Stone reviews the article 'Immigration And Libertarianism' by Hans-Hermann Hoppe." [Flash audio or MP3] (10/21/14)

http://www.badquaker.com/archives/3198  

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Fixed costs and open borders

October 20, 2014
posted by

Bryan Caplan EconLog
by Bryan Caplan  

"Given existing border controls, mild measures to prevent serious contagious disease seem morally acceptable. Yet the best choice, in my view, remains fully open borders -- tear down the walls and make travel between countries as free as travel within countries. Appearances withstanding, there is no contradiction between these views. As I explained a while back, fixed costs imply a straightforward consequentialist case for extremism ..." (10/19/14)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2014/10/fixed_costs_and.html  

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Ebola and open borders

October 20, 2014
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Bryan Caplan EconLog
by Bryan Caplan  

"From a long-term perspective, the effect of open borders on Ebola is anything but awful. Open borders is the greatest remedy for poverty ever discovered. Ebola is a classic disease of poverty -- highly contagious in a poor society, but only slightly contagious in a rich society. In poor societies, untrained laymen unsanitarily care for the severely ill, dispose of the dead, and prepare meat. In rich societies, specialized experts perform all these tasks. And as the World Health Organization explains, unsanitary treatment of the living, the dead, and meat account for almost all Ebola contagion. If you want to eliminate serious contagious diseases like Ebola during the next few decades, open borders is probably the best way to do it." (10/17/14)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2014/10/ebola_and_open.html  

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The libertarian argument for open borders

October 19, 2014
posted by

Libertarianism.org Libertarianism.org
by Grant Babcock  

"Since its beginnings in the Enlightenment era, libertarianism has been a cosmopolitan ideology. Yet, some people in the libertarian camp have made calls to 'secure the border' or to restrict immigration for other reasons, like keeping out people they worry will undermine the cultural foundations of liberty. Today, I’m going to offer a broad overview of immigration policy from a libertarian perspective. First, I will offer several libertarian arguments for open borders." (10/16/14)

http://tinyurl.com/q2t4tr5  

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Canada needs to liberalize its immigration policy

October 16, 2014
posted by

Students For Liberty Students For Liberty
by Chance ME Davies  

"This year, Canadians will be welcoming between 240,000 and 265,000 new immigrants into our country. The rationale for such is that Canada has a large shortage in its labor market: one that our domestic labor force simply cannot fill. My problem is not that the immigration rates are too high, but rather that they aren’t high enough." (10/15/14)

http://tinyurl.com/opdyqje  

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Why do people oppose immigration?

October 9, 2014
posted by

Sam Bowman Adam Smith Institute
by Sam Bowman  

"My Buzzfeed post on immigration generated a bit of traffic yesterday and a bit of disagreement, too. The most common objection to our approach to immigration is that it's one-dimensional -- OK, we might be right about the economics, but c'mon, who really cares? It's culture that matters. This point was made to me a few times yesterday and there's definitely something to it. My first response is that I think people underestimate the public's ignorance of the economics, and hence the public's fears about immigration." (10/08/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kplzcxq  

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Privatize the borders, part 2

September 25, 2014
posted by

Robert P. Murphy Liberty Chat
by Robert P. Murphy  

"The standard libertarian view is that all real estate in a community should be privately held, with the individual landowners making decisions about who is and is not allowed on the property. This is what I’m suggesting when it comes to real estate that happens to lie alongside a border with another nation-State. Yet for some reason, what most people recognize as a sensible (though admittedly politically unattainable) stance in a local community, all of a sudden sounds crazy when it comes to borders with foreign countries." (09/25/14)

http://www.libertychat.com/2014/09/privatize-borders-part-2/  

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Privatize the borders!

September 25, 2014
posted by

Robert P. Murphy Liberty Chat
by Robert P. Murphy  

"Now to be sure, my ideal world is currently politically impossible. I don’t think the United States will ever look anything close to this vision during my lifetime. However, I still think it’s worth spelling out what the ideal actually is. That’s why I dislike the term 'open borders.' I imagine that Bryan and his colleagues who embrace this term do so thinking they are the modern-day abolitionists, holding up a radical goal as a beacon to guide the messy political squabbles. But as I’ve shown, Bryan actually isn’t holding up the ideal. In effect, he’s giving us the worst of both worlds: Holding up something politically impossible -- there’s no way the U.S. government is going to completely drop border enforcement and just let anybody walk into the country -- while not actually championing the ideal outcome." (09/23/14)

http://www.libertychat.com/2014/09/privatize-the-borders/  

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The truth about “immigration”

September 22, 2014
posted by

Kent McManigal The Libertarian Enterprise
by Kent McManigal  

"I am against trespassing. I am also against government pretending it has authority over other people's property (which is theft). I might choose to allow people to enter my property. I might not. Where they were born doesn't figure into that at all, and certainly not whether they have State permission. If private property rights prevent individuals from going where they want to be, that is just too bad. If private property rights prevent government goons from stopping 'immigration,' that is also just too bad." (09/21/14)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle789-20140921-02.html  

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