Posts Tagged ‘ immigration ’

On the border

July 16, 2014
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The Libertarian Enterprise The Libertarian Enterprise
by AX Perez  

"A couple of years ago the Federal government was swamped with illegal aliens [sic] who had committed serious crimes in the US (other than entering illegally [sic].). It takes a certain amount of time to process people being deported so the serious criminals were expedited but the more peaceful illegal aliens [sic] were bumped back. Eventually a policy was adopted that Other than Mexican (OTM) children and women with children would be released on their own recognizance until their deportation hearing. While they would almost certainly be deported at this hearing, the government was not putting out a particular effort to catch them (remember, too busy with the more dangerous and criminally inclined illegal aliens [sic])." (07/13/14)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle779-20140713-04.html  

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Immigration

July 16, 2014
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Cagle Post
by David Fitzsimmons  

Cartoon. (07/15/14)

http://www.cagle.com/2014/07/immigration-8/  

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Why America can’t disown the children at our border

July 16, 2014
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Reuters
by Jim Gaines  

"It only seems like the latest immigration crisis hit by surprise, turning up suddenly on the U.S. border from someplace deep in the jungles of somewhere else. In fact, the children’s exodus from Central America has been in the making for decades. It is coming from a region where the United States has been a major political and military player for more than half a century, and it has roots in U.S. streets and prisons. If these kids weren’t the ones suffering the worst of it, you might call them payback." [editor's note: And if you were honest, you'd lay it squarely at the feet of the War on (some) Drugs! - SAT] (07/14/14)

http://tinyurl.com/q6n887s  

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Importing new Democrats? Or creating them?

July 16, 2014
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Kent McManigal Kent's "Hooligan Libertarian" Blog
by Kent McManigal  

"'Conservatives' yapping about 'illegals' sound just as dumb as 'liberals' droning on about guns. But consider this: 'Conservatives' say they oppose the independent migrants because they are being imported (or allowed to enter) to become 'new Democratic voters.' Well, who do you think they'd vote for? The people who are 'welcoming' them with hatred, calling them 'illegals,' and waving the Federal flag in their faces?" (07/15/14)

http://tinyurl.com/klyymho  

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TX: Immigration activist abducted by “Border Patrol” thugs

July 15, 2014
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Time    

"Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist who became an immigration activist after openly admitting his undocumented status, was [abducted] by border patrol agents at a Texas airport on Tuesday as he attempted to board a flight. A border patrol spokesperson confirmed to the Associated Press that Vargas is being held after being [abducted] at the airport in McAllen, Tex., but had no other details." (07/15/14)

http://tinyurl.com/p5magvt  

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Open the borders now and forever

July 15, 2014
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David S. D'Amato Center for a Stateless Society
by David S. D'Amato  

"Free and open movement is the natural, unconditional right of every single individual, a prerogative that precedes governments and their arbitrary borders and policies. Confronted with this fact, even some self-styled libertarians will cavil and complain, puling that open borders actually amount to 'forced integration,' that a free society is in fact one of exclusion and static populations disallowed from free movement simply by facts of 'private property.' And of course these facts and the relationships they implicate are never to be called into question. Never are we to ask what kinds of results and patterns legitimate property rights, properly based on some notion of homesteading, would create if actually developed and held to." (07/14/14)

http://c4ss.org/content/29313  

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What’s missing in the current immigration “crisis” debate

July 15, 2014
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US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) The Daily Bell
by Ron Paul  

"Over the past several weeks we have seen a significant increase in illegal [sic] immigration, as thousands of unaccompanied minors pour across what seems an invisible southern border into the United States. The mass immigration has, as to be expected, put an enormous strain on local resources, and it has heated up the immigration debate in the US. Most liberals and conservatives miss the point, however, making the same old arguments we have all heard before." (07/14/14)

http://tinyurl.com/neqlglh  

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How the drug war drives child migrants to the US border

July 14, 2014
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Mark Thornton Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Mark Thornton  

"Most attentive parents today rarely allow their children to go unsupervised, particularly in public. It starts with the wireless baby monitor for the crib and ends with the ever-present cell phone at college graduation. This is what makes reports from the US-Mexican border so perplexing to most Americans. It is hard to believe that parents would send their children, even young children, to travel many hundreds of miles, up to 1,600 miles without guardianship, or under the control of 'mules' who guide the children with the hope of a safe voyage to the United States." (07/14/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nqcsmgb  

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Is a nation a house?

July 14, 2014
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Bleeding Heart Libertarians Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Jason Brennan  

"The 'It’s my house and I can put up a fence argument' could be parodied as follows: 'I have a right as a white guy not to date black women if I don't want to. Therefore, we have a right to pass a law saying white guys can't date black women.' These laws -- closed borders, anti-miscegenation -- don't enshrine your right to decide with whom you'll associate. They instead use violence and threats of violence to stop others from associating with those with who they want to associate." (07/11/14)

http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2014/07/is-a-nation-a-house/  

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The real failures of immigration policy

July 14, 2014
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Steve Chapman Reason
by Steve Chapman  

"In the eyes of Texas Gov. Rick Perry and others, the crisis on our southern border demonstrates the failure of our immigration policy. They are correct, though not in the way they think. The failure in our immigration policy comes from the persistent belief that we can make rivers run uphill." (07/14/14)

http://tinyurl.com/ld9wj48  

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Shifting demographics

July 13, 2014
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Cagle Post
by Adam Zyglis  

Cartoon. (07/11/14)

http://www.cagle.com/2014/07/shifting-demographics/  

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Drug war, intervention and immigrant children

July 13, 2014
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Bumper Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger  

"The fact is that the U.S. government has converted Latin into a cauldron of violence, dictatorship, tyranny, murder, assassination, rape, detention, robberies, extortion, and corruption, all with the enthusiastic support of those compassionate 'love the poor' statists, who tell us, 'We're not responsible for the deaths of those children because we should be judged by our good intentions, not by the actual results of our policies. Send those kids back now and we'll hope for the best for them.'" (07/11/14)

http://tinyurl.com/o4jzebg  

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Why not close even more borders?

July 11, 2014
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Bleeding Heart Libertarians Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Jason Brennan  

"Our way of life is continuously threatened by our open borders. Consider: right now, the uneducated, unemployed, barely English-speaking, poor-as-dirt residents of Buffalo County, South Dakota, or Harlan County, Kentucky, are free to move here at will. The average household in Mantua, VA, is six times richer than the average household in Harlan, Kentucky. I won’t recite all the stats here, but we’re talking about uneducated people, who commit far more crime, who have less culture, who don’t fit in with us, and who, if they moved here, would exhaust our welfare services, and destroy our schools. I want my kids going to school with doctors’ and lawyers’ kids, not with meth-addicted bumpkins or alcoholic Native-Americans." (07/10/14)

http://tinyurl.com/osd6yoz  

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Let the immigrants stay

July 10, 2014
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Sheldon Richman Future of Freedom Foundation
by Sheldon Richman  

"Virtually all commentary about the influx of unaccompanied Central American children into the United States, which some say could rise to 90,000 this year, misses the point: no government has the moral authority to capture these kids and send them back to the miserable situations they have escaped. This claim will strike many people as outrageous. So I ask, Where does government get the moral authority -- I'm not talking about legal power -- to apprehend and detain human beings of any age who have committed aggression against no one? There is no such authority." (07/09/14)

http://fff.org/explore-freedom/article/let-the-immigrants-stay/  

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“The least of these”

July 10, 2014
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Cagle Post
by JD Crowe  

Cartoon. (07/09/14)

http://www.cagle.com/2014/07/least-of-these-2/  

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Obama supports Perry on US border fixes [sic]

July 10, 2014
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"US President Barack Obama has sided with Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry on recommendations for improving security on the US-Mexico border. While visiting the state, Mr Obama said he had no 'philosophical objection' to increasing the number of border patrol agents and repositioning them. But Mr Obama said the such action was held up by Congress' delay in approving his request for extra funding. The White House asked for $3.7 billion in extra funding on Tuesday." (07/09/14)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28240114  

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There’s no such thing as a closed-borders libertarian

July 9, 2014
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Bleeding Heart Libertarians Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Christopher Freiman  

"Sometimes you’ll hear people who are generally free market friendly make statements like the following: 'I support open borders in principle, but we can’t have both free immigration and a redistributive state so I reject open borders in practice.' ... So, should we reject freedom in immigration in practice? No, and here’s why: if preventing an increase in the consumption of state-provided benefits justifies restricting freedom in immigration, then it also justifies restricting freedom in, well, anything." (07/08/14)

http://tinyurl.com/ltnftp4  

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Unaccompanied minors and unintended consequences

July 9, 2014
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Alex Nowrasteh Cato Institute
by Alex Nowrasteh  

"There are many factors causing the current surge of UAC. Violence and poverty in their home countries, family reunification in the United States, fewer restrictive immigration laws in Mexico that allow passage for Central American immigrants, and changes in U.S. treatment of immigrants all play a role. What is also clear is that some American politicians who blame American law for the surge actually voted for that American law in the past. " (07/08/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kqexozc  

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White House seeks $3.7 billion for border security theater

July 8, 2014
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Washington Post    

"The White House on Tuesday formally requested $3.7 billion from Congress in emergency funding to deal with an influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America .... The money would go to several federal agencies: $1.6 billion to the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security; $1.8 billion to Health and Human Services; and $300 million to the State Department, administration officials said. Funds would be allocated to send more immigration judges to the southern border, build additional detention facilities and add border patrol agents." (07/08/14)

http://tinyurl.com/olb7r4k  

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Border security theater: Obama, Perry to meet

July 8, 2014
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USA Today    

"President Obama and frequent antagonist Texas Gov. Rick Perry will attend the same meeting Wednesday on border problems as part of Obama's visit to the Lone Star State, officials said. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Perry has accepted an invitation to a group meeting in Dallas that will include local officials and faith leaders." (07/08/14)

http://tinyurl.com/n84khkm  

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CA: LAPD no longer heeding federal immigration hold requests

July 7, 2014
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CBS Sacramento    

"Los Angeles police say they will no longer hold immigrants simply on a request from federal immigration authorities. The Police Department said Monday it will now only honor requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to keep someone in custody if there has been a judicial determination of probable cause or a warrant from a judicial officer." (07/07/14)

http://tinyurl.com/mu9b4dp  

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AZ: Federal appeals court overturns immigrant driver’s license denials

July 7, 2014
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Alexandria Town Talk    

"A federal appeals court has dealt a new blow to Arizona in its series of immigration-related crackdowns, ruling that the state cannot deny driver's licenses to young immigrants who are allowed to stay in the U.S. under a 2012 Obama administration policy. Arizona was one of two states that refused to issue licenses to the immigrants, sparking the latest court fight over the issue. Republican Gov. Jan Brewer called the ruling misguided and said she was considering appeal." (07/07/14)

http://tinyurl.com/na43mkx  

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Why the Tea Party is wrong about immigration reform

July 7, 2014
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Michael D. Tanner Cato Institute
by Michael D. Tanner  

"The Tea Party has performed many an invaluable service in American politics: First, by raising the alarm about the dangers of our growing national debt and out-of-control spending, and later by challenging the crony capitalists and big-government conservatives who have too long controlled the Republican Party. But recently, many Tea Partyers have added opposition to immigration reform to their agenda. In doing so, they are not only wrong on the merits of the issue, but contradict many of their own fundamental principles." (07/03/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pjx62q4  

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Words that divide: Immigration is not a crisis

July 2, 2014
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The Canal The Canal
by Alice Salles  

"Freedom is always a great, honorable goal, but what does it say about the United States when its government uses freedom as an excuse to invade other countries while sealing its borders to the most persecuted peoples of the globe? Harsh immigration policies, targeted at individuals whose only offense is to have been born in some of the most violent countries of the Americas, have not been protecting US jobs. Nor are they helping taxpayers to save money, so what do they accomplish? Nothing, but worsening living conditions for migrant workers, soaring national debt, expanding the US police state, and increasing hostility amongst Americans from culturally diverse backgrounds." (07/01/14)

http://tinyurl.com/mqscmpb  

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CA: Know-Nothing rioters block buses carrying immigrants

July 2, 2014
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CNN    

"Angry protesters forced three buses carrying undocumented immigrants to turn around Tuesday in Southern California. The immigrants had arrived in San Diego from south Texas and were on their way to be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol station. Protesters chanting 'USA! 'Impeach Obama!' and 'Deport, Deport!' blocked their route. ... the roughly 140 people on board were taken to a border station in San Ysidro, according to Ron Zermeno with the National Border Patrol Council." (07/01/14)

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/01/us/california-immigrant-transfers/  

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