GOP for “self-deportation”? Hell, no! Just “encourage illegal aliens to return home voluntarily” with threats of arrest. Whew! Had me worried for a moment.
Archive for the ‘Immigration’ Category
…with Glenn Loury. We hit gun violence, immigration, respectfully discussing same-sex marriage with people we love who were raised in another era, dispelling Glenn’s cynical views of American politics. This particular clip hits on immigration policy. I think it’s unjust to invite immigrants here, to implicitly and explicitly benefit from their low-wage labor for years within our […]
Some post-election thoughts about the genuine human fears harbored by many people that the country they grew up in is slipping away.
Under current doctrine, the SB 1070 case came out the right way. I hate Section 2(B) – the infamous “papers, please” provision – but it isn’t unconstitutional for state officials to enforce federal law (even federal civil law, which includes immigration) and then turn offenders over to federal officials. Generally speaking, it isn’t an issue, especially in immigration […]
My friend and colleague Noah Zatz just suggested an interesting idea: if religious organizations can get exemptions from the Affordable Care Act due to their deeply-held religious beliefs, why limit it to contraception? Why not include immigration law in the picture? “You shall love the stranger, for you were a stranger in the land of […]
125 years old, still young and still hot. I love her. I love where she stands, I love her crown of radiant wisdom and her torch and her book of laws, I love Miss Lazarus’ poem, I love that she’s an excellent sculpture on her own terms. I love that you can buy bronze paperweights […]
There’s a difference between *making* a joke and *being* a joke.
My initial post saying that EU governments are far less left-wing than many Americans believe, drew with a few exceptions sceptical comments here at RBC and at Washington Monthly. If you are in the camp that sees Europe as the backyard of the hard left, take a gander at Erik Voeten’s description of politics in […]
Denying Medicaid-funded prenatal care to undocumented immigrants.