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  • ‘Extreme Vetting’ Is Extremely Overdue

    08/16/2016 1:30:19 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/15/2016 | MARK KRIKORIAN
    Donald Trump’s speech yesterday on the threat of radical Islam included a section about immigration policy that has the usual suspects in a tizzy. This section focused not on terrorism, but rather on what Andy McCarthy calls the “grand jihad,” the importation of Islamist ideology that rejects our constitutional order and open society. In his trademark manner, Trump departed from the prepared text to Archie Bunker-ize the speech by calling this “extreme vetting,” which is not the phraseology you should use once you’ve won the nomination and are trying to persuade the middle-of-the-road voter in Ohio and Florida. But rather...
  • Another House Immigration Bill, More Boob Bait for Bubba

    01/28/2015 4:10:27 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    NRO Online ^ | Mark Krikorian
    That recent poll that showed wide opposition to Obama’s lawless amnesty decrees and support for defunding efforts also asked a third question: “Would you support or oppose Congress passing new legislation that strengthen the rules making it illegal for businesses in the U.S. to hire illegal immigrants?” Support for this was overwhelming, 71–21, far greater than the other questions (strongly support/oppose was 45 percent to 9 percent). (SNIP) So why did the House leadership try to fast-track a border bill (which has been at least temporarily derailed because immigration hawks objected to its phoniness) instead of passing an E-Verify mandate?...
  • Prospects for Immigration Reform

    Mark Krikorian and Frank Sharry talked about the prospects for immigration reform in the Republican-led 114th Congress, which would convene January 6, 2015, and the effect of President Obama’s executive action on the issue.
  • Immigration After Executive Action: A Symposium on Reform (Video)

    12/12/2014 7:25:13 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    As President Obama pursues executive action to reshape America’s immigration system, Hudson Institute will host a symposium of competing views on immigration reform and its compatibility with America’s founding principles, a free market economy, and the evolving needs of modern America.
  • A Shortage of STEM Workers?

    05/23/2014 6:54:09 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    Alex Nowrasteh at the Cato Institute and Philip Wolgin at the Center for American Progress (CAP) each comment on, but don't really try to refute, a new report that I co-authored on the lack of a shortage of STEM workers. The American Immigration Lawyers Association's Paul McDaniel also comments on the report at the association's American Immigration Council website. Like Nowrasteh and Wolgin, McDaniel doesn't really try to refute the report. He cites Cato and CAP and also repeat a number of the points from our report. Let me address Cato's blog first because both Wolgin and McDaniel partly rely...
  • The Anti-Amnesty Pledge: a Promising Sign the Republican Party Is Changing from the Bottom Up

    05/20/2014 6:08:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    NRO ^ | Laura Ingraham
    For years people such as Mark Krikorian, Senator Jeff Sessions, and the editors at National Review have argued that Republicans need to do more to reach out to working-class Americans. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) recently issued a new candidates’ pledge that advances that goal. The pledge binds candidates to oppose any legislation that would grant more work permits or expand the already large number of new immigrants and temporary workers into the U.S. In Georgia, all four top-tier GOP Senate candidates (Representative Paul Broun, Karen Handel, Representative Jack Kingston, and David Perdue) have signed the FAIR pledge.
  • Jeb’s Gibberish: Any limit on immigration is an act of hate

    04/07/2014 3:25:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 61 replies
    NRO ^ | Mark Krikorian
    You’d think that someone who put his name on a book about immigration would at least know a little bit about it. I’m afraid that may not be the case, if Jeb Bush’s recent comments on illegal immigration are any indication. His “act of love” comment is what’s gotten everyone’s attention, and I agree with Ramesh’s take on the Corner to the extent that there’s some truth to what Jeb said:
  • McConnell and his challenger Bevin attack each other on immigration reform

    04/07/2014 3:18:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    Matt Bevin, Sen. Mitch McConnell’s primary challenger, told a group of Kentucky voters that American workers are less productive than immigrants. “For those who think that all these fifteen to twenty million [illegal immigrant] people are here just to take advantage of us and ride the system, you’re wrong,” he said at a diner in Jessamine, Kentucky, in March. “Most of them are not… but I’ll tell you what, there are more people like that even proportionally that were born here in this country,” he added.
  • Immigration Amnesty: The Path to Poverty (Pigs now have their own airport)

    03/22/2013 2:48:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 22, 2013 | David Frum
    In 2008, Mark Krikorian published an important new book arguing against permissive immigration. The book's central idea: what has changed since Ellis Island days is not the immigrants; it's the society they are immigrating to. In 1913, a Sicilian who migrated to New York City to do manual labor would discover a society willing to pay a high wage for his effort. In 2013 … not so. Yesterday's New York Times reports on a new study confirming Krikorian's insight. People of Mexican descent in New York City are far more likely to be living in poor or near-poor households than...
  • #DontStandWithRand (His amnesty speech was a pastiche of clichés)

    03/20/2013 6:31:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2013 | Mark Krikorian
    Rand Paul’s amnesty speech before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was a pastiche of establishment cliches. Permit me to select some and respond: Growing up in Texas I never met a Latino who wasn’t working. While this kind of flattery is expected when politicians pander to any kind of group, in this case it’s not true. The latest data show that 65.4 percent of U.S.-born Hispanics over age 16 have a job, and 68.4 percent of Hispanic immigrants (legal and illegal) do, compared with 69.3 percent for the country as a whole. That’s not a difference worth getting...
  • Amnesty Deported from SOTU

    01/31/2010 9:17:29 PM PST · by Bob017 · 9 replies · 409+ views
    National Review - The Corner ^ | 28 Jan 2010 | Mark Krikorian
    Since I knew His Majesty wouldn't say much of anything about immigration, and I can no longer stand the sound of his voice, I just went to bed. But he said even less than I expected: We should continue to work at fixing our broken immigration system to secure our borders and enforce our laws and ensure that everyone who plays by rules can contribute to our economy and enrich our nation. That's it? I was figuring at least three sentences, or maybe two. As Roy Beck put it:
  • Where does she stand?-Palin and immigration

    09/25/2008 12:28:21 PM PDT · by BGHater · 85 replies · 477+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 25 Sep 2008 | Mark Krikorian
    Gov. Sarah Palin wowed Republicans with her convention speech. In addition to her life story, she expressed strong conservative views on lower taxes, national defense, and energy independence. But what does she think about immigration? She said nothing about it, no doubt at the behest of the McCain campaign. And there doesn't seem to be anything on the record revealing her views — not on border security, not on legal immigration, nothing. The Hill newspaper quotes an immigration expert in Alaska as saying "She's never made any statements. I don't recall really any positions that she's taken." Given Sen. John...
  • Whaddya Know? Enforcement Works!

    07/31/2008 10:32:23 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 61 replies · 180+ views
    NRO ^ | 7/31/2008 | Mark Krikorian
    Whaddya Know? Enforcement Works! Real-life immigration lessons. By Mark Krikorian ‘They’re not going back unless they are rounded up” — Hillary Clinton, 2007 In this quote, Senator Clinton nicely summed up the conventional wisdom on immigration enforcement: the only options before us are either arresting and deporting every single illegal alien or legalizing them. George Will was more colorful with his image of “200,000 buses in a caravan stretching bumper-to-bumper from San Diego to Alaska” as the only way to reduce the illegal population. The Bush administration shared this view and for six and a half years pushed amnesty, which...
  • I'm Lovin' It (Large Fine for McDonald's for Hiring Illegals May Have Big Effect)

    07/17/2008 11:11:43 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 28 replies · 187+ views
    NRO's The Corner ^ | 7-17-08 | Mark Krikorian
    A McDonald's franchisee in Nevada pled guilty and agreed to may a $1 million fine for its knowing employment of illegal aliens (the two executives involved will be sentenced later). This is indeed "a coup for the government's crackdown on employers of illegal immigrants," as the Wall Street Journal put it, but the fact that it's McDonald's is especially important. McDonald's is believed to be the company with the largest number of no-matches — that is, W-2s filed by the employer that have fake or mismatched Social Security numbers. That's from a 2004 report by the Social Security Administration...
  • Terry Anderson LIVE Thread - July 13, 2008

    07/13/2008 7:50:32 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 142 replies · 374+ views
    The Terry Anderson Show ^ | July 13, 2008 | Terry Anderson
    The TERRY ANDERSON SHOW.. Articulating the Popular Rage! Sundays - 12-1 AM EDT, 11-12 PM CDT, 10-11 PM MDT, 9-10 PM PDT KRLA - 870 AM - Los Angeles -- KDWN - 720 - Las Vegas -- KFNX - 1100 - Phoenix "If You Ain't Mad, You Ain't Payin' Attention!" Call-In Number - (866) 870-5752 Don't miss Terry's July 13th show with guest ... MARK KRIKORIAN - author of a new book on immigration, legal and illegal.. Can you guess WHO the most Horriblest Clown of the Week is? Listen to Terry online ...
  • If You Build It, They Won't Come - Cal Thomas

    06/28/2008 12:14:12 PM PDT · by AuntB · 9 replies · 112+ views
    Human Events ^ | Cal Thomas
    On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to take up the appeal lodged by environmental groups that focused on a two-mile stretch of border fence in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area near Naco, Ariz. The fence, which has been built since the petition was filed, is a vital part of the Bush administration’s drive to secure the border between the United States and Mexico. The Supreme Court’s decision is a welcome and needed victory in the war against illegal immigration and efforts to preserve the unique character that is America. The environmentalists based part of their challenge on claims...
  • John McCain, Multiculturalist - Immigration is just one problem

    05/20/2008 2:23:36 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 80 replies · 862+ views
    National Review ^ | January 24, 2008 | Mark Krikorian
      We all know John McCain is terrible on immigration. For years he held America’s sovereignty and security hostage to amnesty and increased immigration, and his newfound support for “enforcement first” is so insubstantial and transparently insincere that it insults our intelligence. He’s so bad that Americans for Better Immigration ranks his performance in office as the worst of all the presidential candidates — including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. (See the GOP grid here and the Democratic one here.) And as Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation has pointed out, passage of McCain’s bill “would represent the largest expansion...
  • What Happened to Immigration?

    02/07/2008 9:39:32 AM PST · by Delacon · 77 replies · 134+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 07, 2008 | Mark Krikorian
    Now that Amnesty John appears to have the Republican nomination sewn up, the pro-McCain commentariat is seeking to rewrite the lessons of last summer’s epic battle over immigration in the Senate. That unprecedented outpouring of popular outrage, which stopped cold the combined force of all of America’s elite institutions, clearly demonstrated the arrival of immigration as a potent political issue. With the recent primary victories of Ted Kennedy’s amnesty co-conspirator, supporters of the McCain approach are crowing that last summer’s humiliating defeat was just a flash in the pan, driven by noisy troublemakers who can now safely be ignored. Jennifer...
  • Mexico First?

    01/28/2008 10:14:21 AM PST · by ECM · 18 replies · 1,202+ views
    National Review ^ | January 28, 2008 12:13 PM | Mark Krikorian
    “I want the third generation, the seventh generation, I want them all to think ‘Mexico first.’ ” These are the words of Juan Hernandez, John McCain’s “Hispanic outreach director,” on Nightline June 7, 2001. *snip* Contrary to some of the more enthusiastic venting on the web, the problem is not that McCain has a Hispanic outreach director; while the government shouldn’t have anything to do with race or ethnicity, it’s perfectly natural for a political campaign to do outreach to any and every kind of voter. In fact, McCain’s “very close” friend, Hillary Clinton, last spring named Raul Yzaguirre to...
  • Surprise on Immigration (Mark Krikorian hearts Huckabee immigration plan)

    12/07/2007 8:17:38 AM PST · by dano1 · 44 replies · 223+ views
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | 12/6/2007 | Mark Krikorian
    Huckabee has a new immigration plan out, and it's way, way better than anyone would have expected from him. Full disclosure: though I had nothing to do with preparing it, he acknowledges that it's partly modeled on a May 23, 2005 NR cover story I wrote. On illegal immigration, the most important elements are: universal verification of the legal status of new hires and cooperation with Social Security and IRS to prevent the use of fake or stolen identity information; systematic cooperation between local, state, and federal law enforcement authorities; full implementation of the check-in/check-out system (US-VISIT) at the borders;...