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  • Mexifornia, Five Years Later

    02/12/2007 5:06:39 AM PST · by T.L.Sink · 27 replies · 1,114+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2007 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Los Angeles is the second-largest Mexican city in the world. It makes little sense to screen tourists, inspect cargo containers, and check the passenger lists of incoming flights, when our border remains porous. It is absolutely correct that the best way for jihadist cells to cross into the United States is from Mexico. At the same time, focus has turned more to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants, in whom illegitimacy, school dropout rates, and criminal activity have risen to such [high] levels. Since 1990 the numbers of poor Mexican-Americans has climbed 52 percent. Half of births to Hispanic-Americans were...
  • Take the Reagan Amnesty Pop Quiz!

    01/26/2004 9:54:53 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 61 replies · 15,324+ views
    January 26th, 2004 | Sabertooth
    With the recent controversial proposal by President Bush to legalize millions of Illegal Aliens, there have been numerous references to the Illegal Alien Amnesty passed by Congress and signed by President Reagan in 1986. The 1986 legislation for the legalization of Illegals was part of a major immigration reform bill, which was appropriately titled the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. The relevant portion of the legislation that we commonly refer to as the Reagan Amnesty fell under Title II, Section 201. Legalization of Status.So, I read Section 201, and thought it might be fun to write a pop...
  • Who set the precedent granting amnesty to illegal aliens? Blame Pres. Ronald Reagan

    12/12/2003 1:00:50 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 56 replies · 1,340+ views
    President Ronald Reagan was the first president in history to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. On November 6, 1986, he signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, [PUB L 99-603]. In so doing, he set a precedent whereby the United States would not seek to deport illegal aliens, but to reward their lawbreaking by granting them full citizenship. Following is a brief excerpt from lengthy remarks by none other than Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W-VA), speaking on the senate floor in July 2001 against proposals for another amnesty [DOCID:cr23jy01-105]: Such an amnesty suggests that it is...