Immigration

Please Let Us In!

Featured image I am a couple days late with this, but it is still worth noting. Chaos at our southern border continues to worsen, and if there is any justice in the world, it will be a major PR disaster for the “Biden” administration. Those who wish to violate our laws correctly believe that they have an ally in the White House–someone who has as little regard for our immigration laws as »

The Tide Starts to Turn

Featured image Gee—who could have predicted this (aside from me), from USA Today? Exclusive: Stark divide on race, policing emerges since George Floyd’s death, USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll shows Americans’ trust in the Black Lives Matter movement has fallen and their faith in local law enforcement has risen since protests demanding social justice swept the nation last year, according to an exclusive USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll. The debate over the intersection of racism and policing will »

Squaring the illegals circle, cont’d

Featured image Following on my observation that the Biden administration’s official welcome mat for illegal aliens cannot be squared with basic public health admonitions, the New York Post reports: More than 100 illegal immigrants who tested positive for the coronavirus — after their arrival in Texas ​​since late January — have been released by the Border Patrol into the Lone Star State ​and are free to travel to other parts of the »

Squaring the illegals circle

Featured image As the Biden administration invites waves of illegal immigrants to come on up from points south, it has to square a few circles. One of them is the public health dimension of the influx. Politico reported a story yesterday that bears on the public health dimension of the invasion: “White House: Biden not considering sharing Covid vaccine with Mexico.” Think about it. Something’s gotta give. In the video below, Jill »

Biden’s border crisis heightens risk of terrorism

Featured image Last night, I discussed how Joe Biden’s immigration policies are creating a crisis at the border. Even the Washington Post admits it. According to the Post, the new surge at our southern border carries the prospect of death from the Wuhan coronavirus. The Post reports that one area into which illegal immigrants are flooding has more than 100,000 cases of the virus. The invasion of illegal immigrants carries another deadly »

Biden’s first day, a preview of coming attractions?

Featured image In his first day as president, Joe Biden had something for almost everyone in his far-left coalition. For the climate alarmists, he signed an executive order revoking the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. For the radical LGBT crowd, he signed an executive order that I read as calling on schools across the country to allow transgender athletes to participate in the sport of their gender identity. (It says, “Children »

Apres Trump, Le Deluge

Featured image For four years, Donald Trump gave the U.S. a sane, America-first immigration policy. A legal one, too; he actually did his best to enforce the immigration laws, unlike the scofflaw Barack Obama. All of that will come to an end with Joe Biden’s inauguration tomorrow, and the results will be disastrous for millions of Americans. From Breitbart: President-elect Joe Biden’s amnesty plan will reportedly provide the glittering prize of U.S. »

About Those Detention Centers

Featured image Joe Biden has promised “immigration reform,” including a vow to “end prolonged detention” and “ensure that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection personnel abide by professional standards and are held accountable for inhumane treatment.” If, like me, you have never been quite clear on what immigration detention centers are, why we have them, or why some illegal immigrants are housed there for relatively extended periods, this »

Biden delays the pain of his immigration policies

Featured image Candidate Joe Biden pledged to reverse the immigration policies implemented by the Trump administration. His campaign site’s immigration page promised he would “take urgent action to undo Trump’s damage and reclaim America’s values.” Biden almost certainly will carry out the “undo” part of his promise. However, he has already backed away from the “urgent action” part. From the Washington Post: Top advisers to president-elect Joe Biden said Monday they will »

Alejandro Mayorkas under fire for irregularities in issuing green cards

Featured image Alejandro Mayorkas is Joe Biden’s pick to head the Department of Homeland Security. His nomination was expected to be confirmed. However, the nomination might already be in jeopardy. Sen. Tom Cotton tweets: Alejandro Mayorkas was found by Barack Obama’s Inspector General to be guilty of selling Green Cards to Chinese nationals on behalf of rich, democratic donors. He is disqualified from leading the Department of Homeland Security. Mayorka should, indeed, »

Why is Biden falling short of his party’s expectations with Latino voters?

Featured image Today’s Washington Post includes a front page story the essence of which is that Democrat operatives are frustrated that President Trump is making inroads with Latino voters. The Post attributes Trump’s inroads to (1) lack of direct outreach by the Biden campaign to Latinos and (2) lingering resentment over deportations that occurred during the Obama administration. I have no reason to doubt the reporting that Team Biden hasn’t done a »

CRB: Border wars

Featured image This is the third of three planned previews of the new (Summer) issue of the Claremont Review of Books. Having reviewed the issue in galley, I selected essays and reviews I thought some Power Line readers would find of interest. With the indulgence of the editors of the CRB, we are extending the preview with a bonus edition tomorrow. Please stay tuned. Today I have two books reviews that I »

Britain Or Bust

Featured image Prime Minister Boris Johnson is threatening to use the British Navy to block emigres from Iran and Afghanistan from crossing the Channel to make landfall in England. The London Times interviews a number of emigres, and the result is this sympathetic piece: “Refugees pushed to the brink in Calais: ‘If they stop us I’ll drown myself.’” Migrants preparing to cross the Channel in small dinghies warned today that they would »

Losing control

Featured image The U.S. has been losing control of migration to our country for half a century or more. I don’t think we’ve lost additional control under President Trump, but I doubt we have gained much. Thus “Losing Control” is the perfect title for Jerry Kammer’s new book about immigration. Kammer is a reporter who has covered immigration issues for decades. He describes himself as a “liberal restrictionist” when it comes to »

Supreme Court upholds limits on asylum seekers’ rights

Featured image Today, the Supreme Court ruled that asylum seekers who are turned down by U.S. immigration officials immediately upon entry do not have a right to have their case heard in federal court. The Court reversed a ruling to the contrary by the left-wing Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit’s ruling was an outlier among U.S. courts of appeals, and in my view, the case was a no-brainer. The notion that undocumented »

Trump extends ban on foreign workers

Featured image Yesterday, President Trump renewed and broadened the immigration suspension he issued in April. The updated order keeps in place until the end of the year his limited suspension of immigrant visas. In addition, it suspends a number of foreign work-visa programs. Trump’s latest measure makes great sense. As Mark Krikorian points out, there are 20 million unemployed Americans, and the jobless rate is more than triple what it was before »

Britain offers refuge to Hong Kong residents in face of Chinese crackdown

Featured image In response to China’s coming crackdown on Hong Kong, Boris Johnson says he’s prepared to grant British residency and working rights to approximately 3 million Hong Kong residents — about 40 percent of its population. Johnson says he will make this move if China implements its new security laws, which will criminalize conduct deemed sedition and subversion, and enable Chinese security forces to crush dissent in Hong Kong as they »