Immigration articles

Refugee Crisis: A Time for Choosing

Refugee Crisis: A Time for Choosing

America is faced with a controversial decision on whether or not to let Syrian refugees enter its borders. You will hear both sides of the argument claim that their position on the issue is axiomatic, but is it really so black and white? We must be open-minded and open-hearted to the full issue that we are facing. Fleeing

What Is the Future of Iraq Without Christians and Other Religious Groups?

As an American whose homeland was once Baghdad, Iraq, it causes great sadness to see the ISIS, “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,” occupy Mosul, the second-largest province in Iraq after Baghdad, also known as “Nineveh.” Many Americans probably don’t realize that they may have closer ties than they think to the lives being destroyed

What Cantor’s Recent Slap Down Does and Doesn’t Say about Immigration

Eric Cantor’s recent slap down was about immigration, but not in the way that some think.  Voters want leaders who talk straight and fix the problems that hold us back as Americans.  Instead, Cantor chose to pander on immigration, telling some that he wanted to be a part of the solution, telling others that he

Editors’ Pick: The Bryan Williams Radio Hour, 1-26-14

  An OCR Editors’ favorite, this episode of The Bryan Williams Radio Hour is a content-rich, strategy-minded, distinction-heavy rundown of the GOP’s need to act, during a crucial and narrow window, to reform the United States’ broken immigration system. Featured Contributors Carl Ruby and Tony Corvo join Bryan Williams.  Bryan grounds the article in Carl’s article, “Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem Time for GOP on Immigration Reform

After months of rhetoric on immigration reform from Republicans hoping to shore up their conservative credentials, it is time for them to seize a historic opportunity.  How they respond to it will affect their future for decades to come. In scripture, there is a phrase equivalent to Carpe Diem.  The phrase is to “redeem the

Two New Surveys Show Strong Support for Immigration Reform. Is Washington Listening?

As the year draws to a close, two new surveys of likely voters show that they are ready for immigration reform and frustrated with those who stand in the way. The independent surveys were conducted by Basswood Research and Harper Polling. Basswood surveyed 1,000 likely voters in 20 Republican-leaning congressional districts, including two in Ohio.

True Conservatives: Don’t Be Fooled by ‘Amnesty’ Ruse

True conservatives are realists.  We are guided by an ideology of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and dignity of life.  When everything works correctly our conservative ideals provide a framework for understanding truth and using it to make the world a safer and better place. But ideology doesn’t always work that way.  When it goes awry,

An Immigrant’s View on Immigration, Part 4: What the Liberal Intelligentsia Has Never Understood

In Part 3 of this series I discussed how changes in social thought created new federal laws to deal with past minority injustices and how these changes have shifted us from a melting pot toward a mosaic. This required the Liberal Intelligentsia to minimize, and in many cases outright eliminate, the legitimacy of American Exceptionalism.

An Immigrant’s View of Immigration, Part 3: Melting Pot vs. Mosaic

In Part 2 of this series, I discussed three factors I believe led to the eventual assimilation of European immigrants into the American melting pot. The basic premise was that the majority of them wanted to assimilate, and that American culture, laws, and institutions helped/forced them to assimilate, or at least didn’t get in their

An Immigrant’s View of Immigration, Part 2: European Immigrants & the American Melting Pot

In the first part of this series, I defended the need for immigration, arguing that great nations cannot sustain their vitality relying solely on their native populations for both unskilled and skilled labor resources. I also stated that after the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the national origins of new immigrants shifted from Europe