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

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.

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.

A Conservative Case for Immigration Reform

“Economists generally believe that immigration increases the size of the economy, improves productivity, and is an economic boon for almost all parties. Moreover, historically, immigration has been a net positive for the federal budget, improving the long-run fiscal condition of the United States.”1 So begins an analysis of the economic impact of immigration published last