Archive for the ‘Immigration’ Category

hey world citizens, we need you, please come to America

I hope everyone in America sees this AP story posted yesterday by CBS Los Angeles: “Romance Novel Model Fabio Becomes US Citizen“ While the article focuses on one foreign celebrity, here’s a particularly poignant passage: “The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said in a statement that Fabio was one of more than 6,000 people from […]

but my ancestors did it legally

I just watched President Obama’s speech on immigration from Las Vegas (see below). I actually liked and agreed with much of what he said. I like some of his ideas. But there is one passage that I find a bit offensive: “It’s really important for us to remember our history. Unless you are one of […]

Colorado senators want in-state tution for illegal immigrants

On Thursday, the Colorado state senate approved Senate Bill 126, which will give in-state tuition to illegal immigrants at the University of Colorado. This is the fifth time Colorado Democrats have tried to do this, each time having been defeated by state Republicans. I was surprised to read that eleven states now do this, including […]

Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli simplifies enforcement of federal law

Consider this chronology: Carlos Martinelly Montano is a 23-year-old illegal immgrant who lives in Bristow (Prince William County), Virginia. In July 2007, he was charged with drunk driving and later convicted. In March 2008 he was convicted of being drunk in public. Seven months later he was back in court for drunk driving after he […]

potential crimes reported by children must be investigated

If a child tells the police, “my dad just kidnapped someone,” the police need to investigate. If a child meets the mayor of her city, and tells the mayor, “my mother grows marijuana in our backyard,” city authorities need to investigate. If a child is discussing immigration with the First Lady of the United States, […]

ICE is working

The biggest problem we have with immigration in the United States is enforcement of current laws. I’ve read statements and opinions from many people on many sides of this issue, and whether you agree with our laws or not, most people agree that we don’t enforce our existing laws. After all, if we did, then […]