Category Archives: immigration law reform

New York Times editorial: Angry Arizona, Again

Some folks think the movement to Free Baja Arizona is silly. But on a national scale, the antics of the Arizona state legislature are doing catastrophic damage to the state’s image. And it is hurting our state’s economy. It doesn’t … Continue reading

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The truth about Roger Barnett…another side of the story

Roger Barnett is the Cochise County rancher who was hit with a damage judgment for holding undocumented aliens at gunpoint on his ranch. The media has portrayed Barnett as an evil person violating the civil rights of undocumented aliens. But … Continue reading

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Some difficult issues in the “amnesty” debate

Hard liners about what to do with the 12 million illegal aliens inside the US want to boot everyone out, no exceptions. Besides being physically impossible and prohibitively costly, a friend of mine posed some examples to consider: Working father: … Continue reading

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The difficulty of securing the border

Many people are demanding we “secure the border” before going forward with immigration reform. Including me. However, one needs to understand the difficulty of actually “securing the border” to the point that is a significant reduction in illegal entry of … Continue reading

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The border and the immigration issues are not a simple story

There are many aspects to the border story: For example……the Border Patrol thought that by sealing up the border in the cities that would discourage immigration…raising the “risk premium”. All this accomplished was to create an economic benefit for the … Continue reading

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National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers offers Proposal for Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement and Reform

The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) on October 3rd  offered a propsal for Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement and Reform. In its cover sheet, NAFBPO notes that ” People from around the world want to come to this country … Continue reading

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Arizona seeks to repeal 14th amendment

There is this apparently radical idea in the United States that certain laws, like the US Constitution, applies to everyone in the country and that states cannot ignore those national laws. That’s one of the issues that sparked the Civil … Continue reading

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