Immigration & the Storm Next Time

Last week, I was in Brooklyn taping a few episodes of In the Arena, and one of the drivers, taking a route that brought us past The Green-Wood Cemetery, reminisced about Park Slope, where he had lived all his life."We were working class, then. Our fathers were train conductors and shoe salesmen. No, we'd never be able to afford to live here. We'd cut through Prospect Park to Ebbets Field to watch the Dodgers. In the summer, they'd close off four city blocks to create a play area for us … [Read more...]

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Wilson Wrong, Obama did not lie!

"Even though I do not believe we can extend coverage to those who are here illegally, I also don't simply believe we can simply ignore the fact that our immigration system is broken," Mr. Obama said Wednesday evening in a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. "That's why I strongly support making sure folks who are here legally have access to affordable, quality health insurance under this plan, just like everybody else.Mr. Obama added, "If anything, this debate underscores … [Read more...]

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Immigration Debacle: All-or-nothingism begat nothing

Given the responses I got the last time I focused on this issue, I almost hate to bring it up...but here goes.I think Tony Snow is exactly right when he says here:"I deeply admire what [Mr. Bush] did on immigration and I think he's right," Mr. Snow said. "I think the policies the president outlined generally are the ones that eventually this country is going to adopt."Let us hope so, because the alternative "solutions" out there - "let everyone in and register them all Democrat" on … [Read more...]

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Can we say “Ellis Islands, West?”

Getting back to this subject, there are plenty of people living and working here whose green cards or visas expired and who, encountering the quite broken INS, made the choice that to rip their established lives to shreds (particularly if they had children) in order to obey a corrupt and ineffective, floundering bureaucracy have made an understandable choice. "Illegal is illegal" might sound good, but it does not acknowledge the fact that our INS is irretrievably broken and unwilling or unable … [Read more...]

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Time for Ellis Island West?

Big Lizard has an important post up this morning regarding just what nightmarish hoops "legal" immigrants must jump through to get citizenship (if they manage) via our quite broken INS system.He writes:Maybe people really don't know; here are the two examples closest to me: SachiMy wife was a legal immigrant; she jumped through all the hoops, did everything by the book. She got a green card; she went through the whole citizenship procedure, satisfying every requirement save one: her … [Read more...]

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“Illegals” hysteria & the place I can’t go

I had doctor's appointments most of the day, and while I was in the car I kept switching around on the radio. I pulled up Rush and couldn't listen more than a few minutes. What I heard was a disappointing, strange, paranoia-feeding rant on how the "moderate Republicans and Democrats in the Senate" have a deliberate plan afoot to "enlarge the number of victims and people who will need welfare services" so as to "enlarge government..."It's all a plot and a conspiracy, you see...nothing could … [Read more...]

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