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The History Of ‘Extreme Vetting’ Of Immigrants

April 28, 2017 by


By Jarrett Stepman ~ The United States began as a nation of immigrants, and it continues to be so today. The ability to absorb people from around the globe is a hallmark of American exceptionalism. America has succeeded mostly through what The Heritage Foundation’s Mike Gonzalez has called “patriotic assimilation,” in which immigrants have not […]

The GOP Must Embrace Immigration Reform

May 22, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ I was fortunate to know both sets of grandparents as a child. My Father’s parents came from northern Italy and met here. His first language was Italian because they knew he could learn English by virtue of growing up here. My Mother’s parents immigrated from Russia and Austria, also meeting here, […]

The Big Rock Candy Mountain

September 2, 2012 by


By Tom McLaughlin ~ People on both sides of the political spectrum believe our country is more polarized than ever, and it is accelerating. I believe they’re right. Why is that? Full disclosure: for those of you who are not regular readers of this column, I’m a conservative. I write from that perspective and with […]

Immigrants and Refugees: Is There Room at the Inn?

December 24, 2011 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman At Christmas, we hear once again about refugees—this time the family of Joseph, Mary, and the soon-to-be born Baby Jesus. It is a touching story-and timelessly evocative of so many millions of people who have had to flee for their lives from persecution. The 20th century has been a time of […]

Citizenship and Immigration

June 2, 2011 by


  Alexander’s Essay   The Debate on the Fate of Illegal Migrants “Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming … to our established rules.” –Thomas Jefferson, May 2, 1801 The current debate over the fate […]

Assimilation And The Founding Fathers

July 4, 2010 by


By Michelle Malkin In his immigration speech on Thursday, President Obama heralded America as a “nation of immigrants” defined not by blood or birth, but by “fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear.” If only it were so. Left-wing academics and activists spurned assimilation as a common goal long ago. Their […]

Guests Welcome, Gatecrashers Not

May 2, 2010 by


By Andrew Bolt As in Australia and in Britain. the US finds voters want the right to say who comes into their country – and are not bigots for resenting the uninvited for making themselves at home: Gallup polls (and others) taken over the past decade find that around 60 percent of Americans, when asked […]