Barack Obama dissembles on 14th amendment (anchor babies)

Las Vegas Review-Journal "reporter" Molly Ball offers "no woman is illegal" with "Obama rocks Vegas faithful/Candidate charms voters at union hall, school gym". In one of his statements, Barack Obama appears to have dissembled about the U.S. Constitution:

PPIC study: immigration helps native-born workers

The Public Policy Institute of California recently released a study [1] claiming that immigration has raised wages for native-born workers (even if it might lower wages for previous immigrants). Put in context, this study - or at least the reaction to it - appears to be an attempt by some to push for "comprehensive immigration reform", aka a massive amnesty. [2] These promoters will concentrate on the study and refuse to acknowledge that there are non-economic factors that need to be considered, and that those factors are far more important than purely fiscal matters.

Is "earned legalization" amnesty?

Yes, "earned legalization", a "path to citizenship", and all the other euphemisms are indeed an amnesty for illegal aliens. What they're called doesn't matter; what matters is how they're perceived by potential illegal aliens. Details in the page about the names for illegal alien amnesty.

Ten Ways The Bush Administration Promotes Illegal Immigration

This is just a partial list of the ways that the Bush administration or those over whom that administration has some control have encouraged illegal immigration. These are presented in no particular order and even more examples will be provided in the future:

  1. In March 2005, Bush called the Minuteman Project "vigilantes" (link). That quote has been used endlessly by the media and others (search).

The WaPo and "hard-liners"

One of the cute tricks of illegal immigration supporters is to refer to those who want to enforce our immigration laws as "hard-liners" and those who want to open the door to 60 million or so legal immigrants over the next 20 years and declare a massive amnesty for more than 10 million illegal aliens as "moderates". Those who support the latter course - such as George Bush, Teddy Kennedy, John McCain and many others - are in actual fact radicals, proposing immigration levels that the U.S. has never seen before.

Safe, legal and orderly comprehensive reform

Illegal immigration supporters seem to all be reading from the same script:

  • "regulates the movement of people across our borders in a manner which is legal, safe and orderly" (Vicente Fox)
  • "President Fox, what are the concrete measures that Mexico is implementing to guarantee this indispensable security so as to have a legal, safe, and orderly migration?" (an unnamed possibly Mexican reporter at a press conference:

"Immigrant Rights" and the Washington Post's spin

The Washington Post and other sources frequently use the term "immigrants rights" when they're in fact refering to the rights of either illegal aliens together with legal immigrants, or simply illegal aliens. This abuse of the language goes hand in hand with, for instance, refering to those who want to enforce the law as "hard-liners" and refering to those who want to bring in sixty million legal immigrants - and countless illegal aliens - over the next twenty years as "moderates".

Hazleton: Reuters has interesting definitions

Reuters' Jon Hurdle offers "Rights groups sue Pennylvania town on immigrant law." The "rights groups" in question are, among others, the far-left, illegal immigration-supporting ACLU and PRLDEF.

Let's take a look at the first paragraph:

Center for American Progress: "Deporting the Undocumented"

On July 26, 2005 the Clinton-affiliated think tank Center for American Progress released a study entitled "Deporting the Undocumented: A Cost Assessment":

Political Splits on Immigration Reflect Voters' Ambivalence

The Washington Post's Dan Balz offers a superficial analysis of the issues here. It seems to be discussing the WaPo/ABC News December 2005 poll in this PDF file, but some of the questions he talks about aren't in that document. When I find the full poll I'll post more information, but for now consider this:


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