Immigration

Image of illegal immigrants about to board buses in RI

What do you call it when the administration secretly transforms the country?

By Justin Katz | October 20, 2021 |

Nick Miroff (of the Washington Post, of all publications) reports that arrests along our southern border are occurring at record rates. Meanwhile, the New York Post has photos of illegal immigrants being flown into New York in the middle of the night, for distribution in nearby communities.  This recalls news items coming in from around the country,…

Woman running in the dessert at dusk

The Border Crisis and the Boston Marathon

By John Loughlin | October 9, 2021 |

Todd Bensman talks about immigration and Victoria Salibi discusses running the Boston Marathon.

A water drop and ripples

It’s as if all the chaos is deliberately, or criminally negligent.

By Justin Katz | September 30, 2021 |

Per Conn Carroll in the Washington Examiner, “Mexico warned Biden his border policies would cause migrant surge“: Buried 30 paragraphs into a New York Times story on President Joe Biden’s “chaotic” immigration policies, the paper reported that the Mexican government warned the Biden administration that its plan to undo President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy would…

A water drop and ripples

So now we’ve got military incursions on our southern border?

By Justin Katz | September 28, 2021 |

It’s hard not to see something more behind this incident: 14 soldiers with the Mexican military were apprehended by U.S. federal law enforcement officials during the early morning hours on Saturday after they crossed over onto U.S. soil, according to a report. … “CBP said the soldiers, their weapons and equipment ‘were secured for safety…

A water drop and ripples

A by-the-way note to conservatives on illegal immigrants.

By Justin Katz | September 25, 2021 |

Tucker isn’t wrong in this analysis.  There’s a reason our borders are open and buses and planes are distributing all comers across the country.  But here’s an important point that’s often ignored:  If newly arrived residents are here, and if they’re going to be voters, they might vote with you! That doesn’t mean pandering, and…

Clothes display in a retail store

Psst, Democrats: the key to higher wages is a strong economy and domestic workforce.

By Justin Katz | July 15, 2021 |

Of course, then government can’t take direct credit for handing out money. Newsmax reports that employers across the country are thrilled to be finding teens willing to take entry-level jobs: As the U.S. economy bounds back with unexpected speed from the pandemic recession and customer demand intensifies, high school-age kids are filling jobs that older workers…

U.S. Capitol Building

Counting immigrants toward representation reduces Rhode Island’s influence.

By Justin Katz | June 23, 2021 |

So suggests Hans von Spakovsky, reviewing some studies of apportionment and the effects of including non-citizens while calculating each state’s share of representation in Congress: In 2015, the Congressional Research Service did an analysis of how representation in the House would have changed after the 2010 Census if apportionment had been based on the 2013…

Jorge Elorza speaks at a Pride event

Politics This Week with John DePetro: The Privileged in Rhode Island

By Justin Katz | June 21, 2021 |

This week, John and Justin discuss the special interests who get special privileges in the Ocean State.

Immigrant crossing sign with Discover Beautiful RI sign

Ciccone’s bill to create driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants has double the incentive to come here.

By Justin Katz | June 21, 2021 |

There is a reasonable case to be made on safety grounds to have people who are in the country illegally take steps to follow some laws, like those around driving vehicles.  If the federal government isn’t doing its job, the argument would go, states have to find ways to address the many problems that arise…

WPRI coverage of encampment

When did America become the Land of Other People’s Money?

By Justin Katz | June 14, 2021 |

Many things are concerning about the homeless encampment in Providence that has been in the news lately and about the way the issue is being framed, but one thread that really sticks out is this, from Brian Amaral’s Boston Globe story: Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris, who represents the area, said Elorza should call a state of…

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