Immigration

A child being vaccinated

Public health and “science” are becoming pure instruments of control.

By Justin Katz | May 3, 2021 |

Most Americans have probably never given it a thought, but it’s common for state governments to offer exemptions, as for religious beliefs, when they skirt the line of individual sovereignty.  Connecticut appears poised to cross that line by wiping away religious exemptions for vaccines: The State Senate passed the repeal of religious exemption for childhood…

Immigrant crossing sign with Discover Beautiful RI sign

Politics This Week with John DePetro: RI’s Most Important Residents

By Justin Katz | May 3, 2021 |

The weekly conversation about politics between John DePetro and Justin Katz digs into the trends and hidden meanings behind politics and policy in Rhode Island, raising the question of whether it’s all about replacing Rhode Islanders with immigrants.

“New” Kind of Immigration

By Marc Comtois | June 30, 2012 |

The character of immigration has changed over the last few years, and, as Walter Russel Mead notes it’s going in a positive direction. The conventional picture is of an unstoppable wave of unskilled, mostly Spanish-speaking workers—many illegal—coming across the Mexican border. People who see immigration this way fear that, instead of America assimilating the immigrants,…

Mitt Nails Illegal Immigration: “Our problem is not 11 million grandmothers” (And Other Gems)

By Monique Chartier | January 29, 2012 |

From the Republican debate Thursday night. Mitt Romney speaking. [Thanks to Roy Beck at NumbersUSA for the transcription.] I think I described following the law as it exists in this country, which is to say, I’m not going around and rounding people up and deporting them. What I said was, people who come here legally…

More Deception on In-State Tuition for Illegals

By Justin Katz | January 16, 2012 |

Back in October, I pointed out that the academic study on the effects of a policy of offering in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants cited in the media and by the Board of Governors for Higher Education was so erroneous as to be fraudulent. Now, a comment on Newsmakers from the board’s chairman, Lorne Adrain,…

Judicial Watch to RIBGHE: In-State Tuition for Illegals Appears To Be “clear violation of federal law and must, therefore, be reversed”

By Monique Chartier | November 3, 2011 |

Tuesday, the RIBGHE voted to increase tuition at the three state colleges. It is very difficult not to link this increase to their vote five weeks ago to offer in-state tuition to illegal alien students. Now, with their vote Tuesday night, when the colleges go to the General Assembly for more tax dollars to cover…

In-State Tuition Raises Larger Question About Social “Investment”

By Justin Katz | November 1, 2011 |

In a Providence Journal op-ed (which now apparently inevitably means “not online”), Sandy Riojas and Daniel Harrop argue in favor of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. The first part of their argument is that President Ronald Reagan would have supported their side of the debate. As admirable and iconic as Reagan may have been, a…

The Legislative Response Rate on Tuition

By Justin Katz | October 14, 2011 |

There are two major takeaways from the Providence Journal’s poll of RI legislators on the matter of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants: 55% of senators and 37% of representatives were willing to go on the record opposing it even though there is no vote currently before them. 24% of senators and 41% of representatives didn’t…

Peter Palumbo on Legislation to Reverse In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants

By Carroll Andrew Morse | October 6, 2011 |

At yesterday’s rally at the Rhode Island statehouse in protest of Governor Lincoln Chafee’s bypass of the legislature on various issues (in-state tution for illegal immigrants through a board decision of a public corporation, an executive order to being the process of creating healthcare “exchanges”, and possible executive action to give driver’s licenses to illegal…

The Governor’s Evasive Principles on Immigration

By Justin Katz | October 6, 2011 |

It’s been a few weeks since he made it, but I didn’t want to let Governor Chafee’s statement on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants go without comment: “I have long been a supporter of efforts to encourage college attendance among students who, through no fault of their own, do not have full residency status,” Chafee…

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