Immigration

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right

By |August 27th, 2015|

Well, this presidential election cycle has taken a turn for the surreal, hasn’t it? Three of the candidates drawing the largest crowds — Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton — are characters you’d expect […]

A real conservative manifesto on immigration

By |August 27th, 2015|

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) Will Rogers said, “When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” Unfortunately, that’s not Jeb Bush’s approach when it comes to the his recent controversial comments on “anchor babies.” […]

Nationalism vs. supra-nationalism: DeGaulle was right

By |August 18th, 2015|

 

(By Centennial Fellow Bill Moloney, writing from Nantucket) The greatest Frenchman since Napoleon and twice the savior of his nation, Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970) remains the most influential European statesman of the post-World War II era.   Like Metternich, Bismarck, and Churchill before him, De Gaulle embodied a world-historical vision that remains […]

Patriotic assimilation of immigrants should unite right & center

By |August 17th, 2015|

(By Linda Chavez & John Fonte) The two of us strongly disagree on many aspects of immigration policy, and so we have engaged in lively public debate on the issue over the years. But one thing we agree on is that whatever immigration policy prevails, it must be accompanied by the patriotic assimilation of immigrants and their children. […]

What can America learn from the Calais migrant crisis?

By |August 5th, 2015|

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) Thousands of illegal migrants, many from war-torn countries such as Afghanistan, Syria and Sudan, have been camped out at Calais, a port city in France. Their goal is to jump […]

Immigration policy & politics won’t be solved by judges

By |June 1st, 2015|

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) Recently, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a lower-court injunction that temporarily blocked  the Obama administration from carrying out President Obama’s executive order which would make illegal aliens eligible for “lawful presence, work authorization and associated benefits.” […]

The moral dimension of immigration policy

By |April 15th, 2015|

(’76 Contributor) Many conservatives criticizing illegal immigration appear forget the moral dimension of the law. They forget to ask themselves “Is this law good; is it ethical; is it moral?” or “Is it bad; unethical; immoral?” […]

Doing immigration right

By |April 13th, 2015|

(Centennial Fellow) I am Helen Raleigh, an immigrant from Communist China, an American by choice. Seventeen years, that was how long it took me […]

A nation of citizens, not of immigrants

By |March 31st, 2015|

(’76 Contributor) I think it’s always good to know where people come from before you consider what they have to say. The truth of the matter is, with reference to this evening’s panel, I am not a legal immigrant […]

Ten Things I Learned in the Legislature

By |February 1st, 2015|

Editor: Republican attorney and businessman Spencer Swalm served in the Colorado General Assembly (as his late father also did), representing House District 37 in Centennial from 2007 to 2015, departing under term limits on January 7. We asked him to sum up the lessons learned from those eight years, all but two of them […]