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 […]

The stupidity of Gruberism and executive amnesty

By |December 5th, 2014|

In an ironic twist, the long-awaited sequel to the cult classic “Dumb and Dumber” opened as Americans discovered that in the eyes of our political class, we’re like the film’s low-IQ duo — “stupid voters.” […]

To stem tide of illegals, simplify legal immigration

By |November 23rd, 2014|

Illegal border-crossing and visa-jumping by countless immigrants, leading to the current showdown between President Obama and Congress, results partly from structural flaws in America’s legal immigration process — and won’t ultimately be solved until that process is rethought and simplified. This is the argument from […]

Enel’s frustrating quest for legal immigration

By |November 16th, 2014|

(Centennial Fellow) How would you feel if you were a 22-year-old college graduate but you can’t drive because you cannot renew your driver’s license? And you are not allowed to find a job and you are not even sure if it will break the law if you move? […]

Immigration solutions lie outside government

By |August 4th, 2014|

The heart-breaking and, one would hope, unintentionally manufactured crisis of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing America’s southern border illegally is both symptomatic of the problems in government and suggestive of nongovernmental solutions. […]

Carson: practical and passionate at #WCS14

By |July 19th, 2014|

Dr. Ben Carson may have separated twins conjoined at the head, but at the 2014 Western Conservative Summit he joined American patriots at the heart.

A characteristically practical and inspirational speech from Dr. Carson ended Friday night’s opening session and left audience members chanting “Run, Ben, Run!” as they were empowered with specific strategies for saving America’s future.