Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Monthly Archives: November 2010

Do Touch the Immigration Junk – And turn it into DREAMs

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John Tyner, a San Diego software engineer and newly minted American folk hero, faces an $11,000 civil-disobedience fine for refusing an intimate groping, dubbed by Orwellian bureaucrats as an “enhanced patdown,” that Hillary Clinton would herself refuse. The man who threatened a citizen’s arrest if his “junk” were touched epitomizes an aroused populace, even including … Continue Reading

Rethinking Immigration: A View from the Audience

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This week at a health care hearing a Tennessee state legislator unleashed a repulsive metaphor. He likened immigrants illegally in the country to “rats” who “multiply.” Once my feelings of outrage and disgust subsided, I began to ponder how quickly metaphors can electrify emotions and make reasoned discussion of immigration so difficult. Using Twitter, I … Continue Reading

Rethinking Immigration: California Dreamin’

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After witnessing an election that may shift most of the country and the federal government sharply to the right on immigration reform, I desperately needed a diversion. Preparing for two upcoming speaking gigs filled the bill. On Monday, I will speak on immigration to the Roman Catholic clergy of Orange County, California, and a week … Continue Reading