Tag: illegal immigration

Why the GOP’s Fence Fantasy is a Farce
January 14, 2016

Why the GOP’s Fence Fantasy is a Farce

 BY JIM HIGHTOWER A long time ago, in a not-so-faraway land, a civilization existed that was governed through a fairly rational political system. Even conservative candidates for high office had to have a good idea or two – and be quasi-qualified. That land was the USA. It still exists as a place, but these days,…

Democrats Must Also Address Illegal Immigration
January 14, 2016

Democrats Must Also Address Illegal Immigration

   BY FROMA HARROP As respectable Republicans panic over Donald Trump’s storm of insults against Hispanics, Democrats may be tempted to sit back and watch the other party estrange millions of potential voters. But they do so at their own peril. Democrats already have the luxury of being far less offensive, whatever position they take…

Politics vs. Immigration Reform
January 30, 2014

Politics vs. Immigration Reform

BY FROMA HARROP Republicans are again at war with themselves over immigration reform. Ideally, they would agree on the need to legalize millions of illegal immigrants now here and to better control the number of future unskilled foreigners competing with our struggling working class. Unfortunately, neither the Republican Party’s leadership nor its conservative opposition is…

Bad Immigration Ideas From All Directions
August 30, 2012

Bad Immigration Ideas From All Directions

BY FROMA HARROP No balanced talk of immigration reform is expected before the November election. But that need not stop the airing of proposals, some of them semi-formed, some half-baked. From the left, we have the TRUST Act, a bill passed by the California Legislature and now awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s uncertain signature. It would…

Immigration, ObamaCare Join As Issue
February 2, 2012

Immigration, ObamaCare Join As Issue

BY FROMA HARROP Two of the hottest topics on the political circuit are illegal immigration and “Obamacare.” They can come together into a third steaming discussion: How the Democrats’ Affordable Care Act of 2010 would hasten America’s journey toward a more orderly immigration program. As a recent article in Health Affairs predicts, once the health…

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