Immigration

Give Hong Kong Residents a Path to U.S. Citizenship

Hong Kongers would make outstanding Americans if they aren’t already in spirit.

The Solution to Ilegal Immigration

I didn't hear the President's immigration speech, but I must comment on one paragraph I've read:   "We're a nation of laws, and we must enforce our laws. We're also a nation of immigrants, and we must uphold that tradition, which has strengthened our country in...

Immigration: Pave Your Own Way

There are so many platitudes about immigration--some cloaked in sincerity, and others completely meaningless. The truth really isn't that complicated. The answer is not open immigration, or a closed society. The answer is a free society. A free society is one in which...

The Wall Street Journal’s Immigration Foul

The Wall Street Journal editorial page is a reliable beacon of truth and common sense. Except when it comes to immigration. The open borders zealotry of the newspaper's editorial writers has led to positively Clintonian rationalizations for undermining the rule of law...

A Lesson for GOP Panderers on Illegal Immigration

The Republican Party needs to hire Andrew Smith to help shape its message on immigration. At 18, this senior at Novato High School in Marin County, Calif., has more common sense and cojones than the hapless panderers in the GOP who have thrown their principles to the...

The Wall Street Journal on Illegal Immigration: Bordering on Idiocy

What does combating illegal immigration have to do with combating Middle Eastern terrorists in America? Well, duh. Let's review: Three of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers were illegal visa overstayers. Seven of the 19 obtained fraudulent ID cards with the help of illegal...

Hasta La Vista, Anthony Burns

Anthony Burns lives again today in Florida, in the person of Elián Gonzalez, the six-year-old whose mother fled with him from Cuba last November in an attempt (during which she tragically died) to gain liberty.

Immigration, Moochers, and the Welfare State

Q. How is an "open-borders" immigration policy compatible with the principle of self-interest? While we have a welfare state, isn't it irrational to encourage immigration? Shouldn't the openness of our borders be tied to phasing out the redistribution of our wealth?...

A Sin to Deport Elian Gonzalez

It would be a sin to deport Elián Gonzalez. To send a child to rot in the prison of Cuba for the alleged sake of his own well-being is criminal hypocrisy. To send him there in order to preserve his father's rights is absurdity, since there are no parental or other...

Opposition to Immigration is Un-American

Next month Congress will try to resolve a dispute with the White House over federal quotas for "H-1B" visas -- a type of work permits for immigrants filling high-tech jobs. Pending legislation would expand the quotas by 10,000 to 20,000 annually for the next five...