Blame Comprehensive Immigration Reform Advocates for the Border Meltdown

If there really is a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, look no further than the White House and Congress for allowing it to reach this point. I’m still not convinced what is happening down south is any worse than what has been happening there for decades. The nation may soon find out. Late last …

Morning Musings

Virginia Earthquake I: If you are a Member of Congress and the morning of any election you’re schmoozing with fat cat D.C. lobbyists, rather than working your Congressional District – as Eric Cantor did yesterday – then you’re completely out of touch with your voters and, yes, a large chunk of the nation. As for the …

Immigration Reform???

There will be no immigration reform this year. There. I posted it. I can imagine the shock coming from both the left and the right. Every election year cycle the cry for immigration reform goes out. The cry for immigration reform is the beginning of a political kabuki theatre. There is anticipated hope and then …

Ann Coulter is Right, Now Move On … Nothing to See Here

Ann Coulter’s most recent op-ed, “GOP Crafts Plan to Wreck the Country, Lose Voters,” struck a nerve with a few close friends. A real raw one. Why did you circulate it? She is a racist, why fuel it? You’re better than that …  and there were a few more missives, too crude to re-print. Ask any …

South of the Border Win

The good guys won a big one this week south of the US-Mexico border. Mexican (and I’ll add US) authorities have captured a notorious thug, Miguel Angel Trevino Morales (aka, Z-40) — a leader of the Mexican criminal syndicate Los Zetas. Thanks in great part to groups such as the Zetas, there are likely more …

Senator Cruz Remains GOP’s Immigration Thought Leader

The House of Representatives immigration group seems to have an immigration bill. At least in concept. We have yet to see text. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has only been in the Senate a short time, but he knows what it takes to do the most important thing a Senator or Representative is elected to do: …

The GOP Immigration-Hispanic-Latino-Latina Canard

It grates, right down to my adult bones, when I hear folks in my political party pandering to Americans of Hispanic descent on the immigration issue.  I’m a first generation American. Immigration has never been a core issue for me. Beyond border security and enforcing current laws, we should not be tinkering with an already …