Donald R. McClarey

Trump on the Wall

  Not one of Trump’s better efforts.  It had the dreary feel of a compromise speech put together by a gaggle of advisors.  Trump’s instincts I am certain would have been to declare a national emergency, order the Army Corps

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Donald R. McClarey

Servants Are So Expensive These Days

  Few debates in this country are more all about economic class than the debate over illegal immigration.  Exhibit A today is a column by Catherine Rampell, second generation Ivy Leaguer, which appeared in the Washington Post:   Finding workers

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Donald R. McClarey

Illegal Immigration: Cui Bono?

The Secretary of the Writers Union Had flyers distributed in Stalin Way that said That the People had frivolously Thrown away the Government’s Confidence And that they could only regain it Through Redoubled Work. But wouldn’t it be Simpler if

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Donald R. McClarey

Think of the Children!

The latest contemptible effort of leftists within and without the Catholic Church to use kids to batter down the borders of the US is put into proper context by Rich Lowry at National Review Online:   The Trump administration isn’t

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Donald R. McClarey

Why Trump?

              “We’ve got to enforce our border, go to enforce our laws.  But there are people willing to do jobs Americans aren’t willing to do. Lots of Americans don’t want to pick cotton in

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Donald R. McClarey

Third World Hellholes and Other Truths

Much mock outrage is being generated over  observations that President Trump purportedly made yesterday complaining why the US had so many illegal aliens from s—hole nations rather than immigrants from nations like Norway.  (Trump had met with the Prime Minister

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Donald R. McClarey

Let Them Do Their Dreaming in Mexico

Trump has announced he will cancel in six months the completely illegal Obama Executive Order Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, issued in 2012 to allow the children of illegal aliens to remain in this fair land of freedom so

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Rockville Rape

    A 14 year old girl was allegedly brutally raped in a boys’ bathroom at Rockville High School by two illegal aliens, 18 and 17 years old.  This comes at a time when Rockville, Maryland was considering becoming a

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Podhoretz Gets It

    Lots of commentary out there about what happened in the elections, most of it rubbish.  However, one of the better short pieces is by John Podhoretz, one of the more vehement Never-Trumpers:   The nation’s cultural and political

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Illegal Immigration: Cui Bono?

    A brilliant ad in which Ted Cruz points out the fact that in our immigration debate, short shrift is given to Americans who have to compete with illegal aliens for low end jobs.  Few policy debates in contemporary

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A Moral Crisis

    Victor Davis Hanson, my favorite living historian, has long thought and written about the problem of illegal immigration into the US.  Go here to read some of his earlier thoughts about the issue.  He agrees that what is

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Illegal Immigration and the Church

      I admit to some puzzlement as to why the Church in this country is so stridently in favor of illegal immigration.  The Church in America being in favor of legal immigration I can understand, with so many Catholics

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Elites v. The Rest

        The older I get, the more I comprehend that one of the ways of understanding how contemporary American politics works is  the vast gulf that often exists between elite opinion and motivations in this country and the opinions

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Illegal Immigration and Injustices

Last week Jason Hall posted a column at the Catholic Stand that somewhat snarkily takes on the question of why illegal immigrants don’t just come here legally. Jason rightfully points out that it’s not exactly a piece of cake to

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What’s a Constitution Between Friends?

The federal DREAM Act failed to pass Congress; however, President Obama has never been one to let a pesky little thing like the U.S. Constitution to get in the way of achieving his policy objectives. The Obama administration will stop

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A Brief Thought on Immigration

Conservatives are fairly comfortable with the point that if you ban or severely restrict guns, than only the criminals will be armed. Let’s then ask ourselves: If we ban or severely restrict immigration (most especially from a right-next-door country with

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Arizona Strikes Back! Ready to Cut Power to L.A.

The boycott that Los Angeles is imposing on Arizona has its first victim, the city of Los Angeles itself. The state of Arizona is about to strike back at L.A. again to defend itself. A letter written by one of

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The Dignity and Worth of Every Person

The Lying Worthless Poltical Hack, a\k\a Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, tells Priests and Bishops to speak out on immigration from the pulpit based upon a biblical concern for “the dignity and worth of every person”. The respect that the Lying

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What If A Law Can't Be Enforced?

The discussions here about Arizona’s new attempt at enforcing immigration law have set me thinking about a more general question: What should we do as a body politic in a situation in which a law we have passed seems impossible

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Illegal Aliens Boycott Arizona

The State of Arizona is only enforcing what is already law at the federal level.  That being said and myself being the son of a legal immigrant from the nation of Mexico, the May Day protests and the highly unbalanced

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Illegal Immigration: A Winning Issue for Democrats?

Some Democrats think that the Arizona law cracking down on illegal aliens will save them from electoral disaster in November.  They think this will rile up the Hispanics, and to fan the flames a few Democrats are making free with their favorite

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Mexifornia: A State of Becoming

Immigration seems to be a hot topic these days at American Catholic.  The author who best represents my views is Victor Davis Hanson, one of my favorite living historians,  in his book Mexifornia:  A State of Becoming.  In that book Hanson

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Arizona, Immigration, and Moral Panic

When I first heard of the controversy swirling around Arizona’s “draconian” new immigration law, I’ll admit I was skeptical. It’s not that I thought I would approve of the Arizona law (I tend to be of the view that immigration

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Obama to Push Immigration Reform

This is good news, and probably smart politics: While acknowledging that the recession makes the political battle more difficult, President Obama plans to begin addressing the country’s immigration system this year, including looking for a path for illegal immigrants to

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