I’m tellin’ a story to a man named Jeh.

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

President Obama on Thursday ordered his Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson,  to review the government’s immigration policies to determine ways to make them more humane, a response, some speculate, to mounting pressure from advocates to stem deportations of illegal immigrants. Here’s the problem. There are lots of people in the United States who have entered the United States with visas and overstayed them and lots of people who entered illegally. Most came to work. Many married and started families, started businesses, bought homes. Some…

It’s all for the same reason.

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Congressmen and commentators complain about alleged spiking of  asylum fraud at our borders. l The Obama administration is allowing young people who finished high school to remain in the U.S. without fear of removal. Immigration courts are administratively closing proceedings rather than ordering aliens out of the country. These three trends have made the news in recent weeks. While it may appear at first blush that the second and third trend are the manifestation of soft-hearted (or humane, take your…

Newt’s pro-immigration line may appeal to real Republicans

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

In a recent New York Magazine article, David Frum,  a former George H.W. Bush speech writer, wrote, “The reality is, however, that the big winners in the American fiscal system are the rich, the old, the rural, and veterans — typically conservative constituencies.” He was pointing out the irony that these Conservatives, associated with a belief in small government, actually benefit from big government most. They are big winners because of the government largesse they receive – be it tax…

What if he was a foreigner?

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Darrell Issa Darrell Issa is a Congressman from California’s 49th Congressional District, a district  to the North of the City of San Diego. He has held this seat for the last 10 years. A January 24, 2011, New Yorker Magazine article about Darrel Issa, states: On March 15, 1972, three months after Issa allegedly stole Jay Bergey’s car and one month after he left the Army for the first time, Ohio police arrested Issa and his older brother, William, and charged…