Phyllis Schlafly repeats the same xenophobia of earlier generations in her most recent column at the Eagle Forum website. She says that unlike the Jewish, Irish and Italian immigrants of the past, modern immigrants don’t really want to be Americans and be patriotic:
Category Archive: Immigration
May 23 2013
May 13 2013
The new study on immigration from the Heritage Foundation, which claims that a bill being debated in Congress to give those here illegally a path to citizenship (one that takes 14 years) will cost over $6 trillion, is being absolutely hammered by left, right and center. Matthew Yglesias explains some of the problems with the …
May 09 2013
The Heritage Foundation has released its much-anticipated new study on the fiscal evils of immigration, which completely contradicts its former position on immigration. ThinkProgress has a list of the contrasting positions between the two studies. Like the new one says:
May 06 2013
An email sent from Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum to their followers explains to them what the Bible says about immigration, which is very little. Apparently, you have to be nice to them, but only as an individual, not as a society. Or something.
May 03 2013
Here’s another example of the major problems the Republican Party has in trying to reach out to new constituencies while simultaneously holding on to old ones. In addition to gay rights, they have a similar problem on immigration, where they can’t appeal to Hispanic voters and to the right wing at the same time:
Apr 25 2013
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the GOP’s point man on immigration issues. He was Mitt Romney’s chief adviser on immigration, the one who formed that brilliant “self-deportation” plan that Romney advocated. And he testified in front of Senate committee recently, arguing that we should “ratchet up the penalties” so that that DREAMers — …
Apr 23 2013
Kevin Drum was asked a few days ago who he was secretly hoping the bombers would turn out to be. His answer was “whatever kind of person is least likely to have any effect whatsoever on public policy.” And that’s a good answer. Because such situations are often exploited to support very bad policies (Patriot …
Apr 20 2013
Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether Rep. Louis Gohmert is crazy and delusional or just incredibly dishonest. Ultimately, it doesn’t much matter. But wait until you see his latest baffling pronouncement, that we need to build a border fence because Muslim terrorists are being taught to act Hispanic:
Apr 12 2013
ThinkProgress has an interesting post that suggests to me that Jim DeMint, the very far-right former senator who now leads the Heritage Foundation, may be pushing that organization further toward extreme right wing when it comes to immigration reform.
Apr 11 2013
John Rocker, one of the Worldnutdaily’s growing stable of has-been “celebrity” halfwits, really does have some chutzpah. You’d think that he, of all people, would avoid the subject of immigration. After all, what killed his public standing was when he unleashed this torrent of xenophobia and racism to a reporter in 1999, speaking about New …
Feb 07 2013
President Obama’s framework for immigration reform includes a provision that gives gay couples the same rights in terms of immigration as straight couples. Sen. John McCain, who claims to favor immigration reform, says this is a good way to derail the deal by angering bigots.
Feb 04 2013
Former Sen. Jim DeMint, now the head of the Heritage Foundation, went on Janet Mefferd’s radio show and claimed that the only reason President Obama has any interest in immigration reform is to recruit new Democratic voters and more union members.
Dec 07 2012
The birthrate in the United States has apparently hit a new low, which is causing much wailing and gnashing of teeth. Russ Douthat, for example, is asking for “more babies, please” in a NYT column, arguing that America’s relatively high birth rate has been responsible for much of our competitive edge. And he wants the …
Nov 16 2012
Bryan Fischer went on one of his usual idiotic and racist rants, this time aimed at immigrants. He says the real reason we vote Democratic is because they are all socialists — and that’s why we need to keep them out, so Republicans will win elections. Way to tar an entire race of people with …
Jul 02 2012
Judge Richard Posner, the legendary judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, writes a letter to Slate magazine hammering Justice Scalia for his dissent in the Arizona immigration law ruling, where he ranted about Obama allegedly failing to enforce our immigration laws.