W. James Antle III – Immigration Reform After Jordan

“How different would the immigration debate look today had Barbara Jordan lived? It’s a question frequently pondered by those of us who believe the answer to every problem concerning immigration isn’t necessarily more immigration. Jordan was the first woman elected to Congress from Texas and the first Southern black female ever elected to the House. She compiled a similar record of firsts in Texas state politics and was active in the civil rights movement. But Jordan capped her career chairing the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform,” says W. James Antle III in the American Conservative.

Three Sides to Amnesty

“Justin Green, responding to the arguments over the Heritage Foundation’s estimate of the cost of immigration amnesty, says that that this debate is ‘really about’ is whether we’re heading towards ‘a society where anything less than a college diploma is no longer sufficient to achieve the American Dream,'” says Mickey Kaus.

“In other words: Unchecked, or vastly expanded, immigration opens the remaining unskilled jobs that can’t be outsourced to global low-wage competition.”

Over 300 Amendments for Amnesty Bill Hearing Today

“The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday will kick off its expected weekslong markup of immigration overhaul legislation with a look at some of the more controversial amendments. Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., said the committee is likely to first consider changes to the “trigger” provisions of the bill (S 744) laying out the prerequisites to granting citizenship to people living in the country illegally. Afterward, the committee will move on to the bill’s border security provisions,” reports Roll Call. Watch the stream of the hearing here.