Ellis Island Museum to Get an Update
“Everywhere in America, immigration is an unending story. Everywhere, that is, except at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, where the story ends in 1954, when the immigrant processing and detention station there was closed. Next month, however, the museum will leap more than 60 years forward with the opening of two new galleries in what had once been the station’s kitchen and laundry. They pick up the narrative where it was left off,” the New York Times reports.
WSJ Attacks Walker for Discussing Legal Immigration
“The Wall Street Journal took its turn Saturday lashing out at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for saying immigration policy should prioritize American workers, in an editorial the big-business-oriented paper since had to correct. ‘Republicans used to understand this basic economic principle [more workers can mean more jobs], but the politics of immigration is turning some of them into economists for the AFL-CIO,’ the board wrote in an editorial subtitled: ‘The Governor needs a better tutor on jobs and immigration,’” the Daily Caller wrote.
Obama Amnesty Plan A Big Threat to Black Workers
“Economic and civil rights experts say increased immigration spurred by President Obama’s executive orders poses a bigger threat to the black community than police brutality or racial profiling, which have sparked protests in black communities across the country,” the Washington Times writes.
“‘It’s a bigger threat to black livelihood,’ Peter Kirsanow, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, said, adding that illegal immigration ‘dwarfs’ the more inflammatory issues of police brutality, saying, ‘When you look at the hundreds of thousands of blacks thrown out of work over the years as a result of the competitive pressure the downstream effects are profound.’”
ICE Agent Shoots, Kills Fugitive
“An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer shot and killed an 18-year-old man Monday afternoon on Detroit’s northwest side.
Police say the agent — part of a fugitive task force involving ICE and officers with the Detroit Police Department — was attempting to serve an armed robbery warrant at a home in the 9500 block of Evergreen near W. Chicago when the shooting occurred,” CBS News says.
Washington Post Blogger Shocked That Some People Put Americans First
“In the GOP race Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, who sound the populist themes, paint a fearful picture of the United States under siege, try to appeal to those displaced and offer easy answers that affix themselves to the anti-immigration view of the world. They aren’t much for economic free markets, but they are about harnessing fear and resentment of those who are suffering because they lack the skills to compete in a global economy,” says Jennifer Rubin.
Walker Remarks Have Opened the Conservative Debate on Immigration
“With a few words to Glenn Beck last week, Scott Walker busted open the conservative debate on immigration,” says W. James Antle III.
“The Wisconsin governor and possible presidential candidate called for a “legal immigration system that’s based, first and foremost, on protecting American workers and American wages.” His remarks were widely circulated by Breitbart’s doggedly anti-amnesty reporter Matthew Boyle. Then the internet exploded, with some of the strongest negative reactions coming from my fellow conservatives.”