Does Immigration Suppress Wages?
“Rick Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania, is now running for president on an overtly populist platform. Middle-class America, he said in his announcement speech last week, is being hollowed out by ‘big government and big business,’” says the Wall Street Journal.
“Mr. Santorum blamed the country’s stagnant wages on a different force: immigrants to the U.S. ‘Over the last 20 years, we’ve brought into this country, legally and illegally, 35 million mostly unskilled workers,’ Mr. Santorum said in announcing his candidacy. ‘And the result over that same period of time? Workers’ wages and family incomes have flatlined.’”
Attorney Says Obama Plan Halted, Not Defeated
“Although the legal maneuvering surrounding Obama’s executive action is convoluted, this game is far from over. The President still has a strong case for his executive action. His proposed immigration policies remain the right thing to do for the country,” says Raul Reyes at CNN.
Enforcement Does Work
“Thursday’s Washington Post front page featured a story on the decline in illegal immigration. The story itself isn’t news (my colleagues did their first report on this phenomenon seven years ago) but the story’s dead-tree subhead explains the timing: ‘Trend alters dynamics of immigration reform, a likely topic for 2016.’ A spokesman for the Maryland-based anti-borders group CASA was quoted as saying, ‘These trends have reshaped the immigration debate right before our eyes,’” says CIS Executive Director Mark Krikorian.
Coulter Challenges Andressen to Debate
“After her showdown with Jorge Ramos on his home turf, Ann Coulter is now challenging Facebook board member Marc Andreessen to an immigration debate. Coulter, the author of Adios, America! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole, has consistently been unafraid to bring up inconvenient truths about illegal immigration that the politically-correct media willfully ignore or hide,” Breitbart reports.
O’Malley Candidacy Expected to Raise Profile of Immigration
“The heat that immigration has brought to the 2016 presidential campaigns could intensify Saturday with the addition of former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to the Democratic field. All expectations are that on Saturday in Baltimore, O’Malley will announce his bid to be the Democrats’ 2016 presidential nominee,” NBC News says.