Utah Guest Worker Plan Remains Stalled
“With Congress stuck among the contradictory demands of labor, business and talk-radio restrictionists, neither George W. Bush nor Barack Obama has been able to move the needle on immigration reform. Meanwhile, as the economy gathers steam, states face a tight labor market at all skill levels,” says open border supporter Shikha Dalmia in the Wall Street Journal.
“There might be a way forward, if Congress enacts legislation to give states standing waivers or permission to craft their own guest-worker programs. It sounds radical, but several states, red and blue, have already been trying to do this.”
Immigration Policy Should Benefit America
“[O]ur immigration policy is for the benefit of the people who are already here, legally. It’s not for the benefit of the would-be immigrants. Unless applicants bring skills, education or other resources that can contribute to our society, it is self-destructive to allow them in on a permanent basis,” notes a letter to the Post-Gazette.
Cruz, Rubio Continue to Spar on Immigration
“In perhaps his most sustained attack to date against Mr. Rubio, whom he has tried to portray as overly cozy with establishment Republicans, Mr. Cruz spent several minutes assailing the congressional colleague he has called a friend. He pivoted quickly to a criticism of Mr. Rubio’s past work on a bipartisan immigration bill that included a pathway to citizenship, which has become a chief vulnerability for Mr. Rubio among many conservative voters,” the New York Times wrote.
Refusing to Learn Europe’s Lesson
“What happens in France happens in Belgium. It happens in Sweden where much of Malmo, the third largest city, is controlled by Muslim immigrant gangs — emergency medical personnel attacked routinely enough that they will not respond to calls without police protection, and the police in turn unwilling to enter without back-up. Not long ago in Britain, a soldier was killed and nearly beheaded in broad daylight by jihadists known to the intelligence services; dozens of sharia courts now operate throughout the country, even as Muslim activists demand more accommodations,” says Andrew McCarthy in National Review.
Refugee Issue Fuels Anti-Merkel Backlash
“Europe’s refugee crisis has resurrected Germany’s AfD anti-immigrant party, which aims to enter three new state parliaments next year by luring conservative voters angry with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door asylum policy,” Reuters reported.
“The Alternative for Germany party holds its annual congress this weekend in Hanover, where it will outline its plan to bring order to what it calls the ‘asylum chaos.’”