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Reason Is Outshouted At The Border

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The World
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

More than 30 years ago, I began going down to the U.S.-Mexican border on a regular basis. I was a correspondent covering Latin America, and I knew, appreciated and loved the unique beauty of its undulating rivers and mountains, and of its peoples, who then seemed to have created along the now-traumatized border a kind of naturally ordered little state of their own.

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The ‘Sacred’ Walls Of Donald Trump

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

With each step the “caravan of contradictions” takes toward our border, another progressive illusion slips away. Victor Davis Hanson considers this mob, and by extension the events surrounding it, a “paradox, a contradiction, and an irony.” He’s right.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson - What Are The Contradictions Of The Caravan?

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Lars Larson Show
Friday, November 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his American Greatness article "When Laws Are Not Enforced, Anarchy Follows."

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John Yoo On The Ricochet Podcast: The Final Frontier

interview with John Yoovia Ricochet
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the 14th Amendment, birthright citizenship, and caravans.

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Settled Law: Birthright Citizenship And The 14th Amendment

by John Yoovia The American Mind
Friday, November 2, 2018
The 14th Amendment settled the question of birthright citizenship.
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Midterm Elections 2018: Trump Attacks On Migrant Caravan Will Lead Republicans To Victory

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Daily Express (UK)
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Donald Trump’s “spin” on the migrant caravan approaching the US southern border will help Republicans retaining the majority in Congress, experts claimed ahead of the US' midterm elections.

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When Laws Are Not Enforced, Anarchy Follows

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Thursday, November 1, 2018

What makes citizens obey the law is not always their sterling character. Instead, fear of punishment—the shame of arrest, fines or imprisonment—more often makes us comply with laws. Law enforcement is not just a way to deal with individual violators but also a way to remind society at large that there can be no civilization without legality.

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Hello Honduras, Goodbye Columbus

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

On the morning of March 16, 1916, with World War I already raging in Europe but America still neutral, the Mexican bandito Pancho Villa led a military raid on the dusty border town of Columbus, New Mexico. At that time, New Mexico had just passed the fourth anniversary of its statehood and remained a sparsely populated outpost in the desert southwest. Still, there was an U.S. Army garrison there—and it was our soldiers whom Villa attacked in his daring assault on American territory.

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the following Defining Ideas article "Obama’s Unconstitutional Immigration Order."

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No, The President Cannot End Birthright Citizenship

quoting John Yoovia The Washington Post
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

In an interview for “Axios on HBO,” President Trump announced he will sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship. When challenged on the constitutionality of doing this by executive order, Trump replied: “You can definitely do it with an act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.”

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Immigration Reform Initiative


The Conte Initiative on Immigration Reform aims to improve immigration law by providing innovative ideas and clear improvements to every part of the system, from border security to green cards to temporary work visas.