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Winning Immigration at the Grassroots: Defeating amnesty and restoring common sense

Winning Immigration at the Grassroots: Defeating amnesty and restoring common sense

Winning Immigration at the Grassroots is a special report featuring commentary from Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Wesley Pruden, Ernest Istook, Thomas M. Hodgson, Dan Stein and Roy Beck.

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Illustration on Obama's political setback in the 2014 mid-term elections by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

An amnesty plan fit for an emperor, not America

President Obama’s executive order on amnesty is long and complex. Take a speed reading course and here’s what you can find out: nobody goes home unless the president decides you are unworthy of his beneficence.

Protecting American workers during the immigration debate

For the past decade, perhaps the one issue that has crossed partisan lines yet created a national divide is our nation's immigration policy. And now that President Obama has issued an executive order granting amnesty to millions of Americans, we have to discuss how this impacts American workers.

A young boy tosses a football as people walk past a business boarded up to protect against looting in Ferguson, Mo. The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of town that has been the center of the world's attention. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go. (Associated Press)

How amnesty and Ferguson are connected

Ferguson has inadvertently drawn the national media spotlight as an epitome of communities across America that are besieged by the effects of constantly loose labor markets where there are far more workers than jobs.

Refugees on the transport Gen. W.C. Langfitt are seen as it docked in New York, July 12, 1955. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)

A nation of immigrants built on common sense

"The immigrants watched helplessly as the angry crowd spit out epithets at them, little children clinging to their mothers' skirts for safety. It had been a long, arduous journey, and at the other end, they met nothing but rejection and hatred."