Category Archives: Immigration

On Immigration, Three Pathways To The Nomination

Houston, Texas, once played a special role in American presidential history. It was there, in October 1960, that then-candidate John F. Kennedy addressed a group of Protestant ministers on the separation of church and state — a necessity, JFK’s camp … Continue reading

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Should The Empire Strike Back?

I have this column in today’s Sacramento Bee on President Obama’s upcoming move on immigration and the Republican reaction to the highly-anticipated executive order. My concern, to borrow a line from Star Wars’ Admiral Ackbar: It’s a trap. Allow me … Continue reading

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Immigration, By the Numbers

An interesting take on the House Republicans’ approach to illegal immigration and the rush to act before the congressional recess, courtesy of this Bloomberg View editorial: “House Republicans today killed their own bill on the immigration crisis, which may be just as well: … Continue reading

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South of the Border, Down Mexico Way

California Gov. Jerry Brown is in Mexico this week, signing an accord on climate change and — finally — interjecting himself into the border crisis debate. I choose the word “finally” because Brown was all-in on immigration in 2013, promising to … Continue reading

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