“He’s calling for a temporary shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until we can figure out what’s going on.” — narrator of Donald Trump’s first television advertisement. “I’m Donald Trump and I approve this message.” — Donald Trump, in his first television advertisement. There are
It’s a mystery: on December 10 2015, Republican Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz introduced S. 2394, a bill with two main provisions. The first provision is to restrict U.S. employers from using the H-1B Visa system to hire non-Americans at wages lower than the
Under United States law, states aren’t in charge of immigration; such matters are part the federal government’s jurisdiction. Indeed, Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution not only declares that it is the role of the U.S. Congress to “provide for the common Defence and
I encourage you to visit the comments sections for a variety of articles at Irregular Times regarding Muslim immigrants to America from Somalia (see here, here and here for some examples). In those comments, you can find visitors eager to spread anecdotal claims that crime
This press conference shows the same image of Donald Trump that’s presented through his campaign web site: A candidate who mostly likes to talk about himself, who is unable to offer any policy ideas of substance.
If Republicans are willing to use the power of federal government federal government to tell local governments what to do when it comes to immigration policy, how come they’re not willing to use the power of federal government to improve education, protect us from pollution, provide us with needed medication, and enforce the Fourteenth Amendment’s requirement of equality under the law?
For a few years now, I’ve been looking into the persistent notion some people have that Somali immigrants have somehow plunged the city of Lewiston, Maine into an unprecedented crime wave. If you look into actual crime statistics, you’ll find out pretty quickly that this anti-immigrant perception
Read the comments to this 2013 Irregular Times article if you’d like to see some cognitive dissonance at work. A lot of people “know” (by which I mean think) that Lewiston, Maine has become a much more crime-ridden place since Somali immigrants arrived there. The
Steve Platy writes in response to an article showing that crime hasn’t worsened in Minneapolis since Somalis’ arrival: “What you would find is that Minneapolis did indeed, still experience a moderate drop in crime between 200 and 2012. But that is only half-relevant to this
Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?