Tag: Immigration

Why did Asian Americans vote almost 3 to 1 for Obama?

Obama got 73 percent of the Asian American vote — better than he did among Latinos. That margin was in keeping with a long-term trend that flies in the face of conventional wisdom. Asian Americans are better educated, higher paid, and more entrepreneurial than any other ethnic group; in theory, many more of them should be open to Republican messages on the economy.

Washington Post examines effects of Alabama immigration law

Call me a liberal on immigration issues, but my opinions aren’t far from those of Haley Barbour, of all people.

“Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less,” says new study

A new study from the Pew Hispanic Center shows a dramatic change in immigration patterns between the U.S. and Mexico.

A followup on Georgia’s 2011 anti-immigration bill: Georgia farms lost $74.9 million because of labor shortages

I was a staunch opponent of HB 87, which established a number of tough new measures to combat the presence of undocumented workers in Georgia. Even though most of the law’s provisions weren’t even in effect in 2011, migrant farm…

WSJ on the sharp decline in illegal immigration from Mexico (video embedded)

More on a theme. I wrote last week about the sharp decline in immigration from Mexico; now the Wall Street Journal is covering the trend: From the accompanying article, Far Fewer Enter U.S. Illegally From Mexico: Arrests of people trying…

Alabama immigration law nabs yet another foreign auto industry executive

Last week, I posted Nothing “unintended” in arrest of Mercedes executive in Alabama. Now Alabama’s strict anti-immigration law, which has done some serious damage to the state’s agricultural sector and has caused all sorts of other problems, has led to…

Nothing “unintended” in arrest of Mercedes executive in Alabama

Here’s the beginning of a piece from Bloomberg, Alabama Considers Revision of Immigration Law Ensnaring Mercedes Executive: On Nov. 16, a European businessman paying a visit to his company’s manufacturing plant near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was pulled over for driving a…

Newt talks sense — and humanity — on immigration policy

I’ve been extremely critical of Georgia’s state policies regarding illegal immigration, especially HB 87, which has apparently led to critical farm labor shortages in some areas — and which has uprooted hardworking, taxpaying families that have lived in the state…