How America responds to refugees is a test of the nation’s soul, and we are failing.
There are much better ways to do this than slicing open the legs of toddlers — funding more immigration judges and more humane processing facilities instead of squandering billions on Abbott’s tin soldiers and other wasteful policies, or figuring out how to accommodate more of these potential workers, who would boost the economy. But we’re not going to do those things until our political leaders and the media stop treating these human beings as alien invaders from Mars, instead of as our brothers and sisters who share the same planet.
Short of digging a moat and pulling up the drawbridge, which would be costly for American economic dynamism, it will be tough to hold back the human tsunami crashing on U.S. shores. Economic freedom and development are the only humane solutions to the poverty driving these huddled masses.
Biden’s border policies are creating a growing national security crisis, and threatening the safety of
Americans across the country.
The arrival of more than one hundred thousand migrants and asylum seekers in New York City and other major U.S. cities over the past year has sparked renewed debate over U.S. immigration policy.
Hansen’s disease — more commonly known as leprosy — is another example. It is very rare in the United States. But it has become endemic in Florida. According to the CDC, circumstances indicate that the source of the leprosy was the international migration of persons with the disease.
It's not just people making the journey. Lethal drugs are flowing into our country at an alarming rate, with only a fraction being intercepted. In May alone, 1,100 pounds of deadly fentanyl—more than 249 million deadly doses—and more than 10,000 pounds of methamphetamine were seized at the southern border. Thanks in part to the Biden border crisis, drug overdoses in America reached an all-time high in 2021 and fentanyl overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans 18-45 years old.
My heart breaks for Chicago, a city that has experienced decades of divestment from legacy Black American neighborhoods, as well as historic underemployment of urban youth and young adults and the predictable crime that results from poverty. Liberals and conservatives often wonder why inner cities fall apart. But they never stop to consider the obvious answer: It's because both sides' political advocacy practically demands the neglect of Black Americans
Biden is not going to wake up from the spell. There is no wizard to frighten off the worm-tongues whispering in his ear that borders are bad; unlimited migration is good; and that accepting millions of illegal immigrants each year is harmless to America’s sovereignty, society, and rule of law.
If anyone is to rescue us from this nightmare, it will be the American people.
By collating publicly available information, the report provides a window into the burden of disease among this population, the factors contributing to it and what needs to be done to address it.
Officials emphasize that much of the migration is driven by transnational criminal organizations engaged in the big business of human smuggling.
Immigration is one of the most challenging issues for our government. Crises throughout the globe—from crushing poverty, to persecution and violence, to the rise of authoritarianism—have driven vulnerable populations from their homeland throughout our hemisphere. But instead of responsive legislative reform and strategic appropriations, Congress has been paralyzed by politics for decades...
Even in a nation that includes the principle of separation of church and state in its founding document, for centuries our political leaders have often heeded the counsel of religious leaders on important moral issues of the day. But religious leaders, like politicians, have had a mixed record when it comes to being on the right side of history.
Skyrocketing terrorist watch list hits at US borders are fueling fear and condemnation of Biden immigration policies, though border buffs dispute whether the numbers indicate a serious threat.
Of course, these remote areas have also become prime habitat for smugglers, undocumented migrants, and other illegal border crossers. In fact, the number of illegal border crossings has increased dramatically on national wildlife refuges.
Today, the countries sending the most migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border–especially the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador–are experiencing a combination of push factors that include poverty and inequality, political instability, and violence. And while the current situation may be unique, it is also deeply rooted in history.
Immigration and terrorism are indeed linked, but the issue is far more complex than some commentators suggest.
More men, women and children are trying to navigate dangerous waters and isolated terrain to evade authorities.
The sins of a U.S.-led world — imperialism, inequality, pollution — caused a Central American refugee crisis. Nationalism won't fix it.
Immigration policies can determine what kind of America future generations will inherit – livable or overcrowded, successful or overburdened. While we see our obligations to help the less fortunate around the world, we also know that irresponsible border policies can undermine our own nation’s ability to be a successful change agent for the human race. FAIR engages in community outreach to inform affected communities of how national immigration policies affect their own situation, and invites them to engage in a meaningful dialogue on how to shape immigration policies for the 21st Century and beyond.