Ira Mehlman

Posted March 24, 2010

As a result of a deal cut by President Obama to secure the votes of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus for his health care legislation, amnesty for illegal aliens is back on the agenda for 2010. There is no actual legislative vehicle for amnesty just yet, but Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have rolled out an outline for what they are calling “comprehensive immigration reform.”

Posted December 07, 2009

The setting was not quite the flight deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln with a “Mission Accomplished” banner as the backdrop, but it was the next best thing. Speaking at the Center for American Progress (CAP) on Nov. 13, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared victory over illegal immigration and announced that the Obama administration is ready to move forward with a mass amnesty for the millions of illegal aliens already living in the United States.

Posted August 27, 2009

The professional chattering class - the men and women who appear on television and radio and explain how the world works to the rest of us- are fond of castigating politicians who vote on complex legislation without having read the bills. It seems the politicians are not the only ones who refuse to let ignorance get in the way of expressing an opinion.

Posted January 16, 2009

With the U.S. economy shedding jobs at the rate of half a million a month, President-elect Obama has proposed the most massive public works initiative since Franklin Roosevelt assumed office in the midst of the Great Depression.

Posted December 03, 2008

Even as the illegal alien advocacy lobby is frantically trying to spin the election of Barack Obama as a mandate for a sweeping amnesty, they have all but conceded that the economic crisis and worsening unemployment have probably doomed their efforts.

Posted November 04, 2008

Earlier this month Congress and President Bush committed $700 billion of our children’s and grandchildren’s money in a desperate effort to stave off a financial meltdown.

Posted August 13, 2008

There have been repeated accusations that some of the principal players in the immigration debate have received money from dubious sources, have ties to shady political figures, and deliberately use intemperate language.

Posted August 06, 2008

Congress adjourned for a month-long recess on Aug. 1, the same day that the Bureau of Labor Statistics released distressing news about unemployment.

Posted June 20, 2008

People don’t have much faith in government, especially the federal government…and who can blame them?

Posted May 16, 2008

In one afternoon, the Appropriations Committee approved amnesty for 1.35 million illegal alien agricultural workers, and made available an additional 650,000 skilled and unskilled foreign guest workers over the next three years.

Posted April 15, 2008

A segment of the political left seeks to transform America through immigration.