Posts tagged "illegal immigration"

Liberals' sudden love affair with states' rights

States’ rights used to be a dirty word for liberals/progressives. The words conjured up images of slavery, Jim Crow and wacko, out-of-control hard right-wing dominance of state and local governments. Never mind that the Tenth Amendment (aka “the states’ rights amendment) was a broad grant of power to the states. Now the left, especially the... Read more »

When rape doesn't much matter

From the Washington Times: Social warriors, sometimes Why the rape that escaped the media and national attention must not be ignored Rape stories, when they can be used to vault social-justice issues into the nation’s psyche, get exhaustive coverage and opining by the mainstream media, regardless of whether they’re even true. But if a 14-year-old... Read more »

Sanctuary cities get $27 billion federal aid; Chicago the second largest beneficiary

Declaring that your city, county or state is a sanctuary from the enforcement of federal immigration laws could be detrimental to your financial health. A report from OpenTheBooks.com finds that as much as $27 billion in federal aid could be endangered by a local unit of government by refusing to comply with federal immigration law.... Read more »
Advertisement:

Liberals illegally flooding across the Canadian border

I wish that when parodies like this show up in my mailbox that the author’s name is included. Unfortunately it isn’t with this one, but it’s too good not to post. If you happen to know the author, let me know.  The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified, sparking calls... Read more »

Mexican immigration to Illinois plummets

The number one country of origin for immigrants to Illinois now is India. Meanwhile, Mexican immigration to Illinois has plummeted 71 percent from 2005 to 2014. Reports the Pew Charitable Trust‘s Stateline: Two states that have undergone a striking shift are Michigan and Illinois. Mexican-Americans have a long history in Detroit’s Mexicantown and in Chicago,... Read more »

Der Donald's Brown Shirts

Der Donald Trump’s insistence that he can deport some 11 million illegal immigrants “humanely” is like saying that Hitler’s rounding up and shipping out millions of Jews was nice. Trump, as usual, wouldn’t be pinned down on how he would accomplish this miraculous and gracious feat. But let’s think about it. First, you’ve got to... Read more »
Advertisement:

President Trump sends U.S. troops into Mexico*

UPDATE: Yikes! This was written is 2015 as parody. Today (2/2/2017) there are reports that he has treated to send American troops into Mexico, a report that Mexico has denied. Who would have thought? Here are some of today’s stories:  Take care of bad hombres or U.S. might. Time’s version WASHINGTON–President Donald Trump unexpectedly deployed... Read more »

The year's most remarkable, yet untold, story

Record numbers of unaccompanied minor immigrants are illegally crossing into the United States but little is being reported about how they are doing it. It’s a stunning, even heroic, story about how almost three-fourths of the thousands of children apprehended crossing the brooder into the U.S. are from Honduras, Guatemala or El Salvador. How the hell... Read more »

Someday you may need a valid ID to vote

Anyone can walk into a polling place and vote in your place. All that your impostor needs do is be able to roughly forge your name on the ballot application. This, of course, facilitates all kinds of fraud. Now, however, an increasing number of states are considering new laws that would require a valid voters... Read more »
Advertisement:

Rhode Island reports illegal immigrants

It sounds like Rhode Island already is doing what Arizona’s new law will do. In the nation’s smallest state, troopers are reporting all illegal immigrants they encounter, even on routine traffic stops. They then are turned over for deportation. Even more amazing, they are doing so under the federal 287(g) program that trains local police to enforce federal... Read more »
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Visit my new website

    I'm a freelance writer, editor and author. I can help you with a wide variety of projects. Check out my new website at www.dennisbyrne.net

  • Meet The Blogger

    Dennis Byrne

    Chicago Tribune contributing op-ed columnist and author of forthcoming historical novel, "Madness: The War of 1812." Reporter, editor and columnist for Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Daily News. Freelance writer and editor.

  • Subscribe to The Barbershop

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

  • Dennis Byrne’s Facebook Fan Page

  • Categories

  • Like me on Facebook

  • Our National Debt

  • Twitter

  • Tags

  • Recent Comments

  • /Users/dennisby/Desktop/trailer.mp4
  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: