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  • Immigration's bad guys

    ENOUGH Emma Lazarus. For many of us, the definitive pro-immigration speech comes from Bill Murray in "Stripes": "We're all very different people. We're not Watusi, we're not Spartans, we're Americans. With a capital 'A.' And you know what that means? Do you? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We're the underdog. We're mutts…. But there's no animal that's more faithful, that's more loyal, more lovable than the mutt. Who saw 'Old Yeller'? … I cried my eyes out."
  • Immigration debate: Deport the children?

     
    After passing the strictest anti illegal immigration law in the country, Arizona legislators want to kick it up one notch: deny U.S. citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants. Constitutional scholars say that there's no way this can be done. The...

    Obama on immigration: System's broken, fence won't work, Arizona's wrong, beware demagoguery

     
    Full text of the Democrat's latest remarks on immigration. No specifics or timetable for fixing it. will Congress have the courage?

    Statue of Liberty marks 125 years, hosts naturalization for 125

     
    The United States celebrated the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty with the naturalization of 125 new citizens from 46 nations on Friday, a ceremony of unity that temporarily put aside the political and geographical changes...

    Statue of Liberty Q&A

    Q. Was it always called the "Statue of Liberty"? A. Pretty much, though originally that was just the beginning of the name. "It was called the statue of `Liberty, Enlightening the World,' " according to National Park Service historian and author Barry...