Tag Archives: immigration

Howie Hawkins: Democratic Debates Show The Need For Strong Green Party Presidential Campaign

By Howie Hawkins Green for President

Green Party Presidential candidate Howie Hawkins saw serious shortcomings in what he heard from the Democratic candidates in the recent presidential debates and provided insights on how Green policy proposals differ significantly with those of the Democrats. Howie discussed Medicare for All, immigration reform, gun violence, socializing public safety net programs, the real ecosocialist Green New Deal, international trade and nuclear disarmament.

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Howie Hawkins: ‘Close the Camps: End the Abuse of Immigrants, Enact Humane Immigration Policies’

By Howie Hawkins

Update: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials plan to launch nationwide raids and arrest thousands of undocumented immigrants as soon as this weekend. Reportedly, 2,000 immigrants who have been ordered deported by the federal government will be targeted. Agents will also reportedly arrest people who happen to be on the scene, even if they weren’t the target of the raids.Read more ...

Kent McManigal: About Borders and Property Lines

Kent-McManigal-colorFrom Kent McManigal, 2008 Libertarian Party and Boston Tea Party candidate:

In which I dispel a few misconceptions about me which are apparently held by borderists.

I believe in private property, and I think shooting someone for trespassing is sometimes the right thing to do. I would never want to second guess a person who shoots a trespasser- especially an adult trespasser.… Read more ...

Kent McManigal: Excuses for Borderism

Kent-McManigal-colorFrom Kent McManigal, 2008 Libertarian Party and Boston Tea Party candidate:

Maybe America and “our culture” can’t survive the lack of a government enforced border.
Maybe gun owners will see their liberty stripped away due to new “laws” supported by new migrants.
Maybe welfare will be overwhelmed and run out of funds.

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Jacob G. Hornberger: There is only one libertarian position on immigration

From Jacob G. Hornberger,  who ran in 2000 for the Libertarian Party Presidential nomination and as an independent in 2002 for the US Senate in Virginia:

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There is a common perception that there are two alternative libertarian positions on immigration: government-controlled borders and open borders.

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Gary Johnson: Of course the term “anchor baby” is offensive!


OAI email blast:

Friends,

If you’re like me, you have watched an amazing argument take place among the presidential candidates over the momentous question of whether the term “Anchor Babies” is offensive or not.

We even have one candidate trying to save face by suggesting that this term actually applies more to Asian immigrants than to Latino ones.… Read more ...

New Jersey Libertarian Party Adds Immigration Plank to Platform at March 21, 2015 Convention

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The New Jersey Libertarian Party had their convention on March 21, and updated their platform. You can read about the changes here .

IPR readers might be interested to know that they added a plank about immigration. Following is that plank:

Proposal #7. Reintroduce Immigration plank

Rationale: Immigration policy is very much in the news today.

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Marc Guttman: The Morality And The Benefits Of A System Of Free Travel And Trade

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From the archives of Dr. Marc Guttman. This was originally published in The Day , April 20, 2008. It seems appropriate to post it now due to the current crisis at our borders.

The free, voluntary exchange of value for value is mutually beneficial, whether trading goods or labor, yet we often hear it argued that particular restrictions will protect American industries and workers.… Read more ...

Norman Horn: What the Bible Says about Immigrants

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Found in Libertarian Christians
May 28, 2014

Many conservative and liberal Christians in America look upon immigrants very negatively. Despite the irrefutable evidence that immigrants – even illegal immigrants – do not “steal” American jobs , do not sap entitlements , and are a clear boon to the economy , we routinely hear how immigrants are categorically “bad.” I am here to tell you that such an attitude is wrong on every level.… Read more ...

New statement from Constitution Party chairman on immigration


Frank Fluckiger, Constitution Party National Chairman since April 2012


From ConstitutionParty.com: Immigration

by Frank Fluckiger, National Chairman
7 May 2014

StopAmnesty2 Retired Admiral James Lyons, who was senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations, has warned, “Fixing our porous borders is one of combating the threat of terrorism that America faces.
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Socialist Alternative: Why All Working People Should Support Full Rights for Immigrants

Why All Working People Should Support Full Rights for Immigrants

June 26, 2013

By Sarah White

Published on the Socialist Alternative website

Last year, working people produced historic profits for corporations and their investors while being compensated with stagnating wages and gutted benefit packages, if they were awarded at all (Economic Policy Institute, 3/2013).… Read more ...

Recent Updates from the Constitution Party of Illinois on Immigration, Islam, Abortion and GMO’s

Recently, the following images and statuses were posted on the Constitution Party of Illinois’ Facebook page. Of particular interest to readers may be the last status by the party, which includes a statement from a former Executive Director of the national Libertarian Party regarding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s).

 

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