Saturday, March 24, 2007

Important Asylum case re. arranged marriage and abuse

Check out this CSM article on an asylum case that will go to the Supreme Court based on arranged marriage and the prospects for abuse if the woman is forced to return to China. What do you think?

Thursday, March 22, 2007

American Gulag?

Check out this article in my hometown newspaper about the deplorable conditions in a Texas immigration prison. What do you think?

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Is there a link between illegal immigration & Increased Crime Rates?

The article linked to this post discusses the relationship between illegal immigration and increased crime rates in Hazelton, PA. This was one of the arguments we talked about for curbing illegal immigration.
What do you think?

Monday, March 19, 2007

A movie causes Protests in Iran

Perhaps all of you have heard--and some of you seen--the movie 300. It depicts 300 Spartan soliders against countless Persians circa 480 B.C.E. The movie is very patriotic at times, one character even says, "Freedom isn't free". The movie portrays Persians as ugly and dark creatures--not people--that are lead by a warlord drunk on the idea of world domination. Iran is saying the movie is "cultural and psychological warfare" geared at persuading viewers to dislike the Persian empire aka Iranians. Whether or not this is true is up for debate. What do you all think?

Should Lancaster, PA go the route of Hazelton, PA?

The suggestion is that federal inaction on the immigration front has prompted local and state-level ordinances to curb illegal immigration. Do you think the Hazelton, PA model is appropriate? Should Lancaster, PA adopt it as well?