Posts Tagged ‘Immigration’

Not Deporting Our Own Children

About a year ago, we reported here about the plight of Blanca Catt, a young lady who was adopted by a local Portland couple as a baby, raised in the Portland/Vancouver area, and knew only this place as home. Her new parents had adopted her after her birth parents, who had turned to a life […]

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Immigration Policy

Quick Thought of the day: Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild […]

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Pretending that Our Government Has Common Sense

Sometimes you read a story and you just have to wonder how things got this far. An article in today’s Oregonian tells us the story of a 19-year-old Vancouver WA girl named Blanca Catt.  Despite having a hard start in life, she had become a success story of a bad situation turning out well.  But […]

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Rescuing Ourselves From a Recession

We know that many people around Cascadia and around the US are losing their jobs. We blame that on the recession. We also know that the price of oil is very high. Sure, it is a lot less now than it was a month ago. We all know that one way or the other, those […]

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Vote NO on Oregon Ballot Measure 58

Oregon, like all the states, has had it’s share of growth from immigrants from around the world.  Most of us in the United States are the descendants of immigrants.  Many came from Europe, others came from Asia, Africa, or elsewhere in the Americas.  In most cases, our ancestors were met with suspicion or contempt by […]

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Exaggerating Illegal Immigration

There are perhaps twelve million people in the United States today who are working here without the legal right to do so.  This figure represents less than four percent of the US population of about 305,000.  Yet, if you look around at the news media and online sources, you will find that most of our […]

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More Border Patrol Roadblocks

Here we go again!  According to a Seattle Times article this week, The Border patrol is again protecting our borders on some highways far from the border in Washington.  This week they were set up for five hours on SR 104 near the Hood Canal Bridge, apparently protecting the border of Kitsap County from terrorists, […]

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More on Border Patrol at Anacortes Terminal

I earlier posted an article about the US Border Patrol stopping passengers coming into Anacortes on domestic ferries to ask them to prove their immigration status before they can continue. I am on record as being strongly opposed to law enforcement systematically stopping large numbers of innocent citizens without reasonable cause to do so. I […]

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US Immigration Policy

If you had read my blog entry from last week, you might be led to believe that I am all for allowing illegal immigration into the United States. Rest assured that this is not the case. On the other hand, I am in favor of effective immigration policy reform that would reflect the realistic needs […]

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Highway Roadblocks in Anacortes

On April 3, I found an article in the Skagit Valley Herald that seems to be much more than a small local event. A situation that looks, at first glance, like a simple ferry security issue, but is actually the beginning of a situation that many would consider unconscionable. A summary of the article is […]

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