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FILE -- A migrant in Tijuana, Mexico, perches on the border fence during a failed attempt to cross over with his family into San Diego, Dec. 4, 2018. (Mauricio Lima/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Bernard Olson: We Can’t Afford the Democrats’ Meritless Immigration System

Bernard Olson: We Can’t Afford the Democrats’ Meritless Immigration System

This guest post was submitted by Bernard Olson, a retired Deputy Patrol Agent from Bottineau. President Trump has long supported a merit-based immigration system, but the Democrats remain committed to opening our borders to freeloaders who sap resources from welfare programs designed to help American citizens. A report just released by the Center for Immigration Studies finds that illegal

President Donald Trump on stage during a campaign rally in Murphysboro, Ill., Oct. 27, 2018. Trump said he was preparing an executive order to end birthright citizenship in the U.S., his latest attention-grabbing maneuver days before midterm congressional elections, during which he has sought to activate his base by vowing to clamp down on immigrants and immigration. (Doug Mills/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

President Trump Shouldn’t End Birthright Citizenship Through Executive Order

In an interview with Axios, President Donald Trump has announced that he’ll attempt to end birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants by way of an executive order. I say attempt, because any order his administration issues is sure to be immediately challenged in the courts, and his ability to change this policy unilaterally

President Trump and a crying child on a recent cover of Time Magazine.

This Is Why Right-of-Center Americans Don’t Trust the Journalism Industry

I awoke this morning to two stories in my news feed I feel are pretty strongly related to one another. First was the results of a Pew Research study into public perceptions of the media. According to Pew, far more right-of-center Americans distrust the journalism industry than their left-of-center neighbors: Fresh data affirm a long-running

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (left) and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford stand outside the White House Thursday, June 8, 2017, before attending meetings on infrastructure. Video screenshot courtesy of the governor's office.

Governor Burgum Says He’d Send National Guard Troops to the Border if Asked

One element of the political posturing around the issue of President Donald Trump’s new zero tolerance policy at the southern border, which has resulted in the side effect of separating families in accordance with past court decisions, is that some Governors are withdrawing their state’s National Guard troops from border duty and vowing not to

President Donald Trump meets with members of his Cabinet, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Jan. 10, 2018. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times Copyright 2018)

For Democrats Bashing Donald Trump Is Apparently More Important Than Their Policy Agenda

In the Washington Post today Marc Thiessen has a column that, while condemning President Trump’s alleged “sh*thole” comments (and acknowledging there is a dispute over whether he said them), rightly points out that Democrats seem to have some really poor priorities. They apparently think scoring petty political points against the President is more important than meaningful

Gates on the North Dakota State University campus in north Fargo. Forum file photo.

NDSU Sends Out Email Supporting “Dreamer” Students Impacted by Trump’s DACA Recision

President Donald Trump, who is visiting North Dakota later today to talk about tax reform, announced recently that he would be phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy implemented by executive order by the Obama administration. If you’re not up to speed on this issue, that policy is a de facto amnesty for illegal

In the Trump Era There’s No Room for the Sane

I wish it were not so, but I’m afraid this weekend is a preview of what American politics will be in the Trump era. There seems little room for rational, reasoned discourse. It’s either Trumpian bombast and bluster on one side or angry, unhinged mobs headlined by ranting celebrities and journalists inclined to prove they

Donald Trump gets in his SUV in front of Dr. Ben Carson's childhood home in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., September 3 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Taxing Mexican Imports Means American Taxpayers Will Be Paying for the Border Wall

President Donald Trump insists that Mexico will be paying for his proposed border wall between our two countries. Mexico, meanwhile, has pushed back saying they definitely aren’t paying for America’s wall. Yesterday the Trump administration finally floated an idea for how they might get Mexico to pay for the wall despite their unwillingness to do