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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Feb 5, 2014 / 5 Adar I, 5774

Govs. key on immigration

By Dick Morris




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The best way to move immigration reform through the House and to get it passed is to involve the governors of the border states — California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas — in the enforcement of the process.

No Republicans, no independents and damn few Democrats trust President Obama. To condition immigration reform on the successful sealing of the Southern border — as Sen. John Cornyn's (R-Texas) amendment and Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) talking points suggest — would only work if there is an effective method of certifying that it has been done.

Who can possibly trust this president after his repeated misrepresentations of what his own programs contain? There is no way the Republican base or GOP legislators will accept his say-so that the borders are sealed.

Yet the concept of predicating and conditioning immigration reform on the effective end of the open door on our southern border makes eminent sense. Once legalization proceeds, it is obvious that illegal immigration — new illegal immigration — will ratchet up, just as happened after the 1986 amnesty under former President Reagan. With the prospect of the suspension of U.S. immigration law dangled in front of the people of South and Central America and Mexico, we can expect them to show up at the border to await their turn.

So, the answer is to seal the border before legalization proceeds. But how can we trust Obama to do this and to tell us the truth about his progress toward that goal?

Enter the governors.

The Republican governors of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona could be the umpires of the system. California, the fourth border state, is a blue state, of course, and we cannot look there for an honest broker. But if the immigration law the House considers requires the unanimous certification of all four border state governors that the targets for sealing the border have been met before legalization can take place, we will have a workable bill that can pass. With Texas and Arizona likely to stay in Republican hands for some time, the GOP will have an effective check to be sure that the border is, in fact, sealed.

And, in fact, the administration will have to seal it. If it doesn't, the 11 million people who are currently in the U.S. illegally will have to exist in limbo awaiting legalization. Their demands will encourage enforcement on the border. They will be hostages to the effort to stop illegal immigration.



Essentially, Republicans can separate working from voting; staying in the country from citizenship; and meeting immigrants' economic needs from satisfying the Democratic Party's political needs.

Once the 11 million can stay here legally, without threat of deportation, few will care whether they can vote — except for Democratic politicians, who will care and complain loudly.

Republican immigration reform should bar government benefits for these illegal immigrants, something these hard-working people would not mind overly.

By granting half a loaf — work and legal status, not citizenship and voting — Republicans can defuse the issue, remove the block on their ability to win Latino votes and shoot down the Democratic hopes of a permanent majority.

Some conservatives call this approach "amnesty." But if you commit a misdemeanor — such as possession of a small amount of drugs — and you are arrested and come before a judge, are found guilty and then are sentenced to pay a fine, is that amnesty? No: Amnesty is when you walk away scot-free. The illegal immigrants this legislation would legalize would all have to pay a fine and back taxes. This is no amnesty. It is appropriate justice.

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