June 24, 2017

Immigration Reform: What’s in it, anyway?

While we’ve all been kept occupied with the scandals rolling out of the Obama Administration, public policy has seemingly taken a back seat. This week, though, the nation’s attention has rolled back around to immigration, one of the most complex public policy issues facing our nation, right after healthcare and taxes and whether JJ Abrams […]

Could Senator Lee’s stand on immigration take a hint from Thomas Jefferson?

This week, invited to join in a bipartisan group of Senators in developing some guidelines for repairing America’s long dysfunctional immigration system, Senator Mike Lee opted not to sign the group’s Statement of Principles. “Although I am encouraged by the process and continue to support efforts to make real progress on immigration reform,” said Utah’s […]

To Brandon Beckham: Try a little honey before you resort to vinegar.

Remember the civility initiative that Utah was pushing earlier this year? I wrote about it here on the blog. The Utah Civility and Community 2011 site states that “In Utah we are committed to respectful discourse and behavior toward all people. Further we are committed to being a welcoming, inclusive and caring community. Now is […]

Mexico files brief against Utah…federalism at issue?

Immigration is one of those issues that never seems to go away. While almost every policy can be debated, either passionately or with blithe calm, immigration seems to evoke a passionate and even angry response from people who are, otherwise, level-headed and even-tempered.