Articles by Chad M. Burchard

Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

On Thursday, June 1, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord… Continue reading

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The Economics of Immigration

Immigration has emerged in recent years as one of the most controversial issues of our time. Those calling for restriction frequently argue that immigrants depress wages for native workers and burden the welfare state, while their opponents often dismiss such … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Upholds Key Part of Arizona’s S.B. 1070

On Monday, June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court finally issued its ruling on the constitutionality of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, S.B. 1070.

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White House: No Deportation for Certain Illegal Immigrants

Last Friday, President Obama announced that his administration will no longer seek to deport illegal immigrants who meet certain requirements.

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Supreme Court Backs Government’s Stance on Residency Requirement for Immigrants Seeking to Avoid Deportation

The Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision on Monday, May 21, in two consolidated cases (Holder v. Gutierrez and Holder v. Sawyers) affecting the ability of certain immigrants to avoid deportation.

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Tenth Circuit Upholds Federal Law Barring Illegal Immigrants From Gun Possession

On Tuesday, May 8, a three judge panel of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a lower court’s ruling that the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not apply to illegal immigrants.

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Court’s Ruling on Import Duties Impacts U.S.-China Trade Relations

China’s Ministry of Commerce issued a statement last Thursday warning that the U.S. might launch new investigations of Chinese trade practices amid allegations of illegal government subsidies and product dumping.

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Federal Judge Blocks Portions of South Carolina Immigration Law

A federal district court judge has enjoined parts of a South Carolina immigration law modeled after Arizona’s S.B. 1070.

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Arizona’s Anti-Illegal Immigration Law Heads for Supreme Court

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments over the constitutionality of Arizona’s S.B. 1070, a law aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration.

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Eleventh Circuit Rules Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

On Friday, August 13, a three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 in State of Florida v. Health and Human Services to uphold a lower court’s ruling that the individual mandate provision (requiring all Americans to buy health insurance) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 is unconstitutional.

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Alabama Legislature Passes Anti-Illegal Immigration Bill

Voters thought they sent a message to politicians of all political stripes last November – we’re fed-up with out-of-control taxation, debt, spending, and big government and politicians who proceed on that course do so at their own peril.

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Supreme Court Rules 5-3 to Uphold Arizona Employer

Last Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting in which it voted to uphold an Arizona law that imposes state penalties on employers who hire illegal aliens.

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Foreign Ministries Granted ‘Heckler’s Veto’

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent 2-1 decision to uphold a lower court’s injunction against enforcing portions of S.B. 1070—Arizona’s much maligned anti-illegal immigration law—has been hailed by the law’s opponents and harshly criticized by its supporters.

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Ninth Circuit Rules 2-1 Against Arizona’s Anti-Illegal Immigration Law

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 last Monday to uphold a district court’s injunction against portions of S.B. 1070—Arizona’s controversial anti-illegal immigration law.

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States Tackling Birthright Citizenship

Some 14 legislators from five different states gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on January 5th to announce their plan to end the practice of granting automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.

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Other States Following Arizona’s Lead on Illegal Immigration Law

Despite a federal judge’s ruling last July blocking key portions of S.B. 1070—Arizona’s much maligned anti-illegal immigration law—many other states appear likely to adopt similar legislation this year.

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Mexico’s Amicus Brief and the Obama Administration

Back in May, almost two months before the Justice Department filed its complaint against Arizona over S.B 1070—the state’s much publicized anti-illegal immigration law—the ACLU, NAACP, MALDEF and various other organizations filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of several individuals, unions, and religious groups seeking to overturn the Arizona law.

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State Department Cites Arizona Law in UN Human Rights Report

The U.S. State Department caused quite a stir with its decision to include S.B. 1070 (Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law) in a report that it submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

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Obama Makes Immigration Speech in El Paso

Last Tuesday, May 10, President Barack Obama delivered a speech on immigration at the Chamizel National Memorial in El Paso, Texas.

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