New Immigration Mandate Punishes US College Students

With the move to let 5 million undocumented immigrants remain in the country, this not only hurts American workers looking for jobs, but American students seeking a good college education. According to a new report from the Institute for International Education, nearly 900,000 foreign students are studying in U.S. college or university undergraduate programs, up 8 percent from last year. That’s a new record. In fact, the number of international students studying in... Read More

Sacrificing Immigration Reform on the Altar of Cynical Politics

In February 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama said this about immigration: “Number one, it is important that we fix the legal immigration system, because right now we’ve got a backlog that means years for people to apply legally. And what’s worse is we keep on increasing the fees, so that if you’ve got a hard-working immigrant family, they’ve got to hire a lawyer; they’ve got to pay thousands of dollars in fees. They just can’t afford... Read More

Detroit Continues a Legacy of Inclusion

Some people count Detroit down and out. I’m not one of them. To do so would ignore the contributions that the American car manufacturing industry made to the world’s industrial and economic development. And its center was Detroit. Henry Ford is known as a visionary inventor, but he also saw the wisdom in creating a diverse workforce. According to a Ford Motor historical perspective, since its founding in 1903, “Ford has established itself as a premier American... Read More

The Cost of Permanent Patients

The United States currently has an estimated 11 million immigrants who entered this country illegally. According to the National Research Council, the migration of these individuals into the United States costs American taxpayers $346 billion annually. Now we are starting to get a feel for the costs being absorbed by one sector — the U.S. healthcare system — to treat this population. And the cost is staggering. The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that the current... Read More

Why We Should Be Talking About Immigration

The Obama administration has effectively marginalized the Republican Party when it comes to immigration by characterizing Republicans as anti-Latino, which is nonsense. Republicans are simply demanding that the government follow current immigration law, which means that immigrants need to go through the proper steps to become a U.S. citizen – something that immigrants have been doing for more than 150 years. To curry favor of Hispanic voters, the Obama administration is working... Read More

Five Hot Spots That Have Obama Running Scared

As we race toward the November election, you can be sure that President Barack Obama and his disciples will be ticking off his perceived accomplishments in his bid to win re-election. He will attempt to position himself as the tax-cutting, regulation-busting friend of small business. Nothing could be farther from the truth. If you listen closely, he will side-step the priorities he failed to accomplish in his three years in office, and won’t accomplish in 2012. They all have... Read More

Top Job for US Must Be Re-selling American Exceptionalism

The Commerce Department recently released figures that from the start of the 2000s, U.S. multinational corporations added 1.5 million workers to their payrolls in Asia and another 477,500 workers in Latin America (not including Mexico). At the same time, some 864,000 U.S. jobs were cut. From 2000 to 2009, U.S. corporations increased employment in Canada by 1.0 million (up 6 percent); in the U.K. by 1.1 million (up 8 percent); in India by 453,000 (up 642 percent); in Brazil by... Read More

The Wrong Debate on Immigration

The immigration debate needs some independent thinking, so it was refreshing when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently visited the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with some recommendations for a new approach to immigration reform. His comments resonated with the very pro-business, pro-growth audience. He advocated that the U.S. should ease visa restrictions on highly skilled workers, business representatives and graduate students. As an entrepreneur investing in American manufacturing... Read More

Independent Institute Founder David Theroux Applauds Arizona for its Stance on Protecting it’s Borders

This week on Neal Asbury’s “Truth for America Show”, was return guest David J. Theroux, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Independent Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan, scholarly research and educational organization that sponsors in-depth studies of critical social and economic issues. The mission of the Independent Institute is to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity. Theroux... Read More

Ex-Acting Chairman of Federal Maritime Commission Paul Anderson Reveals Misinformation on Gulf Cleanup

Neal Asbury opened the show by highlighting a number of issues that “should shake every American to the core.”  Particularly troubling is that this week the Obama administration asked NASA to become as much a tool of international diplomacy as it is an agency that furthers science, commerce, and the national security needs of the US.   Their new responsibility is to help Muslim countries develop a space science program.  The trouble is that the only Muslim country with... Read More