Ruben Navarrette, Jr.

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6/22 syndicated column — Eric Cantor lost because of immigration, sort of

22nd June 2014

A lot going on in Texas, so I couldn’t get to this topic earlier. We’re off to Virginia, for an autopsy on Eric Cantor — now former House Majority Leader. Contrary to what you’re hearing, it wasn’t his position on immigration that did him in — but rather how he navigated the issue, and what it revealed about his character. Or lack thereof. Today’s syndicated column lays it all out.

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6/18 Daily Beast — Give the Border Kids Their Dignity

18th June 2014

In my latest essay for the Daily Beast, I delve back in the crisis over the “border kids,” refugees who managed to get out of Central American hell holes like Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador and make it all the way to the United States only to end up in Obama’s ICE houses.

As NY-based immigration attorney Bryan Johnson — not exactly a conservative — has said, this is nothing less than government-sponsored child abuse.

Now, how in the world will the Obam-apologists go about blaming this fiasco on George Bush? Let’s see.

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6/18 syndicated column — Americans Struggle to Figure Out the Border Kids

18th June 2014

More on the Border Kids in today’s syndicated column, as the picture becomes clearer as to why they’re coming in the first place. Hint: It’s not just gang violence in Central America.

There was a spark that lit the brushfire. Something brought them here, and — from my sources — it looks like it was a malicious rumor planted in the media in Central America by opportunistic human traffickers who made a killing on this crisis.

Americans might be able to figure some of this out if they could get beyond 5 little hangups.

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6/18 CNN.COM — What Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Understand About Immigration

18th June 2014

When it comes to immigration, Hillary just doesn’t get it — as she demonstrated during a recent CNN Town Hall. Today’s column for CNN.COM explains.

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6/13 CNN.COM — Border Detention of Children Shames America

13th June 2014

A good column is two parts righteousness, one part rage. Today’s offering to CNN.COM — on the Central American border kids, and just how badly the Obama Administration’s medieval Department of the Homeland Security @#$%# up its response — hits the mark. Shame!

Sorry, Obam-apologists, you can’t blame this debacle on Republicans. They don’t run the Executive Branch. Mr. Incompetent does. Barry, you’re doing a heck of a job!

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6/12 USA Today — HUD is bad choice for Julian Castro

13th June 2014

I haven’t written for USA Today in a while. Not enough hours in the week. But I had the chance to do so today as I weigh in one last time before confirmation hearings begin for my pal, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who has been nominated for HUD Secretary.

I’m always in Julian’s corner, but I remain skeptical that this is a good move for him. It just seems like the really high stakes game isn’t in Washington but back home in Texas, where he should be gearing up to one day run against George P. Bush. This is either a smart decision or a detour. We’ll see which.

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6/11 syndicated column — The Two Faces of Jorge Ramos

13th June 2014

My Washington and New York colleagues in the East Coast media are a little uncomfortable with Jorge Ramos, the Spanish-language journalist-activist who advocates for immigration reform — albeit more enthusiastically if it means going after Republicans rather than Democrats. The critics are off-base. What they need to worry about is the fact that Ramos only tells half the story and wants it to have it both ways — criticizing a game that he’s actively playing. Today’s syndicated column lays it out.

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6/8 syndicated column — Latino Democrats in Congress Fail Test

13th June 2014

We all have different ways of spelling “failure.” I spell it “C-H-C.” Today’s syndicated column is a well-deserved kick in the ass to our esteemed Hispanic leaders in Congress, Democrats who find themselves in quite a pickle thanks to a Democratic president with a knack for deporting illegal immigrants — most of them Hispanic. Here’s the latest report card: “F’s” all around.

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6/6 CNN.COM — DREAM’ers fed up with partisan games

6th June 2014

As you know, I’ve had my differences with DREAM’ers. Some are obnoxious little @#$% who think the world of immigration reform revolves around them.

But they’re evolving, and so am I. And some of the same folks who attacked me for criticizing DREAM’er were AWOL when the DREAM 9 came along and put the Obama administration on the defensive. I supported the DREAM 9, and some of the DREAM’ers took note. Just like I’ve taken note of their willingness to do something other Latinos don’t know how to do — challenge BOTH parties. Good for them!

No one does this better than Phoenix-based Erika Andiola, and, for it, she’s been vilified and attacked by the Obam-apologists. For that, she deserves praise — and she gets some in today’s column for CNN.COM.

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6/4 syndicated column — Obama’s immigration con game

6th June 2014

My gift to you all this morning is ….CLARITY, courtesy of today’s syndicated column. Here is what is really going on at this stage of the immigration debate, who’s responsible, and why.

Anything else you hear is just fog and misinformation from the Obama-pologists, or the parroting of talking points by an East Coast media whose knowledge of the immigration issue is limited to occasional visits to the Statue of Liberty.

Stop wasting your time waiting for Obama to ease up on the deportations he has spent five years fueling, just to show he’s a good person. He’s really not. And you’ve been played.

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