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Felix Salmon
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Host and editor, Cause & Effect
May 17 2017
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No, ex hypothesi they *do* care. Much more than the millions of American citizens who don’t bother to vote at all.

May 17 2017
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also, having an irrevocable right of re-entry into the USA. Which is a big deal.

May 17 2017
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How about everyone in the world votes in every election *where they live*?

May 17 2017
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legal immigrants didn’t arrive illegally, they arrived legally. Are you agreeing that legal noncitizen immigrants (green card holders, for instance) should be able to vote?

May 17 2017
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but the overwhelming majority of immigrants *do* take steps to follow the laws properly. Statistically, they’re more law-abiding than US citizens.

May 11 2017
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The thing that worries me about this story is that the vast majority of those 1,378 people were US citizens. ICE seems to be doing its best to conflate “immigrants” and “gang members” in the public mind.

May 11 2017
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Your organization is called Define American, so I have a question about how you define American, specifically as it relates to the millions of immigrants who are here legally but who for whatever reason have not become naturalized. (That was my situation, for about 20 years.) They are a very important part of the Read more

Apr 22 2017
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Welcome to the team, Hamilton! Now if you’ll go so far as to propose taxing unrealized capital gains, you can join Art Laffer in strange-bedfellows camp

Apr 17 2017
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Oh I never said there wouldn’t be room for philanthropy in a hundred years’ time. I just said that the philanthropic resources being put into that space, a century from now, are going to be huge. The Ford Foundation has been shrinking as a percentage of all philanthropies ever since its inception, and it will continue Read more

Apr 10 2017
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exactly. I’m not sure what exactly “fiduciary” is supposed to mean, in this context, but I’m pretty sure it’s not the same thing that it means in the normal world.

Apr 8 2017
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yes, from my conversation with Briggs there is some kind of “graduation” process for the successful parts of the PRI portfolio. But that just means assets moving in the wrong direction, from the charitable arm to the non-charitable arm.

Apr 3 2017
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if you’re an undocumented immigrant and you marry a US citizen, that in no way gets you any kind of automatic green card. The green card is the tough bit. Once you’ve got the green card, naturalization is easy.

Apr 3 2017
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Marrying a documented immigrant — one who is here legally on some kind of nonimmigrant visa like a J or an H — is a great idea. Marrying an undocumented immigrant, on the other hand, is much harder, because that doesn’t make them documented, and their path to citizenship is much harder. After all, ICE is arresting Read more