YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Tag: immigration
  • CR vs YAL: Government, the Limited Edition Debate at the University of Cincinnati

    This February, our chapter decided to host a debate with the University of Cincinnati College Republicans. We wanted to have a debate amongst the two more individualistic-minded political groups on campus. We debated the issues of immigration, drugs, foreign policy, and prostitution. We also answered questions from the audience. Poster for the debate. The Debaters …

  • Immigration Formal Presentation/Discussion

    Yesterday we had a fantastic event where our chapter at the University of Nevada, Reno, gave a formal presentation on the topic of immigration, followed by a Q&A/open discussion with all attendees and the presenters. The consensus among members was to have mostly open border advocacy with an agreement that access to public welfare of any kind …

  • How to get 100 People to attend your Event in 1 Week

    Around a month and a half ago, I was told by my regional director from YAL about an amazing opportunity to host a debate on campus sponsored by the Cato Institute with two credible debaters, Alex Nowrasteh who is a Cato Institute Immigration Analyst, and Mark Krikorian who is the executive director of the Center …

  • The Alternative Immigration Reform

    Libertarians seem to have hit a fork in the road with proper immigration reform.   On the one hand, amnesty and open borders appear to the libertarian as the default position. Human beings should be free to travel and live where they please: this is a classic exercise of personal liberty. Giving the state the …

  • The Dangers of Implementing E-Verify

    In a column last week, former congressman Ron Paul expounded upon the potential dangers of implementing an E-Verify system with immigration legislation. His words speak for himself, but there are three critical points to consider: Currently, the E-Verify system is voluntary. With this legislation, all employers would be required to run their potential employees through …

  • Protectionists: Today’s Luddites

    The Luddite fallacy is an economic idea which has been around at least since the late 1700s. The belief is that mechanization displaces labor and causes unemployment, and the conclusion is that we shouldn’t mechanize labor. Those who fear technological developments are often called “Luddites,” named for a young man, Ned Ludd, who supposedly broke …

  • Why Liberty Lovers Should Reserve Judgment on Immigration Reform

    It is fair to say that in recent weeks conservatives and supporters of reasonable immigration reform have become increasingly pessimistic about the direction of the bill based on the compromises Republicans have made in the Senate. Call me hopelessly optimistic, but I am confident that the chances of passing a high-quality immigration reform bill are …

  • Just what we need — more defense spending…NOT

    Last week, the Senate approved a $46 billion border security package as part of a comprehensive immigration bill, $38 billion of which was approved in the last week to attract support from the GOP. This bill includes: $30 billion over the next decade to hire more than 19,000 new Border Patrol agents $7.5 billion to …

  • The Senate Immigration Bill is officially a disaster

    Senate Leader Harry Reid is pushing for a vote — as soon as today — on the Gang of Eight immigration bill, likely because he knows that the longer they wait, the fewer votes they will receive. If you’re unaware, the bill is being sold by a clan of four Republicans and four Democrats who …

  • YAL @ UAB joins in Immigration Rally

    YAL @ the University of Alabama-Birmingham joined in a rally in Lynn Park against the recently passed State Immigration Bill, HB56. This rally was largely composed of Hispanics who oppose certain aspects of HB56 which is modeled after Arizona’s Immigration Bill. Several of our members oppose certain portions of HB56 & wanted to represent at …