Pedro Gonzalez

About Pedro Gonzalez

Pedro Gonzalez is assistant editor of American Greatness and a Mount Vernon Fellow of the Center for American Greatness.

Who Is for Middle America?

The late Edward Abbey, an irascible and irreverent American environmentalist, took aim at the immigration ideologues in terms still relevant for our time: "The conservatives love their cheap labor; the liberals love their cheap cause.” In other words, if the Republican Party and the Democratic Party can silently agree on one thing, it

By | 2019-07-16T20:30:57-07:00 July 15th, 2019|

All Out of Bootstraps

Somewhere along the line, the Republican Party earned itself the moniker of the “Stupid Party.” It has become painfully obvious, for example, that most congressional Republicans don’t want to repeal Obamacare. “And if that is the case,” as Byron York wisely asks, “the question is, why are Republicans trying?” Well, for show, naturally; but

By | 2019-07-01T06:07:27-07:00 June 30th, 2019|

Undocumented and Afraid

President Trump last week announced that starting at the end of June, “ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States.” “They will be removed as fast as they come in,” he said. Administration officials said they would focus for

By | 2019-06-25T12:23:47-07:00 June 25th, 2019|

Trump’s America: No Country for Illegal Aliens

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador once said that immigration to the United States is a “human right,” one that his government would observe and defend. And yet it seems now that fear of President Trump’s tariffs has changed AMLO's tune. The Mexican government on Wednesday arrested 350 Central Americans, including two prominent

By | 2019-06-09T19:48:05-07:00 June 9th, 2019|

Mass Immigration and the Subversive Libertarian-Right

President Trump last week announced his intention to impose a 5 percent tariff, effective June 10, on all Mexican imports. The president’s move is a response to Mexico’s apparent unwillingness or inability to stop the flow of illegal immigration from its side of the border into ours. The official statement from the White

By | 2019-06-06T08:04:47-07:00 June 4th, 2019|

The Entitled Uninvited

On a Sunday afternoon in May, Etta Nugent found Marco Cobos, a Mexican national, at her doorstep in Houston after his truck had broken down nearby. Cobos knocked and Nugent, described by friends as “gentle soul” and a “good Christian woman,” answered. When Cobos asked her to help him fix his truck, the

By | 2019-06-02T13:55:44-07:00 June 2nd, 2019|

Kill Coyotes

Migrant women are so likely to be raped by people smugglers (coyotes) on the way to the U.S.-Mexico border that standard procedure is to ingest birth-control before starting the trek. So common is the brutalization of women by coyotes that in smuggling towns along the way pharmacists are at the ready. In one

By | 2019-04-05T13:16:00-07:00 April 5th, 2019|