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Alex Nowrasteh is the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. Previously he was the immigration policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal...

The United States made the critical difference in the war to end all wars, World War I. The American doughboys turned the tide to victory in favor of the Allies in 1918, but victory was costly. 
An administration official confirmed to NBC News that an executive order had been drafted by the departments of Justice and Homeland Security to temporarily stop separating children from the parents of people detained at the...
If you agree with me that Congress needs to do its job and fix our broken immigration system, join me in sending this letter to your senators and representatives. Also send it to every Texas business owner you know, and urge...
All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing on the news, children in tears pulled away from their mothers and fathers. This must stop. Now. We can end this crisis by passing the legislation I am...
Ending the nuclear threat in North Korea is within our reach. The maximum-pressure campaign has demonstrated some clear successes in pushing North Korea to the negotiating table and pausing its nuclear and missile tests.  ...
I recently spoke to the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) to underscore my commitment to their work, and to ensure that NASA receives the funding and guidance necessary to maintain America’s...
NPR's Michel Martin looks ahead to votes on immigration this coming week in the House with congressman Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), who's seeking legal protections for so-called Dreamers.
The opioid epidemic has affected thousands of victims and their families; unfortunately, it has touched every community in our nation, including Houston. In 2016 alone, 2,831 Texans died of an opioid overdose, which is a 7.4...
I released the following statement following the recall of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky. I originally took to the floor of the House of Representatives to condemn Stanford Rapist Brock Turner and the...
U.S. Air Force officials arrested a man wanted for desertion since 1983 in California last week. The captain disappeared without a trace, leaving both family members and the Air Force in the dark.
I am the proud father of a Down Syndrome young man and a fierce advocate for the disability community. Throughout my tenure, I have worked tirelessly to ensure my son has the ability to achieve a bigger, brighter future....
A Democrat State Senator finally resigned his seat in the Texas Legislature following 11 federal convictions for fraud and bribery. The Senator delayed his resignation until days before a sentencing hearing where he could...
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Houston area until 7 o’clock this evening.
I recently discussed my plan to update and reintroduce my 2014 legislation, the HUMANE Act, to keep parents and children who’ve been apprehended at our border together while they wait for their court hearings. Excerpts of my...
U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and I released the following statements after President Trump signed our Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2018 into law. This legislation authorizes a...
It appears the past Administration would stop at nothing to boost Iran’s economy, even if it meant violating the law. For years, we imposed sanctions on Iran restricting the Ayatollah’s access to American financial...
Delegates from the Southern Baptist Convention, the United States’ largest evangelical bloc, overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling for immigration reform at their annual meeting this week.
Yesterday I made the following statement after the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2016 Clinton email investigation was released:
Today we honor the United States Army, the oldest of the five military branches, on the 243rd anniversary of its founding.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has promised to bring two different immigration bills to the floor for a vote in the House sometime next week. Ryan’s decision to hold a vote on the two bills came as

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