Immigration and border security go hand in hand. The border must be secure, and the Republican Party has to put forward a plan to deal with the millions of illegal immigrants in this country. President Obama’s executive action does not solve the problem but neither would any attempt at a mass deportation. The United States needs to identify the people who are here and ensure they are properly taxed. That way, no one gets a free ride on the taxpayer’s dime.
November 25th, 2015
In the recent Republican Presidential debate, Donald Trump argued that President Eisenhower immigration enforcement plan called Operation Wetback (Trump didn’t use that horrendous name) drastically reduced unl
November 12th, 2015
Dangerous policies have deadly consequences. We were reminded of this recently when a young woman in San Francisco, Kathryn Steinle, was tragically murdered by an illegal immigrant. Every person who has weighed in on the...
November 5th, 2015
Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) began his term as the youngest Speaker of the House of Representatives in living memory by tweeting “[w]e are not settling scores. We are wiping the slate clean.” The policy slate that needs the deepest...
October 14th, 2015
Academics and professional economists have critiqued many well known academic papers on immigration in the last year. The first was by Alan de Brauw and Joseph R.D.
October 1st, 2015
Pope Francis asked all Catholics to pray for those “who seek a home where they can live without fear” but went further by actually praising those who help refugees.
September 3rd, 2015
Trump may have stumbled into an immigration reform that could reach agreement with all spectrums of the Party. A few years back, Trump viewed Romney's self deportation plan as cruel and bad politics. He added that he would...
August 27th, 2015
Donald Trump’s newly released immigration position paper is the precise mix of fantasy and ignorance that one would expect from the newly self-described Republican.
August 18th, 2015
I’m still a little astonished that one with no past or current demonstrated fidelity to constitutional/conservative principle is making such noise as a Republican presidential prospect. But clearly Donald Trump is mainly...
July 29th, 2015
The majority of my clients are women. The majority of the cases we hear are about abuse and human rights issues, and although I would like to refer the case or turn it down, I can’t. “Help as many as you can,” echoes that...
July 20th, 2015
In a recent blog post, I noted that the most intriguing debate would be the Donald of today against the Donald of just a few years back as he has made several shifts in his position. For me, I was never sold on Trump as a...
November 18th, 2015
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has already tweeted that he won’t pursue immigration reform while President Obama is in office. Ryan does not trust the president to enforce an amnesty or partial legalization for...
November 11th, 2015
Without common ground, and with emotional demands to “deport them all,” we’ll still be debating this four years from now.
October 22nd, 2015
About 5000 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean on their way to Europe in 2014 and 2015.
October 7th, 2015
Curtailing legal worker migration and burdening the rest with more regulations channels forced would-be legal immigrants into the black market.
September 17th, 2015
America has managed to assimilate tens of millions of immigrants and their descendants in the past and will surely do so again. But reviving some of its core values will make that process smoother.
September 3rd, 2015
Conservatives are torn over the issue of legalization for illegal immigrants. Some, like Sen. Marco Rubio, support a path to citizenship for many illegal immigrants, while others, like political scientist Peter Skerry,...
August 24th, 2015
We all remember a candidate that rose to prominence in 2008. He challenged the “establishment” candidates and promised nothing less than “Hope” and “Change” and the “Fundamental Transformation of America.” The American...
August 17th, 2015
Some of his proposals are based on assertions that have been broadly debunked. He portrayed undocumented Mexican immigrants as uneducated criminals who have been living off “hundreds of billions” of American taxpayer dollars...
July 23rd, 2015
The alleged murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco by illegal immigrant Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez has reignited the debate over the link between immigration and crime.