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Does Immigration Impact Economic Freedom?

The economics literature generally finds a positive, but small, gain in income to native-born populations from immigrants and potentially large gains in world incomes. But immigrants can also impact a recipient nation’s institutions.

A growing empirical literature supports the importance of strong private property rights, a rule of law, and an environment of economic freedom for promoting long run prosperity.   Read more »

at Aug 27, 2014 5:02 PM
       

The Fiscal Impact of Immigration

The fiscal impact of immigration — how immigrants and their descendants affect government budgets — is a widely debated and contentious issue. Economists overwhelmingly accept the economic gains of immigration, but are less certain about immigrants’ impact on government budgets. Contention over this issue is fueled by the numerous methodologies and complexity of analysis that obscure the fiscal costs of immigration.   Read more »

at Aug 21, 2014 7:37 AM
       

Immigration talk simmers, but does not boil over, at Central Texas congressional town hall

BASTROP – Now that Congress is on recess following an ugly meltdown over immigration and border security last week, lawmakers in Texas and around the country are diving into the time-honored tradition of trying to explain what just happened and listening to voters’ frustrations during town halls in places big and small.

at Aug 8, 2014 10:13 AM
       

The Conservative Case for Immigration Reform

The debate over immigration reform, intensified by the surge of unaccompanied child migrants at the U.S.–Mexico border, has many conservatives worried. Republican strategist Lanhee Chen explained that conservative opposition to immigration reform in the United States “is a very visceral reaction to what America should be about.” According to conservative opponents of immigration reform, immigrants will change America.   Read more »

at Aug 6, 2014 1:33 PM
       

Securing The Sovereignty Of The United States

I was down on the Texas-Mexico border this weekend. I met with Federal officials, and I met with State officials as well.

I want to commend the work that the State of Texas is doing to protect and secure the sovereignty of the United States, including the Department of Public Safety, local law enforcement, Parks and Wildlife law enforcement, the Texas Rangers, and soon to be the National Guard.

at Aug 4, 2014 3:22 PM
       

DACA Did Not Cause the Surge in Unaccompanied Children

In June, 2012 the Obama Administration announced that it had authored a memo deferring the deportation of unauthorized immigrant childhood arrivals in the United States, a program known as deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA). The memo directed then Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to practice prosecutorial discretion toward a small number of unauthorized immigrants who fulfilled

at Jul 31, 2014 8:26 AM
       

Texas Rep. David Simpson attacked at Town Hall meeting

It seems conservative State Rep. David Simpson who represents the people of District 7 in East Texas has caused some tempers to flare. He held a Town Hall meeting on July 22, 2014 after his seven day family vacation along the Texas-Mexico border. His detailed account is amazing and includes aerial views to show the Rio Grande winding in and out of Mexico and the complexities of securing the Texas-Mexico border. He explained that the border runs in the deepest part of the Rio Grande making it virtually impossible to build a fence there.   Read more »

at Jul 28, 2014 1:32 PM
       

Gavin Newsom and Kamala Harris choose politics over leadership on Central American children issue

The crisis resulting from tens of thousands of Central American children traversing dangerous territory to cross our porous border is one that demands leadership. But don’t look for it from those who currently occupy California’s highest offices.

In a Friday story, the Los Angeles Times discovered that for California governor aspirants Gavin Newsom (D) and Kamala Harris (D), politics trumps all.   Read more »

at Jul 24, 2014 9:42 AM
       

Pro-Life and the Anti-Immigrant Movement

The organizations that are benefiting from the illegal surge on our southern border are those that want to radically change America to anti-immigration, which leads to population control. During the Republican state convention, there was chaos caused by a few ‘radical’ groups that many try to deny. The one thing that seems to connect these ‘radical’ people is NUMBERSUSA, FAIR and CIS. While I have known about these groups, it never occurred to me how much headway they had made in infiltrating conservative groups.

at Jul 18, 2014 7:32 AM
       

What is Amnesty?

Alan Nash, author of the "10 for 10" Plan, gives the definition of amnesty.

What is amnesty?

Amnesty is the status quo.

Amnesty is allowing illegals to stay here, unidentified, uncounted, undocumented, and untaxed.

Amnesty is shouting for self-deportation, which is a fantasy, and which will never happen.

Amnesty is denouncing those who have real solutions. Those who want to eliminate the job magnet that creates this flood of illegals.

Amnesty is shouting but doing absolutely nothing to realistically solve the problems.   Read more »

at Jul 14, 2014 5:53 PM
       

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