September 11th, 2017
After months of talking with those who live and work along the Texas border and my colleagues in Congress, this past week I introduced border security legislation called the Building America’s Trust Act.
March 22nd, 2017
Last week Cato published a new immigration research and policy brief called “Criminal Immigrants: Their Numbers, Demographics, and Countries of Origin” that estimates the illegal immigrant incarceration rate—a subject lo...
December 30th, 2016
We don’t know how John Kelly will attempt to tackle the issue of illegal immigration besides support for more border security. If he wants to be known as the man foremost responsible for ending illegal immigration in modern...
December 15th, 2016
Focusing on border security, ignoring calls for interior enforcement that will cause chaos and panic, and supporting a conservative guest worker visa program will allow [Trump] to declare victory without alienating the...
November 17th, 2016
All of my political predictions about Donald Trump were wrong. I predicted that he wouldn’t get the Republican Party nomination despite all of the polls to the contrary. I followed the polls closely during the election and...
November 2nd, 2016
The next administration and Congress will be under intense pressure to reform immigration. Frustration over illegal immigrants was the greatest contributor to the rise of Donald Trump while Hillary Clinton promised to push...
September 15th, 2016
Terrorism is a hazard to human life and material prosperity that should be addressed in a sensible manner whereby the benefits of actions to contain it outweigh the costs.
August 10th, 2016
Arguments against immigration come across my desk every day but their variety is limited – rarely do I encounter a unique one. Several times a year I give presentations about these arguments and rebut their points. These...
June 9th, 2016
Former Republican governor of New Mexico and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson has a vision for America fundamentally different from Donald Trump’s. Perhaps the most striking difference is on immigration.
May 31st, 2017
As the campaign of Corsicana businessman Thomas McNutt for the Texas House begins in earnest tonight with a fundraiser at the home of Dallas megadonor Doug Deason, the Vice President of the Collin Street Bakery is once again...
February 22nd, 2017
We need a ground-up rethinking of our entire immigration system. A new system ought to be flexible, embrace America’s traditional openness, and have clear and simple exclusions that are easily enforceable.
December 19th, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump's drive to rebuild U.S. roads, bridges, ports and other public works projects with a $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan would come as the country faces a shortage of skilled laborers....
December 12th, 2016
Arizona is a test case of what happens to an economy when such migrants leave, and it illustrates the economic tensions fueling the immigration debate.
November 10th, 2016
Trump’s victory in the Presidential election is a tremendous political upset. The biggest issue raised by Trump was immigration—and he didn’t waiver from his restrictionist position.
October 5th, 2016
Creating a legal pathway for lower-skilled workers to come and work greatly reduces unlawful immigration.
August 31st, 2016
Donald Trump’s call for an ideological litmus test to exclude intolerant foreigners who support Islamic law is redundant, runs contrary to our Founding principles, and could have large potential costs.
June 30th, 2016
“I can’t even begin to picture how we would deport 11 million people in a few years where we don’t have a police state, where the police can’t break down your door at will and take you away without a warrant,” said Michael...
May 12th, 2016
Earlier this week the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) published a report authored by Jason Richwine on the welfare cost of immigration.