July 3rd, 2019
Since 1921, Congress has set hard numerical caps for most types of immigrants coming to the United States on green cards. They have always included uncapped exceptions to green cards for most spouses and minor children of...
May 30th, 2019
President Trump recently released another plan to reform the immigration system. The latest plan was drafted with the help of his son-in-law and presidential advisor Jared Kushner. Overall, this last plan is the best of...
February 12th, 2019
In last week’s State of the Union address, President Trump said that he wanted to allow in more legal immigrants and to improve the system. The United States’ immigration system favors family reunification, even in the so-...
January 7th, 2019
On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13780. The order was mostly concerned with reducing the number of immigrants and travele
November 20th, 2018
Many major political changes over the last few years are related to immigration.
September 28th, 2018
Prager University (PragerU), founded by radio talk-show host Dennis Prager and Allen Estrin, is a non-profit that makes short videos on political, economic, cultural, and philosophical topics from a conservative perspective...
June 13th, 2018
The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security (DOJ/DHS) will be publishing a quarterly report on immigrant incarceration in federal prisons because of an
May 14th, 2018
Cato published my recent Immigration Research and Policy Brief that relied on Texas state criminal data to compare the conviction rates of native-born Americans, legal immigrants, and illegal immigrants.
April 4th, 2018
Colombia recently deployed 3,000 troops along its border with Venezuela to control the influx of more than 250,000 refugees fleeing that failing socia
June 14th, 2019
Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors wrote a few criticisms of our proposal to sell Gold Cards through a market-based program that I’ve called an
May 13th, 2019
Last week, Cato released my latest policy analysis entitled “Terrorists by Immigration Status and Nationality: A Risk Analysis, 1975-2017.” Much of it is an update and expansion of my original
January 31st, 2019
The Republicans and Democrats are at an impasse over immigration policy. Republicans want money for border security and merit-based immigration. Democrats don’t want a wall and support more legal immigration. Creating an...
January 2nd, 2019
Cato’s immigration policy team was very busy in 2018. My colleagues David Bier and Andrew Forrester, in addition to some contributions by myself and numerous outside authors like the stupendous Michelangelo Landgrave
October 18th, 2018
The Trump administration recently unveiled a plan to prevent immigrants who the government predicts might be unable to support themselves financially from entering the country.
August 20th, 2018
The Trump administration will soon place new limits on legal immigration with a regulatory change that will penalize newcomers just because they could use public benefits in the U.S.
May 24th, 2018
Nancy Berryhill, an Acting Commissioner of Social Security, recently testified in front of the House Subcommittee on Social Security on the widespread use of S
May 4th, 2018
Arguments against immigration come across my desk every day but I rarely encounter a unique one. In 2016, I wrote a blog responding to the most common arguments with links to different research. Since then, academics and...
March 20th, 2018
Since day one of his campaign for president, Donald Trump has linked illegal immigration with crime.
February 8th, 2018
Economist John R. Lott Jr. of the Crime Prevention Research Center released a working paper in which he purports to find that illegal immigrants in Arizona from 1985 through 2017 have a far higher prison admissions rate than...