Charles Frantes

A new episode of the Rational Middle of Immigration video docuseries examines challenges associated with underground economies that have manifested in several critical US industries as a result of workforce shortages
In a recent series of TexasGOPVote articles, the author proposes that fixing the broken immigration system will require bipartisan legislation involving three main policies: improving security, adjusting legal immigration to...
Following failed attempts to pass immigration reform through partisan budget reconciliation, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin says he is engaging with Republican Senators John Cornyn and Thom Tillis in search of a bipartisan...
A group of House Republicans led by Representative Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27) introduced the Dignity Act, an immigration reform bill they say will end illegal immigration, reestablish law and order, provide a solution for...
A recent Rational Middle podcast debunked the myth that immigration depresses the labor market opportunities of low-skilled native-born Americans.
2022 presents an opportunity for incumbent lawmakers to prove to their constituents that they are interested in and capable of fixing the immigration system in a way that benefit Americans and the US economy ahead of midterm...
The US population is aging largely because American fertility rates are decreasing. On the other hand, immigrants contribute to the working age US population and workforce at a significant rate.
The rate of new business creation for the foreign born is almost twice that of native-born Americans, and new businesses are one of the primary drivers for job creation.
Rather than doing nothing on immigration because they can't agree on everything, Republican and Democrat lawmakers should aggregate policies like these, that they already agree on, and pass them.
Experts on immigration policy discussed the current state of immigration in the US and deliberated solutions to modernize the US immigration system during a recent workshop hosted by the Center for Houston’s Future and Rice...
A recent presentation at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston highlighted how challenges associated with the outdated US immigration system have cultivated an inefficient, unethical, and unsafe shadow economy that...
A recent Rational Middle Podcast highlighted a Rice University Baker Institute Report examining how immigrati
The native-born population doesn’t have enough babies to maintain the population size of the US, and in the absence of immigration the US shrinks in size, economic presence, and its abilities to protect its values around the...
This third article of the "How to Fix the Broken Immigration System" series offers adjustments that lawmakers should make to the legal immigration system that will increase economic growth, combat inflation, and prevent...
It is critical to national security and sovereignty that our federal government has operational control over who and what are coming into our country.
The construction industry is no stranger to labor shortages, with over 410,000 open jobsin October. As a result of labor shortages, high consumer demand, and COVID-related shutdowns of ports and factories, it has experienced...
The current outdated and inefficient legal immigration system not only hinders the US economy but also encourages illegal immigration.
The current historic labor shortage negatively impacts the economy in a number of ways, including increasing the costs of goods and services. These immigration reforms are good solutions to supply the US economy with the...
As of mid-August, 62 percent of US consulates remained fully or partially closed, even though vaccines are now widely available and all travelers to the US must receive negative COVID tests, a recent report from the CATO...
On Friday July 16, Federal Judge Andrew Hanen of the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas  ruled that DACA is an illegal program because its creation through DHS violated the Administrative Procedure Act by...

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