Immigration

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.
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
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.
One of the most high-profile Republicans in the United States, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, this week took issue with the GOP attorney general of his own state’s effort to end protections for certain young undocumented...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the state of Texas along with Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, and West Virginia, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday calling for the end of the DACA program that was...
A recent poll released by New American Economy and Target Point Consulting revealed that the large majority of conservative and Republican voters would support legisla
On Tuesday April 10th, Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA) revealed that he has secured support from enough Republican representatives to pass a resolution that will force a vote on four different immigration bills in the...
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
The federal omnibus budget that President Donald Trump approved on March 23rd allocates $1.57 billion of taxpayers’ money for barriers along the US-Mexico border, significantly less than the $18-25 billion the president has...
We need to decide what is best for the United States, for the economy, and for safety of our country. But that decision needs to be made by Congress, not be left solely in the hands of the president — who still feels...
With a spending bill that needs to be passed on March 23rd representing the last semi-likely opportunity for any kind of immigration-related legislation to be passed before congressional mid-term elections, the White House...
The majority of Republicans, including President Donald Trump, supp
Acknowledging the valuable role that immigrants and migrant workers play in helping meet the diverse workforce demands of the growing US economy, President Donald Trump said “we do need people coming into
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...
Are people migrating to Texas? Yes. Are they coming here by the thousands? Yes. Are they coming from Mexico? No, they’re coming from all over the U.S.
On Wednesday April 18th, a bipartisan group of US Representatives, including Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Will Hurd (R-TX), held a press conference in front of the Capitol to announce that they have secured support from a...
Although President Trump tweeted “NO MORE DACA DEAL!,” and “DACA is dead because the Democrats didn’t care or act,” Representative Scott Taylor (R-VA) said there is still “a deal to be had." Trump has also
On March 30th, Adolfo Flores reported that a caravan of at least 1200 Central Americans were walking north through Mexico in search of better living and working conditions.
This morning, while the $1.3 trillion federal omnibus budget bill was waiting to be approved by the President, Donald Trump tweeted, “I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,...
Since day one of his campaign for president, Donald Trump has linked illegal immigration with crime.
With the topic of immigration rising to the forefront of American politics, misinformation and false narratives have been promulgated by self-serving politicians and special interests on both sides of the political spectrum...

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