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July 29, 2014

Does Econ 101 Apply to Immigration? - Robert VerBruggen, RealClearPolicy

It's basic economics: When supply expands, prices fall. So one might think that when immigrants increase the supply of labor, the price of labor -- that is, employee compensation -...

July 28, 2014

Obama's Plan to Deal With the Border Crisis - Alec MacGillis, New Republic

With Congress so gridlocked it cannot bring itself to deal with even an obvious emergency like the crush of young migrants on the Texas-Mexico border, the Obama administr...

July 26, 2014

Our Immigration Surge and the Promise of Amnesty - Ryan Lovelace, NRO

Human smugglers have told Central American families and children that they will get amnesty or asylum upon their arrival in the United States in order to encourage the large influx...

July 26, 2014

The Myth of the Border Crisis - Veronica Escobar, New York Times

TO hear the national news media tell the story, you would think my city, El Paso, and others along the Texas-Mexico border were beingoverrun by children — tens of thousa...

July 26, 2014

The Surge of Unaccompanied Child Immigrants - Restrepo & Garcia, CAP

Over the past few years, and in particular over the past few months, the number of children and families leaving the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Hondu...

July 25, 2014

The Logistics of Deporting 57,000 Kids - Esme E. Deprez, BusinessWeek

In recent weeks, President Obama and congressional Republicans have begun to offer the same simple-sounding solution for dealing with the flood of children crossing the U.S. border...

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July 25, 2014

Saving Our Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant - Paul Virtue, Quartz

Surely there’s some way Jose Antonio Vargas could legally remain in the United States....

July 25, 2014

Immigration: Stopping the Surge - Cipriano & Inserra, RealClearPolicy

As President Obama and Congress deliberate how to address the surge of unaccompanied minors at the nation’s southern border, David Inserra, a research associate at the Herita...

July 25, 2014

The Fiscal Impact of Immigration - Alex Nowrasteh, Cato Institute

The fiscal impact of immigration — how immigrants and their descendants affect government budgets — is a widely debated and contentious issue. Economists overwhelmingly...

July 24, 2014

Our Fear of Immigrants - Jeremy Adam Smith, Pacific Standard

Rodrigo Guzman’s desk was empty.It was January 2013 and Christmas break was over. As the fourth graders took their seats at Jefferson Elementary School in Berkeley, Californi...

July 24, 2014

Republicans' New Border Proposal - David Inserra, Daily Signal

House Speaker John Boehner’s Border Crisis Working Group releasedWednesday its recommendations on what should be done on the border crisis. The group, which is chaired b...

July 23, 2014

How Old Are the Children at the Border? - Krogstad et al., Pew Research

As the number of unaccompanied children trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has surged, the increase in apprehensions among children ages 12 and younger has been far greater tha...

July 23, 2014

Border Crisis: Why Texas Is Ground Zero - Siegel & Staples, Daily Signal

More than three years ago, Todd Staples, Texas commissioner of agriculture, officially put his stamp on an issue seemingly unrelated to agriculture: illegal immigration....

July 23, 2014

The Secret History of the Border Crisis - Michael Paarlberg, The Guardian

Visiting El Salvador over the past year, it was hard not to think the country's number-one job is standing around outside with a gun. In the region from which child migrants are fl...

July 22, 2014

Our Upside-Down Immigration System - Vivek Wadhwa, Politico Magazine

Does America's immigration system make sense to anyone?...

July 22, 2014

What if the Migrants Are 'Refugees'? - Mark Krikorian, National Review

The party line of the anti-borders Left regarding the “unaccompanied” minors surging across the border into South Texas is that they’re “refugees&rdquo...

July 22, 2014

A Global Perspective on the Border Crisis - Bill Frelick, HRW

Something similar is happening at the U.S.-Mexico border and on the Mediterranean. In both places, lifesaving and rights-respecting policies are being blamed for a surge in migrant...

July 22, 2014

Blue States Aren't Helping With the Border Crisis - Emily Bazelon, Slate

Immigration is a complex problem. So is the long-term question of how the United States should handle the influx of tens of thousands of children from Central America. Beyond the l...

July 21, 2014

Time to Send Lady Liberty Back to France? - Gene Robinson, Daily Beast

Maybe we should just send the Statue of Liberty back where it came from....

July 21, 2014

Arizona's Immigration Checkpoint Rebellion - Amy Lieberman, Slate

ARIVACA, Arizona—Carlota Wray squints against a sharp afternoon sun and navigates her pickup along Arivaca Road’s jutting curves and over rattling metal cattle guards. ...

July 21, 2014

Immigrant Tuberculosis Is a Real Concern - Alex Berezow, RealClearScience

The American media is widely perceived to lean to the Left. Though most journalists won't openly admit the fact, it is indisputably true. As reported in the Washingt...

July 19, 2014

Analyzing the HUMANE Act - Dan Cadman, Center for Immigration Studies

There is a tidal surge of human beings, most of them from Central American countries — Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras — crossing our borders illegally, primarily ...

July 18, 2014

A Bill to Eviscerate the Asylum System - Alex Nowrasteh, Cato Institute

President Obama recently asked Congress for authority to treat Central American children in the same way the government treats Mexican children. The Asylum Reform and Border Protec...

July 17, 2014

How Americans Feel About the Border Crisis - Pew Research

As the president and Congress struggle over how to deal with the influx of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America across the U.S.-Mexican border, a new survey finds...

July 17, 2014

Immigration Is Good for the Economy - Wiens & Stangler, Kauffman

The Commerce Department’s recent announcement that the United States economy actually shrank by 3 percent in the first quarter of this year was at first quite startling....

July 17, 2014

Are the Kids at the Border Refugees? - Oatman & Brane, Mother Jones

Ever since unaccompanied child migrants became a national news story six weeks ago, many people have started asking: Is this an immigration crisis, or is it a refugee crisis? In re...

July 16, 2014

Policy Changes to Address the Border Crisis - David Inserra, Heritage

In the past several months, the issue of immigration has been dominated by the influx of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) and families crossing the border. These unlawful immigra...

July 16, 2014

Plane Tickets Won't Fix the Border Crisis - Rebecca Leber, The New Republic

Republicans won’t back President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion request to deal with the surge of unaccompanied children arriving from Central America, allegedly because i...

July 16, 2014

Five Steps to Solving the Border Crisis - James Jay Carafano, Daily Signal

Putting aside politics is the key to stabilizing the US-Southern border with Mexico. There are key national interests at stake....

July 15, 2014

Bush Isn't to Blame for the Border Crisis - Ashton Ellis, CFIF

Facing blame for tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across the border, the Obama administration is trying to deflect responsibility onto a familiar target – Georg...

July 14, 2014

Using Safe Zones to Fix the Immigration Crisis - Gergen & Katz, CNN

As America grapples with a crisis of children on its southern border, another image from another time seems inescapable: that ship full of Jewish refugees off our shores as World W...

July 12, 2014

How Immigration Courts Rule on Kids - Laura Meckler, Wall Street Journal

Not many juvenile cases are decided each year in immigration court, especially given the influx of unaccompanied minors across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent years. But the most ...

July 12, 2014

Counting the Undocumented Population - Ben Casselman, FiveThirtyEight

In an article Wednesday, I wrote that despite the unfolding “unaccompanied minors” crisis on the Mexican border, the total population of undocumented immigrants has been more...

July 11, 2014

We Can't 'Fix' the Border Crisis Humanely - Rachel Morris, New Republic

When President Obama addressed the child-migrant crisis at the U.S. border on Wednesday evening, he struck a can-do, just-send-me-a-bill-already tone. "I'm interested in ...

July 11, 2014

Don't Just Throw Money at the Border - Inserra & Boccia, Heritage

President Obama has just made public the details of his $4.3 billion emergency request, including $3.7 billion in additional emergency funding to deal with the immigration crisis o...

July 10, 2014

Eight Myths About the Border Crisis - David Bacon, In These Times

The mass migration of children from Central America has been at the center of a political firestorm over the past few weeks. The mainstream media has run dozens of stories blaming ...

July 10, 2014

The Moral Crisis on Our Southern Border - Victor Davis Hanson, NRO

No one knows just how many tens of thousands of Central American nationals — most of them desperate, unescorted children and teens — are streaming across America’...

July 9, 2014

Central American Immigrants in the U.S. - Center for Immigration Studies

Since the recent surge in Central American immigrants crossing the southern border illegally, many have had questions about the Central American community in the United States. New...

July 9, 2014

America Must Be a Refuge From Violence - Layla Razavi, ACLU

This past weekend's Fourth of July holiday made me nostalgic for the Independence Day celebrations of my childhood....

July 5, 2014

What Border Crisis? - Joseph Lawler, Washington Examiner

Despite the rhetoric, the "border crisis" in the Rio Grande Valley is a relatively minor one, in terms of numbers....

July 5, 2014

Speedy Deportations Help Aliens Readjust Back Home - David North, CIS

Bearing in mind published speculation that many Central Americans now flooding into South Texas will be years in deportation hearings, I recently read about a Lebanese national who...

July 2, 2014

Help the Kids Crossing the Border - Arturo Carmona, Presente.org

You’ve surely seen the pictures by now: children crowded together in rooms too small to hold them all, warehouses covered in space blankets and gym mats, concrete rooms fille...

July 2, 2014

Immigration: What Obama Can and Can't Do - Halimah Abdullah, CNN

President Barack Obama is vowing to act on his own due to House inaction on immigration reform that proponents say could help address a wave of undocumented kids crossing...

July 1, 2014

Obama's Bad Solution to the Border Crisis - Byron York, DC Examiner

What, exactly, is President Obama going to do about the flood of unaccompanied children illegally crossing the southwestern border into the United States? So far, the&nbs...

June 26, 2014

Why Are Children Crossing the Border? - Alex Nowrasteh, Cato Institute

There are two main issues surrounding the increase in the migration of unaccompanied children (UAC) and asylum seekers in recent years that have recently reached crisis proportions...

June 23, 2014

Calm Down About Illegal Immigration - Lucy Steigerwald, Rare

The question of what exactly the United States should do with the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently within its borders is a pressing one. It has become more so in recent...

June 21, 2014

Behind the Horrible Border Crisis - Linda Chavez, New York Post

Legislators who’ve been dragging their feet on immigration reform hardly need another excuse for doing nothing, but the recent influx of young children across our borders is ...

June 18, 2014

Minors Crossing the Border: The Facts - Alex Nowrasteh, Cato Institute

Over the last few weeks, the media has been abuzz with stories of unaccompanied minors coming across the border and being apprehended by Customs and Border Prot...

June 16, 2014

Legalizing Illegal Immigrants: A Conservative Case - Peter Salins, NY Post

The electoral upset of Eric Cantor last week — partially blamed on his squishiness about immigration, along with stories of immigrant children streaming across the US-Mexican...

June 16, 2014

When Child Migrants Arrive at the Border - Ian Gordon, Mother Jones

IN A DOORLESS desert safe house in northwestern Mexico, the drug traffickers sized up the boy—17 years old, 1,700 miles from home, gay, alone—and asked if he was t...