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August 22, 2014

Immigration Order Would Backfire - Diana Furchtgott-Roth, MarketWatch

President Obama is reportedly about to go it alone on immigration reform and issue an executive order that would grant millions of undocumented workers a possible fast-tr...

August 22, 2014

Is There a 'Public Opinion' on Immigration? - Robert VerBruggen, RCPolicy

At a Heritage Foundation event today, Kellyanne Conway of the Polling Company, Inc./WomenTrends (TPC/WT) outlined a new immigration poll her organization has published. T...

August 19, 2014

Voters Know What to Do on Immigration - Eric Pianin, Fiscal Times

Just before Congress departed for a five-week summer recess, House Republicans passed some tough measures to address the humanitarian crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border and to mak...

August 15, 2014

Against Administrative Amnesty - Morgan & Inserra, Heritage Foundation

Leaders in Congress have called for greater enforcement of U.S. immigration law, while President Barack Obama continues to call for legalization of millions of illegal immigrants. ...

August 14, 2014

The Immigration Middle Ground - Yuval Levin & Reihan Salam, NRO

"Are you for immigration reform or against it?"...

August 13, 2014

Immigrants and the Economy: A FAQ - Daniel Costa et al., EPI

While immigration is among the most important issues the country faces, misperceptions persist about fundamental aspects of this crucial topic—such as the size and compositio...

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August 13, 2014

Obama Released Criminal Immigrants - Sharyl Attkisson, Daily Signal

More than 600 convicted criminals, including felons, were among thousands of illegal immigrants freed under the Obama administration in advance of 2013 budget cuts mandated under s...

August 13, 2014

Obama on Immigration: Coward, Not Caesar - Shikha Dalmia, Reason

Conservatives are outraged that President Barack Obama is threatening to use his executive authority to shelter undocumented foreigners from deportation now that immigration reform...

August 9, 2014

Quantifying the Border Surge - Neil Munro, The Daily Caller

The flow of supposedly unaccompanied minors from Central America is almost two-and-half-times as much as last’s year inflow, and there’s still two months to go before t...

August 9, 2014

Could Obama Pardon Illegal Immigrants? - Jon Feere, CIS

Townhall.com's Guy Benson has raised some interesting questions about the extent to which President Obama might use his pardon power to initiate a mass amnesty of illegal aliens. T...

August 8, 2014

The Recovery Caused the Border Crisis - Sloat & Hinojosa-Ojeda, TNR

This past Tuesday, Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda—an Associated Professorin the UCLA Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies—released a report arguing that there is not a sudden surg...

August 7, 2014

Evaluating DACA After Two Years - Migration Policy Institute

Fifty-five percent of the 1.2 million unauthorized immigrant youth who met the criteria for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at it...

August 6, 2014

Why the Child Migrants Will Not Stop Coming - Oscar Martinez, Nation

On Friday, June 11, David de la O disappeared. He was walking home from school in rural Santa Cruz Michapa, a small city in El Salvador about an hour’s drive from San Salvador, t...

August 4, 2014

Immigration and Obama's Impeachment Game - Ross Douthat, NYT

SOMETHING rather dangerous is happening in American politics right now, all the more so for being taken for granted by many of the people watching it unfold....

August 4, 2014

Obama Can Choose Whether to Enforce the Law - Eric Posner, TNR

Would President Barack Obama, by refusing to enforce the immigration laws against millions of undocumented immigrants, be engaging in “domestic Caesarism,” as Ross Dout...

August 1, 2014

Will Immigration Spark a White Backlash? - Marisa Abrajano, Brookings

Changing racial demographics in the United States have made Latinos the largest racial minority in the country and made a kitchen table issue out of immigration for many Americans....

August 1, 2014

Republicans' Immigration Crisis - The Editors, Bloomberg View

House Republicans today killed their own bill on the immigration crisis, which may be just as well: It wasn't a bill so much as a meta-bill. Which is to say it was designed not t...

July 31, 2014

Six Key Facts About Asylum - Dara Lind, Vox

Many policymakers, including Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), have made a suggestion that sounds like an easy solution to the child migrant crisis: children shouldn't be coming to ...

July 30, 2014

More Immigration, Stronger Economy - Jason Russell, RealClearPolicy

Debate rages in Congress over what to do with the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who are trying to join their relatives in America. There can be no clearer sign of the...

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

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 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

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 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 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...

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...