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Immigration Changes Could Lead to Dropped Children’s Health Coverage

As many as 2 million U.S. citizen children could drop health coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), despite remaining eligible, if proposed changes to immigration policy go into effect. “When kids don’t have access to health…
Immigration: A Continuing Debate

Immigration has always been a controversial topic in both the United States and across the globe. However, over the last couple of years, there has been an increased interest in issues like Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and President…
Congress Must Ignore Myths on Immigration

Leticia Chavez represents everything that’s good about the CHRISTUS Health System. She cares deeply for her patients, treating them with dignity and compassion as she tends to them in our intensive care unit. Like many of our patients, and tens…
Immigration a Fraught Issue For GOP as Midterms Approach

WASHINGTON — The chaos among House Republicans this past week on immigration shows just how problematic and risky the issue is for a party that badly needs unity heading into the elections in November that will decide control of Congress.…
Trump Draws Rebuke for “Animal” Remark at Immigration Talk

WASHINGTON — While railing against California for its so-called sanctuary immigration policies, President Donald Trump referred to some people who cross the border illegally as “animals” — drawing a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders for the harsh rhetoric. Trump’s remark…
The State of Immigration Enforcement

President Trump’s administration is ramping up immigration enforcement in the interior of the United States and along the border. However, the near-half-century low in illegal border crossers, the longer-settled illegal immigrant population inside of the country, and resistance by state…
Obfuscating the Immigrant-Welfare Debate

A few years ago I noted that “the amnesty movement has turned the political numbers game into an art form, systematically obscuring the trade-offs inherent in immigration policy.” The movement has reached new heights of obfuscation with Alex Nowrasteh and…