Category: Politics

There are sensible immigration solutions — but not a wall

In 2017, I authored a white paper titled “Common Sense Border Security Solutions,” which I have shared with members of Congress, Trump administration officials, and other leaders in the public and private sectors across the country. In it, I presented…
Gillibrand: Previous immigration stances weren’t ’empathetic,’ ‘kind’

Washington (CNN)Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Sunday that her previous controversial stances on immigration “certainly weren’t empathetic and they were not kind.”Gillibrand, who announced last week that she was entering the 2020 presidential race, has come under fire for her previous positions since her…
Immigration hardliners outraged over Trump’s proposed shutdown deal

For all that President Donald Trump’s latest proposal to reopen the government is a non-starter with Democrats, it’s still a risky gambit.Trump is already catching heat from his own base, with complaints that his new concessions on immigration amount to a…
Politics of Immigration

Here are a couple of easy immigration questions — answerable with a simple “yes” or “no” — we might ask any American of any political stripe: Does everyone in the world have a right to live in the U.S.? Do…
With Trump At The Border, A Look Back At U.S. Immigration Policy

President Trump traveled to a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, today, continuing on his campaign to drum up support for a $5.7 billion border wall. The visit came after weeks of Congressional debate about border security that has resulted in a…
Local Charities and Mayor chime in on San Antonio immigration

After the President’s Oval Office address, we spoke with local charities to find out more about the state of immigration in San Antonio. Groups helping immigrants in San Antonio are stretched pretty thin, and even the mayor says the issue…
Democrats’ Cynical ‘No’ on Immigration

Will Democrats ever say yes to immigration reform? They now have an opportunity to do so as President Trump demands funding for additional miles of physical barrier along the southern border. But rather than providing Mr. Trump money in return…