How a Border Wall Would Hurt the U.S. Economy

When Donald Trump speaks of the Great Wall he would build between the United States and Mexico, he fails to account for a few inconvenient facts. For instance, there are millions of men, women, and children who live in communities…
When We Hurt Migrants, We Hurt Americans

I was standing in a trailer in South Texas, anxiously sipping from a Styrofoam coffee cup, when the lawyer rushed in. “Can you help?” she said. “There’s a 9-year-old who will not stop crying.” It was a relief to face…
Letters: Pick Up the Redistricting Challenge; Immigration Myths

Redistricting Reflecting upon the recent letter to the editor by Alan McAllister, I agree that “The House should pass a constitutional amendment to rid the election process of gerrymandering as Democrats have nothing to fear from fair restricting” (The Capital,…
Using Immigration Law to Counter Extremist Ideology, Part I

Just this month, the American Enterprise Institute published a report by Katherine Zimmerman entitled “Terrorism, Tactics, and Transformation: The West vs the Salafi-Jihadi Movement”. Zimmerman makes the case that, even as the United States militarily confronts and defeats groups such…
Immigration — ‘Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride” Attraction

This time of year, President Trump should be thankful for the immigration debate. It is a distraction that steals the public’s attention away from administration flubs, GOP election losses and policy failures. It’s a tool to fire up his base,…
Congress Must Take Charge of Immigration

President Donald Trump’s message to would-be immigrants massing along the U.S.-Mexico border is loud and clear: Stay out. And on Monday, federal judges in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco started hearing arguments challenging recent Trump administration moves to make it…
Trump is Making Inroads in Reducing Legal Immigration

As the national immigration debate swirls around the effort to discourage illegal immigration by separating families at the border, the Trump administration is making inroads into another longtime priority: reducing legal immigration. The number of people receiving visas to move…