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Alex Nowrasteh is the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. Previously he was the immigration policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal...

Among the examples, we cited the NSF providing over four million dollars to a climate-change coalition to turn television meteorologists into climate change evangelists (with almost three million coming after initial...
WESLACO—U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) will tour immigrant detention facilities for children in South Texas and hold a roundtable at the Weslaco Border Patrol Station today. 
I am appealing to every business owner in Texas. I am also sending this to Rep. Ted Poe, and Senators Ted Cruz, John Cornyn;Please send a similar email, fax, phone call to your Representative, and to both Senators.
Yesterday on the floor, I highlighted problems with the Democrats’ proposal to solve the family separation crisis at the border and called on my colleagues across the aisle to join the Keep Families Together and Enforce...
The United States made the critical difference in the war to end all wars, World War I. The American doughboys turned the tide to victory in favor of the Allies in 1918, but victory was costly. 
An administration official confirmed to NBC News that an executive order had been drafted by the departments of Justice and Homeland Security to temporarily stop separating children from the parents of people detained at the...
If you agree with me that Congress needs to do its job and fix our broken immigration system, join me in sending this letter to your senators and representatives. Also send it to every Texas business owner you know, and urge...
All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing on the news, children in tears pulled away from their mothers and fathers. This must stop. Now. We can end this crisis by passing the legislation I am...
Ending the nuclear threat in North Korea is within our reach. The maximum-pressure campaign has demonstrated some clear successes in pushing North Korea to the negotiating table and pausing its nuclear and missile tests.  ...
I recently spoke to the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) to underscore my commitment to their work, and to ensure that NASA receives the funding and guidance necessary to maintain America’s...
U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and I released the following statements after President Trump announced his intention to nominate John Garrison as U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Texas in Tyler:
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed by voice-vote bipartisan legislation sponsored by Paul Tonko (NY-20) and I to give states flexibility to expand access to addiction treatment for individuals...
Today I introduced the Student Empowerment Act. This bill would expand 529 College Savings Plans to include K-12 elementary and secondary school expenses for public, private, and religious schools, including homeschool...
Here’s what you’re missing by not being on Twitter.Someone writes, “Private schools should be banned. The rich shouldn’t be able to buy their kids a better education. The fact that this *is* a controversial opinion says a...
I am the proud father of a Down Syndrome young man and a fierce advocate for the disability community. Throughout my tenure, I have worked tirelessly to ensure my son has the ability to achieve a bigger, brighter future....
A Democrat State Senator finally resigned his seat in the Texas Legislature following 11 federal convictions for fraud and bribery. The Senator delayed his resignation until days before a sentencing hearing where he could...
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Houston area until 7 o’clock this evening.
I recently discussed my plan to update and reintroduce my 2014 legislation, the HUMANE Act, to keep parents and children who’ve been apprehended at our border together while they wait for their court hearings. Excerpts of my...
U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and I released the following statements after President Trump signed our Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2018 into law. This legislation authorizes a...
It appears the past Administration would stop at nothing to boost Iran’s economy, even if it meant violating the law. For years, we imposed sanctions on Iran restricting the Ayatollah’s access to American financial...

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