June 20th, 2018
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...
June 19th, 2018
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...
May 14th, 2018
Cato published my recent Immigration Research and Policy Brief that relied on Texas state criminal data to compare the conviction rates of native-born Americans, legal immigrants, and illegal immigrants.
April 3rd, 2018
On March 30th, Adolfo Flores reported that a caravan of at least 1200 Central Americans were walking north through Mexico in search of better living and working conditions.
March 20th, 2018
Since day one of his campaign for president, Donald Trump has linked illegal immigration with crime.
February 15th, 2018
The Senate voted on four immigration bills on Thursday afternoon; they need 60 votes to advance. They all failed.
February 8th, 2018
Economist John R. Lott Jr. of the Crime Prevention Research Center released a working paper in which he purports to find that illegal immigrants in Arizona from 1985 through 2017 have a far higher prison admissions rate than...
January 18th, 2018
The Trump Administration recently ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to stop issuing H-2A visas for temporary agricultural work to Haitians. One of the reasons given for not allowing Haitians to use the visas...
January 9th, 2018
Today in an unprecedented move, President Trump allowed the press to video record most of a meeting he held with bipartisan members of Congress to discuss a legislative solution to DACA. The president said that he would sign...
December 22nd, 2017
Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, took on Tucker Carlson on his show Tucker Carlson Tonight on December 21, 2017.
June 19th, 2018
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...
May 31st, 2018
In order to pass legislation to secure the border and protect Dreamers before the November midterm elections, House Speaker Paul Ryan has scheduled a meeting to be held on June 7th with Republican representativ
May 4th, 2018
Arguments against immigration come across my desk every day but I rarely encounter a unique one. In 2016, I wrote a blog responding to the most common arguments with links to different research. Since then, academics and...
March 29th, 2018
The federal omnibus budget that President Donald Trump approved on March 23rd allocates $1.57 billion of taxpayers’ money for barriers along the US-Mexico border, significantly less than the $18-25 billion the president has...
February 15th, 2018
Over the weekend, I went to the Texas-Mexico border near Laredo. On this, my 20th border trip, I spent time along the river with the Border Patrol.
February 1st, 2018
Immigrant neighborhoods are safer than native-born areas.We hear ubiquitously that “illegal immigrants” bring crime to the U. S. But if you want to feel safer from crime, move to a neighborhood of undocumented immigrants. ...
January 10th, 2018
In the midst of time sensitive negotiations between bipartisan members of congress working to legislate a permanent solution for DACA, Judge William Alsup of the United States District Court for the Northern District of...
December 28th, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) last week released a report that found that about 94 percent of foreign-born inmates in Federal prisons are illegal immigra
December 18th, 2017
Whether immigrants ever threatened the jobs and wages of the native-born once upon a time, they probably don’t threaten them now. There’s plenty of evidence that high-skilled foreigners raise the wages of high-skilled and...