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Ilves: Legislation More Important Than Technology In Creating Digital State

featuring Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia ERR News
Monday, September 18, 2017

Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, an advocate of Estonia as an e-state, stressed after a potential security risk was detected in Estonian ID cards that the country's reputation as an e-state was not under threat. The establishment of a digital state does not depend solely on technology, but also, more importantly, on a legislative basis

Analysis and Commentary

Immigration And Integration By The Market

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Forbes
Friday, September 15, 2017

Milton Friedman noted that free immigration is incompatible with the welfare state. Decades of experience in the U.S. and Europe make a case. It is impossible to combine free immigration, access to welfare state subsidies, and national integration. This is an impossible trinity. Any two of the three are possible but not all three.

Interviews

Richard Epstein Discusses DACA On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Way Forward On DACA."

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On The Andrew Klavan Show (20:56)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Daily Wire
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses President Donald Trump, immigration, DACA, and history.

Analysis and Commentary

Law Professor Glenn Reynolds Doesn't Understand U.S. Law

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Byron York, in "Crime and immigration: What's in the Dream Act," Washington Examiner, September 7, writes: Commentary on the DACA controversy frequently notes that the nation's nearly 700,000 so-called Dreamers are a law-abiding group. But a new bill to give DACA recipients full legal status would allow newly legalized Dreamers to have many run-ins with the law -- arrests, charges, convictions -- and still receive benefits.

In the News

Following DACA Decision, Districts Boost Efforts To Provide Support And Accurate Information

quoting Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Dive
Thursday, September 7, 2017

A significant number of educators and school personnel will be impacted alongside students.

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We Asked Constitutional Scholars If DACA Is Legal. They’re Split.

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Mic.com
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, will end in six months unless Congress takes action to preserve the program.

Analysis and Commentary

A Little DACA Honesty

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

It is surreal to look at more than a dozen clips of Barack Obama in non-campaign mode prior to 2012 assuring the country (“I am not king”) that he simply could not usurp the power of the Congress and by fiat illegally issue blanket amnesties in precisely the fashion he would in 2012 — presumably on the assumption that new polls worded along the lines of “would you deport small children brought by their parents to the country as infants” showed a majority of Americans would not.

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Michael McConnell On Executive Orders, DACA, And The Constitution

interview with Michael McConnellvia Stanford Law School
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McConnell discusses executive orders, DACA, and the US Constitution.

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How Democrats (And Some Republicans) Can Save DACA

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

There are several avenues that defenders of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program can take as they fight to allow 800,000 immigrants, known as “dreamers,” who cleared criminal background checks, met the education requirement, paid a not insignificant fee and presented themselves to the government to remain in the country.

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Immigration Reform Initiative


The Conte Initiative on Immigration Reform aims to improve immigration law by providing innovative ideas and clear improvements to every part of the system, from border security to green cards to temporary work visas.