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Analysis and Commentary

Schrodinger's Immigrant

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, November 15, 2018

In a post this morning, Cafe Hayek’s Don Boudreaux points out the contradiction in opposing immigrants because they work and opposing them because they go on welfare, that is, don’t work. Jon Murphy, a Ph.D. student at George Mason University, where Don teaches, and a frequent commenter on this site (as well as an Econlib Feature Article author) sums it up beautifully.

Analysis and Commentary

Mass Migration And The Failure Of Civilizational Nerve

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, November 12, 2018

The people spoke on election day, and they decided that they like divided government, handing the House to the Democrats and strengthening the Republican hold on the Senate. This means that many pressing issues needing attention will languish in political limbo for another two years, even as the nation’s dysfunctions worsen. One of the longest and more serious is our broken immigration system, at a time when mass movements of peoples into Europe and the U.S. threaten the identity and core principles of Western Civilization.

In the News

Reason Is Outshouted At The Border

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The World
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

More than 30 years ago, I began going down to the U.S.-Mexican border on a regular basis. I was a correspondent covering Latin America, and I knew, appreciated and loved the unique beauty of its undulating rivers and mountains, and of its peoples, who then seemed to have created along the now-traumatized border a kind of naturally ordered little state of their own.

In the News

The ‘Sacred’ Walls Of Donald Trump

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

With each step the “caravan of contradictions” takes toward our border, another progressive illusion slips away. Victor Davis Hanson considers this mob, and by extension the events surrounding it, a “paradox, a contradiction, and an irony.” He’s right.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson - What Are The Contradictions Of The Caravan?

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Lars Larson Show
Friday, November 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his American Greatness article "When Laws Are Not Enforced, Anarchy Follows."

Interviews

John Yoo On The Ricochet Podcast: The Final Frontier

interview with John Yoovia Ricochet
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the 14th Amendment, birthright citizenship, and caravans.

Featured

Settled Law: Birthright Citizenship And The 14th Amendment

by John Yoovia The American Mind
Friday, November 2, 2018
The 14th Amendment settled the question of birthright citizenship.
In the News

Midterm Elections 2018: Trump Attacks On Migrant Caravan Will Lead Republicans To Victory

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Daily Express (UK)
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Donald Trump’s “spin” on the migrant caravan approaching the US southern border will help Republicans retaining the majority in Congress, experts claimed ahead of the US' midterm elections.

Immigration
Featured

When Laws Are Not Enforced, Anarchy Follows

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Thursday, November 1, 2018

What makes citizens obey the law is not always their sterling character. Instead, fear of punishment—the shame of arrest, fines or imprisonment—more often makes us comply with laws. Law enforcement is not just a way to deal with individual violators but also a way to remind society at large that there can be no civilization without legality.

In the News

Hello Honduras, Goodbye Columbus

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

On the morning of March 16, 1916, with World War I already raging in Europe but America still neutral, the Mexican bandito Pancho Villa led a military raid on the dusty border town of Columbus, New Mexico. At that time, New Mexico had just passed the fourth anniversary of its statehood and remained a sparsely populated outpost in the desert southwest. Still, there was an U.S. Army garrison there—and it was our soldiers whom Villa attacked in his daring assault on American territory.

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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.