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Analysis and Commentary

Why Trump’s Immigration Plan Matters (More Than The MSM Realizes)

by Timothy Kanevia Balance of Economics
Friday, May 17, 2019
In a Rose Garden speech yesterday afternoon (a beautiful mid-May Thursday that is 18 months before the next presidential election), President Trump offered some lengthy remarks about the long-awaited White House proposal to modernize the legal immigration system. This morning, leading newspapers and networks are mistakenly dismissing the plan and missing two watershed changes that Trump’s Plan embodies.
Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Would Trump’s Immigration Plan Help The US Economy?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox News
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses how President Trump's immigration plan may affect the US economy.

In the News

Open Borders Advocates Are Getting The Open Border They Want

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Thursday, May 9, 2019
On sheer volume, open-borders advocates are in the catbird seat, getting exactly the open borders they have effectively been calling for.
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson (20:05)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Howie Carr Show
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

 Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses immigration, politics, and much more.

Featured

Why Go West?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Immigrants see what is right about the West. That’s why they come. And then too many critique the very system they left their homelands to join.

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Newsom Laces Up His Shoes

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

California’s new governor is chasing a national profile. By taking the lead on immigration, he could earn attention and praise—or fail miserably.

Analysis and Commentary

Dalmia's Almost Great Idea On Sanctuary Cities

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Remember when President Trump “threatened” to send illegal immigrants to “sanctuary cities?” At the time, I thought this was a great idea. Governments that have declared sanctuary cities could, if they think it’s a great idea, benefit from the immigrants moving there.

In the News

Democratic Self-Government Or Mass Migration?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Thursday, April 18, 2019

If migration is the biggest challenge of our time, the key question is who will make the decisions regarding this challenge? There are three possibilities: supranational institutions (let’s call this Davos); the migrants themselves arriving without the consent of the people in the nations that are affected; or the demos, the citizens of democratic nation-states.

In the News

Barr: No Bail For Asylum Seekers

quoting John Yoovia Patriot Post
Thursday, April 18, 2019

AG orders DHS to enforce the law as written, which means no bond for illegals crossing the border.

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Area 45: California And Economics On Your Mind With Lee Ohanian

interview with Lee Ohanianvia Area 45
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Lee Ohanian talks about California On Your Mind and his latest article on California’s economic health, its new governor, and the state’s role as the lead in the anti-Trump “resistance.”

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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.