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These Are The 3 Key Things Needed To Immigrate To The US

quoting Edward Paul Lazearvia The Print
Friday, January 24, 2020

Evidence shows US system is very good at selecting talented go-getters from abroad. Immigrants from poor countries won’t make the US poorer.

In the News

Talented Immigrants Make The US Richer, Not Poorer

quoting Edward Paul Lazearvia Yahoo Finance
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Among advocates of immigration restriction, it’s almost an article of faith that newcomers from rich countries are more desirable than those from poor countries. In early 2018, President Donald Trump reportedly expressed a desire for more immigrants from Norway and fewer from countries such as Haiti, labeling the latter with an expletive. Writing in 1896, restrictionist Francis Walker made a similar argument, calling East European immigrants “beaten men from beaten races.”

Interviews

Greek PM Mitsotakis’ Debate With Harvard And Stanford University History Prof. Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The National Herald
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks with Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, about Greece's economic turnaround, elections, immigration, and much more.

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Lands Held Under

by George P. Shultz, Pedro Aspevia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Uncontrolled immigration happens when migrants try to escape poor, dangerous countries. If we make their homelands safer, more functional, and more prosperous, we can lessen everyone’s burden.

Analysis and Commentary

Victor Davis Hanson On The Meaning Of Citizenship

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The New Criterion
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the notion of citizenship as understood in the twenty-first century.

Analysis and Commentary

Fabio Rojas's Weak Argument For Subsidizing Illegal Aliens

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, January 6, 2020

Somehow I missed Indiana University sociology professor Fabio Rojas’s April article titled “Conservative Arguments in Support of Undocumented College Students,” published by the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. It appeared on April 19. I won’t comment on whether his arguments are conservative; I don’t care. The problem is that they’re not good arguments.

In the News

Courts More Likely To Probe Trump’s Intent In Issuing Journey Ban

quoting John Yoovia Wellston Journal
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Washington state’s attorney general has promised to uncover “what truly motivated” President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, an approach that could prompt a rare public examination of how a U.S. president makes national security decisions.

In the News

Courts Likely To Probe Trump‘s Intent In Issuing Travel Ban

quoting John Yoovia Livingston Ledger
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Washington state‘s attorney general has promised to uncover “what truly motivated” President Donald Trump‘s executive order on immigration, an approach that could prompt a rare public examination of how a U.S. president makes national security decisions.

Analysis and Commentary

Responses To Comments On My Review Of Open Borders

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, November 24, 2019

There were a number of interesting comments on my post in which I highlighted my review of co-blogger Bryan Caplan’s book Open Borders. Because few people read comments but I thought some of the comments worth responding to, I’m doing so here.

InterviewsImmigration

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show: Did Pres Obama Have The Constitutional Power To Do DACA? Apparently Not. (Part 1 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, November 22, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The DACA Dilemma."

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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.