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Will Newsom Choose To Be A Nuisance, A No-Show, Or A National Leader On Immigration?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, December 13, 2018

What does a California governor-elect do in the time between Election Day and the inauguration?


Victor Davis Hanson On Fox News

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the problems at the border and immigration.


How We Can Help The Migrant Caravan

by George P. Shultz, Pedro Aspevia The Washington Post
Thursday, November 22, 2018

The highly publicized progress by a “caravan” of approximately 5,000 migrants from Central America to the United States underlines a persistent trend. The reason for the trend is obvious. Economic conditions in Central America are grim, and the many young people there have poor prospects for advancement. The countries these migrants are fleeing are also plagued by violence.

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.


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."


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.


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.


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.