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Analysis and Commentary

Caravan Contradictions

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, October 28, 2018

A “caravan”—the euphemism for a current foot-army of more than 10,000 Central Americans—of would-be border crossers has now passed into Mexico. The marchers promise they will continue 1,000 miles and more northward to the U.S. border, despite warnings from President Trump that as unauthorized immigrants they will be turned away. No one has yet explained how, or by whom or what, such a mass of humanity has been supplied, cared for, and organized.


Victor Davis Hanson On The Caravan

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses a caravan marching toward the US border as well as explosives delivered to celebrity Democrats.


Victor Davis Hanson On Trump, Right vs. Left, And The March Towards The Border

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses President Trump and right vs. left, as well as the march towards the border, called a caravan. If we can't stop them, we have no country.

In the News

22 Million: Double The Number Of Illegals

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, September 27, 2018

A critical bit of “conventional wisdom,” long treasured by the Leftmedia, the Democrat Party, and the RINO wing of the GOP, has been debunked.

Analysis and Commentary

Tradeoffs Between Immigration And Reduced Freedom Of Association

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Freedom of association is an important freedom that even some libertarians, who should be its strongest defenders, are unwilling to defend and are even, occasionally, hostile to those who defend it. I see that somewhat on blogs and I especially see it on Facebook. 

Analysis and Commentary

Heroic Joshua Childress

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, September 10, 2018

And what it shows us about the many ways to a belief in liberty. Reason, on its Hit and Run site, posted an excellent 8-minute interview with Joshua Childress, who resigned as a Border Patrol agent because he no longer believed in the mission.

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Immigration Policy Gets Ugly In 2018

by Timothy Kanevia Eureka
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Fiasco. Disaster. Meltdown. Take your pick. Any one of those descriptions accurately sum up the Republican Party’s handling of immigration policy in 2018—especially the warring caucuses in the House of the Representatives.


Send Us Your Young, Your Educated

by Edward Paul Lazearvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

[Subscription Required] The U.S. is in the enviable position of having an excess supply of potential immigrants. Only about 1 in 5 who apply for green cards in any year are awarded resident status. This means that America can, to a large extent, choose which immigrants it wants. Whom should it choose?

Click here to see What's Behind the Numbers?.


The Origins Of Our Second Civil War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

How, when, and why has the United States now arrived at the brink of a veritable civil war?


Lanhee Chen: BART Safety, Leon Panetta, Week In Politics

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KQED News
Friday, July 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses immigration and reuniting families who were separated at the border as well as trade policies and tariffs.


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.