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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.”


John Yoo: Attorney General Barr Has The Power To Overrule Immigration Judges

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about Attorney General William Barr issuing a ruling that would withhold bail from some asylum seekers while they wait for a hearing.


Things That Can’t Go On Forever Simply Don’t

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Economist Herbert Stein’s old adage—”If something cannot go on forever, it will stop”—still holds. Take illegal immigration. There are currently somewhere from 11 million to 15 million immigrants living in the United States without legal authorization. Last month, nearly 100,000 people were apprehended or turned away while trying to illegally cross the southern border. Some experts suggest that at least that number made it across without arrest. 


Thomas Sowell: Sowell Strikes Again

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Ricochet
Monday, April 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell talks about equality, diversity, IQ, immigration, free enterprise, and a host of other issues.


Are There Any Limits To Illegal Immigration?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, April 14, 2019

The U.S.-Mexican border is essentially wide open. Why? Because there is a general expectation in Mexico and Latin America that American immigration law is unenforced. Or it is so bizarre that simple illegal entry almost always ensures temporary legal residence, pending an asylum hearing.

Analysis and Commentary

Halt H-1B Visa Fraud By Empowering Consular Officers

by Martin Oppusvia The Hill
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Stories about foreign workers in the tech sector have been featured prominently in the media. These stories have usually referred to this group as H-1B workers — referring to the specific visa class authorizing their employment here.


David Henderson On Trumponomics, Deficits, And Immigration

interview with David R. Hendersonvia The Bob Zadek Show
Monday, April 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson discusses how “Trumponomics” is playing out in the economy, and analyzes whether the growth we have seen under Trump’s presidency is sustainable.

In the News

Trump’s Border Closure Threat Roils Immigration Debate

quoting Bill Whalenvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

As the number of migrants apprehended at the Southwest border hits 100,000 per month, President Donald Trump once again is playing a game of high-stakes brinksmanship as he threatens to shut down the border, or parts of it.

Policy InsightsFeatured

Policy Insights: Immigration Reform

featuring Edward Paul Lazear, Timothy Kane, David R. Henderson, Tom Church, John H. Cochrane, Lanhee J. Chen, Clint Bolick, Richard A. Epsteinvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Immigration is a contentious topic. To complicate it further, immigration should often be broken down into several distinct topics. It can mean legal or illegal immigration, it can mean permanent or temporary visas, and it can mean preventing future flows or managing existing stocks.


Adam White: Border Security National Emergency Declaration

interview with Adam J. Whitevia C-SPAN
Monday, March 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White joins a panel discussion about President Trump’s border security emergency declaration. They talk about the constitutional and statutory implications of the president’s declaration and make suggestions for what they think Congress should do in response.


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.