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Analysis and Commentary

Does America Need More Immigrants? America Does Not Need More Immigrants? That Is The Question!

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Proponents of immigration, legal and/or illegal, contend that America needs more immigrants from all walks of life. We need more hi-tech immigrants to lead the world in innovation. We need more lo-tech immigrants to do the jobs Americans won’t do. We need more mid-tech immigrants to fill the service sector jobs that are vacant. America is suffering from a labor shortage. The number of posted vacancies exceeds the number of job-lookers.

Immigration Reform
Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Immigration And The Census."

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Immigration And The Census."

Analysis and Commentary

On Assimilation

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The idea of rapid assimilation, integration, intermarriage, and Americanization was once melting-pot clear. Immigrants arrived in the U.S. eager to find something better (whether economically, politically, culturally, or socially) than what they left behind.

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Are There Limits on Emergency Powers? With John Yoo and Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, January 25, 2019

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Richard Epstein and John Yoo deconstruct presidential powers concerning the government shutdown, the Mueller investigation, and the potential for impeachment by the Democrat-controlled House.

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“The Problem Is Sovereignty”

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Will Britain really leave the European Union, as Prime Minister Theresa May has promised? And if it does, what then? Lawmaker Daniel Hannan explains.

In the News

At The One-Issue White House, The Standoff Over A Border Wall Displaces Other Priorities

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The New York Times
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

For the last month, President Trump’s public schedule has mostly been a sparse document. The one issued for Tuesday, for instance, listed only his daily intelligence briefing and lunch with the vice president. No new policy announcements. No new cabinet appointments.

Analysis and Commentary

Walls Around Houses Differ From Walls Around Countries

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

My wife and I were at a dinner party on Saturday at which one of the guests, who favors President Trump’s proposal for a wall, claimed that if you object to a wall, you have no right to object to someone coming on your property without your permission. I said that one doesn’t follow from the other: a wall keeps people from coming into the country without the government’s permission whereas a wall around your property prevents people from coming on to your property without your permission.

In the News

The Wall By The Numbers

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Patriot Post
Friday, January 18, 2019

Historian Victor Davis Hanson recently wrote, “There are 11 million to 13 million Mexican citizens currently living in the United States illegally.” (It may be closer to 22 million.) He continued, “Millions more emigrated previously and are now U.S. citizens. A recent poll revealed that one-third of Mexicans (34 percent) would like to emigrate to the United States. With Mexico having a population of about 130 million, that amounts to some 44 million would-be immigrants. Such massive potential emigration into the United States makes no sense.”

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Area 45: Is It Constitutional? Featuring Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Area 45
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

What does the Constitution allow in terms of executive power and impeachment proceedings?

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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.