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    Cooperation with Mexico: Key to Border Security and Stopping Transnational Crime

    According to recent reports, the U.S. is in talks with Mexico to strengthen security along Mexico’s southern border. The effort reportedly includes a three-level security system for Mexico’s border with Belize and Guatemala to stop human trafficking, drug running, and other gang-related activity. Stopping such activities is critical to not … More

    Buyer Beware: White House Sells Amnesty with Dubious Keynesian Economics

    The White House last week released a report claiming that granting amnesty and citizenship to illegal immigrants would increase the income of Americans by $791 billion over the next decade. Most of this bump in income would go to the former illegal immigrants themselves, but the White House also claimed … More

    5 Immigration Questions

    During the August congressional recess, a pro-amnesty coalition of business and union interests is putting the squeeze on members of the House of Representatives to pass a “comprehensive immigration reform” bill similar to the Senate-passed monstrosity. But hard-working Americans also have a voice and can speak up in town halls … More

    White House Report Ignores That We Need a Better Economy, Not Amnesty

    The White House yesterday released a report with state-by-state projected impacts from “commonsense immigration reform” that is “like the Senate bill.” It is the latest in a series of reports from various governmental and private firms that show that the economy will be bigger with increased immigration. On its face, … More

    Déjà Vu? How Senate Immigration Bill Is Obamacare All Over Again

    It has been said those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Will that be the case with the immigration debate playing out on Capitol Hill? Take Senator Chuck Schumer (D–NY): When people see what is in this bill and when people see what it does, … More

    Why Is This Immigrant So Fired Up Against Amnesty?

    It was 1988. Virginia Prodan had no money, spoke no English, and had two children with a baby on the way. But she was finally in the United States. She was finally free. Prodan, now a Dallas attorney, escaped Communist Romania and was granted political asylum by the United States. … More

    Immigration Bill Would Be a Bonanza for Special Interest Groups (and Lawyers)

    House Speaker John Boehner (R–OH) has said that the House will not vote on the Senate-passed immigration bill and will instead deal with the issue on a piece-by-piece basis. One of the many problems in the Senate bill is the slush funds that would help finance the budgets of radical … More

    Cantor and Goodlatte: Please Show America Your Immigration Bill

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R–VA) and House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R–VA), reportedly continue work “on a bill to provide a legal status to those who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children by their parents.” Although Speaker of the House John Boehner (R–OH) spoke favorably about … More

    Immigration: Study on Taxes Leaves Out Costs of Amnesty

    The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) released a report today calculating “Undocumented Immigrants’ State and Local Tax Contributions.” It concludes that “the 11.2 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States are already paying a significant share of their income in state and local taxes, and that figure … More

    Immigration: White House Report Ignores Unfair, Unworkable, and Costly Amnesty

    Today the White House released a report called “The Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System,” detailing purported economic growth from immigration reform and drawing significantly on the Congressional Budget Office report on the Senate comprehensive immigration bill (S. 744). The White House’s report fails in several areas. Measures … More