When government relief efforts fail, individuals step up.
Letting those who want to do so leave and flee abroad is both a moral imperative, and a way to help Israel defeat Hamas faster, and with less harm to innocent people.
Plus: A listener asks the editors about mandatory maternity leave.
If multimillionaire José Alvarado can't figure out how to get his family here, what hope do other Venezuelan migrants have?
DeSantis says that all Gazans are anti-Semitic, while Haley feels that refugees should only go to "Hamas-sympathetic countries."
Admitting students to America as refugees provides resettlement in America, overcoming the need for an F-1 visa and the challenge of travel documents.
Biden's Cruel Resumption of Deportation Flights for Migrants Fleeing Venezuela's Socialist Dictatorship
The policy is simultaneously unjust and at odds with other administration policies on Venezuelan migration.
Plus: A listener asks the editors to name America's unsung or undersung heroes.
This measure will enable Ukrainians in the US to live and work here legally until April 19, 2025. It's a step in the right direction, but Congress still needs to pass an adjustment act giving them permanent residency.
Amicus Brief Defending Legality of Immigration Parole Program for Migrants Fleeing Socialism, Oppression, and Violence in Four Latin American Nations
The program extends the successful Uniting for Ukraine policy to migrants fleeing Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Haiti.
Plus: Digital rights groups protest "bad internet bills," the FTC might be readying another lawsuit against Amazon, and more...
Participants included Prof. Adam Cox (NYU), David Bier (Cato), Kit Taintor (Welcome.US), and myself.
World Refugee Day is a Good Time to Consider Expanding the Ridiculously Narrow Legal Definition of "Refugee"
The definition excludes a vast range of people fleeing horrific violence and oppression.
Participants include Prof. Adam Cox (NYU), David Bier (Cato), Kit Taintor (Welcome.US), and myself.
More Evidence that Biden's Private Sponsorship Migrant Parole Policy Reduced Illegal Migration by Making the Legal Kind Easier
A new study by the conservative Manhattan Institute concludes that the expansion of private sponsorship parole to migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti and Venezuela has reduced illegal migration across the southern border by about 98,000 per month.
Plus: A listener question concerning the key to a libertarian future—should we reshape current systems or rely upon technological exits like bitcoin and encryption?
Plus: Schools suing social media companies, a bitcoin mining tax is a bad idea, and more...
Title 42 expulsions caused great harm for very little benefit. Biden plans to replace them with a combination of policies, some good and some very bad.
Biden Administration Plans to Extend Residency and Work Permits for Afghans Who Came to US Under Parole Status
The policy will protect thousands of Afghan refugees against imminent prospect of deportation. Same should be done for Ukrainians and others admitted to US using the parole power. But a permanent solution to this problem requires Congress to pass an adjustment act.
Non-Paywalled Version of My Boston Globe Article Making the Case for Legislation Granting Permanent Residency Rights to Ukrainian Migrants and Others Admitted by Using the President's Parole Power
It has been reprinted (with permission) by the Cato Institute.
My New Boston Globe Article on the Urgent Need to Pass Legislation Granting Permanent Residency Rights to Ukrainian Migrants and Others Admitted by Using the President's Parole Power
This can easily be accomplished by Congess enacting an adjustment act.
It's an impressive achievement. But we can do much more. Canada's much greater openness to immigration is an indication of what's possible.
What we did for Ukrainians, we could do for other migrants too.
Giving recent Ukrainian refugees the right to permanent residency in the US will avert potential tragedy for them, and benefit the US economy.
Hungary's inflation hits 24.5 percent—the highest in the European Union—and Orbán's price controls aren't helping.
Providing legal ways to work or seek protection in America is the only viable way to reduce illegal immigration.
Twenty Red States File Badly Flawed Lawsuit Seeking to Terminate Private Sponsorship Program for People Fleeing Socialism and Oppression in Four Latin American Nations
The flaws in the states' position are revealed by their own governors' statements about the evils of socialism and the crisis at the border.
Western nations should adopt a general policy of granting refuge to Russians seeking to avoid conscription, and otherwise fleeing Vladimir Putin's increasingly repressive regime.
The program differs in several ways from Uniting for Ukraine and other previous private migrant sponsorship policies.
A new State Department initiative will let American citizens sponsor refugees fleeing danger.
The interview covers the Uniting for Ukraine program, the expansion of private refugee sponsorship to cover migrants from elsewhere, and various potential objections to these policies.
Addressing Some Common Questions and Misconceptions About Uniting for Ukraine and Other Private Migrant Sponsorship Programs
Responses to some of the most common queries I have gotten.
Biden Expands Uniting for Ukraine Private Refugee Sponsorship Model to Include up to 30,000 Migrants Per Month from Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Haiti
The move is a step in the right direction. But it has limitations and is combined with harmful "border enforcement" measures.
The article explains why the progam is a major improvement over previous policies, and how it can be further improved and made a model for refugee policy generally.
The Administration claims to want to end the policy. But, as Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell points out, it is actually expanding its use.
The U.S. and the Holocaust condemns anti-refugee policies of the World War II era.
There is much to criticize in Biden's record on immigration issues. But the administration has also made some major improvements.
In sharp contrast to the sclerotic traditional refugee admissions program, the new private refugee sponsorship program enables Ukrainians fleeing war and repression to enter the US quickly and relatively easily. As a participating sponsor myself, I have firsthand knowledge of its effectiveness.
Uniting for Ukraine, a program providing private support to displaced Ukrainians, has proved more effective than the government's own resettlement efforts.