The shocking excesses of Donald Trump's immigration policy
The idea has some flaws, but would be a major improvement over the status quo. It also has much in common with a proposal for state-issued visas promoted by two Republican members of Congress in 2017.
The Rhode Island attorney general and state police are investigating a video of a correctional officer driving through a wave of protesters.
Mississippi ICE Raids Highlight Glaring Weakness With E-Verify, Immigration Restrictionists' Favorite Big Government Program
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Israel's decision to bar two US members of Congress from entering the country is part of a much broader problem. Many nations, including the US, have similar policies. Here's why such restrictions should be abolished.
The Trump Administration's New "Public Charge" Rule is a Plan to Cut Immigration, not Reduce Burdens on the Welfare State
Helpful analyses by David Bier of the Cato Institute and Reason's Shikha Dalmia explain why.
Only wealthy immigrants will have a clear shot at being admitted or staying.
The end of political privacy and the politicization of everything
If You Oppose Punishing and Deporting Undocumented Workers, You Should Also Oppose Punishing Employers that Hire Them
Punishing employers is unjust for many of the same reasons as punishing the workers. And doing so harms the workers, too.
Trump's incendiary rhetoric and selective law enforcement is encouraging anti-immigrant violence.
The concerns I expressed about her record on property rights when I testified at her 2009 confirmation hearing were justified. But she has compiled an admirable record on several other issues.
ICE has already released 300 of 680 detainees, some on "humanitarian grounds."
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The president offers the worst of both worlds.
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The El Paso shooter's combination of anti-capitalism, bigotry, and xenophobic nationalism highlights the dangers of zero-sum thinking on left and right. His worldview resembles that of the perpetrator of a similar attack in New Zealand earlier this year. Sadly, these ideas are not confined to a few extremists.
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In a testy exchange about immigration, the former vice president argued that Trump alone was the problem.
An ACLU lawsuit argues that the government is using minor criminal histories to take children from their parents.
They are letting President Trump's bogus anti-immigration narrative dominate their conversation
It's a win for Trump; but only on procedural grounds. The broader legal battle over the wall is far from over.
U.S. Citizen Was on the Verge of Self Deporting After Being Detained for Weeks at Squalid Immigration Facility
The young man was finally released from custody this week.
Their orgy of statism is un-American.
Lawsuit Challenges State Department Policy Discriminating Against Foreign-Born Children of Same-Sex Married Couples
The policy denies citizenship to some children of married US-citizen same-sex couples if the child is born abroad, in situations where the child of opposite-sex couples are automatically considered citizens. It is a clear case of unconstitutional sex discrimination.
The reason: Immigrants help increase labor demand as well as labor supply.
It's not always safe, but it's certainly justifiable to sabotage unjust laws and malicious government.
A policy that allows for quicker deportations near the border could expand nationwide.
Lindsey Graham, who once called Trump a "race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot," seems to agree.
It will backfire bigly. The better border solution is more work visas for Central Americans
Trump's recent bigoted tweet is an opportunity to highlight the flaws of this oft-heard, but weak, argument.
The raids will continue for several days as the Trump administration tries to track down immigrants for arrest and deportation.
The ruling comes after a long string of losses blocking other administration efforts to deny federal law enforcement funds to sanctuary jurisdictions. The different result in this case is largely a product of the unusual nature of the program involved.
In recent years, many liberals have come to develop a new appreciation for constitutional limits on federal power. Whether the trend continues remains to be seen.
Even if the president's motives were partisan, a more plausible cover story would have been enough to pass judicial muster.
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Instead, the president signed an executive order directing government agencies to sift through documents and databases to determine Americans' citizenship status.
Libertarians have a lot of ideas about how to dismantle one of the most bloated, ineffective government departments ever.
The commerce secretary could easily have reinstated the citizenship question if he had been less transparently dishonest.
The Census fight overlooks the fact that the number of unauthorized residents is declining.
The ruling upholds a trial court decision holding that the president cannot divert military funds to builds his proposed border wall.
But we first need to pass a bill to let more of them into the U.S.
Short-term holding tanks marked by poor food and unsanitary conditions as immigrants are imprisoned for weeks longer than they should be.
Scott Warren is accused of harboring two undocumented immigrants after he gave them food, water, and a place to sleep.