Though the 2024 Republican candidate's proposals vary in seriousness, they feature plenty of prohibition and brute government force.
It has many good points. But I have some reservations and questions.
Over 200,000 dependent visa holders are still waiting for relief.
Legacy Preferences, Citizenship, Migration, and the Implications of a Constitutional Ban on Hereditary Privilege
Some scholars and commentators argue that legacy preferences at public universities are unconstitutional because they are a form of hereditary privilege. If so, the same is likely true of the far more consequential hereditary privilege of citizenship that severely restricts the right to live and work in the United States.
As Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell explains, doing so will simultaneously strengthen the US and weaken a major geopolitical rival. It can also rescue many Chinese from terrible oppression.
Topics covered include affirmative action, legacy preferences, the student loan forgiveness decision, refugee policy, indictments against Trump, Vladimir Putin, political ignorance, and more.
A collection of links to some of my previous writings on these topics, which I think remain relevant today.
This is true despite claims to the contrary by some on both the left and right.
Participants included Prof. Adam Cox (NYU), David Bier (Cato), Kit Taintor (Welcome.US), and myself.
It's wrong to use human beings as pawns in an apparent political stunt.
It’s an entirely predictable consequence of an inhospitable immigration system.
Agents claimed to see a gun that wasn't there. Video reveals nervous officers with a hunting mentality.
The 2024 hopeful has put together a platform full of big-government action.
The U.S. is keeping talented foreigners away—and failing to retain them.
A leading US expert on Russia advocates outreach to Putin's Russian opponents and encouraging emigration from Russia. The best way to encourage Russians to leave is to allow more of them to come to the West.
The Supreme Court did not overturn the standing holding of MAssachusetts v. EPA, but it may have left it on life support.
Today’s decision “is narrow and simply maintains the longstanding jurisprudential status quo,” wrote Justice Brett Kavanaugh for the majority.
The 8-1 decision is a major win for Biden and executive enforcement discretion. I think the Court got the right result, but for the wrong reasons.
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.
Maria Elena Reimers has been caught in legal limbo for years.
Snooping through emails, video, and photos isn’t the same as stumbling on containers full of cocaine.
The bill would grant permanent residency rights to many thousands of Ukrainians who have entered the US since 2014. But its exact scope is unclear.
A new Cato Institute report highlights just how hard it is to come to the U.S. legally.
The bipartisan legislation would grant permanent residency and work rights to some 400,000 refugees from Venezuela's brutal socialist dictatorship.
Cato Institute immigration policy expert David Bier outlines how the US immigration system bars the vast majority of potential migrants, much like Prohibition banned almost all uses of alcohol.
Participants include Prof. Adam Cox (NYU), David Bier (Cato), Kit Taintor (Welcome.US), and myself.
Criticizing the law by calling for people to break it is an American tradition.
My response to Rob Natelson's argument that Madison's Report is largely irrelevant to the constitutional debate over immigration.
The Rubin Report host makes the case for the Florida governor, who courageously defied lockdowns but is quick to use the state to punish corporations he doesn't like.
Memorial Day ushers in the unofficial start of summer. But if your pool is missing lifeguards, issues with immigration may be the culprit.
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.
British immigration policy expert Sunder Katwala and I discuss the debate over UK immigration policy, which has notable similarities and differences with that in the US.
Plus: Lawsuits over drag shows, a ban on Chinese citizens buying property in Florida, and more...
Florida's Restrictions on Property Purchases by Chinese Citizens Hark Back to a Dark History of Xenophobia
In a federal lawsuit on behalf of legal U.S. residents from China, the ACLU argues that "Florida's New Alien Land Law" is unconstitutional.
The FBI is investigating the shooting, but Supreme Court precedent from last year's Egbert v. Boule will make it nearly impossible for Raymond Mattia's family to find justice through civil courts.
Until 2004, all foreign workers could renew their visas without leaving the United States.
Why the businessman launched a long shot campaign for the presidency.
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...
The argument has some appeal, especially to libertarians. But it's actually a rationale for sweeping statist constraints on liberty.
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.