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Immigration and Visa Policy

Proposed Rule on Immigration Inadmissibility Uses Faulty Economic Analysis

DHS is proposing a costly new rule, “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds,” that relies on questionable economic analysis.

Improving Processing Times at US Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has a problem with processing times for applications. They’re too long.

On Child Separation Policy, Enough Doublespeak, Madam Secretary

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen cannot with integrity simultaneously lead a department to protect the nation while also burying child suffering in semantics and blame-shifting.

Kevin McAleenan – The Right Person to Lead U. S. Customs and Border Protection

Kevin McAleenan’s nomination for CBP Commissioner is the right choice for a challenging leadership role. I know this from personal experience.

Earned Citizenship Fees – Enough to Cover Costs?

A one-time $1,000 fine for illegal immigrants seeking documentation may not be sufficient to cover the costs states and the federal government incur from undocumented residents.

Trump Travel Ban Could Have an Economic Impact

Regardless of whether one supports President Trump’s politics, the economic impact from his recent Executive Order could be real and possibly long lasting.

Trump’s Travel Ban – How Not to Negotiate with Muslims

The Trump administration President Trump needs to consider and understand the essential elements of Muslim and Arab conflict management practices.

U.S. Border Security Must Guard Against Biologic Threats

By Tim Stephens
A missing element in existing border security measures is a means to ensure we don’t increase the threat from disease outbreaks.

Democracy Is Not Dead

America’s security and national identity depends on the right to vote.

Touring San Ysidro and Otay Mesa Ports of Entry

Folks at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) put together a tour of the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry for a small number of bloggers and think tank representatives to take a look behind the scenes at the daily operations at these vital and busy locations. This is what we saw.