Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Cleveland Fed President: USA Needs More Immigration to Save Economy
Posted on 20 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeff Cox, CNBC, Nov. 16, 2017 - "The U.S. economy faces higher deficits, reduced government benefits and near-zero interest rates unless policymakers act aggressively, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said Thursday. In a speech to the Cato... Read More

Margaret D. Stock Answers the Question, 'Is Birthright Citizenship Good for America?'
Posted on 29 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Margaret Stock , an immigration attorney in Anchorage, Alaska and a 2013 MacArthur (aka 'Genius Award') Foundation Fellow , wrote this article in 2012, answering the question, "Is Birthright Citizenship Good for America? " We offer it... Read More

Businesses Ignore 'Mandatory' E-Verify - CATO
Posted on 10 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CATO, Sept. 1, 2015 - " Alabama, Arizona, Mississippi, and South Carolina have mandated E-Verify for all new hires in their state (see Table 1), which means that every time an employee is hired the employer must use the E-Verify system to check the... Read More

CFR and Cato on Border Management
Posted on 14 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Managing Illegal Immigration to the United States: How Effective Is Enforcement? - "The authors examine U.S. efforts to prevent illegal immigration to the United States. Although the United States has witnessed a sharp drop in illegal border crossings... Read More

Tags: cfr , alden , border , cato

Norquist Joins Cato, Attacks Heritage Foundation on Immigration
Posted on 8 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Americans for Tax Reform on Monday joined the Cato Institute in launching a pre-emptive strike against The Heritage Foundation. The conservative advocacy organization, which enforces the Taxpayer Protection Pledge against raising taxes and is led... Read More

Conservatives Battle Over CIR Narrative
Posted on 7 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

A new report from the conservative Heritage Foundation claims immigration reform would cost the nation trillions of dollars. Yet in 2006 the Foundation argued precisely the opposite . And the Cato Institute argues persuasively that the methodology... Read More

Video of Cato Book Forum - The Economics of Immigration: Market-Based Approaches, Social Science, and Public Policy
Posted on 10 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cato Institute, Jan. 6, 2015 - "Featuring the editor Benjamin Powell, Director, Free Market Institute, and Professor of Economics, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University; Senior Fellow, Independent Institute; author Alex Nowrasteh, immigration... Read More

Idaho Joins E-Verify RIDE
Posted on 17 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As of July 14, 2013, Idaho is the third state to join the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) program. Through the RIDE initiative, E-Verify is able to confirm information from drivers’ licenses and state identification cards... Read More

Will 2014 Be The Year For Comprehensive Immigration Reform?
Posted on 10 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, believes an election year may work in favor a measure being passed. “There is obviously not enough time to pass immigration reform in 2013,”... Read More

Immigrants Did Not Take Your Job
Posted on 3 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Mark Krikorian, executive director of the anti-immigrant Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and author of the book The New Case Against Immigration: Both Illegal and Legal , criticized a remark I made to Washington Times reporter Stephen Dinan... Read More

Some Skilled Workers Must Wait for Centuries for Green Cards - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 1 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, July 30, 2016 - " David Bier at the Cato Institute has emerged as a fresh and new scholarly voice on immigration. It has always been known that an individual who got sponsored by an employer today in the India employment-based third... Read More

Is Immigration Good for America? - Cato Conference
Posted on 9 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Featuring: Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), ranking member on the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement; Tamar Jacoby , Immigration Works USA; Pia Orrenius , Federal Reserve... Read More