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INTERVIEW: The Complicated Journey of Becoming an American

Luma Simms, a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, describes learning how to describe her identity, what the American identity should include, and how she synthesizes each day her American self and her Iraqi self.

The Pursuit of Home

When it comes to immigration, the fundamental question is: how can we help people find a home? The answer is not no borders, but humane ones.

Trump’s Order Banning Immigration Puts Democrats in a Bind

President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning most types of work-related immigration does more than intensify the election-year dispute over immigration policy. It presents the Democrats with difficult choices in both the short and long terms.

The Need For a Humane Immigration Debate

The immigration restrictionists at the turn of the 20th century were driven by eugenic doctrine, and they built their arguments on racial theories. So what do we do today with this legacy of the immigration restrictionists of old?

Persecution, True and False

The key for Christians—from the beginning—has always been how they respond to trials and tribulations, and the most genuinely Christian responses historically have not been via force or politics but rather acts of care and love of neighbor.

Yes, Undocumented Immigrants Take Jobs from Americans. Here’s the Proof.

People who support high levels of low-skilled immigration often claim that immigrants do work that native-born residents won’t. The facts surrounding the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids of seven Mississippi chicken processing plants show how untrue that claim is.

Immigration and the Desire for Rootedness

National conservatives need to help create an America that knows who she is, one that can give immigrants more than just a place to get a job—an America that can draw them in, giving them a sense of belonging.

Trump’s Immigration Plan Has One Key Fault

To control illegal immigration, the president needs to learn some lessons from another long-standing federal effort: the war on drugs.

Trumpism Isn’t Going Away. Europe Proves It.

The rise of Vox, a culturally conservative party opposed to mass immigration, is part of a larger trend in this year’s national elections in Europe that shows the forces that fueled President Trump’s rise are gaining, not losing, strength.

Trump Is Taking a Huge Gamble on the Wall

President Trump’s announcement that he will likely declare a national emergency to get the money to build his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border will surely delight his base, but risks reinforcing negative views of him among the voters he needs to win reelection.