Dan Cadman is Fellow at Center for Immigration Studies and is a retired INS / ICE official with thirty years of government experience. Mr. Cadman served as a senior supervisor and manager at headquarters, as well as at field offices both domestically and abroad.

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September 11, 2019, 11:46 AM EDT
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June 7, 2019, 4:04 PM EDT
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May 16, 2019, 3:35 PM EDT
President Donald Trump (center), Vice President Mike Pence (left), and Baron Trump (right) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
May 7, 2019, 3:45 PM EDT
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March 19, 2019, 4:12 PM EDT
Speaker Pelosi (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
October 22, 2018, 12:29 PM EDT
I like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He seems pretty much like a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of guy, which in itself is refreshing amid the halls of power in Washington. But his recent statement in Mexico City in a press conference after a meeting with Mexican officials about illegal immigration was a statement of the obvious: "We are quickly reaching a point which appears to be a moment of crisis," he said.
October 15, 2018, 4:17 PM EDT
As many readers know, thanks to the National Voter Registration Act, the federal motor-voter law, applicants who apply for driver's licenses can also conveniently be registered to vote at the same time. It's one of those excellent-in-concept/flawed-in-execution kinds of law that Congress is so good at passing. The law is flawed because it follows the rule of unintended consequences.
April 12, 2018, 2:17 PM EDT
Jonathan Tobin, a man with whom I sometimes agree and sometimes don't, has written an opinion piece for National Review captioned "The Nonexistent Border Crisis," with which I sharply disagree.
March 22, 2018, 4:24 PM EDT
In a recent post, I decried the propensity of many mainstream reporters these days to go for the quick, cheap human interest/"live in fear" aspect of illegal immigration to the United States, rather than consider at length the full spectrum of what it means for our country, good, bad, and in between.
March 6, 2018, 4:20 PM EST
In an abrupt about-face, perhaps engendered by political calculations, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has publicly admitted the existence of so-called "no-go zones": enclaves of migrants in various German cities who live insular lives that are resistant, and often downright hostile, to German values; places where it has become unsafe for tourists, outsiders of any kind, and even first responders such as firefighters and police, to venture.
February 16, 2018, 10:49 AM EST
The White House has begun its long-awaited push for federal infrastructure legislation by promulgating a plan calling for $1.5 trillion in investment.
January 29, 2018, 1:33 PM EST
In past weeks, there has been an increasingly strident debate over immigration "reform," particularly in the Senate, which has repeatedly exhibited paralysis (because of self-imposed filibuster and cloture rules requiring 60 votes to get anything done, rather than a simple majority). The impasse has led to inability to pass a budget for the fiscal year that's now half over, and the Democratic minority has used the opportunity to engage in fiscal hostage-taking to demand an amnesty for illegal aliens. A select number of Republicans, whose views on immigration mirror those of the Democrats, have joined in the effort.
August 31, 2017, 3:42 PM EDT
The House of Delegates of the American Bar Association (ABA) — the quasi-official body for lawyers throughout the United States — has passed a resolution affirming its belief that "[i]mmigration status alone shouldn't bar lawyers from practice."
July 21, 2017, 11:52 AM EDT
Sapna Rampersaud has written an article for National Review Online's The Corner titled "Illegal Immigrants Can Now Defend the Laws They Break," detailing how the states of New York and California have moved to permit illegal aliens to practice law. This is the kind of thing one might expect to see as a headline on the satirical website The Onion, but, sadly, it's true.
July 17, 2017, 4:13 PM EDT
The Trump administration is kicking off its "Buy American, Hire American" campaign in earnest today, following up on one of the president's recurring pre-election themes — a kind of subset of the president's "Make America Great Again" motto.
June 22, 2017, 2:11 PM EDT
At a time when a few select states and counties object so vigorously (and repeatedly) to virtually every federal initiative taken to enforce the immigration laws, inhibit terrorism, and protect the public safety, it's good to see that other states are starting to let their voices be heard.
April 11, 2017, 10:34 AM EDT
Sweden appears to be in denial.
March 14, 2017, 9:29 AM EDT
It's wonderful to be a judge with lifetime tenure, isn't it?
March 10, 2017, 4:27 PM EST
It was a significant and disappointing gaffe.
March 3, 2017, 3:51 PM EST
Were ICE agents aware?