David North, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, has over 40 years of immigration policy experience.

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August 15, 2019, 3:26 PM EDT
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August 7, 2019, 3:20 PM EDT
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March 27, 2019, 10:13 AM EDT
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March 22, 2019, 5:21 PM EDT
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January 25, 2019, 3:41 PM EST
In two separate votes in the Senate yesterday, neither the Democrats, with a vote of 52 to 44, nor the Republicans, with a vote of 50 to 47, reached the needed 60-vote mark in their respective efforts to fund the government, without the Wall (and other border-security measures), in the first instance, and with $5.7 billion for the Wall, in the second. In order to end debate on a bill, three-fifths of the senators need to agree.
November 30, 2018, 2:56 PM EST
There is a third variable, rarely discussed, that reaches the same goal of lowering the size of the illegal alien population without coercion and could be something that Democrats and Republicans might agree on: the subsidized and voluntary departure of some of the undocumented and other aging, low-income foreign-born. It probably would require an act of Congress.
August 10, 2018, 3:47 PM EDT
We learned this week that foreign students are more than three times as likely to stay illegally in the country as nonimmigrants as a whole, and we heard several weeks ago that the Department of Homeland Security was — after a gap of 14 years — finally thinking about raising the DHS fees for foreign students.
April 10, 2018, 10:07 AM EDT
The New York Times, in a recent article about the prospect that H-4 aliens will not be allowed to continue to work, wrote sympathetically about the plight of a two-guestworker family that may become a one-guestworker family under the proposal: "She began fretting about how they would afford their $4,800 monthly mortgage."
January 23, 2018, 4:19 PM EST
Readers of these pages have learned that the Diversity Visa Lottery has produced immigrants with modest human capital, has set in motion chain migration where it was unknown before, and has brought us a terrorist or two.
January 4, 2018, 12:05 PM EST
It is good news that the nation is starting to pay some attention to the peculiar priority given in the immigrant-selection process to relatives of earlier migrants — chain migration.
December 5, 2017, 12:21 PM EST
There have been a number of recent developments in the arenas where money and migration mix.
November 15, 2017, 2:17 PM EST
The bad news — that federally subsidized foreign grads of U.S. colleges took 19 percent more jobs from Americans in 2016-2017 than they did the year before — is thoroughly hidden in the latest release of data from the Institute of International Education in New York.
August 2, 2017, 2:35 PM EDT
The recent and welcome release of a huge amount of raw immigration data, though presented awkwardly, shows a massive half-amnestied population, probably reaching four million aliens.
July 11, 2017, 2:14 PM EDT
It's been nearly six months since Donald Trump took office, and some families with illegal aliens get food stamps (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) while identical all-citizen families of the same size and with the same income do not receive them.
March 30, 2017, 12:47 PM EDT
Aliens have hoodwinked U.S. citizens in seeking a green card — not love and marriage.
March 21, 2017, 11:10 AM EDT
Stop sending money to people who are not here legally.
February 17, 2017, 12:17 PM EST
GOP has kept extremely controversial EB-5 program alive.
January 18, 2017, 3:58 PM EST
The IRS will start sending out refunds Feb. 15.
January 17, 2017, 11:57 AM EST
A useful screening method to sort out potential illegal aliens has emerged.