Alex Nowrasteh

President Trump’s DHS Sides With Cato on How to Measure Immigrant Welfare Use

ALEX NOWRASTEH, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government released the final version of the public charge rule this week.  My colleague David Bier covered it extensively while some of our other Cato...

Illegal Immigrants — And Other Non-Citizens — Should Not Receive Government Health Care

ALEX NOWRASTEH, CATO INSTITUTE Last week during one of their debates, all Democratic primary candidates supported government health care for illegal immigrants. This type of...

Another Confusing Federal Report on Immigrant Incarceration

ALEX NOWRASTEH, CATO INSTITUTE The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security (DOJ/DHS) will be publishing a quarterly report on immigrant incarceration in federal prisons because of an Executive...

SUCCEED Act Will Diminish Deficits

ALEX NOWRASTEH, CATO INSTITUTE Senators Tillis (R-NC), Lankford (R-OK), and Hatch (R-UT) today introduced the Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers, Employment, Education, and Defending...

Executive Action on Immigration

ALEX NOWRASTEH, CATO President Obama will likely take some executive action this fall to reduce deportations or legalize some unauthorized immigrants. He recently ordered Jeh...

Family Members Use Most Employment-Based Green Cards

CATO INSTITUTE, ALEX NOWRASTEH Many critics of American immigration policy claim there is too much emphasis on family reunification and not enough on employment. It’s...