Immigration Newsmaker Video: A Conversation with Senator Tom Cotton

A look at immigration policymaking in Congress

By Sen. Tom Cotton, Mark Krikorian, and Bryan Griffith on July 31, 2019


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Event Summary

Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) was featured in an Immigration Newsmaker conversation hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies on Tuesday, July 30, at 7:30 a.m. at the National Press Club.

Sen. Cotton has been a strong advocate for border and interior enforcement, speaking often about the dangers of the cartels that smuggle narcotics across the southern border and the growth of violent gangs, such as MS-13. The Senator has sponsored a number of important immigration bills, including the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (RAISE Act), which modernizes our immigration system to attract more high-skilled workers and protects the jobs and wages of American workers.

Introduction and Moderator

Mark Krikorian
Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies


Senator Tom Cotton

Full Interview


Interview Clips

Sen. Cotton Discusses His Interest in Immigration Policy


Sen. Cotton Discusses Problems with Temporary Protected Status (TPS)


Sen. Cotton Takes Issue with Activist Judges


Sen. Cotton Discusses Democratic Debates


Sen. Tom Cotton Discusses H-1B Program


Sen. Tom Cotton Discusses RAISE Act