After his address Saturday offering a compromise to end the partial government shutdown, the best thing the president could have done was stand pat, say nothing, and allow the details of the proposal speak for themselves. But that often isn't the president's way.
A new report shows that while employers and their lobbyists talk about the H-1B program as being designed to bring America the "best and the brightest" of the foreign workers, they actually pay the vast majority of these workers at substandard wages.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author's open-borders vision is admirable in its good intentions, but like many sweeping policy proposals from ideologues, it is a formula for overreach and excess.
The actual reasons behind the increase in asylum denials is not clear from the TRAC report. But increased resources, efforts by DOJ to speed removal cases, and a shift in focus from the prior administration to the present one likely had a significant effect.
There's no minimum age for spousal immigration, but the marriage is required to be "valid". Defining underage marriages as not valid for immigration purposes would end up in court, but it would be worth the fight even if DHS were to lose.