January 8, 2019

We Need a Functioning Government, Not a Border Wall

In response to President Trump’s threat to declare a national emergency in order to get his border wall, Linda Chavez is releasing the following statement: President Trump must stop harping on the divisive and distracting issue of a border wall…
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December 12, 2018

Don’t Shut the Government Down Over Border Wall Funding

In response to President Trump’s claim that he will shut the government down if he does not receive funding for a border wall, Linda Chavez, Director for Becoming American Initiative is releasing the following statement: President Trump’s threat to shut down…
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December 12, 2018

Congress Could Fix Immigration– If Trump Plays Ball

Becoming American Initiative Director Linda Chavez published this op-ed in The Daily Caller. The Trump administration’s immigration policies — from making it more difficult to obtain a green card, to threatening to revoke Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for…
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November 13, 2018

Republicans must learn from the election mistake on immigration

Jordan Bruneau, a senior policy analyst for Becoming American Initiative, wrote the following op-ed for The Hill. Even as a rallying issue for the core Republican base, it is unlikely that immigration is best. Among the top issue…
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October 31, 2018

Republicans should support work visas. They’d help business and ease the caravan problem.

Jordan Bruneau, a senior policy analyst for Becoming American Initiative, wrote the following op-ed for USA Today. Expanded work visas used to be the Republican solution to immigration. “Rather than talking about putting up a fence,” said then-presidential candidate Ronald…
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October 30, 2018

Trump thinks whatever he says is law

In response to President Trump’s threat to end birthright citizenship, Linda Chavez, Director of the Becoming American Initiative, is releasing the following statement: President Trump’s decision to issue an executive order stripping millions of Americans of their citizenship…
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August 25, 2018

Conversations with Bill Kristol: Linda Chavez on Immigration and American Identity

Becoming Amerian Initiative Director Linda Chavez joined Bill Kristol to discuss why immigration remains a net benefit to the United States—and why we should address, improve, and streamline the immigration system. Listen here.
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August 14, 2018

President Trump’s immigration hypocrisy

Linda Chavez, Director for the Becoming American Initiative, published this letter to the editor in the Jacksonville Daily News. Last week, President Trump’s in-laws became U.S. citizens by taking advantage of the very family reunification immigration policy that Trump…
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July 27, 2018

Latest assault on Constitutional birthright citizenship is clever propaganda but rotten history

Linda Chavez, Director for Becoming American Initiative, published this op-ed in The Hill. With President Trump’s unprecedented rhetorical and policy assault on immigrants, opponents of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which grants birthright citizenship, have…
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July 18, 2018

Dennis Prager’s Missed Immigration Opportunity

Dennis Prager makes some good videos promoting conservative economic principles. But his critique of immigration is tired and shopworn. It’s so played, in fact, that it’s older than America itself. In a column yesterday in National Review, he wrote:…
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