May 18, 2019

Even Trump Now Realizes We Need Immigrants

America’s most notable skeptic of immigration is having a change of heart, writes Becoming American Initiative Director Linda Chavez. After spending much time and energy as a candidate and president descrying immigration, Donald Trump now wants Americans to believe immigrants…
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May 11, 2019

Most Accept American Diversity

Americans’ growing acceptance of diversity has largely escaped attention, writes Becoming American Initiative Director Linda Chavez. This is very good news, though there was still some concern on the part of many Americans about whether our growing diversity makes it…
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April 6, 2019

Now the Immigration Crisis Is Here

Donald Trump told everyone there was an immigration crisis when there wasn’t one. Now there is a crisis and he doesn’t want to fix it, writes Becoming American Initiative Director Linda Chavez. President Trump travels to the border with Mexico…
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February 27, 2019

Joint Statement on National Border Emergency

Becoming American Initiative Director Linda Chavez signed a joint statement protesting President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency for border wall funding. In the past, Republicans have resolutely denounced this type of executive authority. In 2014, Republicans successfully argued that…
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February 14, 2019

Statement: National Emergency at the Border

President Trump’s national emergency declaration for border wall funding is little more than a face-saving exercise that will immediately be challenged by the courts. Yet by taking the bold step of declaring a national emergency at the border, where illegal…
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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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