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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July 3, 2018

Immigrants Have Always Made America Great

Today, the Becoming American Initiative launched its first ad featuring a video of President Ronald Reagan talking about how immigrants have always made America great. The message is especially important for conservatives and all Americans to hear on July 4th as President…
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June 27, 2018

The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 Was Not A True Compromise Bill

The House of Representatives just voted down HR 6136, The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018. Linda Chavez, director of the Becoming American Initiative, released the following statement against the bill: The so-called ‘compromise’ Republican…
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June 22, 2018

Top 5 false claims in Hillsdale College lecturer Michael Anton’s Washington Post op-ed claiming the U.S. doesn’t need immigrants

Hillsdale College lecturer Michael Anton wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post claiming the U.S. doesn’t need immigrants. Here is why he’s wrong. 1) Americans don’t support amnesty for DACA. Fact: Polls show 80 percent of Republicans nationwide support…
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June 21, 2018

Today’s Failed House Bill Is Good for the Immigration Debate

In response to today’s failed vote in the House on the first of two immigration votes, Linda Chavez, director and spokeswoman for the Becoming American Initiative, released the following statement: “Today the House of Representatives voted…
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