Immigration Blog

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On Public Radio, Cato Analyst Turns Immigration Statistics Upside Down

Duke University historian Nancy MacLean presents a pointed observation about the Cato Institute in her new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America. She observes that Cato, founded with millions of dollars from billionaire businessman Charles Koch, "would be unbending it its advocacy, whether for taking an axe to taxes, revoking government regulation, ending social insurance, or presenting unfettered personal liberty as the answer to all problems."

The Remittance Fee in Oklahoma, Georgia, and in the U.S. Congress

It's time to take a new look at a nearly totally ignored potential source of governmental revenue — taken mostly from illegal aliens and drug dealers — to see how three different jurisdictions are handling the issue. Potentially it could bring in well over $2 billion a year for the federal and/or state governments, and not one penny would be paid by law-abiding residents.

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