The Global Compact on Refugees: A New Model for International Lawmaking

Perhaps the president missed the "global" aspect of this UN initiative.

Barring a last-minute decision to change course, the United States is expected to officially endorse the UN's Global Compact on Refugees later this year in Geneva, even though it withdrew last year from the related Global Compact for Migration as "not compatible with U.S. sovereignty."

Judge Finds DACA Violates the APA, but Denies Preliminary Injunction

Issues Presented for Review by the Fifth Circuit

Judge Andrew Hanen issued an Interlocutory Appeal Order Friday in the latest iteration of Texas v. U.S. While he had found DACA likely violates the Administrative Procedures Act, he declined to issue a preliminary injunction, but certified his decision for review by the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Mollie Tibbetts, R.I.P.

The role of immigration policy failures

How responsible is immigration policy for Mollie Tibbetts's murder?

The chief culprit, obviously, is the murderer himself, Mexican illegal alien Cristhian Rivera (if that's even his real name). But immigration control is one of the elemental responsibilities of the national government, and it failed in this case. As Senator Tom Cotton put it: "Mollie would be alive if our government had taken immigration enforcement seriously years ago."

Topics: Criminal Aliens

Current Low Refugee Admissions Are Guided by New Vetting Measures

Recent arrest in California of an Iraqi ISIS member shows the importance of security checks

Last week's arrest in California of an Iraqi refugee accused of being a member of ISIS is yet another sad example of the need to keep improving the vetting system of refugees resettled in the United States. Despite claims by the Obama administration that refugees were subject to the highest level of security checks of any category of traveler to the United States, reality, as this case demonstrates, is different.