Family ties drive U.S. immigration. Why Trump wants to break the ‘chains.’

Liberals in Congress wanted to scrap the restrictive quota-based system that had governed U.S. immigration policy for decades. Conservatives feared that America’s ethnic and racial composition would be forever transformed. So in 1965 they compromised: an immigration model that would favor “family unification.” By giving priority to the relatives of U.S. citizens, who were mostly…

Waiting for the Bomb to Drop

The decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem makes a war in Korea more likely. Not because there is any direct connection between the two, nor because it was a bad idea, recognizing as it did the simple fact that the western part of Jerusalem has been Israel’s capital for over 70 years and…

Republicans Up Against the Wall on DACA

President Donald Trump will be forced to confront the most confounding policy debate before the midterm elections in the coming weeks. And already, the odds are increasing that the outcome will push the Republican party into another bitter internal war—this time over the soon-to-be-expired Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. For months, Trump has…