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Author: Spencer Raley

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Spencer joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 2015. He conducts research, and writes content for FAIR’s publications and website. He brings previous experience in state politics, gubernatorial and district campaigns, and D.C. political non-profits. Spencer holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.

After Years of Footing the Bill, President Trump Finally Offers Texas Border Security Funds

For years, former Governor of Texas Rick Perry and current Governor Gregg Abbott constantly requested that the Federal government do its job and help them secure the border. Their requests were ignored, so the state invested hundreds of millions of their own budget into securing the more than 1,250-mile border, complete with 28 international bridges and border crossings, it shares with Mexico. However, the Trump administration finally allocated $2.3 million this week to the Texas Military Department in order to save a special operation on the border, dubbed “Operation Secure Texas.” The department had its funding eliminated in the...

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Dropped Charges Due to “Cultural Incompetency” Demonstrates Exactly Why Assimilation is Vital

Assimilation is one of the most critical aspects of any successful immigration system. It determines whether an aspiring migrant will be able to adapt to a nation’s values, laws, and culture. And no, this type of assimilation doesn’t mean that one must throw away all of the cultural heritage that makes a person who they are. Rather, it means that they must reconcile their heritage with the laws and values of the nation they wish to join. A breaking story in New Hampshire highlights the importance of this concept. According to court records obtained by the New Hampshire Union...

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Americans Favor Legislation Restricting Welfare for New Immigrants; Media Dismisses it as Unnecessary

When Trump suggested that we should have a five year cap on welfare for new immigrants he received a lot of criticism from the media. A lot of the main stream media made the claim that this type of approach to immigration already started during the Clinton administration. What they failed to take note of is just because a law is on the books doesn’t mean the federal government will necessarily enforce it.

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President Trump Must Keep His Immigration Promises

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