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The bullet-proof vest of a border patrol agent is seen at the United States Border Patrol Academy in Artesia, New Mexico, U.S. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

CBP and Discretion: Why Rosa Maria Hernandez Should Never Have Been Arrested

Rosa Maria Hernandez, the 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who was arrested last week at a Texas hospital, remains in the government’s custody—detained in San Antonio, removed from her family in Laredo and almost certainly terrified. Read More

October 27, 2017

Immigration and Migration
The Big Lie: Does DHS Really Have to Deport a Ten-Year-Old with Cerebral Palsy?

President Donald Trump’s flexibility with facts is so often on display that it can become exhausting just trying to correct all the misinformation coming out of his administration. But I have a nominee for the biggest lie to date.

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October 24, 2017

China
Empowering China’s New Miracle Workers

China’s success in the next five years will depend largely on how well the government manages the tensions underlying its complex agenda. In particular, China’s leaders will need to balance a muscular Communist Party, setting standards and protecting the public interest, with an empowered market, driving the economy into the future.

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September 26, 2017

Economics
Tackling Non-Inclusive Growth

Rigorous research on the causes and consequences of unequally distributed growth is necessary to identify solutions. But the best analysis means little in the absence of hands-on consensus-building and political engagement.

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