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Linda Chavez

Linda Chavez is a senior fellow at the National Immigration Forum and one of the chairmen for the Center for Equal Opportunity. She has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Commentary, and Reader’s Digest, and has served on two Fortune 500 company boards. She authored Out of the Barrio: Toward a New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation, discussing the timeline of Hispanic progress regarding bilingual education, voting rights, immigration, and affirmative action. Chavez served in the Reagan administration as the Director of the Office of Public Liaison, making her the highest-ranking woman in President Reagan’s White House. In 2000, the Library of Congress named Chavez a Living Legend.


Articles by Linda Chavez

April 16, 2021 5:30 am

Kristen Clarke Is Qualified, Even If She’s Wrong

Policy disagreements don’t have to involve character assassination.
Linda Chavez
April 9, 2021 5:30 am

No Wonder They Keep Coming

The Kino Border Initiative is one of the few places migrants can escape misery and cruelty on their journey north.
Linda Chavez
March 10, 2021 9:30 am

The Border Crises Won’t Stop Until Our Immigration System Is Fixed

New numbers from the Biden administration show another uptick in illegal border crossings.
Linda Chavez
February 4, 2021 5:30 am

Only Immigrants Can Save Entitlements

A new report projects that Social Security and Medicare will need much higher levels of immigration to stay solvent.
Linda Chavez
January 26, 2021 5:30 am

By Blocking Biden’s DHS Nominee, Hawley Is Picking a Bigger Fight over Immigration

Alejandro Mayorkas is eminently qualified to lead the rudderless department, but objections over policy have delayed his confirmation.
Linda Chavez
December 10, 2020 5:30 am

The “Intellectual” Right’s Assault on Democracy

Politicians have constituents to please, but what about the “thinkers” of the Trumpist right?
Linda Chavez
October 30, 2020 5:22 am

Cleaning Up Trump’s Immigration Mess

Reuniting children with their families, if it’s even possible, is just the first step in repairing the immigration system, which will prove critical to continued growth.
Linda Chavez
September 24, 2020 5:28 am

Resurrecting the Refugee Resettlement Program

While we were distracted, President Trump succeeded in effectively pausing the important strategic and humanitarian program.
Linda Chavez
August 15, 2020 5:30 am

Natural Born Citizens

Kamala Harris isn’t the face of America’s future but its present — and that terrifies the president’s pseudo-intellectual backers.
Linda Chavez
June 18, 2020 6:00 pm

Trump’s Ineptitude Saved DACA … for Now

The Supreme Court gave Dreamers more time, but it’s still up to Congress to find a permanent reform.
Linda Chavez