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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. Her views are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of any organization.

Articles by Linda Chavez (page 1)

September 19, 2023 5:32 am

The Dreamers’ Fate Is Still Uncertain

Thanks to a recent court decision—and decades of Congressional inaction—hundreds of thousands could be deported.
Linda Chavez
August 25, 2023 5:30 am

The New GOP Immigration Policy: Less Evil, Just as Stupid

The Republican candidates at the Milwaukee debate didn’t have many good ideas on immigration, but also didn’t have their former…
Linda Chavez
August 8, 2023 5:32 am

America’s Second Abandonment of Afghans

If Congress fails to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act, thousands who sacrificed to help us may find themselves without a…
Linda Chavez
June 30, 2023 5:32 am

Affirmative Action Ruling: Actually a Win for Minority Students

California and Michigan preview the unexpected benefits of doing away with the policy: more students in good state schools, and…
Linda Chavez
June 13, 2023 5:31 am

Trump’s Best Defense Is No Defense at All

Even if Trump’s most shameless defenders are right, his mishandling of classified information should still bar him—and them—from the public…
Linda Chavez
May 15, 2023 5:30 am

Behind the Present Problems at the Border

The lifting of the COVID-era Title 42 immigration policy does not mean the border is suddenly a lawless free-for-all.
Linda Chavez
May 4, 2023 5:30 am

What I Saw at the Southern Border

It was nothing like the stereotype of threadbare Central Americans we hear so often.
Linda Chavez
March 3, 2023 5:30 am

Why We Have a Child Labor Problem

We lack the procedures, resources, and political will to protect immigrant children.
Linda Chavez
January 23, 2023 5:30 am

Biden’s New Immigration Plan Is Just a Band-Aid

The real solution to our immigration problem will have to come from Congress.
Linda Chavez
October 22, 2022 3:35 pm

About Those Anti-Immigration Ads Airing During the MLB Playoffs

The Trumpist group behind the ads wants to provoke alarm. Here are the facts.
Linda Chavez