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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)

April 14, 2022 5:30 am

More Immigration, Less Inflation

Democrats have the opportunity to solve one problem with another.
Linda Chavez
April 11, 2022 5:30 am

Orbán and the Appeal of Illiberalism

Not just in Hungary.
Linda Chavez
March 21, 2022 5:30 am

Why Russian Propagandists Love Fox News

“It is so appalling what is taking place on Fox.”
Linda Chavez
January 4, 2022 5:30 am

Biden Can Take Bold Steps for Dreamers in 2022

A general amnesty—or even the threat of one—could do right by the Dreamers and maybe force a legislative compromise.
Linda Chavez
September 29, 2021 5:30 am

The Haitian Migrant Crisis Isn’t Over

The decades-long story of Haitian immigrants is just another part of our broken immigration system.
Linda Chavez
August 18, 2021 5:00 pm

Evacuate Our Afghan Allies—All of Them

And resettle them here.
Linda Chavez
July 8, 2021 5:30 am

The Real Voting Rights Threat Is Nullification, Not Access

To protect voting rights, we need to acknowledge how much the country has changed since the Voting Rights Act.
Linda Chavez
July 2, 2021 9:43 pm

To Be an American

This July Fourth, let’s remember the immigrants who were drawn to this country’s promise of liberty and who have contributed…
Linda Chavez
June 3, 2021 5:30 am

The Afghans Who Helped Us Need Our Help Now

The Afghans who supported American military, intelligence, and aid agencies deserve special immigration visas.
Linda Chavez
May 7, 2021 5:30 am

What About Uncomprehensive Immigration Reform?

If a grand bargain is impossible, a series of discrete steps might be almost as good.
Linda Chavez