- New Rules for Texas IDs. See Texas' new drivers license and ID card regs (pdf), which take effect Oct. 6. I haven't had a chance to look through these yet, but wanted to get the link out there for those who're interested.
- The Economics of Illegal Immigration: Also via Bender's, see this report (pdf) from the Richmond Federal Reserve bank on the subject. The document, in broad stroke if not in every detail, reflects my own economic views on the subject, particularly this notion:
"The North American Free Trade Agreement chiefly covers trade of goods. But there are plenty of economists who contend that the same free trade principles behind that 1993 act ought to apply with immigrant labor because of the benefits to both parties."
- States Rights and Immigration. Finally, Dan points to this article by Mae M. Ngai from the Boston Review providing a brief history of US immigration law. One fact-bite I didn't know: states individually set their own immigration policy before the Civil War. As I've recounted before, the first federal law restricting immigration to the United States was passed in 1875. Funny how you don't hear the state's rights crowd crowing against new federal legislation for a border wall.