David J. Bier

Immigration policy analyst
David J. Bier is an expert on visa reform, border security and interior enforcement.

Why you should listen

David J. Bier is an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. His writing has appeared in publications including the Washington Post, New York Times and USA Today, among others. From 2013 to 2015, Bier was the senior policy advisor for Republican Congressman Raúl Labrador, for whom he drafted immigration legislation. Previously, he worked as an immigration policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and most recently was the director of immigration policy at the Niskanen Center.

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Border Stories: A night of talks on immigration, justice and freedom

September 12, 2019

Immigration can be a deeply polarizing topic. But at heart, immigration policies and practices reflect no less than our attitude towards humanity. At TED Salon: Border Stories, we explored the reality of life at the US-Mexico border, the history of the US immigration policy and possible solutions for reform — and investigated what’s truly at […]

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