David Inserra, The Daily Signal

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Hyattsville, MD, United States

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Past articles by David:

Yes, Border Patrol Arrests Are Down, but Our Immigration Policies Still Need Work

Serious problems remain unsolved and more remains to be done by the Trump administration to deter and discourage illegal immigration. → Read More

New Immigration Rule Returns to a Commonsense Detainment Policy

This long-needed policy change will help stop the dangerous spike in illegal immigration with children. → Read More

Let’s Be Thankful to All Those Working to Foil Terrorism Here at Home

Almost 18 years after 9/11, it has been a while since we've heard of any successful Islamist terrorism attacks. That doesn't mean no attempts are being made, however. If you live in New York City, you probably recall Akayed Ullah's 2017 bombing of the subway tunnel near Times Square. Fortunately, successful attacks are few and far between of late. But that's not for lack of trying. So far in… → Read More

2 New Terror Plots Show a Proactive Approach Is Key to Combat Terrorism

While one plot was foiled by careful law enforcement investigation, the other was thwarted only because police found the stolen van before it could be used. → Read More

Use Private Screeners for Aviation Security

You’ve probably heard that Transportation Security Administration agents are calling in sick — the “blue flu” — as they are required to work but aren’t being paid during the partial government shutdown. But at some airports, this isn’t happening. Take San Francisco International, which uses private screeners who are still getting paid. It’s operating as normal. → Read More

What's Good, Bad, and OK in the Omnibus Bill

The bill doesn't do much on border security, and it gives federal workers yet another raise. → Read More

The FBI Foiled 2 Terror Plots in 2 Weeks. Here’s What Happened.

Both suspects were homegrown terrorists driven by violent Islamist ideology. → Read More

Trump’s New Asylum Policy Will Help Block Illegal Immigration

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen recently announced a significant policy change to stop illegal immigration. After years of catch and release, loopholes, and poor enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security is moving to plug the holes in the U.S. immigration system, and especially the loopholes that surround the asylum system. → Read More

Trump’s New Asylum Policy Will Help Block Illegal Immigration

By ending catch and release and replacing it with “catch and return,” Homeland Security is ending one of the major incentives driving illegal immigration. → Read More

What Congress Can Do Now to Fix Immigration Enforcement

The biggest problem the U.S. faces at the border isn’t catching illegal immigrants—it's repatriating them. → Read More

Immigration Law and Enforcement in Dire Need of Clarity and Major Overhaul

Recent, increasingly worrisome, events indicate that the U.S.’s ability to enforce its immigration laws is strained to the breaking point. In some ways, the system has already failed. Unfortunately, enforcement failures only invite further illegal immigration, meaning that this problem is likely to continue, and to spiral out of the U.S.’s control completely. In the face of this growing problem,… → Read More

Q&A: How the Military Can Help Secure the Border

President Trump has proposed sending the military to help close the U.S.-Mexico border. Here's what the military can and can't do. → Read More

Hurricane Michael Strengthening as It Approaches Florida Panhandle

The path of the storm extends to areas of Georgia and the Carolinas that are still drying out and cleaning up from Hurricane Florence. → Read More

Latest Hurricane Relief Bill Would Waste Billions on Non-Related Projects

Congress is preparing to give $1.68 billion to a slush fund that won't necessarily help areas affected by Hurricane Florence. → Read More

After the Storms: Lessons from Hurricane Response and Recovery in 2017

Executive Summary After three destructive hurricanes in 2017, large areas of the U.S. were affected. Southern Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean were hit particularly strongly and will require significant time and resources to repair and rebuild. While these storms have sown destruction, their silver lining is that they also provide Congress and the Administration with evidence of which policies… → Read More

Visa Waiver Program Is Good for Poland, Great for US

Citizens of a Visa Waiver Program country may travel to the U.S. for up to 90 days without a visa. This benefit is given to countries who participate in intelligence sharing. → Read More

Here’s How Safe We Are 17 Years After 9/11

Seventeen years ago, 19 terrorists hijacked four planes and used them to attack the United States. Almost 3,000 people were murdered. It was the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history. → Read More

Hurricane Florence on Collision Course With Southeastern Coast

Parts of the Carolinas are estimated to receive up to 40 inches of rain. → Read More

Homeland Security Amendments Would Cripple Immigration Enforcement

These amendments would devastate the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws. → Read More

To Strengthen Security and Improve Ties to Friendly Countries, US Should Expand Visa Waiver Program

With the 2018 NATO summit just weeks away, American policymakers are seeking ways to strengthen ties to good friends and allies while giving the U.S. some solid wins. Expanding the Visa Waiver Program is a great way to do that. → Read More