- Tim Kane: DHS Secretary John Kelly said that there has been an unprecedented decline in illegal immigration
- That ignores how administration's withdrawal from key trade policies could cause a surge in poor Mexican migrants, says Kane
Tim Kane is the JP Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His most recent book is "Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America" (Simon and Schuster), co-authored with Glenn Hubbard. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)Is the federal crackdown on illegal immigration having a deterrent effect? Or are we suddenly experiencing a calm before the storm?