John Daniel Davidson
John Daniel Davidson
John Daniel Davidson
John Daniel Davidson is a senior correspondent at The Federalist. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Texas Monthly, The Guardian, First Things, the Claremont Review of Books, The LA Review of Books, n+1, and elsewhere. He lives in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter, @johnddavidson.
Is Enforcement In Mexico Reducing Illegal Immigration, Or Is It The Heat?

DHS chief says fewer large groups are coming across the border, but the decrease follows a predictable seasonal pattern going back decades.

In Face Of Massive Border Crisis, Democrats Tell Americans Citizenship Means Nothing

A left-wing mob tore down an American flag and replaced it with a Mexican flag. A gunman attacked an ICE facility. Democrats said nothing.

Tucker Carlson Has A Point About The Dangers Of Immigration

We’re not very good at instilling American values in immigrants because we’re not very good about instilling them among the native-born.

The Left Has Managed To Mainstream Anti-Americanism

From the repudiation of the Fourth of July to calls for reparations, anti-Americanism that once was belonged to the far-left is now mainstream.

No, The Trump Administration Is Not Torturing Migrants

Democrats and the media have jettisoned all sense of reality about the border crisis, and offer nothing now but phony outrage.

Democrat Presidential Candidates Would Have Released 144,000 Migrants Into U.S. Last Month

Debating the border crisis Wednesday night, Democratic 2020 hopefuls appeared to go all-in for open borders.

Cutting Aid To Central America Won’t Solve The Border Crisis. It’ll Make It Worse

The White House is cutting aid to Central American governments unless they do more about the border crisis. That’s a huge mistake.

Deal Or Not, Mexico Can’t Stop The Border Crisis On Its Own

Why the much-hyped deal between the United States and Mexico to avoid tariffs and crack down on Central American migrants is mostly window-dressing.

As Illegal Immigration Skyrockets, The Border Crisis Spins Out Of Control

The latest arrest numbers don’t tell the whole story. As the crisis deepens, the U.S.-Mexico border is becoming increasingly volatile and dangerous.

Border Crisis Deepens: More Than 132K Arrested Last Month

Arrests in May increased by nearly a third from April. At this rate, illegal immigration levels will reach highs we haven’t seen since 2006.

Americans’ Loss Of Interest In Civil War Battlefields Is Part Of A Disturbing Trend

In an era of historical ignorance and indifference, is it any wonder that Civil War battlefields are drawing fewer tourists?

Trump’s Plan To Reform Legal Immigration Is Long Overdue

Shifting immigration away from family reunification and toward skills-based employment is something the United States should have done long ago.

It Turns Out ‘Abolish ICE’ Isn’t Really That Popular

A new poll finds the movement to “Abolish ICE,” which 2020 Democratic candidates hyped last year, is only backed by a quarter of Democrats.

Rashida Tlaib Is Pushing A Terrorist Narrative About Israel

The congresswoman claims her Holocaust remarks were taken ‘out of context.’ But the proper context shows she’s pushing a terrorist narrative about Israel.

Illegal Immigration Creates Mass Misery That U.S. Leaders Don’t Want To Fix

Liberals who think border enforcement is inhumane need to examine the ways mass border trespassing and open borders create misery.

What Thomas Friedman Doesn’t Get About The Border Crisis

The pithy New York Times columnist traveled to the border, looked at the fence, and realized something wasn’t quite right.

Let’s Not Get Bogged Down In Multiculturalism Versus Progressivism

Ryan Williams is right to define multiculturalism as an anti-American ideology that seeks to undermine the basis for individual rights.

Report: Illegal Immigration Is Earning Billions For Smugglers

A new report estimates cartels and smuggling networks are making billions off of Central Americans who are fleeing their countries in droves thanks to America’s messed-up immigration laws.

Notre Dame Isn’t Just A Symbol Of Western Civilization, It’s A Symbol Of Heaven

The burning of Notre Dame is not a challenge to restore a jewel of Western civilization, it’s a call to repent and believe the gospel.

The Latest Stats Reveal The Border Crisis Is Getting Worse

In March, federal authorities apprehended or turned back more than 103,000 noncitizens, more than half of them families claiming asylum. Most of them are not eligible for asylum, but it gets them into the U.S.