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David J. Bier

Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity

David J. Bier is an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. He is an expert on visa reform, border security, and interior enforcement, and his work has been cited in the Washington PostNew York TimesWall Street JournalUSA Today, Politico, and many other print and online publications.

From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Bier drafted immigration legislation as senior policy advisor for Congressman Raúl Labrador, a member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Previously, he worked as the immigration policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and most recently as the director of immigration policy at the Niskanen Center.

Mr. Bier has a B.A. in political science from Grove City College in Pennsylvania.


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Publications and Multimedia
Travel Moratorium Executive Order - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
March 01, 2017