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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 Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA 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 then member and later chairman 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.

More from David Bier

Public Filings

Public Charge Rule Comments

Public Comments. December 10, 2018.

Expert Affidavit on EB-5 Investors in Wang v. Pompeo

Public Comments. July 25, 2018.

Trump v. Hawaii

Legal Briefs. March 23, 2018.

Cato Reviews & Journals


Legal Immigration: Problems and Solutions

June 18, 2019. Capitol Hill Briefing.

Private Philanthropy and Immigrant Dreamers

June 13, 2018. Policy Forum.

Legal Immigration Reforms for the 21st Century

March 19, 2018. Capitol Hill Briefing.