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Israel Ortega
Senior Writer

Israel Ortega is a nationally recognized political commentator and a Senior Writer for Opportunity Lives, where he focuses on immigration, education, and other policy areas. He is a frequent guest on Telemundo and Univision, including “Al Punto” with Jorge Ramos, and has appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press”. Israel comes to OL from The Heritage Foundation, where he founded Libertad.org – a Spanish language conservative online publication for Latinos in the United States. He has also worked in the House of Representatives for Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio). He lives with his wife and three children in Alexandria, Virginia.

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There was plenty of red meat at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a confab consisting of three days of speeches and social …

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In a move that is sure to cause heartburn for immigration hardliners everywhere, President Trump through the Department of Homeland Security announced plans to …

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A day after Andrew Puzder withdrew his name for consideration for Labor Secretary, President Donald J. Trump nominated Alexander Acosta, the dean at the …

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The criminal justice system is setting up the formerly incarcerated to fail. In more than a dozen states and jurisdictions, including Washington, D.C., there …

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Few committees in the House of Representatives are as influential as the Committee on Ways and Means. As the oldest committee of the United …

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In the end, it was not the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) for attorney general, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) for Health and Human …

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With President Trump’s plan to erect a border wall center stage once again, it’s worth revisiting the effectiveness of the proposal and ask whether …

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Following a flurry of executive orders throughout President Trump’s first week in office, House Republicans are unveiling an ambitious list of legislative priorities that …

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After being mocked mercilessly on social media for suggesting that a Hillary Clinton victory in November’s presidential election would mean a taco truck on …