Border and Port Security


U.S. Immigration Policy: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force

Speakers: Jeb Bush, Thomas F. McLarty III, and Edward Alden
Presider: Mark Whitaker

Watch the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Immigration Policy Co-Chairs discuss the report, which concludes that the failure to reform immigration laws and procedures threatens to harm America's economy, jeopardize its diplomacy, and weaken its national security.

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Rigid immigration policy hurts U.S.

Author: Edward Alden
San Francisco Chronicle

Since 9/11 and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. immigration policy has been focused mostly on keeping out those we don't want. In this San Francisco Chronicle op-ed, Edward Alden argues that this single-mindedness has come with a high cost to our economy and reputation in the world.

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The Great Wall of the United States

Author: Edward Alden
The Globe and Mail

The next Canadian government must try to nudge the next U.S. administration back to the spirit of the 2001 Smart Border accords, which attempted to balance security and commerce concerns. Edward Alden writes that rebuilding trust between the U.S. and Canada over border issues will be critical for both countries.

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