Matthew J. Slaughter argues that our immigration policy keeps out many of the world’s best workers, and as a result threatens America’s competitiveness. The solution? Eliminate the cap on H1-B visas.
The New York Times asks how much of an impact the issue of immigration will have in the 2008 election.
Watch a panel of experts discuss the role of the immigration debate in the 2008 presidential election. This is the third in a series of public meetings sponsored by CFR.org, the Economist, and NYU's Stern School of Business.
David R. Ayon, an expert in U.S.-Latino politics, says while Hispanics don’t vote or think as a block, the defensive posture they assume against the immigration backlash aimed at them may impact their vote.
Analysts will study Florida’s primary to gauge the strength of the Hispanic vote and the significance of immigration at the polls.
Immigration remains high among voters’ concerns, but presidential caucuses and primaries don’t yet provide a clear sense of the issue’s weight.
Ryan Lizza in the New Yorker writes that "the emergence of Tancredoism" in the immigration debate among frontrunning Republican candidates for president is a surprising development and indicates one more way in which GOP faithful are rejecting George W. Bush's approach to the issue.
This debate between Republican candidates was held at the University of Miami in Florida. Questions were asked in Spanish and simultaneously translated into English. It was broadcast by Univision; this transcript was provided by the Wall Street Journal.
U.S. immigration reform has become a rogue political issue, inflaming passions from local town boards to the presidential campaign trail.
Two experts debate the extent to which U.S. security is affected by immigration.
The article discusses how the Democratic party is losing its supporters on the immigration issue.
This article discusses why environmental groups have been slow to fight the border wall.
Patrick J. Buchanan's State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America highlights important issues in the immigration debate, and takes a look at how we might begin to address them.
Prospects for immigration reform have failed, and mostly because many of the proposed reforms had already been tried, unsuccessfully, with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act. If amnesty is no longer possible, we should instead work to raise the comfort level of immigrants closer to levels of what citizenship brings, argues Jagdish Bhagwati.
Without a common policy on migration, Europe is struggling to accommodate rising levels of immigrants from Africa.
With the volume of illegal immigrants flowing across the U.S. border fueling an emotional debate in Washington, the impact of immigration policy on foreign health workers has been overshadowed.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has surprised many with his bold crackdown on drug violence and his ability to push reforms through the legislature.
The Republican Party prides itself on understanding globalization when it comes to capital flows or trade, but the debate on immigration reform in the United States shows that Democrats may be supplanting Republicans as the grown-ups on this issue.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
Blackwill and Campbell analyze the rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping and call for a new American grand strategy for Asia.
Williams argues that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
Kurlantzick offers the sharpest analysis yet of what state capitalism’s emergence means for democratic politics around the world. More
In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground as a world power, Blackwill and Harris explore the statecraft of geoeconomics. More
Takeyh and Simon reframe the legacy of U.S. involvement in the Arab world from 1945 to 1991 and shed new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East. More
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