Immigration

Expert Roundup Authors: Pia Orrenius, Vivek Wadhwa, Tamar Jacoby, Jonathan Bowles, and Peter Dixon and Maureen T. Rimmer

As the United States works to rebound from the economic downturn and improve global competitiveness, the debate over immigration reform intensifies. Six experts weigh in on how to reform the U.S. immigration system to improve economic performance.

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Interview Margaret Stock interviewed by Aimee Rawlins

Some GOP lawmakers have proposed legislation to eliminate birthright citizenship, but legal expert Margaret Stock says these proposals would create vast logistical and social problems and are unlikely to succeed.

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Video

U.S.-Mexico Relations Today

Speakers: Carlos B. Pascual and Arturo Sarukhan
Presider: Ray Suarez

Ambassadors Carlos Pascual and Arturo Sarukhan discuss U.S.-Mexico economic and political relations, immigration policies, and the need to overcome negative media portrayals of Mexico.

This session was part of a CFR symposium,200 Years of U.S.-Mexico Relations: Challenges for the 21st Century,which was made possible through generous support from the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, and CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.

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Teaching Module Author: Edward Alden

This CFR Independent Task Force Report warns that the failure to reform dysfunctional immigration laws and procedures threatens to harm the U.S. economy, complicate diplomacy, and weaken national security. It argues that maintaining America's political and economic leadership depends on attracting talented and hard-working immigrants and on securing the country's borders in a smart, effective, and humane way. Teaching notes by Edward Alden, CFR senior fellow and director of the task force.

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