The former commander of U.S. Southern Command discusses policy issues between Latin America and the United States including immigration and Cuba.
In an op-ed, Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal speculates that the issue of illegal immigration has faded from prominence in the 2008 presidential campaign because voters are generally "pro-immigrant but ambivalent about it." Riley says American culture is under assault not from immigrants, but from "liberal elites who reject the concept of assimilation."
Listen to Edward Alden, CFR Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow, discuss current visa and immigration policy as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call Series.
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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.
Max Boot argues that “it is hard to see how immigration, legal or otherwise, has put a damper on the economy. Quite the reverse: Immigrants contribute significantly to economic growth.”
The Center for American Progress report argues for the necessity of an immigration reform that not only creates a well-regulated, legal, global labor market but also protects U.S. workers.
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.