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

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

Listen to 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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U.S. Immigration Policy (Audio)

Speakers: Edward Alden and Richard Land
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Listen to Edward Alden, CFR's Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow, and Richard D. Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, discuss their work on the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Immigration Policy, with a focus on human rights and public diplomacy, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.

Learn more about CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative.

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Renewing America

Renewing America

Skilled Immigration Today

Authors: Jagdish N. Bhagwati and Gordon H. Hanson

While immigration reform usually refers to unskilled labor, skilled immigration requires different policy action. Bhagwati and Hanson bring together today's foremost immigration experts to examine the phenomenon.

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Closed Doors Make Us Poorer

Author: Edward Alden
Forbes Online

In this op-ed, Edward Alden writes that there were many good reasons to strengthen U.S. border security after 9/11. However, maintaining this country's strength requires the relentless innovation that stems from keeping an open door to the most talented and ambitious people the world has to offer.

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