Immigration

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U.S. Immigration Policy

Speakers: Edward Alden, Richard Land, and Eliseo Medina

As the 113th U.S. Congress considers an overhaul of the country's immigration system, Task Force members Richard Land, Eliseo Medina, and project director Edward Alden discuss U.S. policy options and political prospects for comprehensive change.

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Primary Sources

A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators proposed a framework for immigration reform released January 28, 2013 and President Obama outlined his plan for reform in a speech on January 29, 2013. Both plans include a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and tightened border security. On April 16, 2013, S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act was proposed.

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Backgrounder
Renewing America

Renewing America

The U.S. Immigration Debate

Authors: Danielle Renwick and Brianna Lee

Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for years, moving controversial policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of government, explains this Backgrounder.

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Op-Ed Author: Edward Alden
Atlantic-Community.org

Edward Alden says increased internal and external border enforcement as well as economic crisis has decreased the population of unauthorized immigrants in both Europe and the US. Policies should provide incentives to encourage legal migration rather than just disincentives against illegal migration.

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