Immigration

Expert Roundup

The Immigration Economy

Authors: Heidi Shierholz, Mark Krikorian, and James Carafano

Four experts debate whether Obama's immigration reform plan, including an expanded path to legalization, would help or harm U.S. workers and economic growth.

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Video

U.S. Immigration Policy

Speakers: Edward Alden, Thomas F. McLarty III, and Frances Fragos Townsend
Presider: Edward Schumacher-Matos

Watch members of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Immigration Policy discuss the findings and recommendations of the Task Force report.

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Audio

U.S. Immigration Policy (Audio)

Speakers: Edward Alden, Thomas F. McLarty III, and Frances Fragos Townsend
Presider: Edward Schumacher-Matos

Listen to members of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Immigration Policy discuss the findings and recommendations of the Task Force report.

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Primary Sources

Immigration Detention Overview and Recommendations

This Report provides a comprehensive review and evaluation of the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) system of Immigration Detention. It relies on information gathered by Dr. Dora Schriro, most recently the Director of the Office of Detention Policy and Planning, during tours of 25 facilities, discussions with detainees and employees, meetings with over 100 non-governmental organizations and federal, state, and local officials, and the review of data and reports from governmental agencies and human rights organizations.

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Task Force Report No. 63

U.S. Immigration Policy

This Task Force report offers a strategy for maintaining America's political and economic leadership by attracting skilled immigrants, a program of legalization for those living in the United States illegally, and steps for securing the country's borders in an effective and humane way.

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