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The authors examine the lack of understanding of the effectiveness of enforcement efforts in preventing illegal immigration to the United States.
Latino immigrant entrepreneurs are set to tap rapidly expanding Latino markets at home and abroad. Starr explains what governments at all levels should do to unlock their full entrepreneurial potential.
According to this report, the outline for transformed border management is clear. It requires a risk management approach to policing cross-border flows which includes the close collaboration of the major beneficiaries of an increasingly open North American continent-our neighbors to the North and the South, and the private sector.
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Joe Contreras, former Latin America bureau chief for Newsweek, says while Mexico and the United States step up engagement on battling drug traffickers, another priority--immigration reform--is unlikely to get top U.S. attention.
CFR's Edward Alden says a flawed U.S. approach to tightening its borders after the 9/11 terrorist attacks has harmed the country's once-admired immigration image.
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.
The Democratic-led Congress and President Bush share rare common ground on immigration reform but will have to overcome concerns over an amnesty for illegal immigrants, says CFR Senior Fellow Edward Alden.
Deborah Meyers of the Migration Policy Institute talks to cfr.org's Esther Pan about the current status of immigration legislation.
Edward Alden and Liam Schwartz recommend a visa screening system that will benefit U.S. security and the economy by focusing scrutiny on high-risk travelers and speeding approval for low-risk ones.
On July 10, 2013, President Barack Obama's National Economic Council, Domestic Policy Council, Office of Management and Budget, and the Council of Economic Advisers released a report on the "range of benefits to the U.S. economy that would be realized from passage of commonsense immigration reform, and the high costs of inaction."
President Obama gave these remarks in Las Vegas on January 29, 2013, the day after a bipartisan group of senators released their framework for immigration reform. Both plans include a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and tightened border security.
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.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released this report on December 10, 2012. The report reports data on apprehensions and successful illegal entries from 2006 to 2011.
President Obama gave this statement regarding the upreme Court's Ruling on Arizona v. the United States on June 25, 2012.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More