Immigration

Op-Ed

A Bipartisan Blueprint for Immigration Reform

Authors: Jeb Bush, Thomas F. McLarty III, and Edward Alden
Los Angeles Times

Jeb Bush, Thomas F. McLarty III, and Edward Alden discuss the recent Independent Task Force on Immigration Policy and argue, "Getting immigration policy right is fundamental to [U.S.] national interests -- our economic vitality, our diplomacy and our national security."

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Op-Ed

Closed Doors Make Us Poorer

Author: Edward Alden
Forbes Online

In this Forbes.com 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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Op-Ed

The New Pariahs?

Author: Noah Feldman
New York Times

Some degree of anti-immigrant sentiment can usually be found all over the world; but in Western Europe this sentiment is turning into something much more dangerous, says Noah Feldman.

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Op-Ed

The Immigrant Gap

Author: Matthew J. Slaughter
Wall Street Journal

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.

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Op-Ed

Treat illegal immigrants decently

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Financial Times

Prospects for immigration reform have failed, and mostly because many of the proposed reforms had already been tried, unsuccessfully, with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act. If amnesty is no longer possible, we should instead work to raise the comfort level of immigrants closer to levels of what citizenship brings, argues Jagdish Bhagwati.

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