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September 23, 2014

Why Has Immigration Shifted? - Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

What should we do about immigration policy? It's a question many are asking, and some useful perspective comes from an article in Foreign Affairs by British-born, California-based ...

September 20, 2014

The Child Migrant Crisis Seems to Be Over. Why? - Dara Lind, Vox

Earlier this summer Washington was in a panic about the "border crisis" — the arrival of tens of thousands of families and children from Central America crossi...

September 15, 2014

The Case for Open Borders - Dylan Matthews & Bryan Caplan, Vox

"What would you think about a law that said that blacks couldn’t get a job without the government’s permission, or women couldn’t get a job without the government...

September 13, 2014

Immigration: Let the Right Ones In - Matt Steinglass, Economist

LATINO immigration advocates are furious at Barack Obama for reneging on his pledgeto take executive action on immigration before the end of the summer, reports Dara Lind...

September 13, 2014

Legal Immigrants Who Can't Work - Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN

Not for Rashi Bhatnagar. She wants to open a home-goods business and says she has an "entrepreneurial spirit." But even though she's been legally living in the United States f...

September 11, 2014

Do We Have Too Many Immigrants? - Jason Karaian, Quartz

Do you think there are too many immigrants in your country? How people answer that question can depend on whether they know how many immigrants there actually are....

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September 8, 2014

Obama and Immigration: Five Things to Know - Aaron Zitner, WSJ

President Barack Obama had announced in June that he would act by the end of the summer to change immigration policy. Speaking from the White House Rose Garden, the presi...

September 6, 2014

The Cost of Educating Illegal Immigrants' Children - FAIR

September is coming and so is the start of a new school year. This year, there will be almost 37,000 "unaccompanied" alien minors who will be enrolling in public school in the Unit...

September 5, 2014

Immigrants' Contributions to California - CIPC

About this year’s “Looking Forward” report: California is home to over ten million immigrants, each one of whom adds to the state's economic, civic, and cultural ...

September 4, 2014

The Unauthorized Population Levels Off - Passel et al., Pew Hispanic

The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States has stabilized since the end of the Great Recession and shows no sign of rising, according to new Pew Research Cen...

September 3, 2014

Origins and Destinations of the World's Migrants - Pew Research

The figures in this interactive feature refer to the total number (or cumulative “stocks”) of migrants living around the world as of 1990, 2000, 2010 or 2013 rather tha...

September 2, 2014

Immigrants Are Healthier Than Natives - Philip Cohen, Family Inequality

I wrote a few years ago about the surprisingly low infant morality rates among immigrants, especially Mexican immigrants, given their relative socioeconomic status. As poor as t...

September 2, 2014

The Risks of Modern Immigration - Gregory Clark, Foreign Affairs

A combination of cheap transportation and enormous disparities in income across countries has inspired unprecedented numbers of people to uproot: there are now 230 million people a...

August 30, 2014

The Exploitation of Migrant Minors - Stephanie Canizales, CPR

With unauthorized youth at the forefront of immigration reform discourse and policy proposals, understanding the diversity of their profiles and experiences is necessary to create ...

August 30, 2014

St. Louis Wants More Immigrants - Alexia Campbell, National Journal

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is on a mission to make his city a magnet for immigrants. He sees them as the answer to bringing back prosperity to the Rust Belt after decades of econ...

August 29, 2014

Immigration Reform Need Not Be So Difficult - Mark Salter, RCP

The air is charged. Distant rumblings grow louder. President Obama is promising to do by executive order what Congress has not done: allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain ...

August 28, 2014

Which Immigrants Own Businesses? - Vasilogambros & Stamm, Natl Jrnl

Greek immigrants are more likely to be small-business owners than immigrants from any other country....

August 28, 2014

Our Immigration System Is Not Broken - Byron York, Washington Examiner

Of all the arguments made in the long and contentious debate overimmigration reform, the one heard most often, from all sides, is that our immigration system is "broken." Pres...

August 28, 2014

We Should Charge More for Green Cards - Jordan Weissmann, Slate

When demand for a product swamps supply, there are two rational responses: either you make more of it or you hike the price. So perhaps it’s time for the U.S. to charge rich ...

August 26, 2014

Immigration Policy Tears Families Apart - Yana Kunichoff, In These Times

On November 17, 2013, Brígido Acosta Luís was walked across the U.S.-Mexico border by immigration authorities from Brownsville, Texas, to the northern Mexican city of...

August 22, 2014

Is There a 'Public Opinion' on Immigration? - Robert VerBruggen, RCPolicy

At a Heritage Foundation event today, Kellyanne Conway of the Polling Company, Inc./WomenTrends (TPC/WT) outlined a new immigration poll her organization has published. T...

August 22, 2014

Immigration Order Would Backfire - Diana Furchtgott-Roth, MarketWatch

President Obama is reportedly about to go it alone on immigration reform and issue an executive order that would grant millions of undocumented workers a possible fast-tr...

August 19, 2014

Voters Know What to Do on Immigration - Eric Pianin, Fiscal Times

Just before Congress departed for a five-week summer recess, House Republicans passed some tough measures to address the humanitarian crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border and to mak...

August 15, 2014

Against Administrative Amnesty - Morgan & Inserra, Heritage Foundation

Leaders in Congress have called for greater enforcement of U.S. immigration law, while President Barack Obama continues to call for legalization of millions of illegal immigrants. ...

August 14, 2014

The Immigration Middle Ground - Yuval Levin & Reihan Salam, NRO

"Are you for immigration reform or against it?"...

August 13, 2014

Obama Released Criminal Immigrants - Sharyl Attkisson, Daily Signal

More than 600 convicted criminals, including felons, were among thousands of illegal immigrants freed under the Obama administration in advance of 2013 budget cuts mandated under s...

August 13, 2014

Obama on Immigration: Coward, Not Caesar - Shikha Dalmia, Reason

Conservatives are outraged that President Barack Obama is threatening to use his executive authority to shelter undocumented foreigners from deportation now that immigration reform...

August 13, 2014

Immigrants and the Economy: A FAQ - Daniel Costa et al., EPI

While immigration is among the most important issues the country faces, misperceptions persist about fundamental aspects of this crucial topic—such as the size and compositio...

August 9, 2014

Quantifying the Border Surge - Neil Munro, The Daily Caller

The flow of supposedly unaccompanied minors from Central America is almost two-and-half-times as much as last’s year inflow, and there’s still two months to go before t...

August 9, 2014

Could Obama Pardon Illegal Immigrants? - Jon Feere, CIS

Townhall.com's Guy Benson has raised some interesting questions about the extent to which President Obama might use his pardon power to initiate a mass amnesty of illegal aliens. T...

August 8, 2014

The Recovery Caused the Border Crisis - Sloat & Hinojosa-Ojeda, TNR

This past Tuesday, Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda—an Associated Professorin the UCLA Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies—released a report arguing that there is not a sudden surg...

August 7, 2014

Evaluating DACA After Two Years - Migration Policy Institute

Fifty-five percent of the 1.2 million unauthorized immigrant youth who met the criteria for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at it...

August 6, 2014

Why the Child Migrants Will Not Stop Coming - Oscar Martinez, Nation

On Friday, June 11, David de la O disappeared. He was walking home from school in rural Santa Cruz Michapa, a small city in El Salvador about an hour’s drive from San Salvador, t...

August 4, 2014

Immigration and Obama's Impeachment Game - Ross Douthat, NYT

SOMETHING rather dangerous is happening in American politics right now, all the more so for being taken for granted by many of the people watching it unfold....

August 4, 2014

Obama Can Choose Whether to Enforce the Law - Eric Posner, TNR

Would President Barack Obama, by refusing to enforce the immigration laws against millions of undocumented immigrants, be engaging in “domestic Caesarism,” as Ross Dout...

August 1, 2014

Will Immigration Spark a White Backlash? - Marisa Abrajano, Brookings

Changing racial demographics in the United States have made Latinos the largest racial minority in the country and made a kitchen table issue out of immigration for many Americans....

August 1, 2014

Republicans' Immigration Crisis - The Editors, Bloomberg View

House Republicans today killed their own bill on the immigration crisis, which may be just as well: It wasn't a bill so much as a meta-bill. Which is to say it was designed not t...

July 31, 2014

Six Key Facts About Asylum - Dara Lind, Vox

Many policymakers, including Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), have made a suggestion that sounds like an easy solution to the child migrant crisis: children shouldn't be coming to ...

July 30, 2014

More Immigration, Stronger Economy - Jason Russell, RealClearPolicy

Debate rages in Congress over what to do with the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who are trying to join their relatives in America. There can be no clearer sign of the...

July 29, 2014

Does Econ 101 Apply to Immigration? - Robert VerBruggen, RealClearPolicy

It's basic economics: When supply expands, prices fall. So one might think that when immigrants increase the supply of labor, the price of labor -- that is, employee compensation -...

July 28, 2014

Obama's Plan to Deal With the Border Crisis - Alec MacGillis, New Republic

With Congress so gridlocked it cannot bring itself to deal with even an obvious emergency like the crush of young migrants on the Texas-Mexico border, the Obama administr...

July 26, 2014

The Surge of Unaccompanied Child Immigrants - Restrepo & Garcia, CAP

Over the past few years, and in particular over the past few months, the number of children and families leaving the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Hondu...

July 26, 2014

The Myth of the Border Crisis - Veronica Escobar, New York Times

TO hear the national news media tell the story, you would think my city, El Paso, and others along the Texas-Mexico border were beingoverrun by children — tens of thousa...

July 26, 2014

Our Immigration Surge and the Promise of Amnesty - Ryan Lovelace, NRO

Human smugglers have told Central American families and children that they will get amnesty or asylum upon their arrival in the United States in order to encourage the large influx...

July 25, 2014

Saving Our Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant - Paul Virtue, Quartz

Surely there’s some way Jose Antonio Vargas could legally remain in the United States....

July 25, 2014

Immigration: Stopping the Surge - Cipriano & Inserra, RealClearPolicy

As President Obama and Congress deliberate how to address the surge of unaccompanied minors at the nation’s southern border, David Inserra, a research associate at the Herita...

July 25, 2014

The Fiscal Impact of Immigration - Alex Nowrasteh, Cato Institute

The fiscal impact of immigration — how immigrants and their descendants affect government budgets — is a widely debated and contentious issue. Economists overwhelmingly...

July 25, 2014

The Logistics of Deporting 57,000 Kids - Esme E. Deprez, BusinessWeek

In recent weeks, President Obama and congressional Republicans have begun to offer the same simple-sounding solution for dealing with the flood of children crossing the U.S. border...

July 24, 2014

Our Fear of Immigrants - Jeremy Adam Smith, Pacific Standard

Rodrigo Guzman’s desk was empty.It was January 2013 and Christmas break was over. As the fourth graders took their seats at Jefferson Elementary School in Berkeley, Californi...

July 24, 2014

Republicans' New Border Proposal - David Inserra, Daily Signal

House Speaker John Boehner’s Border Crisis Working Group releasedWednesday its recommendations on what should be done on the border crisis. The group, which is chaired b...