Immigration Policy and Reform
This project set out to provide actionable principles to improve America’s immigration system. The Institute organized round tables where academic, NGO and government experts discussed reforms to promote more efficient and equitable immigration policy. Bypassing debate over targeted or comprehensive reform, the intent was to identify problems and propose policy solutions in each of the major arenas of America’s immigration system. See below short reports on each of the eight round tables and annotated bibliographies that address each topic area. The project also supported two on campus symposia.
This project was funded by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. For further information, contact Lindsay Lowell.
- Priorities for US Immigration Reform
- Family Immigration: Visa Channels and Management Challenges
- Border Enforcement in the 21st Century
- Refugee, Asylum and Other Humanitarian Policies: Challenges for Reform
- Detention and Removal: What Now and What Next?
- Low Wage Migration: Present Challenges, Future Supply
- Highly Skilled Migration: STEM Supply and Policy Challenges
- Enforcement in the Workplace: Challenges, Past and Present
- Looking Back to Move Forward: Examining Past Legalization Programs