While merit-based immigration systems do have some benefits, policy-dictated quotas do not consider gaps in labor market or fiscal benefits.
Migration from Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States has grown steadily over the past forty years. In addition to leaving their countries amidst political and economic hardship, the vast majority of these migrants face additional challenges to their legal status. One way to look for solutions is to consider a comprehensive approach to migration through recruitment, retention, return, relief and reform.
A bill pending in the US Congress would require money transmitters to verify their customers’ immigration status. Is this measure good policy?
How will Obama’s action affect U.S. relations with Latin American countries?
The surge of child migrants from Central America has put the issue of immigration back on the table.
Obama has acted decisively to push through immigration reforms but the scope of his efforts remain unclear.
How important of a role did Cantor’s stance on immigration play in his defeat?
Everyone recognized that the immigration system was a mess and needed to be fixed, but the politics were too polarized and complicated for any serious progress to be made.
As the global financial crisis continues to alter US relations with the hemisphere, greater engagement in the region remains critical to US interests.
President Obama has overseen some of the strictest enforcement policies of the past several decades.