The History and Prospects for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Immigration and Control Act of 1986 The last major immigration reform legislation Congress passed was the Immigration and Control Act of 1986. It was passed by a Republican Senate led by U.S. Senator Al Simpson of Wyoming and a Democratic House led by Ron Mazzoli, a Democratic...

Fifty Years Later, the Immigration Bill That Changed America

On the 2016 campaign trail, immigration has been a flash point unlike any other. But as Donald Trump pushes his scheme to build a wall across America’s southern border and Hillary Clinton promises to go further than President Obama in protecting migrants without documentation, a...

Here’s how our immigration laws actually encourage illegal immigration

The debate over President Obama’s executive action on immigration once again reveals a deep disconnect in the understanding of how legal and illegal immigration are linked. “Just enforce the law,” demand frustrated critics. To a great extent, we have. But the law is part of the...
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