Our Unwelcoming Welcome Mat: The Case for Immigration Simplification

Our Unwelcoming Welcome Mat: The Case for Immigration Simplification

Policy Brief No. 2014-4 * 2014-11-21 08:38:34

By Helen Raleigh

Editor: No matter what comes of the showdown between the President and Congress over how to deal with the millions of foreigners illegally present in this country, two great questions will remain if the United States is to continue in global leadership: How can America live up to our self-understanding as a beacon of liberty and opportunity to the world? How can we counter falling birthrates to maintain a workforce that can drive the economic growth and tax revenues needed for our social contract between the generations? The answer: Only by offering an open door for the right people in the right numbers wishing to immigrate here. Finally, here's a practical plan for immigration simplification is based on the core American principles of equal treatment, rule of law, and self-reliance.

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