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Is Immigration Good for America? - Cato Conference

Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Featuring: Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), ranking member on the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement; Tamar Jacoby , Immigration Works USA; Pia Orrenius , Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Ali Noorani , National Immigration...

Immigrants Did Not Take Your Job

"Mark Krikorian, executive director of the anti-immigrant Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and author of the book The New Case Against Immigration: Both Illegal and Legal , criticized a remark I made to Washington Times reporter Stephen Dinan about a new CIS memo. The memo, which can be found...

Norquist Joins Cato, Attacks Heritage Foundation on Immigration

"Americans for Tax Reform on Monday joined the Cato Institute in launching a pre-emptive strike against The Heritage Foundation. The conservative advocacy organization, which enforces the Taxpayer Protection Pledge against raising taxes and is led by Grover Norquist, supports a comprehensive immigration...

Conservatives Battle Over CIR Narrative

A new report from the conservative Heritage Foundation claims immigration reform would cost the nation trillions of dollars. Yet in 2006 the Foundation argued precisely the opposite . And the Cato Institute argues persuasively that the methodology of the Heritage report renders it worthless . ...

CFR and Cato on Border Management

Managing Illegal Immigration to the United States: How Effective Is Enforcement? - "The authors examine U.S. efforts to prevent illegal immigration to the United States. Although the United States has witnessed a sharp drop in illegal border crossings in the past decade alongside an enormous increase...

Idaho Joins E-Verify RIDE

"As of July 14, 2013, Idaho is the third state to join the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) program. Through the RIDE initiative, E-Verify is able to confirm information from drivers’ licenses and state identification cards through the participating states. Mississippi...

Will 2014 Be The Year For Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

"Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, believes an election year may work in favor a measure being passed. “There is obviously not enough time to pass immigration reform in 2013,” Nowrasteh said. “The Syrian crisis, Obamacare’s...

Margaret D. Stock Answers the Question, 'Is Birthright Citizenship Good for America?'

Margaret Stock , an immigration attorney in Anchorage, Alaska and a 2013 MacArthur (aka 'Genius Award') Foundation Fellow , wrote this article in 2012, answering the question, "Is Birthright Citizenship Good for America? " We offer it here to counter the (flawed, in our opinion) positions...

Businesses Ignore 'Mandatory' E-Verify - CATO

CATO, Sept. 1, 2015 - " Alabama, Arizona, Mississippi, and South Carolina have mandated E-Verify for all new hires in their state (see Table 1), which means that every time an employee is hired the employer must use the E-Verify system to check the worker’s ability to legally work. In our...

Video of Cato Book Forum - The Economics of Immigration: Market-Based Approaches, Social Science, and Public Policy

Cato Institute, Jan. 6, 2015 - "Featuring the editor Benjamin Powell, Director, Free Market Institute, and Professor of Economics, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University; Senior Fellow, Independent Institute; author Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute; with...

Some Skilled Workers Must Wait for Centuries for Green Cards - Cyrus Mehta

Cyrus Mehta, July 30, 2016 - " David Bier at the Cato Institute has emerged as a fresh and new scholarly voice on immigration. It has always been known that an individual who got sponsored by an employer today in the India employment-based third preference (EB-3) would need to wait for about 60...