There is widespread agreement that change in our immigration laws is long overdue.
1986 was the last time the U.S. passed major immigration reform.
In our discussion, we looked at two distinct categories of immigrants, those who enter or wish to enter legally and those who cross illegally – without proper documentation.
Joining Host Jim Falk are experts in the immigration discussion:
The CATO Institute’s Associate Director of Immigration Studies, David Bier,
Lora Ries, director of the Heritage Foundation’s Border and Immigration Center, and
Dany Bahar, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and an associate professor of international and public affairs at Brown University.
In our discussion, we ask:
What percentage of the total U.S. population is made up of immigrants and how much has it fluctuated in recent years?
As America’s birth rate drops, should we or should we not increase the number of immigrants allowed into the country?
Is the United States becoming less competitive for immigrant workers, particularly high-skilled?
See what our experts have to say on Perspectives Matter – Can We Fix Our Immigration Policies?
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