Tom Church

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Tom Church is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. He studies income inequality, poverty, health care policy, entitlement reform, and immigration reform. He has conducted research on developing supplemental statistics to better measure income, poverty, and health insurance coverage. He also contributes to the Hoover Institution’s immigration reform initiative.

He received his master’s degree in public policy with honors from Pepperdine University, specializing in economics and international relations. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and political science from the University of Michigan.

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Initial Thoughts on the Republican Party’s Principles for Immigration Reform

by Tom Churchvia Immigration Reform
Thursday, January 30, 2014

The good news coming out of the Republican Party’s Principles for Immigration Reform released this afternoon is that the prospects for passing immigration reform were not further degra

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Informing The Discussion: Businesses in some large cities won’t be allowed to hire new ‘W’ guest workers

by Tom Churchvia Immigration Reform
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Businesses in 103 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) representing 20% of the total civilian labor force would be ineligible to hire new ‘W’ guest workers if the Senate Gang of Eight’s immigration bill (S.744) were passed today.

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What happens when you limit collective bargaining by teachers’ unions?

by Tom Churchvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, July 1, 2011

Answer: You get positive changes in school districts. The first effects of Wisconsin's law to restrict collective bargaining agreements are being felt.