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Peregrine

Issue 1402

The Question of Work Visas
Main Essay
Visas
Main Essay

Guest Worker Visas

by Alex Nowrastehvia Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

Expanding and liberalizing America’s lawful immigration system is the easiest way to boost economic growth and is also the key to stopping unlawful immigration.  After a century of reforms that enhanced and centralized bureaucracy, federal immigration policy is a labyrinth of restriction and dysfunction. US immigration laws are now, as Associate Justice Harry E. Hull Jr. wrote, “second only to the Internal Revenue Code in complexity.” 

Podcast: Peregrine: “Reforming Guest Worker Visas” with Alex Nowrasteh
New Ideas
New Ideas

Immigration Policy and the Surge

by Madeline Zavodnyvia Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

A year ago, the momentum for immigration reform was in danger of stalling over concerns about how to deal with the 11 plus million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States. No one would have guessed, however, that reform legislation would be derailed by tens of thousands of children from Central America claiming to be victims of human trafficking.

Podcast: Peregrine: “Immigration Reform and the Central American Surge” with Madeline Zavodny
New Ideas

Auctioning Temporary Visas

by Giovanni Peri via Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

The US Immigration system is in deep need of change. In this article I propose an incremental reform that, as such, should be more easily passed and implemented than a comprehensive one. It also introduces an innovative mechanism to select immigrants that will reveal the economic incentives driving immigrants and hiring firms.

New Ideas

To Grow, America Needs More Legal Work Visas

by Diana Furchtgott-Roth via Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

America’s GDP growth rate is hovering around 2 percent annually, not high enough to create a demand for discouraged workers who have dropped out of the labor force. Would additional immigrants hurt or, possibly, help?

New Ideas

The Role of Low-Skill Visas in Immigration Reform

by Douglas Holtz-Eakinvia Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

The phrase immigration reform means different things to different people, largely because such a reform can span many aspects of American life.  Border security, employment law, legal status of the undocumented, visa tracking, sector-specific economic policies, and more are potential components of immigration reform. 

Survey Results
Survey Results

The Question of Work Visas

by Timothy Kanevia Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

The “year of immigration reform” has not unfolded like anyone expected as recently as the publication of our inaugural issue of Peregrine. Policy makers in Washington didn’t pass any news laws to impact policy, but events on the ground took on a life of their own.

Podcast: Peregrine: “Immigration Reform: What the Experts Say” with Timothy Kane
Basic Facts
Basic Facts

Background on the Facts: The Question of Work Visas

by Tom Churchvia Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

The United States issued more than 60 million “entry” visas in 2013 to foreigners who intended to visit the country but not immigrate permanently. Most went to individuals who came temporarily for pleasure (48 million) or business (6 million). Another three million went to individuals and their families to work in the United States, and 1.7 million went to foreign students.

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Issue 1402

The Question of Work Visas

Main Essay

by Alex Nowrasteh Monday, October 6, 2014
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New Ideas

by Madeline Zavodny Monday, October 6, 2014
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by Giovanni Peri Monday, October 6, 2014
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by Diana Furchtgott-Roth Monday, October 6, 2014
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by Douglas Holtz-Eakin Monday, October 6, 2014
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Survey Results

by Timothy Kane Monday, October 6, 2014
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Basic Facts

by Tom Church Monday, October 6, 2014
article

Issue 1401

The Right Number of Americans?

Main Essay

by John H. Cochrane Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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New Ideas

by Clint Bolick Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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by Richard A. Epstein Thursday, June 26, 2014
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by Lanhee J. Chen Friday, June 27, 2014
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by Beth Ann Bovino Friday, June 27, 2014
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Survey Results

by Timothy Kane Monday, June 23, 2014
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Basic Facts

by Tom Church Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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Peregrine: “Immigration Reform and the Central American Surge” with Madeline Zavodny

interview with Madeline Zavodnyvia Peregrine
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

How an influx of unexpected immigrants derailed reform efforts.

Peregrine: “Reforming Guest Worker Visas” with Alex Nowrasteh

interview with Alex Nowrastehvia Peregrine
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

How a series of commonsense reforms can change the US treatment of foreign workers.

Peregrine: “Immigration Reform: What the Experts Say” with Timothy Kane

interview with Timothy Kanevia Peregrine
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Examining those policy solutions members of Hoover’s immigration group believe are essential to reform.

Basic Facts

Background on the Facts: The Question of Work Visas

by Tom Churchvia Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

The United States issued more than 60 million “entry” visas in 2013 to foreigners who intended to visit the country but not immigrate permanently. Most went to individuals who came temporarily for pleasure (48 million) or business (6 million). Another three million went to individuals and their families to work in the United States, and 1.7 million went to foreign students.

New Ideas

The Role of Low-Skill Visas in Immigration Reform

by Douglas Holtz-Eakinvia Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

The phrase immigration reform means different things to different people, largely because such a reform can span many aspects of American life.  Border security, employment law, legal status of the undocumented, visa tracking, sector-specific economic policies, and more are potential components of immigration reform. 

New Ideas

To Grow, America Needs More Legal Work Visas

by Diana Furchtgott-Roth via Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

America’s GDP growth rate is hovering around 2 percent annually, not high enough to create a demand for discouraged workers who have dropped out of the labor force. Would additional immigrants hurt or, possibly, help?

Survey Results

The Question of Work Visas

by Timothy Kanevia Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

The “year of immigration reform” has not unfolded like anyone expected as recently as the publication of our inaugural issue of Peregrine. Policy makers in Washington didn’t pass any news laws to impact policy, but events on the ground took on a life of their own.

Podcast: Peregrine: “Immigration Reform: What the Experts Say” with Timothy Kane
New Ideas

Auctioning Temporary Visas

by Giovanni Peri via Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

The US Immigration system is in deep need of change. In this article I propose an incremental reform that, as such, should be more easily passed and implemented than a comprehensive one. It also introduces an innovative mechanism to select immigrants that will reveal the economic incentives driving immigrants and hiring firms.

New Ideas

Immigration Policy and the Surge

by Madeline Zavodnyvia Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

A year ago, the momentum for immigration reform was in danger of stalling over concerns about how to deal with the 11 plus million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States. No one would have guessed, however, that reform legislation would be derailed by tens of thousands of children from Central America claiming to be victims of human trafficking.

Podcast: Peregrine: “Immigration Reform and the Central American Surge” with Madeline Zavodny
Visas
Main Essay

Guest Worker Visas

by Alex Nowrastehvia Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

Expanding and liberalizing America’s lawful immigration system is the easiest way to boost economic growth and is also the key to stopping unlawful immigration.  After a century of reforms that enhanced and centralized bureaucracy, federal immigration policy is a labyrinth of restriction and dysfunction. US immigration laws are now, as Associate Justice Harry E. Hull Jr. wrote, “second only to the Internal Revenue Code in complexity.” 

Podcast: Peregrine: “Reforming Guest Worker Visas” with Alex Nowrasteh

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Peregrine is an online journal about US immigration policy that provides background facts, surveys, and opinion essays by scholars from a variety of perspectives. Each issue of Peregrine  addresses a different aspect of immigration, looking to educate as well as identify areas of agreement among experts and the public on incremental policy changes. This free publication will be published online and will also be available as a downloadable PDF.

The starting point for Peregrine is an awareness of America’s unique status as a nation of immigrants. From pilgrims to pioneers to huddled masses yearning to breathe free, Americans are a peregrine people. The country’s pathway to citizenship has been open for centuries and even now welcomes more than one million foreigners as permanent, legal residents every year. The United States is also a nation of laws, balancing natural rights with sovereign democracy. To maintain America’s strengths as a nation of immigrants and a democracy of laws, Peregrine provides an arena in which the best reform ideas will be published, discussed, and analyzed.

Peregrine is led by Tim Kane, editor, and Tom Church, managing editor, as part of the Hoover Institution Conte Initiative on Immigration Reform. The journal relies on contributions from the membership of Hoover's Working Group on Immigration Reform, co-chaired by Edward Lazear and Tim Kane.