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Issue 1501

Immigration & Security
Main Essay
Main Essay

Shifts In The US Immigration Enforcement System

by Marc R. Rosenblumvia Peregrine
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The US immigration debate often feels like the movie Groundhog Day because the same arguments and legislative proposals are replayed in an endless loop. Yet even though the national conversation about immigration policy remains almost unchanged during the past twenty-five years, the immigration enforcement system has been transformed.

New Ideas
New Ideas

A Comment On Security And The Peregrine Survey

by John H. Cochrane via Peregrine
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Of all the canards, straw-men, and flat-out silliness flung at immigration control, the idea that we must keep immigrants out in the name of national security is surely one of the worst.

Border Patrol
New Ideas

Securing The Southwest Border Requires Meaningful Immigration Reform

by Sylvia Longmirevia Peregrine
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Moving into an election year, immigration reform is on every politician’s mind yet not what they want to talk about. Border security isn’t far behind as a hot-button political topic.

Survey Results
Survey Results

Letter From The Editor

by Timothy Kanevia Peregrine
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The number-one policy most Americans think of in response to illegal immigration is securing the border. It has become a reflexive rallying cry that border security has to come first, before any other policy, to deal with the estimated twelve million immigrants who live in the country.

Survey Results

Immigration & Security: The Survey On Effective Security Reforms

via Peregrine
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

How does immigration intersect with issues of national security? The most obvious answer is border security, but too often that is the only answer. The state of the conversation among policymakers is lacking.

Survey Results

Tweets On The Intersection Of Immigration Policy And National Security

via Peregrine
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Hoover Institution’s Conte Initiative on Immigration Reform conducts a quarterly survey of leading thinkers. Survey Respondents were asked what they would tweet when placed 'at the intersection of immigration policy and national security, what is the one policy or law that you recommend doing (or undoing)?'

Basic Facts
Basic Facts

Background On The Facts: Immigration & Security

by Tom Churchvia Peregrine
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

One in ten people in the world (700 million) want to emigrate to another country, according to Gallup. One quarter of potential international migrants (165 million people) say the United States is their desired future residence.

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Issue 1501

Immigration & Security

Main Essay

by Marc R. Rosenblum Tuesday, July 14, 2015
article

New Ideas

by John H. Cochrane Tuesday, July 14, 2015
article
by Sylvia Longmire Tuesday, July 14, 2015
article

Survey Results

by Timothy Kane Tuesday, July 14, 2015
article
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
article
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
article

Basic Facts

by Tom Church Tuesday, July 14, 2015
article

Issue 1403

Executive Action & Immigration Reform

Main Essay

by Michael McConnell Tuesday, February 17, 2015
article

New Ideas

by Edward Paul Lazear Thursday, December 4, 2014
article
by Richard A. Epstein Monday, November 24, 2014
article
by Timothy Kane Tuesday, February 17, 2015
article
by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, February 18, 2015
article
by William Suter Tuesday, February 17, 2015
article

Survey Results

by Timothy Kane Thursday, February 5, 2015
article
Friday, December 19, 2014
article
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
article
Thursday, December 18, 2014
article
by Timothy Kane Wednesday, December 17, 2014
article

Basic Facts

by Tom Church Tuesday, February 17, 2015
article

Issue 1402

The Question of Work Visas

Main Essay

by Alex Nowrasteh Monday, October 6, 2014
article

New Ideas

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

Survey Results

by Timothy Kane Monday, October 6, 2014
article

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
article

New Ideas

by Clint Bolick Wednesday, June 25, 2014
article
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
article

Basic Facts

by Tom Church Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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Main Essay

Shifts In The US Immigration Enforcement System

by Marc R. Rosenblumvia Peregrine
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The US immigration debate often feels like the movie Groundhog Day because the same arguments and legislative proposals are replayed in an endless loop. Yet even though the national conversation about immigration policy remains almost unchanged during the past twenty-five years, the immigration enforcement system has been transformed.

New Ideas

A Comment On Security And The Peregrine Survey

by John H. Cochrane via Peregrine
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Of all the canards, straw-men, and flat-out silliness flung at immigration control, the idea that we must keep immigrants out in the name of national security is surely one of the worst.

Border Patrol
New Ideas

Securing The Southwest Border Requires Meaningful Immigration Reform

by Sylvia Longmirevia Peregrine
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Moving into an election year, immigration reform is on every politician’s mind yet not what they want to talk about. Border security isn’t far behind as a hot-button political topic.

Survey Results

Immigration & Security: The Survey On Effective Security Reforms

via Peregrine
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

How does immigration intersect with issues of national security? The most obvious answer is border security, but too often that is the only answer. The state of the conversation among policymakers is lacking.

Survey Results

Tweets On The Intersection Of Immigration Policy And National Security

via Peregrine
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Hoover Institution’s Conte Initiative on Immigration Reform conducts a quarterly survey of leading thinkers. Survey Respondents were asked what they would tweet when placed 'at the intersection of immigration policy and national security, what is the one policy or law that you recommend doing (or undoing)?'

Survey Results

Letter From The Editor

by Timothy Kanevia Peregrine
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The number-one policy most Americans think of in response to illegal immigration is securing the border. It has become a reflexive rallying cry that border security has to come first, before any other policy, to deal with the estimated twelve million immigrants who live in the country.

Basic Facts

Background On The Facts: Immigration & Security

by Tom Churchvia Peregrine
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

One in ten people in the world (700 million) want to emigrate to another country, according to Gallup. One quarter of potential international migrants (165 million people) say the United States is their desired future residence.

New Ideas

Class, Race, And Illegal Immigration

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Peregrine
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The driving forces behind three decades of de facto non-enforcement of federal immigration law were largely the interests of elites across the political spectrum.

New Ideas

Immigration - The President Has Again Tried To Circumvent The Constitutional System Of Lawmaking

by William Sutervia Peregrine
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

President Obama is not the first President to use his executive power aggressively. President Lincoln used an Executive Order in 1861 to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. The Supreme Court held that his action was unconstitutional. President Franklin D. Roosevelt attempted to change the composition of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1937 in order to gain favorable votes for his New Deal legislation.

Main Essay

Defiant, Not Deferred, Action

by Michael McConnellvia Peregrine
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Last November, the Obama Administration announced that it will cease enforcement of the immigration laws with respect to some four million undocumented persons. Instead it will award them legal status and work authorizations. Quite apart from whether this is good policy, it is almost certainly bad law.

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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.