Peregrine

Peregrine

Issue 1401

The Right Number of Americans?
Main Essay
Main Essay

Peregrine: What is the Optimal Number of Immigrants to the US?

by John H. Cochrane via Peregrine
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Two billion, two million, fifty-two thousand and thirty-five (2,002,052,035). Seriously. The United States is made up of three and a half million square miles, with 84 people per square mile...

Podcast: The Peregrine Podcast: “Dispelling Immigration Fears” with John Cochrane
New Ideas
Visas
New Ideas

Peregrine: More Skills, Fewer Chains

by Clint Bolickvia Peregrine
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

When the annual ceiling on high-skilled visas America granted for 2014 is hit in a matter of days, we know something is wrong. Likewise, when Alabama and Georgia lose billions of dollars in agricultural output after their laws chased away illegal immigrant workers, something is wrong.

Podcast: The Peregrine Podcast: “The Need for Skilled Immigration” with Clint Bolick
Immigration
New Ideas

Peregrine: Equilibrium for Immigrants

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Peregrine
Thursday, June 26, 2014

The question posed in this inaugural issue of Peregrine is deceptively simple and profoundly misleading.  What it asks us to do as legal and economic analysts is to make some empirical judgment as to the number and composition the immigration population.

Podcast: The Peregrine Podcast: “Finding an Immigration Equilibrium” with Richard Epstein
Immigration
New Ideas

A More Rational Approach

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Peregrine
Friday, June 27, 2014

It’s hard to define the right number of green cards precisely, but with millions of individuals waiting in line in other countries to get one, it seems fair to say that the current number of approximately one million per year is too low.

Podcast: The Peregrine Podcast: “Rationalizing Immigration” with Lanhee Chen
Immigration
New Ideas

The Economic Priority

by Beth Ann Bovinovia Peregrine
Friday, June 27, 2014

As the drive for US immigration reform becomes bogged down in election-year politics, one facet of the issue seems indisputable: An overhaul of the country’s immigration policy would be a boon to the world’s biggest economy.

Survey Results
Survey Results

American Immigration in the 21st Century

by Timothy Kanevia Peregrine
Monday, June 23, 2014

Peregrine is an online journal with a unique mission.  Each issue will address one topic out of the many elements related to immigration in the US. This inaugural issue, in fact, asks the most basic question of all: What is the right amount of legal immigration?

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Issue 1401

The Right Number of Americans?

Main Essay

by John H. Cochrane Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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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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The Peregrine Podcast: “Rationalizing Immigration” with Lanhee Chen

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Peregrine
Friday, June 27, 2014

Lanhee Chen discusses how to better tailor America’s legal immigration system to the country’s economic needs and considers the political prospects for effective reform.

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The Peregrine Podcast: “Finding an Immigration Equilibrium” with Richard Epstein

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Peregrine
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Richard Epstein argues that immigration reformers should focus on criteria for admitting new citizens, not trying to establish quotas.

Immigration

The Peregrine Podcast: “The Need for Skilled Immigration” with Clint Bolick

by Clint Bolickvia Peregrine
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Clint Bolick explains why immigration reform needs to focus on America’s economic needs rather than on family unification.

Immigration

The Peregrine Podcast: “Dispelling Immigration Fears” with John Cochrane

by John H. Cochrane via Peregrine
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

John Cochrane addresses the most persistent concerns about increasing immigration to the United States, from wage suppression to assimilation.

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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.