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The Conservative Case for Immigration Reform

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia National Review Online
Thursday, July 31, 2014

The debate over immigration reform, intensified by the surge of unaccompanied child migrants at the U.S.–Mexico border, has many conservatives worried. Republican strategist Lanhee Chen explained that conservative opposition to immigration reform in the United States “is a very visceral reaction to what America should be about.” According to conservative opponents of immigration reform, immigrants will change America

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The Right Number of Legal Immigrants?

interview with Timothy Kanevia CATO Daily Podcast
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Research Fellow Tim Kane discussed immigration on the CATO Daily Podcast. 


John Cochrane on the Peter Schiff Show

interview with John H. Cochrane via Peter Schiff Show
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Senior Fellow John Cochrane discussed current events on the nationally syndicated Peter Schiff Show.

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The Solution to Border Disorder

by Jeb Bush, Clint Bolickvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In recent months, tens of thousands of young Central American refugees have illegally poured across the U.S-Mexico border. It is the latest consequence of the failure of President Obama and Congress to overhaul America's broken immigration system.

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Border Crisis Is Unfair, But No Surprise

by Timothy Kanevia
Friday, July 18, 2014

Watching the flood of immigrant children from Central America seeking, and gaining, entry into the United States, one is struck by the chaos at all levels. It is a crisis, but hardly a surprise.

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Obama's Immigration Failure

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg View
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

President Barack Obama’s vow to use unilateral action to address some U.S. immigration challenges is disappointing because it is a nakedly political maneuver designed to benefit his fellow Democrats in this election cycle. It has significant, negative repercussions for policy, too.


Tim Kane on Free Fire Radio (1:04:22)

interview with Timothy Kanevia Free Fire Radio
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Research Fellow Tim Kane will discuss his Balance of Economics piece, "Three Failures on Immigration Reform,” on Free Fire Radio. 

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Tim Kane on the Lars Larson Show (48:07)

interview with Timothy Kanevia Lars Larson Show
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Research Fellow Tim Kane discussed his Balance of Economics piece, "Three Failures on Immigration Reform,” on the Lars Larson Show

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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 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.


The Hoover Institution's Conte Initiative on Immigration Reform is the result of significant scholarly workshops and conversations among academics, politicians, and Hoover fellows who are concerned with America's current immigration system.

The current system is complicated, restrictive, and badly in need of reform. It is ineffective at its stated goals of allowing sufficient immigration and punishing transgressors who overstay their visas or cross our borders illegally. A working group has been formed under this initiative that aims to improve immigration law by providing innovative ideas and clear improvements to every part of the system – from border security to green cards to temporary work visas. Our efforts are provided by Hoover scholars and leading affiliated thinkers and reformers from both sides of the aisle. Our membership is united by only one common theme: Our current system is broken and needs to be reformed.

Edward Lazear and Tim Kane co-chair the project as part of Conte Initiative on Immigration Reform with management and research support from Tom Church.