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Tim Kane on the John Batchelor Show (19:13)

via John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Research Fellow Tim Kane discusses results from a survey conducted by the Hoover Immigration Reform Working Group on the John Batchelor Show.

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Lanhee Chen on Bloomberg TV

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Friday, November 21, 2014

Research Fellow Lanhee Chen discusses possible GOP responses to President Obama's immigration reform on Bloomberg TV.

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GOP Can Trump Obama’s Bad Immigration Plan

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Let’s be clear: President Barack Obama isn’t really fixing the broken U.S. immigration system.

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Tim Kane on the Lars Larson Show (9:44)

interview with Timothy Kanevia Lars Larson Show
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Research Fellow Tim Kane discusses President Obama's proposed immigration reform on the Lars Larson Show.

Survey of Immigration Experts–Designing a Better Work Visa

by Timothy Kanevia Analysis
Friday, November 14, 2014

A survey of immigration experts at US universities and think tanks was conducted during August 25–September 5, 2014.  Thirty-five individuals responded. The main topic was temporary guest worker visas. Additional questions were included that addressed two issues in the news: President Obama’s threatened use of executive action to change policy instead of working with legislation and the surge of unaccompanied children from Central America arriving at the US borders and claiming asylum as victims of human trafficking.

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Tim Kane on the Lars Larson Show

interview with Timothy Kanevia Lars Larson Show
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Research Fellow Tim Kane discusses immigration reform on the Lars Larson Show.

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There's A Better Way To Do Immigration Reform

by Timothy Kanevia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Immigration is the definitive wedge issue in American politics, but it doesn't have to be. When the Senate's Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act failed to pass the House this year, it was the third such failure of comprehensive reform in a decade.

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Tim Kane on the John Batchelor Show (19:16)

interview with Timothy Kanevia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Research Fellow Tim Kane discusses Peregrine, immigration, and guest worker visas on the John Batchelor Show.

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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.

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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.

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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.