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Opportunity For Immigration Reform, Yet Many Obstacles Remain

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Immigration Reform
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Members of Congress are in their home districts for the month of August, which gives us the opportunity to take a step back and assess where things stand in the debate over comprehensive immigration reform.  The optimism that supporters of reform felt in late June, when the Se

Senior Fellow Edward Lazear on the Senate Immigration Bill

by Hoover Institution Editorvia Immigration Reform
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hoover Senior Fellow Edward Lazear writes in the Wall Street Journal about the point system in the Senate immigration bill and how the House can fix and improve the bill:

Senior Fellow Gary Becker on Senate Immigration Reform Bill

by Hoover Institution Editorvia Immigration Reform
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Gary Becker weighs in on the Senate immigration bill:


The Hoover Institution’s Conte Initiative on Immigration Reform is the result of numerous conferences, meetings, and conversations during the past year among academics, politicians, and Hoover fellows who are concerned with the structure and outcomes of America’s immigration system. Chaired by Hoover senior fellow Edward Lazear, the initiative examines legal and illegal immigration. The guiding principle is to identify clear improvements to what most agree is an unfair and inefficient immigration system.

The “Immigration Reform” channel on Hoover’s Advancing a Free Society blog is an online space that will provide facts and analysis, with the goal of informing the debate on immigration reform as it unfolds across public and legislative spaces. By providing unbiased information to decision makers and other interested parties and by stripping away obfuscation, the Conte Initiative hopes to assist in the creation of an appropriate immigration system for the United States.