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. Cochranevia 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...

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.

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.

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.

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?

Basic Facts
US Passport
Basic Facts

Background on the Facts: The Right Number of Americans?

by Tom Churchvia Peregrine
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

1 out of every 8 people in the United States is a first-generation immigrant. 45 percent of them are American citizens, which means that 1 in 20 of the current American population acquired citizenship after coming to the States. America remains a nation of immigrants. It relies on them to be sources of entrepreneurship and population growth – and, ultimately, proof to the rest of the world that America is still the land of opportunity.

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