Peregrine

Issue 1402

The Question of Work Visas
Main Essay
Visas
Main Essay

Guest Worker Visas

by Alex Nowrastehvia Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

Expanding and liberalizing America’s lawful immigration system is the easiest way to boost economic growth and is also the key to stopping unlawful immigration.  After a century of reforms that enhanced and centralized bureaucracy, federal immigration policy is a labyrinth of restriction and dysfunction. US immigration laws are now, as Rutgers law professor Elizabeth Hull wrote, “second only to the Internal Revenue Code in complexity.” 

New Ideas
New Ideas

Immigration Policy and the Surge

by Madeline Zavodnyvia Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

A year ago, the momentum for immigration reform was in danger of stalling over concerns about how to deal with the 11 plus million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States. No one would have guessed, however, that reform legislation would be derailed by tens of thousands of children from Central America claiming to be victims of human trafficking.

New Ideas

Auctioning Temporary Visas

by Giovanni Peri via Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

The US Immigration system is in deep need of change. In this article I propose an incremental reform that, as such, should be more easily passed and implemented than a comprehensive one. It also introduces an innovative mechanism to select immigrants that will reveal the economic incentives driving immigrants and hiring firms.

New Ideas

To Grow, America Needs More Legal Work Visas

by Diana Furchtgott-Roth via Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

America’s GDP growth rate is hovering around 2 percent annually, not high enough to create a demand for discouraged workers who have dropped out of the labor force. Would additional immigrants hurt or, possibly, help?

New Ideas

The Role of Low-Skill Visas in Immigration Reform

by Douglas Holtz-Eakinvia Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

The phrase immigration reform means different things to different people, largely because such a reform can span many aspects of American life.  Border security, employment law, legal status of the undocumented, visa tracking, sector-specific economic policies, and more are potential components of immigration reform. 

Survey Results
Survey Results

The Question of Work Visas

by Timothy Kanevia Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

The “year of immigration reform” has not unfolded like anyone expected as recently as the publication of our inaugural issue of Peregrine. Policy makers in Washington didn’t pass any news laws to impact policy, but events on the ground took on a life of their own.

Basic Facts
Basic Facts

Background on the Facts: The Question of Work Visas

by Tom Churchvia Peregrine
Monday, October 6, 2014

The United States issued more than 60 million “entry” visas in 2013 to foreigners who intended to visit the country but not immigrate permanently. Most went to individuals who came temporarily for pleasure (48 million) or business (6 million). Another three million went to individuals and their families to work in the United States, and 1.7 million went to foreign students.

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