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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.

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The Peregrine Podcast: “Dispelling Immigration Fears” with John Cochrane

by John H. Cochrane via Peregrine
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

John Cochrane addresses the most persistent concerns about increasing immigration to the United States, from wage suppression to assimilation.

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Tim Kane on the John Batchelor Show

interview with Timothy Kanevia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Research Fellow Tim Kane discussed his Foxnews.com piece, “The Truth About Republicans, Congress and Immigration Reform,” on the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show.

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Peregrine: What is the Optimal Number of Immigrants to the US?

by John H. Cochrane via 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...

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Tim Kane on the Lars Larson Show (47:12)

interview with Timothy Kanevia Lars Larson Show
Monday, June 23, 2014

Research Fellow Tim Kane discussed his Foxnews.com piece, “The Truth About Republicans, Congress and Immigration Reform,” on The Lars Larson Show

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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?

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The Truth About Republicans, Congress and Immigration Reform

by Timothy Kanevia FoxNews.com
Friday, June 20, 2014

“Immigration reform is dead,” wrote Ezra Klein the day after college professor Dave Brat defeated House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va). In this narrative, Cantor was an instrumental deal-maker unseated by the Tea Party rabble rousers. His loss scuttled prospects for reform. 

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Lanhee Chen on the John Batchelor Show (19:34)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hoover research fellow Lanhee Chen discusses immigration reform on the John Batchelor Show.

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Lanhee Chen on The Ethan Bearman Show (18:54)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia The Ethan Bearman Show
Monday, June 16, 2014

Dr. Lanhee Chen, research fellow at The Hoover Institution, faculty member public policy program at Stanford University,  Bloomberg View columnist, policy director for Mitt Romney 2012, regarding the Eric Cantor loss and what this means to Republicans regarding Immigration Reform

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Lanhee Chen on Market Makers

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg Television
Friday, June 13, 2014

Bloomberg View columnist Lanhee Chen discusses the status of immigration reform following the primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and how it plays into midterm elections and the 2016 presidential campaign. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.”

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JP Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies
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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.