Reactions to President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Reform

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The Hoover Institution’s Conte Initiative on Immigration Reform conducts a quarterly survey of leading thinkers. Following President Obama’s recent announcement of executive action, we received responses from 39 experts, some of whom are quoted here.

For a more detailed analysis on this issue’s survey findings, click here.

Survey Participants

Dean Baker, Center for Economic & Policy Research

Clint Bolick, Hoover Institution and Goldwater Institute

Beth Ann Bovino, Standard & Poor’s

Theresa Brown, Bipartisan Policy Center

Bryan Caplan, George Mason University

Lanhee Chen, Hoover Institution

Tom Church, Hoover Institution

Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development

John Cochrane, Hoover Institution

Brad DeLong, UC-Berkeley

Richard Epstein, Hoover Institution

Jon Feere, Center for Immigration Studies

John Fonte, Hudson Institute

Rachel Friedberg, Brown University

James Gimpel, Center for Immigration Studies

Gordon Hanson, UC-San Diego

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum

Tim Kane, Hoover Institution

Mickey Kaus, Daily Caller

David Leal, UT-Austin

Bob Litan, Brookings Institution

Cesar Moreno, American Federation of Teachers

Derrick Morgan, Heritage Foundation

Amy Nice, US Chamber of Commerce

Alex Nowrasteh, CATO Institute

Pia Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Adam Ozimek, Modeled Behavior and Moody’s

Giovanni Peri, UC-Davis

Francisco Rivera-Batiz, Columbia University

Marc Rosenblum, Migration Policy Institute

Neil Ruiz, Brookings Institution

Reihan Salam, National Review

John Shadegg, Bipartisan Policy Center

James Sherk, Heritage Foundation

Richard Vedder, Ohio University

Greg Walcher, Natural Resources Group

Madeline Zavodny, Agnes Scott College