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Immigration and America’s Future

A New Chapter

By Doris M. Meissner, Deborah Waller Meyers, Demetrios G. Papademetriou, and Michael Fix

At a time when immigration reform has become a top legislative priority for both the Bush administration and Congress, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) has convened the Independent Task Force on Immigration and America’s Future, a bipartisan panel of leaders and policy experts, to develop information, analysis, and proposals that contribute to broader immigration debates. Partner institutions in the project with MPI are the Manhattan Institute and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. This report presents findings and recommendations for sound policy reform in key areas where today’s immigration policy and practices are faltering: the unauthorized population, immigration enforcement and national security, labor markets and the legal immigration system, and immigrant integration. The aim of these comprehensive reforms is to ensure that immigrants can continue to make critical contributions to America’s success as a nation, while meeting the higher standards of security and service that the American public is demanding.

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