Legalization

Legalization

National Interests and Common Ground in the US Immigration Debate: How to Legalize the US Immigration System and Permanently Reduce its Undocumented Population
This paper identifies potential common ground in the US immigration debate, including the national interests that underlie US immigration and refugee policies, and broad public support for a legal and orderly immigration system that serves compelling national interests. It focuses on the cornerstone of immigration reform, the legal immigration system, and addresses the widespread belief that broad reform will incentivize illegal migration and ultimately lead to another large undocumented population.

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US Immigration Reform Initiative
The US Immigration Reform Initiative seeks to look beyond current immigration debates to offer analysis, ideas and proposals that: Address the range of conditions driving and likely to drive international migration into the foreseeable future; Consider the impact of proposed...

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The Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration: Issues to Consider

The adoption of the New York Declaration on the Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on September 19 has launched a new process to negotiate two compacts by 2018: the Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (hereinafter referred to as the Global Compact on Migration). Agreeing to a new Global Compact on Refugees should be challenging enough, but reaching an agreement on a Global Compact on Migration will require skill, patience, and, above all, compromise…

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CMSOnAir | Cecilia Muñoz
Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to President Barack Obama and Director of the White House’s Domestic Policy Council, joins CMSOnAir to reflect on the Administration’s efforts on immigration during the past eight years. She offers a candid assessment of the major immigration and refugee issues and challenges the Administration faced, from legislative reform to Executive action to immigration enforcement and national security. In this episode, Ms. Muñoz speaks with CMS's Executive Director Donald Kerwin on the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States, and the government’s response to the surge of Central American unaccompanied minors and families into the country.

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2016 Academic & Policy Symposium | Session V (Q&A)
This video features the Q&A portion of session five on "Prospects for Immigration Reform: A Discussion of the Opportunities and Challenges in the Short-Term and Beyond" with speakers Kevin Appleby (CMS), Tara Magner and Ann Morse (National Conference of State Legislatures).

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