Journal Article

Keeping the promise: immigration proposals from the heartland: a report from the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

Abstract: The United States has reached an important juncture in thinking about immigration policy. The past decade?s strong growth in immigrant totals, together with the reemerged link between homeland security and immigration and operational shortcomings in the immigration system have made immigration reform a key policy issue. The demographic and cultural transformation of the United States and the policies that govern who can enter and stay will affect all aspects of American life in the 21st century. It is essential for this nation?s future prosperity to develop a comprehensive and effective set of national immigration policies that address the security, economic, and social concerns linked to the presence of large numbers of immigrants while maximizing the benefits they provide to the country.

Keywords: Immigrants; Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Part of Series: Profitwise

Publication Date: 2004

Issue: Dec

Pages: 26-28