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Farmers Struggle to Find Labor, Threatening Americans’ Food Supply and Prices

Farmers Struggle to Find Labor, Threatening Americans’ Food Supply and Prices

America’s farmers have been acutely aware of the consequences of restrictive immigration policies for some time. When migration levels drop or restrictive policies drive migrants out of the state or country, farmers feel the pinch first, as their crops are left to rot in the fields due to the shortage of available workers. Since a […]

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Will Unauthorized Immigration Begin to Rise Again?

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Will Unauthorized Immigration Begin to Rise Again?

The record-low level of unauthorized immigration to the United States, particularly from Mexico, raises an obvious question: How long will it last? Presumably, conditions somewhere will change—either here or abroad—and unauthorized immigration will rise again. Even more important than the question of when it will happen, however, is how we will choose to respond. Nativists […]

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Labor and Business Strike Immigration Deal on Worker Program

Labor and Business Strike Immigration Deal on Worker Program

Over the weekend, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO reached an agreement on  a new type of  immigrant worker program that has the potential to reshape the way temporary and permanent immigration visas contribute to American immigration policy. Although this is commonly referred to as future immigration flow, it should not be confused […]

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Business and Labor Announce Breakthrough on Immigration Reform

Business and Labor Announce Breakthrough on Immigration Reform

One of the most contentious issues that has stymied past immigration reform proposals is the divide between business and labor over how many and under what conditions the U.S. should admit new immigrants into our labor force. Also known as the “future flow” issue, the conflict lies in the tension between business’ desire to recruit […]

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