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Nowrasteh: The Conservative Case for Immigration Reform

In making The Conservative Case for Immigration Reform in National Review, Cato’s Alex Nowrasteh starts with a history lesson:
“The first naturalization law, passed in 1790, did not put any restrictions on immigration. It wasn’t until 1882 that Congress, in its first major legislative restriction, passed a blanket ban on Chinese immigrants. Over the next 40 years, Congress passed laws …

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The Self-Inflicted Brain Drain

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Michael S. Malone points out how slow approval of green cards is hampering U.S. economic growth:
“More than a quarter of all patents filed today in the U.S. bear the name of at least one foreign national residing here [but] the U.S. no longer has a monopoly on great startups. In the past, the …

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Those “Guest Workers” of the NHL and NBA

Those “Guest Workers” of the NHL and NBA

The Wall Street Journal originally published this op-ed on June 19, 2013:
Millions of basketball and hockey fans gathered in arenas, sports bars and living rooms this week to watch the NBA and NHL playoff finals. Plenty of remarkable athletic talent has been on display—much of it developed in other countries. With Congress debating immigration reform, it’s worth keeping in mind …

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Five Former State GOP Chairs: Why Republicans Should Support Immigration Reform

The New Hampshire Union Leader originally published this op-ed on June 7, 2013:
Many of our fellow Republicans aren’t sure what to think of the Gang of Eight immigration reform bill being debated in the U.S. Senate. As former chairs of the New Hampshire Republican Party, we support the modernization effort led by conservative leaders, including U.S. Sens. John McCain and …

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Book Review: Immigration Wars by Jeb Bush & Clint Bolick

Book Review: Immigration Wars by Jeb Bush & Clint Bolick

The strength of Immigration Wars comes from who wrote it: Two bona fide leaders of the policy & ideas branch of the conservative movement. Gov. Bush and Clint Bolick make the case for immigration reform not for political reasons but as a matter of sound policy that will grow the U.S. economy.
Both Bush and Bolick come to the immigration …

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Americans By Choice Applauds Gang of 8 Immigration Plan

Americans By Choice Applauds Gang of 8 Immigration Plan
Citizenship and Legal Status Can Be Treated As Separate Issues
Fergus Cullen, founder of Americans By Choice, a new center-right organization supporting immigration reform, issues the following statement in response to today’s immigration reform plan outlined by the Senate’s Gang of Eight:
“We applaud the basic outline released by the Gang of Eight today. …

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Bush & Bolick: There Is No “Line”

Bush & Bolick: There Is No “Line”

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick make the case for comprehensive reform and why “the best way to prevent illegal immigration is to make sure that we have a fair and workable system of legal immigration:”
“Some policy makers are calling for piecemeal changes—such as issuing visas for high-skilled workers and investors, or conferring legal …

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Sen. Rubio Outlines Immigration Reform Plan in WSJ

Sen. Rubio Outlines Immigration Reform Plan in WSJ

“I don’t think there’s a lot of concern in this country that we’ll somehow get overrun by Ph.D.s and entrepreneurs,” Sen. Marco Rubio says in his featured Wall Street Journal weekend interview. The interview focuses on Rubio’s common sense, politically courageous immigration reform plan.
“Legal immigration [is] one of the things that makes us vibrant and exceptional,” Rubio states. He …

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Actions Needed More Than Rhetoric

Actions Needed More Than Rhetoric

Ed Black, in Forbes:
It is time for more Republicans to clarify their support for legal immigration by pushing for and enacting legislation that would further it. As long as rhetoric that cloaks opposition to all immigration in the guise of fighting illegal immigration goes unchallenged, minority voters will not differentiate between the two. If GOP leaders can show …

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The GOP Needs A Reset on Immigration

The GOP Needs A Reset on Immigration

Writing at Forbes, Jerry Bowyer nails it: “To my GOP brethren: If you see your problem with immigrants as merely one of marketing, then you will not succeed. The nativist wing of the party is not just politically inconvenient, it is morally and economically wrong. The point is not to capitulate to political necessity; the point is to have …

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Americans By Choice is a national, membership-based organization supporting immigration reform. We value the positive contributions immigrants make to America, and we support immigration reform that makes it easier for the world’s most talented, innovative, and motivated people to live and work in America legally, to create jobs here, and to contribute to a growing American economy.