Archive for the ‘Immigration’ Category

What’s Holding Back Immigration Reform?

May 23rd, 2014

I participated in a National Journal forum on immigration reform yesterday, led by the great Steve Clemons. Given the discussion, I’d guess that anyone who didn’t know the issue and happened to stumble into the event would be vigorously scratching their head to figure out why comprehensive reform wasn’t the law of the land.  R’s… Read more

Immigration and Poverty

January 22nd, 2014

In recent posts, I’ve been examining some of the factors driving—and not driving—poverty in the US, focusing so far on growth, inequality, single parenthood, slack labor markets, and more.  In this post, I wanted to say a bit about immigration. Not unlike the analysis of single parents and poverty, too much analysis of this question… Read more

Controlling the Flow

June 21st, 2013

The marginal bang-for-the-buck in terms of securing the border is probably vanishingly small at this point, but the fact remains that if we are unable (or unwilling) to control immigrant flows, then reform is impossible.  Over at the NYT’s Economix blog.