A Kinder, Gentler Immigration Policy

Professor Jagdish Bhagwati and Francisco Rivera-Batiz were featured on the Foreign Affairs magazine on a recent article titled "A Kinder, Gentler Immigration Policy: Forget Comprehensive Reform - Let the States Compete". The authors argue that even if immigration reform managed to get through congress, it would do little to stem illegal immigration or improve the plight of the undocumented. They argue that policymakers should shift their focus to a more humane, bottom-up approach: letting states compete for illegal immigrants.

November 01, 2013