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The Coalition highlights selected news and opinion pieces that contribute to the dialogue on immigration issues. We do not necessarily endorse the views of the authors.

(NEWS) Immigration Coalition calls for Permanent Solution to DACA

A broad coalition of advocacy groups and think tanks called Friday on President Trump and Congress to pass permanent legislation to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program following a Supreme Court decision that highlighted the program’s temporary nature.”Today’s Supreme Court ruling gives DACA recipients and the U.S. communities they contribute to a sigh of relief,” […]

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(OPINION) Why America Needs a More Flexible Immigration System

blanket bans on immigrants or certain nonimmigrant visa categories do not recognize that even in the current COVID-19 economic downturn, there may still be a need to shore up essential or ongoing industries that have experienced challenges recruiting or retaining sufficient U.S. workers. Industries that the administration has deemed essential, including agriculture, meat and poultry […]

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(OPINION) Immigration Policies Threaten American Competitiveness

It is no secret that immigration has reshaped American innovation. Immigrants are the backbone of America’s most innovative industries, provide a quarter of our patent applications, and are numerous among our science and engineering superstars. Taken from World Intellectual Property Organization data (Miguelez and Fink, 2013), Figure 1 shows that America received more than half […]

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(OPINION) Trump’s Immigration Pause Won’t Outlast Him

Those claiming that the pandemic means Trump’s restrictions are here to stay, regardless of the November elections, are being too pessimistic.Bloomberg columnist Noah Smith, an immigration advocate, let loose his inner pessimist on twitter this week and declared in a long thread that thanks to President Donald Trump and coronavirus, the “pro-immigration cause in America” […]

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