A Path Forward for Immigration Policy

Everyone seems to agree that America is a nation of immigrants. Beyond that, however, actual immigration policy remains a contentious and often partisan topic. From insistence on a border wall between the United States and Mexico to growing calls for the abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, common ground hasn’t been easy to find lately.

That may be because, as the Mercatus Center’s general director Tyler Cowen recently put it, “immigration is hard,” and “it’s worth thinking about why immigration policy poses such tough dilemmas and how to fix them.”

Today's episode features two top immigration policy experts discussing a positive vision for the future of immigration policy:

  • Kristie De Pena, director of immigration policy and senior counsel at the Niskanen Center
  • Dan Griswold, director of the Program on the American Economy and Globalization here at the Mercatus Center

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