The Niskanen Center’s immigration agenda begins with the premise that immigration yields economic and social benefits for the United States. It is also one of the best global anti-poverty policies: Orderly migration reduces human suffering, while enhancing global stability, security, and peace. Pursuing innovative, pragmatic reforms will ensure the U.S. immigration system continues to benefit the American people, immigrants, and the global community.
Foreign-trained doctors’ willingness to practice in areas where they are most needed renders them a compelling healthcare solution, and there are several reforms the next Congress can pass to help America attract and retain even more medical talent.
Regulations establishing criteria that allows for prolonged detention of children, reduces the number of children who benefit from extra protections by virtue of status as unaccompanied minors, and weakens standards for detention facilities runs contrary to the public interest and to the interest of the children in question.
Deploying the military to the border increases the perception that immigrants represent a national security threat. Instead, it is a ploy to use our proud military as a means to further the president's political agenda.