Washington’s deficit hawks lamented the dragging pace of tax reform at this year’s Fiscal Summit in Washington, their annual budget brainstorm spearheaded by Pete G. Peterson, the billionaire co-founder of the Blackstone Group.
It would be hard to find a person willing to stand up and defend the current U.S. immigration system. It’s broken, almost beyond repair, and desperately needs replacing. Unfortunately the policymakers in Washington cannot agree on what a replacement should … Continue reading
Every day more than 30,000 immigrants are detained in a vast array of prisons operated in large part by private for-profit corporations. The burgeoning business of immigrant detention is an overlooked and critical civil rights issue that demands our attention.
Barring an 11th-hour collapse on Capitol Hill, the crises that have dominated the political world of late are poised to come to an end. The government will re-open; the debt ceiling will be raised; and policymakers can at least try … Continue reading
Congress returned to work on Monday with 39 days left to the end of the year to debate over pressing issues in the arena of foreign policy, pressing budget deadlines and vote on an immigration overhaul. Policymakers are doubtful that … Continue reading
(Reuters) – Wading into the national debate over immigration, California Governor Jerry Brown is pushing for a faster path to citizenship for the millions of people who are in the country illegally.
Remember how the 2008 presidential election turned on the debate over education reform? And then how Democrats and Republicans finally came together on a national energy policy that called for massive investments in wind power? And who could forget just … Continue reading
According to a new study, rental and house ownership are expected to grow through 2020 as new U.S. citizens will generate 36 percent of the demand for U.S. homes. The report, “Immigrant Contributions to Housing Demand in the United States: A … Continue reading
What do Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Dayton, Ohio, have in common? Each of these cities has endured decades of shrinking population—and each has recently identified skilled immigrants as a vital component of a healthy economy. Their economic-development agendas recognize that attracting … Continue reading