In this program, we examine the nature of the ongoing contentious debate over “reform” of the Immigration & Naturalization Act of 1965 that has raged for the past three decades. Powerful special interest groups have their own definitions of what “reform” means.
As we approach the 2016 presidential election, the battle among competing interests continues to rage. Farmers, manufacturers, unions, environmentalists, Hispanic organizations, unions, the Catholic Church, the high tech and hospitality industries – and many others – seem far from possible compromise on the issue.
Will the new President be able to make a difference?
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
Vice Chairman U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, 1990-1997
Senior Research Associate
Dr. Lindsay Lowell
Director of Research
U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, 1990-1997
- Director of Policy Studies for the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University
Dr. Matthew Spalding
Vice President of American Studies
The Heritage Foundation 1994-2013
- “Matthew Spalding PH.D.” The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies.
- Associate Vice President and Dean of Educational Programs
Semiconductor Industry Association, 1997-2010
- Board of Directors Intermodlecular Inc.
Former Vice President of Public Policy
Semiconductor Industry Association
- Vice President of Government and External Affairs ON Semiconductor
Former Executive Director of Labor Division
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Vice President National Restaurant Association
Overhiser Orchards – Est. 1863
Allegan County, Michigan
Vice President, Human Resources of Policy
National Association of Manufacturers
- Chief Operating Officer Achieve
Prof. Norman S. Matloff
Dept. of Computer Science
University of California, Davis
- “Some ‘Very Strong Words’ on the Senate Immigration Bill” American Association for the Advancement of Science, 22 May 2013.
Economic & Public Policy Writer
Wall Street Journal
- Senior Economic Contributor for Freedomworks.org
- Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, at The Heritage Foundation
George J. Borjas
Professor of Economics & Social Policy
Kennedy School, Harvard University
- “The New Economics of Immigration” The Atlantic, Nov 1996.
- “A Close Look At the Newest Newcomers” The Wall Street Journal, 28 Sept. 1999.
Vernon M. Briggs, Jr.
Professor of Labor Economics
- “The Career of Vernon Briggs, Jr.” Center for Immigration Studies, Sept. 2012.
Executive Director, U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform 1990-1997
Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University
- “The Mixed Welcome” New Republic, 4 April 2011.