More than 11 million immigrants are living without authorization in the United States. US high-tech companies say
they could expand and innovate more if America increased high-skilled immigration, and low-wage employers are desperate for more low-skilled labor from overseas.
These are the problems comprehensive immigration reform aims to solve. But the proposed solutions have their own problems. Would a reform bill hurt working-class Americans? Should new immigrants have access to government benefits? Does President Obama have authority to act unilaterally on any of these issues?
Come to AEI for a lively debate on immigration reform, featuring Shikha Dalmia of the Reason Foundation and Reihan Salam of National Review at 6 p.m. this evening. Or watch it live streamed.
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