Trump’s H-1B Policies Are Neither Buying American Nor Hiring American
Economy / Immigration / Labor Force

Trump’s H-1B Policies Are Neither Buying American Nor Hiring American

Three months after his inauguration, President Donald Trump signed an executive order enacting a trademark promise of his campaign: “Buy American, Hire American.” Among other things, the order directed his administration to review the current immigration system and determine policies for the United States to promote higher wages and employment for American workers. One the … Continue reading

Immigration / Politics

Immigration Reform: Whom Does America Want?

Following through on one of his core campaign promises, President Trump ended DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) last year, the Obama era executive order that gives work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children.   Starting September 5th, 2017, Congress had six months to come up with a replacement before the … Continue reading

The Inefficiencies of Employer-Sponsored Visa Caps
Immigration / Labor Force / Politics

The Inefficiencies of Employer-Sponsored Visa Caps

by Finn D. Reynolds On April 6th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it had reached the 65,000 H-1B visa cap for 2019, as well as the 20,000 cap for advanced degree petitioners. This comes just five days after USCIS started accepting H-1B petitions, and marks the sixth consecutive year that it reached the … Continue reading

Immigration / U.S. Senate

On Dreamers: Too Many Bills, Too Little Consensus

Last month, Senate Republicans introduced yet another bill to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation after the Trump administration announced earlier this month that the Deferred Action for Childhood (DACA) program is being rescinded. DACA, an executive order signed by President Barack Obama in 2012, provided temporary legal status to young immigrants (commonly referred to … Continue reading

Immigration / Politics

The U.S. Needs More Foreign Students, but the Administration Is Driving Them Away

The United States is currently the most attractive destination for international students, hosting over a million students from around the world in colleges and universities across the country. While some foreign students are awarded merit-based scholarships and fellowships to pursue an education in the United States, nearly two-thirds of international students rely on personal finances … Continue reading

The May Doctrine: Addressing Global Mass Migration
Europe / Europe / Foreign Policy / Immigration / Middle East / UN

The May Doctrine: Addressing Global Mass Migration

“The May Doctrine” is a three-part series discussing the three major planks of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s new foreign policy grand strategy. This second part analyzes the second plank: addressing the global mass migration crisis. Find the first part of the series here. In spite of Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May recently unveiled … Continue reading

Immigration’s Real Impact on the Labor Market
America / Immigration / Labor Force / Politics

Immigration’s Real Impact on the Labor Market

Donald Trump’s proposal to build a border wall to seal off Mexico and deport all undocumented immigrants has made immigration a top issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. Unfortunately, much of public policy discourse around immigration stems from misconceptions about how immigration affects wages and employment in the U.S. labor market. The concern that immigrants … Continue reading