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

The Dimming Beacon, The Future of Cuban Immigration to the United States-Part 2
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The Dimming Beacon, The Future of Cuban Immigration to the United States-Part 2

The Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA), as President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law in 1966, no longer holds the same value. This change has not been at the hands of an amendment, or other piece legislation, rather it has been due to a shift in symbolic significance. Just as the embargo, one of the reasons … Continue reading

The Dimming Beacon, The Future of Cuban Immigration to the United States – Part 1
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The Dimming Beacon, The Future of Cuban Immigration to the United States – Part 1

Since the 1959 Cuban Revolution that resulted in Fidel Castro’s rise to power, countless numbers of Cubans have fled to the United States. Today, there are around 2.2 million Cuban immigrants and their U.S. born descendants living in our country. Under the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA), Cuban migrants may attain residency after having lived in … Continue reading

U.S. Agriculture: Economic Gains of Immigration Reform
America / Economy / Immigration / Labor Force

U.S. Agriculture: Economic Gains of Immigration Reform

The U.S. agriculture sector is an important part of American culture and economy. In 2013, it contributed $789 billion to U.S. GDP. Especially in the Midwest, American agriculture relies heavily on immigrant laborers. In the ongoing debate over immigration reform, Midwest agriculture needs special consideration. Between 2000 and 2012 alone, U.S. consumption of fresh produce … Continue reading

National Identity, Citizenship and Immigration Reform
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National Identity, Citizenship and Immigration Reform

Immigration reform has been a contested issue throughout the history of the United States. Both sides of the aisle have made efforts to draft effective legislation to reform the current immigration system. While Congress debates on how to reform the immigration system, the future of over 11,000,000 undocumented immigrants is at risk. While legislation is … Continue reading

You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies
Politics

You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies

The title of this post refers to the tag-line used to promote the film “The Social Network” which catalogs the impressive entrepreneurial rise of Mark Zuckerberg, the creator and co-founder of Facebook. The website’s stock was opened to public purchase in May of 2012, becoming the largest initial public offering (IPO) in Internet history and … Continue reading