Obama’s Immigration Reform Push To Begin This Month
Jan 3, 2013
According to an Obama administration official, the President plans to push for immigration reform this month, the Huffington Post reports. White House aides said it is expected take about two months to draft bipartisan legislation, but according to the Huffington Post, it is unclear what kind of policies the administration will pursue. In a Hamilton Project discussion paper, "Rationalizing U.S. Immigration Policy: Reforms for Simplicity, Fairness, and Economic Growth," Giovanni Peri of UC Davis offers an incremental, market-based approach to comprehensive immigration reform. Peri proposes starting with market-based changes to employment-based visas to better link visas with labor market demand. Read the full piece here.