In an op ed for the Wall Street Journal, Giovanni Peri of UC Davis previews his new Hamilton Project proposal, “Overhauling the Temporary Work Visa System,” to move us toward an employment-based immigration system. Under the proposal, co-authored by Pia Orrenius of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, and Madeline Zavodny at Agnes Scott College, market-based auctions would be used to allocate temporary permits for employers to hire immigrants. To read the full piece, click here.
The proposal will be discussed at an upcoming Hamilton Project forum featuring a diverse group of experts from around the country who will discuss an additional dozen targeted policy proposals that will be released that day on reforming entitlement spending, tax reform, and how to create new sources of revenue and efficiency. For more information on the event, click here.