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Let Our National Interest Guide Our Immigration Policy

October 4, 2005

Austin T. Fragomen, Lynn Shotwell, Patrick Shen

As the debate over the President’s immigrant guest worker proposal intensifies, there has been much rhetoric from all sides about “secure borders, open doors.” A simplistic view of the debate depicts a bright-line divide between the “restrictionists” and the “pro-immigrants.” This view, reinforced by electoral politics and extremist ideology on both sides of the debate, does our nation a grave disservice. Keeping foreigners out or letting them in should not be the goal of our immigration policy. Rather, U.S. immigration policy should be a means to achieving our overall national interest of security, prosperity, and growth....

Let Our National Interest Guide Our Immigration Policy  


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