Jun. 3, 2014

The number of legal immigrants who have gone through the naturalization process and become U.S. citizens has increased every year since the 1990s and currently stands at its highest point ever. The high number of naturalized citizens reflects a significant increase in the foreign-born population in the last 30 years.

May. 26, 2014

In June 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to propose a new regulation for existing power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.

May. 7, 2014
Letters and Testimony

Increasingly, over the past 25 years, as a state and federal transportation official, a consultant, teacher, and policy contributor on transportation and infrastructure issues, I have come to appreciate the role that these investments play in building economic growth and prosperity.

May. 6, 2014

The state of America’s entry-exit capability is a core issue in the ongoing immigration debate. This analysis shows that exit records, and particularly biometric exit records, offer mixed value for enforcement objectives.

Discussions about preventing unauthorized immigration often focus on the U.S. border with Mexico—and more specifically, securing the areas between legal ports of entry (POE). Equally relevant to border security are the POEs themselves, where legal entry of people and goods occurs under the direction of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)—the agency charged with securing America’s borders. Between the POEs, CBP’s Border Patrol officers mostly focus on preventing illegal entries and illicit trade. At the ports themselves, however, CBP must balance its prevention and security efforts with another imperative: to facilitate the efficient flow of commerce and travel.

Apr. 10, 2014

The United States needs a financial regulatory system that is both effective and efficient, and one that will not be a significant contributor to the next crisis

Apr. 7, 2014

An estimated 12 million Americans are currently in need of long-term services and supports (LTSS)—defined as institutional or home-based assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or medication management—including both seniors and persons under age 65 living with physical or cognitive limitations.