Today, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Immigration Task Force released a set of initial policy recommendations that it sees as critical to moving the immigration reform debate forward. BPC’s Immigration Task Force is co-chaired by former Secretaries Condoleezza Rice and Henry Cisneros, and former Governors Haley Barbour and Ed Rendell and includes thirteen business and labor leaders, key immigration stakeholders and former senior political figures from both parties.
- Report: The report, Room for Consensus: A Statement by BPC’s Immigration Task Force, focuses on four topics: controlling the flow of unauthorized immigration, legalization and citizenship, legal impacts and the economic impacts of reform.
- Press Release: Read the full statement here.
- Issue Briefs: The task force frequently publishes analysis on current immigration policy issues. Read and download copies of the latest and greatest content here.
The way forward on immigration
By Condoleezza Rice, Henry Cisneros, Ed Rendell and Haley Barbour
POLITICO | August 15, 2013
It’s easy to conclude, with Congress seemingly gridlocked on so many issues, that comprehensive immigration reform will be yet another casualty of today’s divisive politics. But where some may see conflict, we see real progress.
What is most striking to us are not the differences, but the similarities, in many of the views expressed by those on both sides of the reform debate. As co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Immigration Task Force, we have mapped this common ground and believe there is ample room for achieving consensus. Today we are releasing initial recommendations to fix several key areas of the U.S. immigration system.