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Immigration

Our nation’s immigration system is broken. It’s complex, inflexible, and outdated. It doesn’t make us safer or enhance our economic growth. BPC’s immigration work focuses on practical legislative solutions that address the system as a whole, enhancing flexibility, promoting fairness, and aligning with America’s needs and values.

Chain Migration and DACA: An Explainer

Morning Consult/BPC Survey Finds Room for Compromise on Immigration; Border Wall a Barrier to Negotiation

Asylum in Canada: How New Trends Compare to the United States

Immigration 101

Border Security and Humanitarian Aid Both Benefit from Increased Surge Capacity

Recent Immigration Has Been Good for Native-Born Employment

U.S.-Mexico Apprehensions Drop, But Causes Remain Elusive

Episode 52: This Week in Immigration

New Border Apprehensions Data Shows Families Arriving at the U.S. Border at Unprecedented Levels

The New Middle on Immigration

Episode 50: This Week in Immigration

Policy Proposals to Address the Central American Migration Challenge

While it is up to Congress to lay out a process for reform, we believe the legislation must include provisions that secure the border, control the flow of unauthorized immigration, provide adequate legal avenues for future workers, maintain a tradition of family-based immigration, and afford a means for those currently undocumented immigrants to get right with the law and earn a legal status.

BPC's Immigration Task Force

About Us

BPC’s Immigration Project provides objective and fact-based analysis and reporting on the current state of U.S. immigration policy, including the economic, humanitarian, international, and security aspects of the issue. Through close examination and input from both sides of the aisle, and via our Immigration Task Force, the project develops evidence-based policy recommendations for future-looking fair, productive, and bipartisan reforms to the immigration system. Our work reaches diverse audiences, elevating the immigration debate from partisan talking points, and moving our country closer to a better functioning immigration system.

  • The Immigration Project

    BPC’s Immigration Project provides objective and fact-based analysis and reporting on the current state of U.S. immigration policy, including the economic, humanitarian, international, and security aspects of the issue. Through close examination and input from both sides of the aisle, and via our Immigration Task Force, the project develops evidence-based policy recommendations for future-looking fair, productive, and bipartisan reforms to the immigration system. Our work reaches diverse audiences, elevating the immigration debate from partisan talking points, and moving our country closer to a better functioning immigration system.

  • The Immigration Task Force

    Al Cardenas
    Former Chairman, American Conservative Union

    David Dreier
    Former U.S. Representative, California

    Ed Brady
    Former Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders, President and CEO, Home Builders Institute

    Ed Rendell
    Task Force Co-Chair
    Former Governor, Pennsylvania

    Eliseo Medina
    Former International Secretary-Treasurer, Service Employees International Union

    Haley Barbour
    Task Force Co-Chair
    Former Governor, Mississippi

    Henry Cisneros
    Task Force Co-Chair
    Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

    Hilda Solis
    Former Secretary of Labor

    Howard Berman
    Former U.S. Representative, California

    John Rowe
    Chairman Emeritus, Exelon Corporation

    John Shadegg
    Former U.S. Representative, Arizona

    Michael Chertoff
    Task Force Co-Chair
    Former Secretary of Homeland Security

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Our Work

Read All of Our Work on Bipartisan Legislative Immigration Reform.

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