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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 It’s complex, inflexible, and outdated.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.

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Five Key Takeaways on Immigration from the Democratic and Republican Policy Platforms

Episode 76: This Week in Immigration

Survey: Americans Want Federal Government to Focus on Economy, Health Over Immigration

OPINION: How Integration Efforts Help Immigrants Make America Home

State Department Offers Exceptions to Trump’s Visa Ban

The Geometry of Employment-Based Immigration

Proposed DHS and DOJ Rule Seeks to Further Restrict Asylum Access Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

DOL Data Shows Trump Green Card Suspension Targets the Wrong Industries

Everything Old Is New: Southwest Border Migration Evokes Past Trends

Immigration 101

Capricious Policy Changes to the Student Visa Program Will Have Consequences for Our Research and Economy

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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