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Immigration

We propose fixes to our broken immigration system that align with American values and needs and treat everyone fairly.

Immigration Policy

The Current State

We propose fixes to our broken immigration system that align with American values and needs and treat everyone fairly.

“Comprehensive immigration reform has been ‘on the table' in Congress for two decades, with the last substantial reform to the legal immigration system passed in 1990 under then-President George H.W. Bush. Yet majorities of both parties view the current system as broken and support legalization for long-term undocumented residents, including Dreamers, and securing the southern border."

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 active collaboration with both sides of the aisle via direct engagement, roundtables and events, the project develops evidence-based policy recommendations for future-looking, fair, productive, and bipartisan reforms to the immigration system. Our work reaches diverse audiences within and outside of Congress, 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 active collaboration with both sides of the aisle via direct engagement, roundtables and events, the project develops evidence-based policy recommendations for future-looking, fair, productive, and bipartisan reforms to the immigration system. Our work reaches diverse audiences within and outside of Congress, elevating the immigration debate from partisan talking points, and moving our country closer to a better-functioning immigration system.

  • “This Week In Immigration” Podcast

    Our “This Week In Immigration” podcast has been running since 2017, reaching the 150th episode milestone in August 2023. The podcast, hosted by Senior Policy Analyst Jack Malde and led by Senior BPC Advisor Theresa Cardinal Brown, invites experts to discuss all the new and noteworthy developments in the world of immigration policy. Former guests span Members of Congress, State Department officials, immigration reporters, local government officials academics, and advocates. You can listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts!

  • The Immigration Task Force

    From 2013 to 2018, BPC convened the Immigration Task Force, a politically diverse group working toward bipartisan consensus on key immigration reform issues. The task force comprised business and labor leaders, key immigration stakeholders, and former senior political figures from both parties. The group put forward various ideas and policy recommendations to reform the immigration system. Co-chairs included Secretaries Condoleezza Rice, Henry Cisneros, and Michael Chertoff, as well as former Governors Haley Barbour and Ed Rendell.

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