Legal Immigration Reforms for the 21st Century

Capitol Hill Briefing
March 19, 2018
3:00PM to 4:00PM EDT
2043 Rayburn House Office Building
Featuring David Bier, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; Daniel Griswold, Senior Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Program on the American Economy and Globalization, The Mercatus Center at George Mason University; Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; Stuart Anderson, Executive Director of the National Foundation for American Policy and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; moderated by Heather Curry Kartch, Director of External Affairs, Cato Institute.

Congress has not overhauled America’s legal immigration system in nearly three decades. While legal immigrants overwhelmingly benefit the United States, the system is unfair to those who go through it, and its arbitrary and outdated rules undermine the economic and social benefits that legal immigrants contribute to America. With Congress now in the midst of a wide-ranging debate over which reforms to adopt, innovative approaches will be critical to pushing reform across the finish line. Join us as our speakers draw on the best aspects of immigration systems around the world to present new ideas to improve America’s system for the 21st century and beyond.