Using Work Visas to Control the Border

Capitol Hill Briefing
July 1, 2010 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

B-339 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring Rep. Jeff Flake, (R-AZ); and Daniel Griswold, Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Stuart Anderson, Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute.

Despite a more than four-fold increase in border patrol agents over the past 20 years, concerns about illegal immigration along the southwest border of the United States have persisted. Not since the 1950s and early 1960s has the United States sought to limit illegal entry by combining the use of work visas and a reasonable enforcement deterrent at the border. Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a leader in the effort to reform America's immigration laws, will discuss the importance of going beyond the policy choices currently being offered on immigration. Also appearing to discuss his research on the topic will be Daniel Griswold, director of the Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute.