Legal Immigration Will Resolve America’s Real Border Problems

The U.S. government has allowed its asylum and border processing system to become overwhelmed. After numerous failed attempts to deter the flow or restrict asylum, the most realistic and humane way to control the border is for Congress and the administration to channel future immigrants into an orderly legal structure for coming to the country. In a new paper, Cato scholar David Bier offers five reforms that would make the asylum system manageable again and restore control over the border.

Immigration Wait Times from Quotas Have Doubled: Green Card Backlogs Are Long, Growing, and Inequitable

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that although he would build a border wall, it would have a door open to those willing to come to America legally. A new study from Cato scholar David Bier shows how badly America needs that new door by providing the first calculation of how outdated quotas have increased the average wait times for immigrants. Congress should reform the antiquated quotas, enact a limit on wait times, and keep these pathways viable for legal immigrants in the 21st century.

A Reform Agenda for the Next Indian Government

India’s economic reforms since 1991 have largely been a tale of private-sector success, government failure, and institutional erosion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2014 election slogan of “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance” exactly epitomized the agenda that India needs. Alas, he neither minimized government nor maximized governance. A new paper from Cato scholar Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar lays out an agenda for the next government, which will come to power after the general election in May 2019.

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