In the wake of the 4% Growth Project's recent conference on immigration and economic growth, we are proud to publish a new paper, "The Path Forward for Immigration," by Diana Furchtgott-Roth. A senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and former chief of staff of President George W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers, Furchtgott-Roth is the author of Regulating to Disaster: How Green Jobs Policies are Damaging America's Economy. You can download "The Path Forward for Immigration" here.
Robert Asahina has been a newspaper and magazine editor and writer, a book publishing executive and editor, and a data management consultant. He was editor in chief and deputy publisher of Broadway Books, president and publisher of the adult publishing group of Golden Books, and vice president and senior editor of Simon and Schuster; deputy managing editor of The New York Sun and an editor at The New York Times Book Review, Harper's, George, and The Public Interest; and a consultant at Freddie Mac. He is the author of "Just Americans" and of numerous articles and reviews for The Wall Street Journal, Harper's, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere.
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