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What Makes Smart Immigration and Border Policy in the 21st Century?

February 23, 2021

Every year that goes by without reforming our broken immigration system means that we miss opportunities to ensure the prosperity, vitality, and security of our nation. In this conversation, Bush Institute experts, Laura Collins, Holly Kuzmich, and Matthew Rooney, discuss the latest issues in immigration and what action we might see from policymakers. They also address the root cause of some of the biggest border challenges, what we can do to facilitate a strong economy without sacrificing security, and how we should address humanitarian issues at our southern border. 

Learn more about The Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth INitiative's work on immigration

2021 Policy Recommendations: Immigration: Building a System for Tomorrow

Immigration White Papers: An in-depth analysis for smart border policy for the 21st Century, solutions for the undocumented, creating pathways to citizenship, how the United States can bolster the economy through employment-based immigration, and the importance of leading on humanitarian immigration.