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Running Head:WEEK 8 FINAL ESSAY, QUESTION 9Hurley 1Geneva Hurley (4297515)Professor Kimberly CheikenPOLS21026 Feb 2015Question 2: ImmigrationPublic policy is formulated with active involvement on the part of interest groups whosemembers do not seek election.These groups bring together leaders and experts to define anddiscuss a problem and to reach consensus on policies addressing the problem.Some groups willlobby on a particular issue while others will provide research and training on issues.A fewexamples of the most notable of the privately funded group who actively seek to influence publicpolicy in the United States are the Brookings Institute, the Heritage Foundation, and theAmerican Enterprise Institute.Before a policy can be created or brought forth, a problem must exist that is called to theattention of the government.For example, immigration has been going on for many years, but itwas not until the 1990s that enough people considered it such a serious problem that it requiredan increased government action.

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Term
Spring
Professor
Prof.Wood
Tags
Government, Public Policy, Immigration to the United States, Immigration Policy Center

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