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Unformatted text preview: Immigration Issues o The setting Three hundred and fifty million foreign vistors enter the u.s. every year 8000 miles of u.s. border One million legal immigrants enter u.s. every ear 10-12 million illegal immigrants currently in the country 700000-800000 new illegal immigrants/year Key issues for U.S. immigration policy o Benefits of immigration Productivity Competitiveness Dynamism o Challenges Illegal immigration Temporary immigration people come in on temp. visas. President bush was p ushing before 9/11 for real guest worker program that would let people go back and forth. Right now a lot of our temp. immigration programs dont function properly Over-burdened system huge back laws when getting green cards. Native born workforce Integration Security- Redesigning the System o Comprehensive immigration reform Visas need to figure out balance in between having enough visas and not so many that we have so many people...
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This note was uploaded on 12/30/2010 for the course GOV 312L taught by Professor Madrid during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '07