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Commentary, 2013

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December 26, 2013
Big Surprise Ahead in 2014
Tamar Jacoby, CNN
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December 19, 2013
Migrants Don't Need More Rights
Martin Ruhs, The New York Times
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December 15, 2013
On immigration, look to the states
Jagdish Bhagwati & Francisco Rivera-Batiz, Los Angeles Times
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December 13, 2013
It Ain't Over Until God Says It's Done
Jim Wallis, Huffington Post
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December 10, 2013
Help Debunk the Myths about Women and Immigration
Pramila Jayapal, We News
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November 27, 2012
Latino Leadership Follows a New Model
Juana Bordas, Huffington Post
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November 25, 2013
Resetting the Way We Work on Migration
Manjula Luthria, The World Bank (via Cities of Migration, originally published on Sept. 12, 2013)
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November 11, 2013
What would Reagan do? Immigration reform is the most Republican of causes
Frank Keating, Los Angeles Times
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November 7, 2013
Sandy's heroes show need for immigration reform
Timothy Cardinal Dolan, The New York Post
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November 6, 2013
Immigration reform: the politics of the possible
Rebecca Tallent, The Christian Science Monitor
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November 4, 2013
The U.S. Can't Afford to Scrap the Visa Lottery
Charles Kenny, Businessweek
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October 31, 2013
Resetting the Way We Work on Migration
Manjula Luthria, Cities of Migration
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October 25, 2013
In-state tuition gets a major N.J. voice
Frank Argote-Freyre, The Star-Ledger
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October 25, 2013
Immigration Reform Could Help GOP
Linda Chavez, The Patriot Post
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October 22, 2013
When skilled immigrants have other options
Paul Feltman, The National Journal
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October 17, 2013
California, unlike the federal government, leads on immigration reform
Pierette Hondagneu-Sotelo & Manuel Pastor, The Sacramento Bee
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October 12, 2013
Driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants: How the Obama administration's deferred action policy paved the way
Karthick Ramakrishnan & Pratheepan Gulasekaram, San Jose Mercury News
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October 9, 2013
Republicans can't ignore minority voters
Rob Paral, Politico
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October, 2013
The Changing Face of America
Lise Funderburg, National Geographic
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September 28, 2013
Why do foreigners make better entrepreneurs?
Adrian Furnham, Psychology Today
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September 19, 2013
More than 100 College and University Leaders Call for Immigration Reform
Partnership for a New American Economy
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September 17, 2013
American citizens, but foreigners forever?
Sayu Bhojwani, The Star-Ledger
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September 16, 2013
A New Bracero Program Will Hurt Farmworkers
David Bacon, New America Media
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September 6, 2013
States drive positive change on immigration while House is stuck in low gear
Amanda Peterson Beadle, Immigration Impact
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September 3, 2013
Entrepreneurial Immigrants - America's Lifeblood
Lawson Bader, Human Events
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August 30, 2013
Path toward citizenship or legalization
Alex Nowrasteh, The Hill
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August 30, 2013
Why a Path to Citizenship is Vital to Immigration Reform
Nicholas V. Montalto, The Star-Ledger
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August 28, 2013
The High Price of Immigration: Why are migrants not only the winners but also the big losers from migration?
Paul Collier, Bloomberg
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August 27, 2013
All Immigrants are Artists
Joe Fassler, The Atlantic
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August 27, 2013
Becoming a More Perfect Union
Cecilia Munoz, The White House
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August 24, 2013
SAFE Act an Expensive Boondoggle
Alex Nowrasteh, Huffington Post via Cato Institute
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August 23, 2013
If House GOP can't do better, Obama must act on immigration
Cesar Vargas, The Hill
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August 6, 2013
Immigration -- What's Love God to Do With It?
Stephen Pitti, New American Media
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August 1, 2013
The First Immigration Public Defender System
Mark Noferi, Law at the Margins
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August 1, 2013
How Immigration Reform Could Create New Underclass
Fawn Johnson, National Journal
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August 1, 2013
Why White Voters Will Flee a White-Only Party
Alex Roarty, National Journal
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July 31, 2013
Not Migrants and Immigration, but Mobility and Movement
Conversations in Integration (Cities of Migration), July 31, 2013
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July 30, 2013
Stress Integration to Pass House Bill
Bryant Jensen, Deseret News
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July 26, 2013
The Charitable-Industrial Complex
Peter Buffett, The New York Times
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July 24, 2013
Bonjour, America!
Stephen R. Kelly, The New York Times
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July 12, 2013
Killing the Immigration Bill, Polarizing America
Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker
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July 11, 2013
Pass the Bill
David Brooks, The New York Times
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July 6, 2013
Has Caucasian Lost Its Meaning?
Shaila Dewan, The New York Times
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June 28, 2013
Senate immigration bill dashes hope for fair, just immigration reform
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
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June 27, 2013
A Nation of Mutts

David Brooks, The New York Times
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June 21, 2013
Immigrant Integration is American -- and Key to Reform
Manuel Pastor, Huffington Post
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May 31, 2013
The immigration bill's disturbing fine print
John B. Judis, The New Republic
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May 27, 2013
Stop calling people "aliens"
Careen Shannon, Salon
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May 17, 2013
Reform is overlooking black immigrants' needs
Nina Keehan, The Star Ledger
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May 9, 2013
Arguments against Immigration are Wrong
Grover Norquist, National Review
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May 6, 2013
Beyond the Fence
David Brooks, The New York Times
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May 1, 2013
Addressing the Challenge of Immigrant Integration in the Senate Immigration Bill
Nicholas V. Montalto, Blogger
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April 23, 2012
What does it mean to be American?
Pratheepan Gulasekaram, USA Today
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April 23, 2013
Immigrant Kids - Adrift
Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco & Carola Suarez-Orozco, The New York Times
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April 20, 2013
Hispanics, the New Italians
David Leonhardt, The New York Times
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April 19, 2013
Immigration Overhaul Needs Foundation Support Nore More Than Ever
Gara Lamarche, The Chronicle of Philanthropy
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April 17, 2013
The Conservative Case for Immigration Reform
Adam Ozimek & Sean Rust, The Atlantic
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April 16, 2013
The False Alarm Over U.S. Fertility
Derek S. Hoff, The New York Times
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April 10, 2013
Immigration and the Knowledge Economy
Mark Zuckerberg, The Washington Post
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April 8, 2013
Let's not forget about immigrant assimilation
Marion Boteju, The Hill
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March 31, 2013
Immigrants, Anti-Immigrants and Americans
Grover Joseph Reeves, Wall Street Journal
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March 31, 2013
Immigrant Detainees and the Right to Counsel
Ian Urbina & Catherine Rentz, The New York Times
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March 21, 2013
Recognizing Immigrant Women's Needs in Immigration Reform
Mary Giovagnoli, Immigration Impact
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March 21, 2013
Immigration: Give me your poor, your tired...your lobbyists?
Anupama Narayanswamy, Sunlight Foundation
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March 15, 2013
Migration is Development
Peter Sutherland, Project Syndicate
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March 12, 2013
The Fundamentals of Immigration Reform
Demetrios G. Papademetriou, The American Prospect
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March 7, 2013
Immigrants Yearn to be Americans, Not a Permanent Underclass
Frank Sharry, Huffington Post
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March 1, 2013
Immigration: the Magnet Versus the Fence
Jill Wilson, Brookings
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March 1, 2013
Why Immigration Reform is Part of the Civil Rights Struggle
Arturo Conde, ABC/Univision
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February 25, 2013
A Path to Citizenship - or a Maze?
Peter Skerry, Brookings
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February 13, 2013

The Economic Windfall of Immigration Reform
Giovanni Peri, The Wall Street Journal
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February 8, 2013
Fertility and Immigration
Jonathan V. Last, Los Angeles Times
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February 7, 2013
America's Genius Glut
Ross Eisenbrey, The New York Times
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February 1, 2013
The Easy Problem
David Brooks, The New York Times
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January 30, 2013
Conservatives Promote the 'Chain Migration' Myth
Shikha Dalmia, Bloomberg News
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January 29, 2013
Reforming Immigration for Good
Mai M. Ngai, The New York Times,
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January 24, 2013
Solving the Immigration Puzzle
Jeb Bush & Chris Bolick, The Wall Street Journal
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January 17, 2013
Natural(ized) Enemies: How Republicans made foes of America's newest citizens
Amanda Frost & Jayesh Rathod, Slate
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January 11, 2013
Family Unity and Immigration Reform
Sarah Rogerson, ImmigrationProf Blog
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January 7, 2013
Splitting the Difference on Illegal Immigration
Peter Skerry, National Affairs
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