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Architecture for Immigration Reform: Fitting the Pieces of Public Policy

Architecture for Immigration Reform: Fitting the Pieces of Public Policy

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Immigration remains one of this country's most difficult and politically-charged issues. It is also one of the most important. Immigration affects our national security, shapes the fabric of our society and impacts our economic future. Few topics are more consequential—and few have been more resistant to resolution.

As you read this report, you will find that in spite of the many dimensions of the issue and the disparate perspectives brought to the table by the panel members, a thoughtful, factbased approach did indeed bring consensus. We hope that the work of the panel and the ideas presented in this report will stimulate similarly civil, thoughtful, fact-based debate among the public at large and its representatives in government, such that this broader conversation might lead to a consensus for action.
Immigration remains one of this country's most difficult and politically-charged issues. It is also one of the most important. Immigration affects our national security, shapes the fabric of our society and impacts our economic future. Few topics are more consequential—and few have been more resistant to resolution.

As you read this report, you will find that in spite of the many dimensions of the issue and the disparate perspectives brought to the table by the panel members, a thoughtful, factbased approach did indeed bring consensus. We hope that the work of the panel and the ideas presented in this report will stimulate similarly civil, thoughtful, fact-based debate among the public at large and its representatives in government, such that this broader conversation might lead to a consensus for action.

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Published by: University of Denver on Oct 11, 2010
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Architecture for Immigration Reform:
Fitting the Pieces o Public Policy
University of Denver • Strategic Issues Program • 2009 Immigration Panel Final Report
 
Tale of Contents
Letter From the Chancellor .............................................................................................
1
Overview From the Panel Chair .....................................................................................
2
Report of the Universit of Denver Strategic Issues Panel on Immigration ..................
4
Gloal Migration ......................................................................................................
4
A Shifting World .................................................................................................
4
The Rise of U.S. Immigration .............................................................................
6
Drivers of Migration ...........................................................................................
7
 A Foundation for Polic ............................................................................................
9
Purpose and Priorities ........................................................................................
9
Immigration Goals ............................................................................................
10
Federal and State Roles ...................................................................................
14
Reforming the Sstem ...........................................................................................
16
The Need for Change ........................................................................................
16
A Simplied System .........................................................................................
18
Immigration Management Commission ............................................................
20
Per-country Limitations.....................................................................................
22
National Securit ...................................................................................................
24
Border Security .................................................................................................
24
The Central Role of Employers .........................................................................
25
Employment Identication Card .......................................................................
27
Social Vitalit .........................................................................................................
29
A Common Language .......................................................................................
29
Existing Illegal Immigrants ...............................................................................
30
Public Services to Illegal Immigrants ...............................................................
34
Economic Advantage ..............................................................................................
36
Attracting Skilled Workers ................................................................................
36
Temporary Workers ...........................................................................................
39
Famil Unication ..................................................................................................
42
Conclusion .............................................................................................................
44
Summar of Panel Recommendations .........................................................................
45
Panel Memers ............................................................................................................
47
 Acknowledgments ........................................................................................................
48
 
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Te measure o a great university is its commitmentto the public good, and the manner in which it actson that commitment to achieve results that have areal and positive impact. At the University o Denver,we believe that one o our roles is to stimulate a richand inormed public discourse on critical issues inthe belie that such discourse will contribute to a just,prosperous and sustainable uture or Colorado, ourhome since 1864.It is with that goal in mind that the University sponsors the Strategic Issues Program. Te programbrings together concerned citizens rom across thestate, convening as a strategic issues panel, to examinethe many acets o a single complex issue. Previouspanels have examined Colorado’s economic uture,water issues and Colorado’s need or constitutionalreorm. Te reports rom these panels have stimulatedboth urther debate and positive actions.Te work o the 2008–2009 strategic issues panelconronted one o our nation’s thorniest, mostcomplex and politically charged issues—immigration,both legal and illegal. Depending on one’s perspective,the issue is driven by considerations o humanrights, respect or the law, business/labor relations,the evolution o the U.S. economy, the educationalrights o children, separation o authority between thestates and the ederal government, the undamentalnature o the relationships between the U.S. andits neighboring countries, or the basic attributes o citizenship itsel. Te panel was comprised o twenty distinguished citizens whose lives, belies and politicalpersuasions span a very broad spectrum. Teir work was inormed by in-depth research and ace-to-aceinteractions with a vast array o experts in all o theareas noted above. As you read this report, you willnd that in spite o the many dimensions o the issueand the disparate perspectives brought to the table by the panel members, a thoughtul, act-based approachdid indeed bring consensus.We hope that the work o this panel and the ideasbrought orth in this report will stimulate similarly civil, thoughtul, act-based debate among the publicat large and its representatives in government,such that this broader conversation might lead to adesperately needed consensus or action.
Robert D. CoombeChancellor, University o Denver
Letter from the Chancellor 

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