The Liberal Case for Effective Immigration Law Enforcement

October 8, 2014 | Michael Cutler | Policy Brief 14-2

My purpose in tackling the issue of immigration is to provide you with perspectives you will not find reported in the mainstream media and will not hear from the great majority of politicians. My goal is to be thought-provoking and to help you to think independently about immigration. I ask that you put your preconceived notions aside. Most of those notions are probably the result of being hammered by a veritable barrage of myths and falsehoods about the most serious challenges and threats facing America today.

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U.S. Population and Its Impact on the Environment: Why Curbing Per Capita Consumption Is Not Enough

September 10, 2014 | David McAlpin | Policy Brief 14-1

While there still are a few head-in-the-sand naysayers on Capitol Hill refusing to address the issue, most Americans believe we are rapidly destroying the environment and that something needs to be done about it.

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The Economic Downturn is Accentuated by Labor Market Deficiencies of U.S. Immigration Policies: A Mandate for Change

February 2, 2012 | Vernon M. Briggs Jr. | Policy Brief 12-1

Since the economy of the United States slid into recession in mid-2008, the monthly unemployment rate has hovered between the high-6 percent range to the mid-9 percent level. It is the most protracted period of high unemployment that the nation has experienced since the depression decade of the 1930s.

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The Day of Seven Billion and the World’s Most Overpopulated Nation

November 2, 2011 | Kathleene Parker | Policy Brief 11-4

The Day of Seven Billion, the day when United Nations demographers believe the planet will attain a population of seven billion people, occurred on October 31, 2011. Global population growth, and the problems associated with it, deserve more publicity and acknowledgement than they usually get.

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Hey Buddy, Can You Spare A Job

January 2, 2011 | Mark Cromer | Policy Brief 11-1

With real unemployment cresting beyond 20 percent and a budgetary meltdown that portends either a grim austerity program or bankruptcy — or both — a crowded and collapsing California foreshadows the nation’s new normal.

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The Politics of Immigration Reform and How Progressives Fit In

August 1, 2010 | Margaret Sands Orchowski, Ph.D. | Policy Brief 10-2

It was a beautiful early spring day outside the White House on March 11, 2010. Most of the remnants of the three historic blizzards that had buried the Capitol city had melted, even in the shaded areas next to the Press Briefing entrance.

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From Big to Bigger How Mass Immigration and Population Growth Have Exacerbated America’s Ecological Footprint

March 1, 2010 | Leon Kolankiewicz | Policy Brief 10-1

Mass immigration is increasing America’s Ecological Footprint (EF), pushing our country deeper into ecological deficit. Approaching 310 million, U.S. population currently exceeds the carrying capacity of our land and resource base.

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The Economic Impacts of Mass Immigration into the United States: And the Proper Progressive Response

December 1, 2009 | Philip Cafaro | Policy Brief 09-2

A few years ago, one hot summer day, I spent a morning taking turns with a posthole digger, making holes for a new wooden fence around the house my wife Kris and I had recently bought. I was helping Steve, who does odd jobs when he isn’t working for a small home builder here in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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The Report of the Commission on Immigration Reform (i.e., Jordan Commission): A Beacon for Real Immigration Reform

January 1, 2009 | Vernon M. Briggs Jr. | Policy Brief 09-1

The immigration policy of the United States is steeped in legal complexities and is considered to be so politically combustible that most politicians are loathe to address the issue unless circumstances absolutely require them to act.

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