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The US-Mexico border fence near Campo, California.

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New estimates from the Pew Research Center suggest that the number of unauthorized immigrants is once again rising in the U.S. Although this turnaround from the sharp decline in the unauthorized population during the Great Recession is likely to be condemned by many, it’s actually good news.

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Join the CEO of a national restaurant chain and a panel of immigration experts and advocates to discuss the latest research, the broader implications for the US economy, and what is at stake in the policy debate. This event is jointly sponsored by AEI and ImmigrationWorks USA.

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Marchers call for immigration reform during the International Workers Day and Immigration Reform March on May Day in Los Angeles, California May 1, 2013.

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Immigration reform is back on the agenda in Washington, and one of the most disputed questions, this year as in past immigration debates, is whether the U.S. needs more less-skilled foreign workers.

 

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A growing economy attracts immigrants, and immigration, in turn, makes the economy grow.

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Immigrants take the oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony to become new citizens of the U.S. in New York, April 17, 2013.

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After months of leaks and posturing, the Gang of Eight has released its immigration reform bill. Critics will charge that the bill is amnesty for illegal immigrants, but this bill may be as good as immigration reform can get.

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U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (2nd L) (D-NY), John McCain (L) (R-AZ), Jeff Flake (R) (R-AZ) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) hold a news conference following their tour of the Arizona-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona March 27, 2013.

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Immigration reform appears to be imminent, with the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” expected to reveal their bill this week.

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A new report by Madeline Zavodny, economics professor at Agnes Scott College, demonstrates that immigration policy can and should be a significant component of America’s economic recovery.

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Immigration and American jobs Indian scientist lab

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Immigration reform is a jobs solution that does not require cutting government programs or raising taxes.

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