Complications of U.S. Immigration

In today’s episode of The Policy Paycheck, host Serena Allen discusses how the U.S.immigration system works and the economic principles behind it with expert Roberto Suro.

Is the immigration system self funded? What are U.S. immigration goals? Who are the people immigrating? How can we avoid human right violations?

Roberto Suro, Professor of Journalism and Public Policy

Some of things we talked about ...

Op-ed in the LA Times


Op-Ed: Here’s how to handle Central American migrants — like the Cuban rafters and Soviet Jews before them
By Roberto Suro and T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Feb. 13, 2019 "However many millions of dollars are dispatched to immigration enforcement this year, the migration of Central Americans to our border will continue."
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Op-ed in the New York Times


We Need to Offer More Than Asylum
By Roberto Suro
"Whether the goal is to provide humanitarian protection to the deserving or to keep out the unwanted, current policies are failing. "
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A Long-Standing Migration Evolves into a Humanitarian Crisis


A Long-Standing Migration Evolves into a Humanitarian Crisis by Roberto Suro, on Medium, originally publishedOriginally published in “Humanitarianism and Mass Migration” by the University of California Press
A migration becomes an emergency — The Flight of Women and Children from the Northern Triangle and Its Antecedents. Read article

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