How Granting Amnesty to Undocumented Immigrants Could Boost the US Labor Market
A new widespread immigrant amnesty would grow the wages of currently undocumented immigrants by 4%-5% — adding roughly $14 billion per year in labor market earnings, writes contributor Hugh Cassidy.
Hugh Cassidy September 7, 2023
Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees | Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East | Policy BriefBiden’s New Border Policies Will Put Further Strain on Mexico’s Struggling Asylum System
President Joe Biden's new border rule will route many asylum seekers to Mexico — where migrants face abuses and a growing asylum case backlog. Kelsey Norman and Ana Martín Gil explain why Mexico isn't a "safe third country" for asylum seekers.
Ana Martín Gil, Kelsey Norman March 16, 2023
Migrant Caravans: A Deep Dive Into Mass Migration through Mexico and the Effects of Immigration Policy
This policy report examines the push and pull factors that contribute to the formation of so-called “migrant caravans” and offers policy recommendations to staunch the flow of migrants through Mexico.
Gary J. Hale, Jie Ma March 2, 2023
What AMLO’s Endorsement of ‘Import Substitution’ Reveals About Future North American Trade
A pledge to boost regional competitiveness is a welcome outcome of last month's North American Leaders’ Summit. But the region’s policymakers should remember the lessons of the past as they work to do so, writes fellow David A. Gantz.
David A. Gantz February 9, 2023
How Biden’s New Border Policy Hurts Asylum Seekers
Although President Joe Biden campaigned on a promise of ending Title 42 — a contentious border policy enacted by former President Donald Trump and used to expel asylum seekers — his administration has actually expanded its use, writes Kelsey Norman, the director of the Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program at the Baker Institute. In this policy brief, she explores Biden’s recent changes to migration policy and proposes a better way to help those seeking asylum.
Kelsey Norman January 9, 2023
Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East | Center for the U.S. and Mexico | Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees | ReportHow Can We Protect “Climate Refugees”?
As climate change becomes an increasingly prominent driver of migration, this report investigates possible pathways to ensure that “climate refugees” receive adequate legal protection.
Ana Martín Gil, Pamela Lizette Cruz, Kelsey Norman, Ivonne Cruz October 13, 2022
Key Middle East Policy Issues for the Biden Administration
This brief explores pressing issues the Biden administration should address in developing a strategy for the Middle East. It provides analysis and policy recommendations related to the GCC states, U.S.-Iran relations, Islamist groups, and refugees and migration. Further CME publications will address issues such as the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace and the crisis in Lebanon.
Kelsey Norman, A.Kadir Yildirim, Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar March 17, 2021