Breaking the Immigration Stalemate


Breaking the Immigration Stalemate: From Deep Disagreements to Constructive Proposals (October 2009)
William Galston, Noah Pickus, Peter Skerry

The Brookings-Duke Immigration Policy Roundtable, a joint project of The Brookings Institution and the Kenan Institute for Ethics, was created to surface and address the implicit trade-offs and assumptions underlying the current immigration debate and generate policy recommendations that better reflect the wide range of views that Americans hold toward immigration. “Breaking the Immigration Stalemate: From Deep Disagreements to Constructive Proposals” reflects the collaborative effort of this unique group–including think tank analysts, political and policy entrepreneurs, community leaders, former government officials, and academics from various disciplines.

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Gary Burtless
Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution

Francis Fukuyama
The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

William Galston*
Governance Studies Program, The Brookings Institution

James Gimpel
Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland

Jennifer Hunt
Department of Economics, McGill University

Howard Husock
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Christopher Jencks
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Robert Leiken
Immigration and National Security Program, The Nixon Center

Will Marshall
Progressive Policy Institute

Ruth Milkman
Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

Noah Pickus*
The Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University

Juan Rangel
United Neighborhood Organization (UNO)

Daryl Michael Scott
Department of History, Howard University

Christine Sierra
Department of Political Science, University of New Mexico

Audrey Singer
Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution

Peter Skerry*
Department of Political Science, Boston College

Michael Teitelbaum
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Stephan Thernstrom
Department of History, Harvard University

Johnny N. Williams
Immigration and Naturalization Service (Retired)

Michele Wucker
World Policy Institute