According to a new report from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, while the U.S. immigration system is severely affected by politics, the border crisis represents an opportunity to address gaps in the U.S. labor market.
The study, which synthesizes interviews with immigration scholars, lawyers, and psychologists, provides more context for the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border and suggests avenues for addressing it.
“This brief follows the premise of a multifaceted approach toward immigration. For that, I conducted several interviews with experts on immigration: researchers, political scientists, attorneys, diplomats, and psychologists,” according to the study’s author.
“These interviews were conducted in person and online between November 28 and December 1, 2022, at the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico.”
The study’s author proposes modernizing the immigration system; expanding worker visas; developing policies that focus on the needs of female migrants and vulnerable groups; and destigmatizing undocumented immigrants, as possible solutions to ease the immigration crisis.
You can read the full report by clicking here.