ERIC Number: ED211613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
U.S. Immigration Policy and the National Interest. Staff Report of the Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy (And Nine Appendix Volumes).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy.
This report is intended as a supplement to the final report (March, 1981) on the Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy. Part one covers first principles of immigration reform with chapters on international cooperation, law enforcement policies and procedures, the characteristics and evolution of an open society, and the national interest as it pertains to leadership in world affairs, the enhancement of American cultural and language resources, and the growth of the economy. The impact of legal immigration is examined in part two with respect to the demographic, occupational, and sociocultural characteristics of the immigrants as well as the economic effects of immigration on the United States. Also discussed are the origins, operations, and future goals of the current immigration system with emphasis on admission criteria, exclusionary principles and the development of equitable standards of employment. Part three covers illegal immigration. Chapters are on the history of illegal migration, recommendations for stricter law enforcement (including employer sanctions), suggested procedures for dealing with undocumented immigrants residing in the United States (e.g., legalization), the issues surrounding the institution of a temporary worker program, and the past history and current law governing grounds for immigration exclusion. An extensive, selected bibliography is appended. (JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Immigration and Nationality Act 1965