New Immigration Policy
Yesterday, I came across this interesting op-ed in the New York Times written by Dowell Myers, a professor in the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. Myers writes about reforming the immigration policy and the importance of accepting migrants and their children in our society.
Here is an excerpt from his op-ed:
The immigration crisis that has roiled American politics for decades has faded into history. Illegal immigration is shrinking to a trickle, if that, and will likely never return to the peak levels of 2000. Just as important, immigrants who arrived in the 1990s and settled here are assimilating in remarkable and unexpected ways.
Taken together, these developments, and the demographic future they foreshadow, require bold changes in our approach to both legal and illegal immigration. Put simply, we must shift from an immigration policy, with its emphasis on keeping newcomers out, to an immigrant policy, with an emphasis on encouraging migrants and their children to integrate into our social fabric. “Show me your papers” should be replaced with “Welcome to English class.”
You can read the whole op-ed here.