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ImmigrationFriday, November 21, 2014

Leadership on Immigration Advances U.S. National Security

Leadership on Immigration Advances U.S. National Security Last night, President Obama announced an initiative to assert executive leadership on immigration reform in the face of long-stalled action by Congress. His plan would build on progress in securing the border, help highly skilled workers make greater contributions to the economy, and start a program that would allow millions of undocumented immigrants to temporarily remain in the United States if they meet certain conditions like paying taxes and passing a criminal background check. These measures – and the need for longer-term fixes through legislation – reinforce American national security by strengthening the economy and solidify America’s powerful demographic geopolitical advantage vis-à-vis other international powers. Reforming immigration supports a strong economy – the cornerstone of American national security.… Read More ›

ImmigrationThursday, November 20, 2014

Amb. Nancy Soderberg interviewed by Preston Scott

Previewing Obama’s Immigration Speech  November 20, 2014 | The Morning Show with Preston Scott Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, NSN Advisory Board member, interviewed on The Morning Show with Preston Scott by Preston Scott in advance of an event at the FSU’s College of Law where she spoke on the results of the midterm election on national security. To read more about the event, click here. Read More ›

drug warImmigrationInternational EconomyMexicoThursday, May 2, 2013

Mexico: America’s Most Neglected Vital National Interest?

President Obama began a two-day visit to Central America and Mexico today. On the trip, the president will meet with his new Mexican counterpart, President Enrique Peña Nieto. The meeting is expected to focus on trade and immigration, though the relationship is broad and security issues such as the drug war and guns will likely come up as well. While we often hear about the security challenge posed by the drug war, the untold story is important and complex: Mexico is booming and reforming, one of the world’s most open and globalized economies. The quality of our relationship will have much to say about Americans’ quality of life at home – from jobs and trade to guns, immigration and security. Ties between U.S. and Mexico… Read More ›

Boston BombingsImmigrationFriday, April 19, 2013

Boston and the Immigration Debate: A National Security Perspective

“Americans will reject any attempt to tie the losers responsible for the attacks in Boston with the millions of law-abiding immigrants currently living in the US” – Alex Conant, spokesman for Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), April 19, 2013  The identification of the two suspects in the Boston bombings as refugees of Chechen descent who entered the United States legally seeking asylum has thrown terrorism and national security into the spotlight of the debate over immigration reform. Basic facts that were true about immigration and national security yesterday are still true today:  experts across ideologies agree there is no definitive correlation between immigration and crime. The U.S. asylum process is extremely rigorous and most applicants are denied. Bipartisan leaders stress, in the words of Senator Marco… Read More ›

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