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How They Stack Up – Part III: The Libertarian and Green Parties and their Nominees

In the run up to the 2016 presidential election in the United States, there are drastic differences in the tone and approach toward immigration by the major political parties and their nominees. But what exactly are some of their proposals for changes to U.S. immigration policy? This is the final post in a three-part series […]

Immigration & the UK General Election: lots of hot air, but where’s the substance?

By Erica Consterdine I was asked recently which political party has the most comprehensive immigration policy. I was stumped. Not through ignorance so much as the lack of policy substance announced by any of the parties. Perhaps this simply reflects the age-old strategy of parties keeping their cards close to their chest, and with the […]

The 2012 GOP Platform’s Disregard of Shifting Demographics

In the past few years, the Republican Party has prominently supported state-level restrictionist measures such as S.B. 1070.  As a Salon article quipped, the Republican “party has always been favorable to Arizona’s approach to immigration.”  The 2012 GOP platform is very much in line with efforts of restrictionist activists and incorporates much of S.B. 1070 into the […]