Comprehensive Immigration Reform: challenges and problems in accomplishing it.

Discussion leader: Charlie Goodyear

Discussion Outline: http://sma.darien.org/wp-content/uploads/Immigration-2.pdf

Background information: http://sma.darien.org/wp-content/uploads/Immigration-I-.pdf

A general history immigration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_to_the_United_States

On the 1986 Immigration Act: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_Reform_and_Control_Act_of_1986

Immigration Reform Act of 2007
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comprehensive_Immigration_Reform_Act_of_2007\

On illegal immigration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegal_immigration_to_the_United_States

E-Verify is a government system to verify a workers legal right to work in the US. It seem logical that if illegal immigrants cannot work “above the table” it would discourage immigration. But it is not mandatory: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/make-e-verify-mandatory-when-hiring-and-that-will-help-stop-illegal-immigration-2016-11-02

Also (may want to read the comments following the article): http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/5-things-you-should-know-about-e-verify/

An article from the Economist on the education levels of new immigrants. Also the +/- of a point system. http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21723108-far-being-low-skilled-half-all-legal-migrants-have-college-degrees-immigration?frsc=dg%7Cc

An article in the current issue of Weekly Standard  hits the spot on immigration enforcement.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/article/2008732 

Without Visas, Carnival Workers Are Trapped at Home in Mexico https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/22/world/americas/mexico-h2b-visas-tlapacoyan-carnivals.html