Read Chapter 9. Provide enough information in a short-answer essay format to adequately address the questions.
In our discussion this week, we talked about rules & rulemaking as they pertain to immigration policy — especially with regard to students and guest workers. Let’s take this a step further and explore other ramifications of immigration policy. How does rulemaking come into play here? What rules are already established (or perhaps might ought to be established) to address the issues? The prompt itself is fairly open-ended; I want you to dig a little deeper into some aspect of this issue and explain how rules & rulemaking play a role in implementing federal immigration policy. I’ll provide a couple of examples, but feel free to use your own, if you come across another interesting twist on the topic. You do not have to tackle all of these; they are simply to get the wheels turning to think about the issue from multiple perspectives:
- Take a look at this article from the BBC (Links to an external site.), which mentions migration policies as a buffer against declining birth rates. Based on our current immigration policies, how do you see the U.S. addressing declining birth rates over the next 80 years?
- This article from Pepperdine Law Review (Links to an external site.) looks at immigration from the vantage point of entrepreneurship. How is administrative rulemaking being implemented in this scenario, and what might the future hold?
- Lastly, the Migration Policy Institute is a think-tank in DC that focuses on immigration policy research & analysis. This chart shows the variety of administrative agencies that have a hand in immigration policy (Links to an external site.) at the federal level. Dig into a couple of them and provide examples of current rules in action.