Why Can’t Government Do Anything About Immigration?
Since 1990, the number of immigrants in the U.S. has surged from 19.7 million to 49 million and from 7.9% to 15.1% of the population.
There is a clear immigration crisis. Crowds are lined up at the border, while U.S. facilities are overrun. Cities around the country are being flooded with immigrants. Voters, on both sides of the aisle, say immigration is the greatest challenge facing our country.
Yet since 1990 Congress has done almost nothing about immigration because both sides are two divided.
- What should we do about the immigration crisis?
- What are reasonable alternatives that will be acceptable to both sides?
- Should special allowances be made for people from war zones?
- Should special allowances be made for people with specific skills our society needs, Ie. doctors and nurses.
- Who should pay the costs of handling immigrants: the Federal government? States? Or Cities?
Please join us for our monthly BBL where we will discuss the current immigration crisis and potential solutions.
This is a private, alumni-only, off-the-record discussion. The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the speakers and participants and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of The Harvard Business School Club.
Participants must register by Noon on January 16th to receive details on joining the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before the event.