Don't Close the Golden Door: Making Immigration Policy Work for Development
Publication Date: August 2008
Publisher(s): Center for Global Development
Author(s): Michael Clemens
Special Collection: Presidential Advisory
Keywords: Presidential transition; Immigration Policy
Coverage: United States
This White House and the World Brief presents the key facts and recommendations drawn from Chapter Nine of The White House and the World: A Global Development Agenda for the Next U.S. President.
International movements of people can spark and sustain the development process in poor countries, helping people climb out of poverty. Creating opportunities for poor people to improve their lives promotes our values, enhances our security,and restores our faltering image abroad. The next president of the United States has an opportunity to advance a migration agenda that is one of several pillars of our leadership position on global development. CGD research fellow Michael Clemens shows how.