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Policy Initiative Spotlight: How Canada Lets Local Governments Pick Immigrants

by Steven J. Markovich Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Canada flags Parliament Hill Ottawa Canadian flags line the road around Parliament Hill in Ottawa (Blair Gable/Courtesy Reuters).

Comprehensive U.S. immigration reform is dead.  More than a year after the U.S. Senate passed its reform bill, the House has not voted on comprehensive reform.  The upcoming mid-term elections will likely forestall further action—particularly after the primary defeat of House Majority leader Eric Cantor and the crisis on the Texas border. Read more »