An Interview with David North

By David North, Bryan Griffith, and Jerry Kammer on August 16, 2013

 

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Mr. North, a Fellow of the Center for Immigration Studies, is an internationally recognized authority on immigration policy. His concentration is predominantly on the interaction between immigration and domestic systems, such as education and labor markets.

He has examined legal, illegal, and temporary migration, as well as immigration law enforcement and refugee resettlement policies, for a variety of governmental and non-governmental agencies, both in the US and overseas.

Prior to his work at the Center, Mr. North conducted studies for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Ford Foundation. In earlier years he served in the U.S. Labor Department as the Assistant for Farm Labor to the U.S. Secretary of Labor, and as the executive director of LBJ’s Cabinet Committee on Mexican-American Affairs. His work overseas included research for the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. in Europe and Canada, research for a post-Duvalier government of Haiti, and research for the Australian Government.
 


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An Introduction to David North

 

David North, a Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, explains his background and how he frames his view of immigration policy.

 

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The Winners and Losers of Immigration Policy

 

David North, a Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, discusses the winners and losers of U.S. immigration policy.

 

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The 1986 IRCA and Current Reform Efforts

 

David North, a Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, discusses his past work on the 1986 IRCA amnesty and how that knowledge effects his view of future efforts to change immigration policy.

 

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Employers and Worksite Enforcement

 

David North, a Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, explains the main cause of barriers to worksite enforcement.

 

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The Effect of Continued Mass Immigration

 

David North, a Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, expresses his concerns for the long term effect of mass immigration.

 

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Labor Market Effects of High Skilled Immigration

 

David North, a Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, explains how high skilled immigrants, such as H-1B visa holders, can effect the U.S. labor market.

 

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