PANEL: Asylum in the U.S. and Europe

One Crisis, Two Continents

By CIS on January 4, 2024


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Event Summary

The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel discussion examining present asylum laws in the United States and in Europe, how they work, their impact on illegal immigration, and proposals for reform. Members of the newly formed International Network for Immigration Research (INIR), which includes like-minded think tanks in the U.S., Israel, Hungary, France, and the UK, discussed how their countries are navigating their current asylum crises and address the shared challenge of immigration control.

Participants examined whether the post-WWII asylum regime is an anachronism that needs to be re-thought and the proposed asylum reforms being discussed in the current negotiations between Republicans and Democrats. Watch to hear about the European Union Migration and Asylum Pact and what the U.S. can learn from this newly passed agreement.


Viktor Marsai, Director of the Budapest-based Migration Research Institute

Nicolas Pouvreau-Monti, Co-founder of the Immigration and Demography Observatory in France

Eric Ruark, Director of Research, NumbersUSA

Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies

Date and Location:

January 10, 2024

Washington, DC

Topics: Asylum