The Illusionary Allure of Immigration Grand Bargains:

Dec 10, 2010, 17:46 ET from Center for Immigration Studies

Report Analyzes 3 Blue Ribbon Task Force Reports

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the recent elections, momentum for "comprehensive immigration reform" has slowed considerably, but it will come back. When that effort begins again, it will be shaped in part by the deliberations and recommendations of three blue ribbon immigration panels that have published their reports over the past several years.

The Center for Immigration Studies will publish a detailed examination of the reports of the three task forces in question, convened by the Migration Policy Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, and jointly by the Brookings Institution and Duke University. The report, "The Illusionary Allure of Immigration 'Grand Bargains': An Analysis of Blue Ribbon Task Forces," is authored by CIS Fellow Stanley A. Renshon, a professor of political science and coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Program in the Psychology of Social and Political Behavior at the City University of New York Graduate Center. The report will be available online at on December 16.

The report will be released Thursday, December 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the National Press Club, 14th & F streets, N.W. Commenting on the report will be Hans von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies.


The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent research institution which examines the impact of immigration on the United States.

Contact: Bryan Griffith, 202-466-8185,

SOURCE Center for Immigration Studies