Michael Chertoff Discusses Future of Immigration Policy

The global economic crisis has triggered calls in some U.S. policy circles to tighten immigration rules in order to safeguard scarce jobs for American citizens. Yet despite difficult economic conditions, lawmakers should be considering immigration policy revisions based on the country's eventual economic revival, says former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff. In this interview, Chertoff discusses the future of immigration policy, and offers his advice that the U.S. increase communication efforts with the Mexican government to coordinate the legal flow of migrant workers to the United States.

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