Last updated on: 12/3/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“The status quo or ‘status quo plus more enforcement’ portends no reduction in illegal immigration but rather a continuation of migrant deaths, a black market in labor, and calls for harsher but likely counterproductive enforcement measures. A ‘guest worker only’ approach is similar to the status quo in that it has little chance of being successful, since, among other reasons, legislation to enact a new guest worker program without addressing those in the country illegally is unlikely to become law. The approach that offers the most realistic opportunity for significant and positive change is one that combines new temporary worker visas with a transition that addresses those currently in the country illegally. Without such an approach, ten years from now both sides of the debate will still decry the status quo.”

“Making the Transition from Illegal to Legal Immigration,” Stuart Anderson, Executive Director of the National Foundation for American Policy, Nov. 2003

Description:

“The National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to public policy research on trade, immigration, education, and other issues of national importance. The organization seeks to expand the debate over the proper role of government on key issues of the day and to engage actively in the media and with the public to ensure its ideas are considered and implemented wherever possible… Its Advisory Board members include Columbia University economist Jagdish Bhagwati, Ohio University economist Richard Vedder, Rep. Guy Vander Jagt (ret.), Cesar Conda, until recently Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief domestic policy adviser, and other prominent individuals.”

“About,” www.nfap.com (accessed June 18, 2007)

Mission:

“The National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), like the American throughout history, strives to be practical but hold to principle. It promotes citizenship and greater understanding of the principles upon which the nation was founded, including the belief in certain unalienable rights, among these life, liberty, and property. The NFAP will pursue and promote debate consistent with an American entrepreneurial spirit that is welcoming to new people, ideas, and innovation.”

“About,” www.nfap.com (accessed June 18, 2007)

Other:
501(c)(3) Public Charity
Quoted in:
  1. Would Increasing Legal Immigration Reduce Illegal Immigration?