22 April 2013
After more than a decade of wars triggered by the attacks of September 11th, 2001, it is time for a new conversation—one that asks serious questions and welcomes a wide array of serious opinions—on how the United States formulates and executes its national security strategy. To address the implications of these and countless other issues, the Armed Forces Committee at the Harvard Kennedy School has established the Values and National Security Project. This is the third article in an ongoing series seeking to promote dialogue on the early 21st century security paradigm. Read the first, second, and third articles here.
Last week, a bi-partisan “Group of Eight” senators introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill that includes a path to citizenship for the eleven million undocumented immigrants living and working in this country. The bill includes increased border security, a mandatory worker verification system for employers, and provisions for the flow of workers based on the needs of the economy, from the fields of South Carolina to the Silicon Valley.