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“At its core, immigration is a sign of a confident and successful nation. Immigrants' talent and hard work and love of freedom have helped us become the leader of the world.”
—President George W. Bush


Workers employed at Fortune 500 companies started by immigrants or children of immigrants


Percentage of American population that is immigrant, in line with historical norms


Percentage of immigrants that are self-employed, compared to 5.6% of native-born Americans

Bold, principle-based solutions for comprehensive immigration reform.

Since America’s founding, immigration has been a vital part of our Nation’s story. America continues to be strengthened by those who come here in search of a better life. 

When immigrants integrate and advance in our society, they realize their dreams, they renew our spirit, and they add to the unity of the Nation.

Every year that goes by without reforming our broken immigration system means missed opportunities to ensure the future prosperity, vitality, and security of our Nation. At the Bush Institute, we are committed to changing the terms of this debate and offering bold, principle-based solutions that are politically viable. 

Successful immigration reform should be based on the following principles:


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