Co-funded with the Carnegie Corporation
Public debates about immigration have reinvigorated scholarly interest in the visa admission system—its goals, number and type of visas offered—and have stimulated research on the relationship between legal visas and immigration law and practice. Among other issues, scholars have examined differences in merit vs. family-based visas, temporary work visas and their consequences, and the intended and unintended consequences of practices and policies derived from immigration law. For an upcoming issue of the RSF Journal, sociologist Katharine Donato and economist Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes will organize a symposium and co-edit the issue on the legal landscape of U.S. immigration. Contributors will examine the existing visa system and its place in legal law and practice.