Edward Alden is the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the
Council on Foreign Relations. His expertise includes US immigration and visa policies, US trade policy, and the impact of homeland-security policies on US economic competitiveness. He is the author of
The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration and Security Since 9/11, and is currently directing CFR’s independent task force on US immigration policy.
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