Each issue will address one topic out of the many elements related to immigration in the us this inaugural issue in fact asks the most basic question of all what is the right amount of legal immigration american immigration in the 21st century by timothy kane edward lazear my colleague at the hoover institution and co chair of . The 20th century began with the country in the midst of the greatest wave of immigration in its history the century ended in the midst of another period of high immigration greater in numerical terms but smaller in its relative impact than the immigration of 100 years earlier us immigration at the beginning of the 21st century . Economic and demographic disparities will shape the mobility of labor and skills during the 21st century the populations of richer societies are aging rapidly while working age populations continue to grow in some emerging economies and most low income countries gauging the impact of dhs proposed public charge rule on us immigration . Immigration statistics for the 21st century douglas s massey the figure summarizes the flow of mexican immigrants into the united states over the past century in three categories legal immigrants temporary legal workers and undocumented migrants and latin america especially mexico his most recent books are new faces in new . This article is based on the book twenty first century gateways immigrant incorporation in suburban america 2008 edited by audrey singer susan w hardwick and caroline b brettell and published by brookings institution press
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