The Institute in the News
Professor Steven Spiegel comments on the current state of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace progress and the involvement of the United States.
The Los Angeles Times, a New York Times blog and La Opinin highlight a new report by Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, UCLA associate professor of Chicano studies, asserting that immigration reform that would legalize undocumented immigrants in the U.S. could help create jobs, increase wages and generate more tax revenue. The Miami Herald cited the study Wednesday in an article about Catholic leaders urging President Obama to make immigration reform a priority.
Professor Steven Spiegel finds President Obama's aggressive actions in the Middle East a needed change from George W. Bush's aloof avoidance of the situation. By taking an active role in delaying Iran's nuclear ambitions and supporting Israeli and Palestinian negotiations, President Obama is taking a more effective approach to peace in the region.