CNN had a smart idea for an immigration-related television special: As the United States continues to grapple with what direction to take on immigration, why not take a close look at other nations' immigration policies in comparison? Hosted by CNN Global Public Square's Fareed Zakaria, "Global Lessons: The GPS Roadmap for Making Immigration Work" aired last Sunday; it airs again this coming Saturday on CNN International.
The immigration policies of Europe, Canada and Japan are examined, with some eye-opening details. For example, Japan is presented as "a cautionary tale." From a posted excerpt: