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Citizenship and ‘Anchor Babies’

Citizenship and ‘Anchor Babies’ By John R. Stoeffler Illegal aliens apprehended by law enforcement are under the law subject to deportation. On the other hand, a baby born to illegal aliens while on U.S. soil is automatically a citizen. But the...

Giving Lifetime Work Authorization to 750,000 DACAs: Still a Bad Idea

  During his Florida speech, President Trump pulled out all his fiery talking points related to job creation, a strong military, national security, sovereignty and slowing immigration that resonate with American voters. President Trump is criticized for using this campaign-style rhetoric...

Administration Scores Two Big Wins on Refugee Resettlement

By Joe Guzzardi On refugee issues, two recent successes are encouraging, and may lead to a sensible approach to how America should resettle migrants. This week the United States, at President Donald Trump’s insistence and with Secretary of State Rex...

Murdered Border Patrol Agent: Failed by Decades of Mismanagement

For U.S. Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez’s family and friends, Thanksgiving Day was somber. Martinez and his partner were brutally beaten in Texas’ Big Bend sector. A 36-year-old father, Martinez died from head injuries sustained while being battered with rocks;...

IMMIGRATION: DACA Kabuki Theater Final Act

The deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) immigration brouhaha is about to hit its peak. Congressional Democrats and some Republicans are willing – eager, in fact – to shut down the federal government if 750,000 illegal immigrants don’t get...

The Immigration Court Backlog Is Larger than We Know

  On Tuesday, the Center for Immigration Studies held a panel discussion on the immigration court backlog. While that panel (and the accompanying report) painted a fairly bleak picture of the overwhelming number of cases that the nation's 334 immigration...

The Employment Situation of Immigrants and Natives in the First Quarter of 2016

CIS analysis of new Bureau of Labor Statistics data Steven A. Camarota | Center for Immigration Studies Download a PDF of this Backgrounder The number and percentage of native-born Americans officially unemployed have improved. But the official unemployment rate only includes those...

Costs of Refugee Resettlement Unclear to Taxpayers

Don Barnett  |The Tennessean, June 24, 2016 Before the Refugee Act of 1980, refugee resettlement was the work of true sacrificial charity, where sponsors and charities committed to maintaining and supporting the refugees with housing and employment, even medical care...

61 Million Immigrants and Their Young Children Now Live in the United States

Three-fourths are legal immigrants and their children Steven A. Camarota is the director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies. A new analysis of government data from December 2015 indicates that more than 61 million immigrants and their American-born children...