New Immigration Research

Local Impact of Illegal Border Surge
A case study from Lynn, Mass.

The Center will hold a discussion with the mayor of Lynn, MA, which is more than 2,000 miles from the Mexican border, but has absorbed a large number of immigrants, including hundreds of "unaccompanied alien children," refugees, and other legal and illegal immigrants. Read more...


A Town Near You?
ICE Reveals Locations of Convicted Murderers It Freed

The 169 aliens with homicide-related convictions who were freed by ICE in 2013 were booked out of detention facilities in 24 different states, with the largest number in California, according to information provided to Sen. Chuck Grassley. Read more...


Indiscrete Discretion
Obama proxies suggest there’s ample precedent for his planned massive executive amnesty. There isn’t.

Today is the two-year anniversary of President Obama's first big amnesty edict, DACA. So far more than half million illegal immigrants claiming to have arrived here before age 16 have been legalized by the unilateral riff on the Dream Act. Read more...


Who Got the Jobs in Florida?
State ranked high in growth 2000-2014, but most employment gains went to immigrants

While Florida has been among the states with the fastest job growth in recent years, most of that increase has gone to immigrants despite the fact that native-born Americans accounted for most of the growth in the state's working-age population. Read more...


An Interview with Hipolito Acosta
Mr. Acosta has 30 years of law enforcement experience

A new video series uncovers successful efforts to disrupt human smuggling that should be models for addressing the current border crisis. Hipolitio Acosta oversaw investigations and undercover missions involving human smuggling operations. Read more...


All of Tennessee’s Employment Growth Since 2000 Has Gone to Immigrants, Yet Natives Accounted for Two-Thirds of Population Growth

This analysis shows that, since 2000, all of the net increase in the number of working-age people holding a job in Tennessee has gone to immigrants. This is the case even though the native-born accounted for 60 percent of the growth in the state’s total working-age population. Read more...


Analysis of the House Republican Leadership's Immigration Bill

The Republican leadership has drafted and is preparing to introduce an immigration bill. Division A of the bill provides supplemental funding. The other half, Division B, deals with what the authors conceive of as border security provisions. Read more...

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