New Immigration Research

Immigration Policy Debate Questions

All too often the video questions approved by presidential debate moderators fail to address immigration from the perspective of the American people. Tough immigration topics get ignored and the same tired questions get repeated. Read more...


House Subcommittee Hearing on Border Surge

The Center's Director of Policy Studies, Jessica Vaughan, is testified before the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Since 2012, Border Patrol agents have apprehended 125,306 Central American unaccompanied minors. Read more...


House Appropriations Boss Targets Sanctuaries

Rep. John Culberson, Chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee in charge of funding the Department of Justice, put the Obama administration on notice that it must take steps to rein in sanctuary jurisdictions or risk problems getting approval for its own budget requests. Read more...


Supreme Court to Hear Amnesty Case

The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear the 26-state challenge to Obama's DAPA amnesty for illegal aliens who have U.S.-citizen or permanent-resident children. It is anticipated that arguments in United States v. Texas will likely take place in April, with a ruling likely in June. Read more...


Remembering Barbara Jordan and Her Legacy

Twenty years have passed since the death of Barbara Jordan. On January 17, 1996, the former congresswoman and civil rights icon succumbed to complications of leukemia at a hospital in Texas. Read more...


Panel: No Coyote Needed
Transcript and Video Available

The Center held a panel discussion focusing on how to ensure that those seeking immigration benefits – whether visitor visas, asylum, refugee resettlement, green cards, or citizenship – do not pose a threat to national security or public safety. Read more...


Immigration and Wages
The new debate over the Mariel boatlift

Does immigration lower the wages of native workers? There is perhaps no event more often cited on this question than the "Mariel boatlift". The sudden influx of workers generated an intriguing test of how immigration affects wages in one city. Read more...


The UN's Role in U.S. Refugee Resettlement
A "benefit of the doubt" screening policy

An analysis of the refugee resettlement screening process and the massive role played by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the entity entrusted with the entire selection and pre-screening process for Syrian refugees. Read more...

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