U.S. immigration enforcement and adjudication are failing. American immigration courts have the highest failure to appear rates of any courts in the country. Over the last 20 years, 37 percent of all aliens free pending trial failed to appear for their hearings.
Restoring Enforcement of Our Immigration Laws
Testimony before House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
Jessica Vaughan, the Center's Policy Director, testified before a House Subcommittee hearing on the deficiencies of current immigration enforcement and steps to take to improve it in the future.
Map: Impact of Immigration on Public Schools
This analysis merges Census Bureau data with Google maps to provide a visual representation of the impact of immigration on schools at the local level. The overall findings show that the impact of immigration on public schools is enormous in many areas of the country.
DHS's Proposed Regulations Reforming the EB-5
House Judiciary Committee Testimony
A fellow from the Center for Immigration Studies testified before the House Judiciary Committee, focusing on the regulations reforming the EB-5 program which have been proposed by the Department of Homeland Security.
Illegal immigrant sponsors of UACs avoid accountability for non-compliance with deportation process
A large segment of the Central American unaccompanied children who have arrived in the U.S. since 2014 have been placed with illegal immigrant sponsors by the ORR, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. These sponsors are not monitored.
Cost: Border Wall vs. Illegal Immigration
The findings of this analysis show that if a border wall stopped a small fraction of the illegal immigrants who are expected to come in the next decade, the fiscal savings from having fewer illegal immigrants in the country would be sufficient to cover the costs of the wall.
Immigration-Related Executive Orders
Part 1: Border security and immigration enforcement
This document examines and discusses the key points of President Trump's executive order on border security. Others will follow dealing with the additional immigration-related executive orders issued to date.
Ninth Circuit Overreach
"[The President] may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate."