New Immigration Research

Map: Sites of EB-5 Visa Fraud and Folly

Given the congressional debate on the extension or termination of the main part of the EB-5 visa program for immigrant investors on September 30, 2016, the Center has created a map identifying some locations of prominent EB-5 scandals. Read more...


Enforcement Continues Decline in 2016

ICE deportations continue to decline this year and are on pace to be the lowest since 2006, according to the latest ICE statistics. Deportations of criminals also keep declining, despite a nationwide litany of high-profile fatalities caused by criminal aliens. Read more...


Immigration Opinion and the Rise of Donald Trump

The report examines the link between Donald Trump’s position on immigration and his popularity. His outspoken comments on enforcement helped propel him to frontrunner for the GOP nomination, while other Republican presidential candidates have ignored it for more than a decade. Read more...


An Aid Program that Routinely Discriminates in Favor of Ineligible Aliens

The Department of Agriculture’s SNAP program provides benefits to families with an illegal alien (or other ineligible alien) wage earner in it, while denying benefits to an identical family comprised of only citizens. Read more...


Supreme Court Decides United States. v. Texas
Summary and Must-read Articles

In a split decision, the Supreme Court this morning affirmed the ruling of United States. v. Texas, a challenge to Obama's 2014 executive actions. The 4-4 decision sends the case back to Judge Hanen to decide the case on the merits. Meanwhile, DAPA and extended DACA remain blocked. Read more...


Is There Bias Against Muslims Who Apply for Naturalization?

Analysis refutes an accusation by thirteen Muslims seeking naturalization that federal officials at USCIS are exhibiting bias by holding back on approvals. The Muslim plaintiffs have filed suit alleging discrimination based on a security protocol underlying the vetting of applications called CARRP. Read more...


On Track
Meeting Obama’s 10,000 Syrian refugee target, no matter what

From the beginning of the fiscal year, October 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016, over 2,773 Syrian refugees made it to the U.S., meaning that 7,227 are expected to arrive before the end of the fiscal year. Read more...


Does the H-2B Visa Program Make Sense?
Testimony Prepared for Senate Committee on the Judiciary

The justification for the H-2B program, a short supply of domestic workers for seasonal non-agricultural jobs requiring modest skill levels, is inadequate. The wage and employment picture for less-educated workers is dismal. Read more...

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