What a Difference 100 Days Makes
Assessing the Trump Admin's Immigration Track Record
This overview provides no grade or score for the administration's performance. Instead, we consider developments in the following areas: illegal immigration, border control, and crime; legal immigration and foreign workers; national security and vetting; and the rule of law.
Can a Border Wall Pay for Itself?
House Subcomittee Testimony
This testimony is based on a report published in February of this year. The findings indicate that if a border wall stopped a fraction of the illegal immigrants who are expected to come in the next decade, the fiscal savings would be sufficient to cover the costs of the wall.
Fraud in the "Credible Fear" Process
Threats to the Integrity of the Asylum System
Aliens who enter illegally and claim a "credible fear" of persecution have not been screened before physically entering the U.S. and the process for screening after they enter is vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
Mapping the Impact on Public Schools
Are high immigration rates hindering assimilation?
The Center hosted a panel discussion focusing on the impact of immigration on schools and the broader implications on American society. The conversation began with the Center's map depicting Census data on immigration and public schools.
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.