New Immigration Research

Immigrant Population to Hit Highest Percentage Ever in 8 Years
U.S. Census Bureau: 1 in 7 U.S. residents will be foreign-born

For the first time, the Bureau projected the future size of the immigrant population and found that by 2023 immigrants will account for more than one in seven U.S. residents — the largest share ever recorded in American history. Read more...


Senate Examines Refugee/Parole Program
CIS Director of Policy Studies and CIS Board Member Testify

The Center's director of policy studies, Jessica Vaughan, and a Center board member, Jan Ting, both testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest. Read more...


Waiting List for Legal Immigrant Visas Keeps Growing

More than 4.4 million people are on the legal immigrant visa waiting list according to the State Department's annual tally. That is 100,085 more people waiting for legal immigrant visas than at the same time last year. Read more...


Obscure Immigration Program Hurts U.S. Residents — Both Young and Old

The full negative impact on residents of the obscure, almost secret, F1 Optional Practical Training program was revealed recently as the DHS responded to a FOIA request from the Center for Immigration Studies. Read more...


Analysis of the Protection of Children Act

A section by section analysis of the Protection of Children Act (PCA), which was introduced by Rep. John Carter. The PCA would reform the way alien minors are treated when caught crossing the border illegally. Read more...


ICE Gang Arrests Fact Sheet
Operation Community Shield 2013

Violent immigrant and transnational gangs such as MS-13, Surenos, and 18th Street continue to present a significant public safety threat in many parts of the United States, according to arrest records released by ICE. Read more...


Analysis of the Legal Workforce Act

An analysis of H.R.1147. The bill seeks to reduce the jobs magnet that attracts illegal aliens by revising the failed employer sanctions and work verification portions of existing law, which were added by the IRCA. Read more...


E-Verify Fact Sheet
A successful, accurate, and growing program

E-Verify, the federally run employment authorization program, has become a central part of the state-level enforcement effort as many states now require use of the program for some or all employers. Read more...

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