New Immigration Research

House Hearing on Sanctuary Cities
Testimony relates long history of tragedies due to policy

The Center's director of policy studies, Jessica Vaughan, testifies before the House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing today, focusing on the rejection of detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by sanctuary cities. Read more...


2.5 Million Join Illegal Population under Obama
Pace slower than under Bush, but still enormous

The Center for Immigration Studies estimates an additional 790,000 joined the illegal population since 2013 for a total of 2.5 million new illegal immigrants since President Obama took office. Read more...


Analysis: Senate Version of the Davis-Oliver Act

This bill addresses the problem of sanctuary jurisdictions by clarifying that local governments must not obstruct immigration enforcement and withholding funding from those that refuse to cooperate. Read more...


Leaving TPS Doesn’t Mean Going Home

TPS grants de facto life-long legal status to aliens in the U.S. because something bad happened in their home country. But recent data shows that people with TPS are the only sub-population among the foreign-born that is shrinking in size. Read more...


Why Alien Detention Is Necessary
A rebuttal to anti-detention advocates

There is a full-court press going on to dismantle the detention system used to hold aliens for immigration proceedings and removal when it is ordered. They include steps taken by the government; lawsuits; quasi-scholarly reports; and a media campaign. Read more...


ICE Records Reveal Steep Drop in Worksite Enforcement Since 2013

The Obama administration has largely abandoned efforts to enforce the laws against hiring illegal workers, according to internal ICE statistics. In the first five months of this fiscal year, ICE conducted just 181 workplace audits and brought charges against just 27 employers. Read more...


Neil Munro Wins Immigration Journalism Award
Video and Transcript Now Available

Neil Munro, formerly with The Daily Caller, is the 2015 recipient of the Katz Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Immigration. In accepting the award, he stated that all he did “was just apply the standard rules: count the numbers, follow the money, challenge authority, and write cleanly.” Read more...

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