New Immigration Research

Deportations and Criminal Alien Releases
Senate Subcommittee Hearing

Mark Krikorian, the Center's Executive Director, testified at a Senate Subcommittee hearing on how the Obama administration has transformed violation of immigration law into a "secondary offense." Read more...


Growing Numbers of Cuban Migrants in the U.S.

Over the last couple of months, thousands of Cuban migrants were transferred from Central America to Mexico. And once at the U.S.-Mexico border Cubans without visas are waved into the United States and are given legal status and full access to welfare programs. Read more...


Welfare Cost By Immigrant and Native Households

A previous Center study of immigration and welfare use showed that 51% of immigrant-headed households used at least one federal welfare program. This new study examines the dollar cost of that welfare use. Read more...


Welcoming Unaccompanied Alien Children
Family reunification disguised as refugee resettlement

After trying to fit all the unaccompanied minors from Central America illegally crossing the border under the trafficking umbrella, the government opted to treat these children as potential refugees. Read more...


ICE Released 19,723 Criminal Aliens in 2015

ICE continued to release deportable criminal aliens from its custody at an alarming rate in 2015. The agency freed 19,723 criminal aliens, who had a total of 64,197 convictions among them. These included 8,234 violent convictions and 208 homicide convictions. Read more...


Immigration and The Politics of Bernie Sanders

This report analyzes candidate Bernie Sanders' shift away from his former stance as a passionate defender of American workers. In seeking to increase his support among Latino voters, Sanders no longer denounces proposals for massive guest worker programs. Read more...


Immigration in the Presidential Campaign, Part 1
The chance of a political lifetime for real reform

This series of Backgrounders examines why conventional wisdom regarding immigration has become increasingly untenable, as well as recent events that have made real immigration reform possible for the first time in four decades. Read more...


The Implications of United States v. Texas

The Court's decision will determine whether Congress is the constitutional master of the immigration system or whether the president now has shared authority with Congress to create immigration policy through regulation. Read more...

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