New Immigration Research

Panel: Asylum Fraud and National Security
Transcript and Video Now Available

The Center hosted a panel discussion on Wednesday, May 10, focusing on the security threat posed by the ineffective vetting of those applying for asylum after entering illegally, specifically addressing the weaknesses in the "credible fear" process.

The Employment Situation of Immigrants and Natives in the First Quarter of 2017
BLS data shows labor force participation remains abysmal

There has been a long-term decline in the labor force participation rate of working-age (18 to 65) natives without a bachelor's degree. Only 69.6 percent of natives in this group were in the labor force in the first quarter of 2017.

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.

Feasibility of a Border Patrol Auxiliary
Volunteer civilian unit could be a force multiplier

This report explores augmenting the Border Patrol by forming a civilian auxiliary along the lines of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. President Trump has acknowledged the need for more boots on the ground, calling for the hiring of 5,000 additional agents.

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.

Courting Disaster

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.

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