Cost: Border Wall vs. Illegal Immigration
The findings of this analysis show that if a border wall stopped a small fraction of the illegal immigrants who are expected to come in the next decade, the fiscal savings from having fewer illegal immigrants in the country would be sufficient to cover the costs of the wall.
Immigration-Related Executive Orders
Part 1: Border security and immigration enforcement
This document examines and discusses the key points of President Trump's executive order on border security. Others will follow dealing with the additional immigration-related executive orders issued to date.
Ninth Circuit Overreach
"[The President] may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate."
Australia's Unwanted Asylum Seekers
Obama administration deal currently on hold
The deal to resettle Australia's unwanted asylum seekers made by the outgoing Obama administration is currently on hold. It is not certain yet whether the deal will be honored by the current Trump administration temporarily halting refugee resettlement. Read more...
Revising Refugee Resettlement
Help Millions, Not a Lucky Few
The Trump administration has the opportunity to reinvent a broken refugee system, assist those it resettles better and longer, and to help millions of refugees where they are more efficiently. Read more...
ICE Deportations Hit 10-Year Low
The FY 2016 enforcement statistics from the Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) shows the deportation numbers credited to ICE are the lowest since 2006. Aliens removed from the interior in 2016 have declined 73 percent from 2009. Read more...
NYT Runs Front-Page Ad for Jeff Sessions
The piece removes any doubt Jeff Sessions possesses the rectitude and reverence for the law that are the key qualifications for an Attorney General. Any vote against his confirmation based on disagreement over policy would be a mark of shame. Read more...
UN Report Shows Refugee System Needs Changes
Will the Trump administration change an archaic process?
The report provides us with insightful information about submission categories and acceptance rates, top resettlement countries of origin and destination, and more. It also suggests how badly in need of reform the entire refugee system is. Read more...