New Immigration Research

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...


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...


A Pen and a Phone
79 immigration actions the next president can take

This report provides 79 immigration actions the next president can take on his own to return credibility to the immigration system. The goal would be to undo many of President Obama's own unilateral actions, but also to make improvements pending legislation from Congress. Read more...


Number of Immigrants and Their Minor Children
State Map Shows Growth Since 1970

CIS has produced two interactive maps: a state level graphic of the share of immigrants and their minor children in the years 1970, 2000, and 2010 as well as a state level growth of immigrants and their minor children. Read more...

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