The Center Reports from Mexico
Over the past few years, federal judges have played an increasing powerful role in the U.S. government’s ability to implement immigration policies and programs. 2022 was no different. Here is a recap of some of last year’s most important judicial decisions that have helped or hindered immigration enforcement efforts (or lack thereof) across the United States. Understanding these rulings is crucial to forecasting what’s to come in 2023.
The Biden admin has released a plan to funnel illegal migrants into the U.S., including “parole” for up to 360,000 per year.
An analysis of government data from November of this year shows that there are actually 1.9 million more legal and illegal immigrants working than before the pandemic.
To the extent workers are “missing”, it is due to the dramatic decline in the labor force participation rate — the share working or looking for work — of the U.S.-born in recent decades as the immigrant population has grown.