The Most Important Immigration Rulings of 2022 and the Forecast for 2023

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.

Immigrant Workers in November 2022 Up 1.9 Million Over 2019

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.

The Center Reports from Mexico
The Center Reports from Mexico
2022's Most Important Immigration Rulings and Forecast for 2023
2022's Most Important Immigration Rulings and Forecast for 2023
Biden's “Shadow” Immigration Law
Biden's “Shadow” Immigration Law
Title 42
Title 42
Immigrant Workers Up 1.9 Million
Immigrant Workers Up 1.9 Million

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.

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.

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Defund the UN Movement Rears Up Again in the Republican-Controlled House

The world body's agencies are funding illegal immigration into the U.S.

U.S. Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) and a group of House Republicans have reintroduced a bill that would require the United States to defund United Nations agencies — and recoup past contributions — on grounds that the agencies are financing a historic mass migration event now beginning its third year.

The Empty Promise of ‘Rigorous Security Vetting’ in New Migrant Border-Crossing Program

No one can expect Cuba, Nicaragua, or Venezuela to happily run criminal histories for the Americans, even if they had the computerized capacity to do so. And Haiti is currently a failed state, all but bereft of any government function these days and, even in better days past, had no capacity to run criminal background checks for the Americans.

‘CBP One’ App Will Have Real Blood on Its Metaphorical Hands

Managing the decline in border security the Biden administration has crafted

The president should listen to Joe Biden, circa 2014, and understand that the worst and most shocking dangers migrants face are on the other side of the U.S.-Mexico line. Until that happens however, his port parole scheme, and the CBP One app that facilitates it, will have real blood on their metaphorical hands.

Look to Europe to Solve America’s Migration Crisis

In the age of irregular mass migration, gatekeeper states must be part of a durable solution.

Both sides of the Atlantic Ocean could witness migration crises this year. But the number of illegal arrivals is likely to be much smaller in Europe than in the United States. That’s in large part due to the role of gatekeepers: nearby countries with which the European Union (EU) and various member states made agreements to stop, or at least mitigate, the flow of irregular mass migration.