The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel analyzing the presidential candidates' positions on immigration and how immigration policy may be impacted by the November 3 election. Immigration has not been widely discussed by either presidential campaign, but the issue has a major impact on many issues Americans care strongly about, including jobs, wages, healthcare, the economy, law enforcement, and education.
President Trump has the authority to add it to the list of 'quarantinable diseases' to mandate testing prior to resettlement
Thousands of refugees from countries with floundering health care systems, delayed government responses, and, more often than not, deep political and economic crises, are being resettled here without prior testing for Covid-19.
‘Trump Effect’ likely explains slowdown
Recently released Census data shows the number of immigrants (legal and illegal) grew more slowly from 2017 to 2019 than in prior years.
In the first two years of the Trump administration, growth in the immigrant population averaged only about 200,000 a year, in contrast to 650,000 a year from 2010 to 2017.
In a new video from the Center for Immigration Studies, Andrew Arthur, the Center’s resident fellow in law and policy, describes recent MS-13 killings in Maryland and the role of sanctuary policies in allowing gang members who are unlawfully in the country to be released to commit further crimes.
“Until local officals wake-up to the fact that they have a MS-13 problem and take steps with the public to go after the gang, killings like this will continue,” predicts Arthur.
Promoting National Security and Community Safety
The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a conversation highlighting the Center's new report on the value of biometrics in immigration enforcement and how that relates to national security and public safety.
Read report: Biometrics in Immigration