Western Hemisphere Comprises Larger Share of New Immigrants

A new analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies of data collected by the U.S. government in the first half of 2022 shows that not only is immigration up from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, but immigration from the rest of the world has declined. As a result, 2022 is the first time since 2006 that the government’s Current Population Survey (CPS) shows more than half of new legal and illegal immigrants came from this part of the world.

The Second Generation: Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

This analysis measures the socio-economic status (SES) of U.S.-born adult (ages 25 to 29) children of immigrants (second-generation Americans). We focus on this age group because by this age individuals have traditionally become independent of their parents, but are still young enough that their immigrant parents are relatively recent arrivals.

European Court Ruling Undermines U.S. Border Security

The European Union’s highest court issued a ruling in June that significantly curtails the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data in protecting air travel and border security. PNR is passenger information that airlines must provide to government authorities before each plane flies. 

Court rules that Center for Immigration Studies’ Lawsuit Can Proceed against the Biden Administration

Judge Trevor McFadden of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that the lawsuit, Massachusetts Coalition for Immigration Reform (MCIR) v. Department of Homeland Security, can proceed against the Biden Administration for failing to conduct environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Biden Has Released Nearly 1.05 million SW Border Migrants into the U.S.

The latest Biden administration disclosures in Biden v. Texas reveal that in May, DHS released 95,318 migrants CBP had encountered at the Southwest border into the United States, bringing the total of illegal migrant releases there under the Biden administration to 1,049,532 — a population larger than the number of residents in the president’s home state of Delaware, at a rate of 2,115 per day.

Western Hemisphere Immigration Increases
Western Hemisphere Immigration Increases
Second Generation Socio-Economic Status
Second Generation Socio-Economic Status
EU Ruling Undermines U.S. Border Security
EU Ruling Undermines U.S. Border Security
CIS NEPA Lawsuit Can Proceed
CIS NEPA Lawsuit Can Proceed
Biden Released Over 1 million Illegal Migrants
Biden Released Over 1 million Illegal Migrants

A new analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies of data collected by the U.S. government in the first half of 2022 shows that not only is immigration up from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, but immigration from the rest of the world has declined. As a result, 2022 is the first time since 2006 that the government’s Current Population Survey (CPS) shows more than half of new legal and illegal immigrants came from this part of the world.

This analysis measures the socio-economic status (SES) of U.S.-born adult (ages 25 to 29) children of immigrants (second-generation Americans). We focus on this age group because by this age individuals have traditionally become independent of their parents, but are still young enough that their immigrant parents are relatively recent arrivals.

The European Union’s highest court issued a ruling in June that significantly curtails the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data in protecting air travel and border security. PNR is passenger information that airlines must provide to government authorities before each plane flies. 

Judge Trevor McFadden of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that the lawsuit, Massachusetts Coalition for Immigration Reform (MCIR) v. Department of Homeland Security, can proceed against the Biden Administration for failing to conduct environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The latest Biden administration disclosures in Biden v. Texas reveal that in May, DHS released 95,318 migrants CBP had encountered at the Southwest border into the United States, bringing the total of illegal migrant releases there under the Biden administration to 1,049,532 — a population larger than the number of residents in the president’s home state of Delaware, at a rate of 2,115 per day.

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Even Government Oversight Laws Like FOIA Are ‘America Last’ under the Biden Administration

Close to half of federal records requests are from aliens seeking their own immigration files

A possible legitimate reason for slow response to Freedom of Information Act requests is the growing number of such requests, with an increase of 32 percent from 2012 to 2020. A closer look at where FOIA requests are actually coming from reveals the public is not really getting the government transparency these numbers suggest. Who is really writing all of these FOIA requests? Many of them are aliens seeking their own immigration files.

Muslim Migrants to Obtain the Majority of Diversity Lottery Visas

Recently released State Department estimates indicate that a majority of those coming to the U.S. via the Diversity Visa Lottery during the next fiscal year (2023) will be Muslims, despite the fact that adherents of that faith account for less than a quarter of the world's population. This is up sharply from the FY 2020 level of about 18 percent of lottery visas.

America’s Immigration System Comes Down with Covid

Symptoms include more job competition for U.S. workers and increased industrial espionage from China

Because of covid-related travel restrictions, the number of family-based green cards issued fell over the past couple of years. Any unused family green card slots are added to the employment-based categories for the following year. What were the consequences of that?

NBC News, Fox News Polls Show Huge Opportunities for GOP on the Border and Immigration

Call it a ‘stunt’, but Republican governors have pushed illegal migration to the fore

If Republicans were to find the courage of their convictions and campaign on securing a Southwest border that poses a national-security risk and on limiting the tsunami of illegal migrants, it would give them a significant leg up in November. At the moment, however, that’s a pretty big “if”.