In this report, we explore how the proposed economic assistance funds could be best used to target the root causes of illegal immigration, emphasizing the need for a data-driven plan that would include a Covid-19 vaccination program, an export-expansion program, crime control and family-planning efforts, and a cash payment program for people who agree, on pain of imprisonment, not to go to the U.S.
Under current law, illegal immigrants are net contributors to Social Security and Medicare because they partially pay in to entitlement programs but cannot legally receive benefits. By granting eligibility for benefits, however, amnesty would transform illegal immigrants from net contributors into net beneficiaries, imposing steep costs on the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.
In a series of reports from both sides from the border, Todd Bensman explains conditions in the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector, where the number of apprehensions are up sharply since the election.
A look at age at arrival among new immigrants, 2000 to 2019
A new report shows that immigrants are arriving in the United States at older ages than two decades ago and even one decade ago, undermining the argument that immigration makes the country significantly younger.
The trend has stabilized, but the nation’s overall immigrant population is aging rapidly – 7.5 million are 65 years of age and older.