Alejandro Mayorkas: A Portrait of the Intended Nominee for DHS Secretary

The man tapped to become DHS secretary, Cuba-born Alejandro "Ali" Mayorkas, would wear many hats running one of the country's largest bureaucracies.

But despite largely laudatory media reviews of a Mayorkas appointment, his public service legacy features serial ethical imbroglios, a pointed de-emphasis on immigration fraud and law enforcement, and strong-arm management tactics to spike acceptances of immigration and asylum applications in disregard of eligibility.

Available for Pre-order: America’s Covert Border War

The Untold Story of the Nation’s Battle to Prevent Jihadist Infiltration

The untold story of a secret American border program created to prevent terrorist infiltration over the U.S. Southwest Border, how it succeeded in apprehending jihadists, why it’s failing at a time when the risk of border infiltration attack is elevated, and what should be done to repair the enterprise before Americans finally suffer the consequences.

Why Aren't Refugees Being Tested for Covid-19?

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.

Immigrant Population Growth Slows

‘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.

Panel: Biometrics in Immigration

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

Alejandro Mayorkas: Intended Nominee for DHS Secretary
Alejandro Mayorkas: Intended Nominee for DHS Secretary
Book: America’s Covert Border War
Book: America’s Covert Border War
Refugees Not Tested for COVID-19
Refugees Not Tested for COVID-19
Immigrant Population Growth Slows
Immigrant Population Growth Slows
Panel: Biometrics in Immigration
Panel: Biometrics in Immigration

The man tapped to become DHS secretary, Cuba-born Alejandro "Ali" Mayorkas, would wear many hats running one of the country's largest bureaucracies.

But despite largely laudatory media reviews of a Mayorkas appointment, his public service legacy features serial ethical imbroglios, a pointed de-emphasis on immigration fraud and law enforcement, and strong-arm management tactics to spike acceptances of immigration and asylum applications in disregard of eligibility.

The Untold Story of the Nation’s Battle to Prevent Jihadist Infiltration

The untold story of a secret American border program created to prevent terrorist infiltration over the U.S. Southwest Border, how it succeeded in apprehending jihadists, why it’s failing at a time when the risk of border infiltration attack is elevated, and what should be done to repair the enterprise before Americans finally suffer the consequences.

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.

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

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Coronavirus Patients from Mexico Crossing Border and Straining U.S. Hospitals

Has the time come to acknowledge it and consider remedies?

Accounts over a six-month period from hospital administrators, local officials, and federal officials in the border states together reveal a significant northward Covid-19 patient migration that has gone neither broadly recognized nor considered for containment policy responses to address it. In a nutshell, here is what is happening in U.S. states that border Mexico:

In Failed EB-5 Project, Investors Get 3/4 of Their Money Back, but No Visas

A group of 88 Chinese investors in a failed downtown Chicago EB-5 project have settled their case against the developers and will secure about three-quarters of their money back, but no visas. Given the fate of many other EB-5 investors, the 88 should regard themselves as lucky; so should TD Bank, the bank holding their money, which escaped unharmed.

Scientific American Opinion Piece Misses Key Point on Alien Minors

Immigration does not exist in a bubble

What the authors appear to be calling for is the Biden-Harris administration to ignore large swaths of the enforcement provisions in the INA, and allow more aliens — and in particular more UACs — into the United States permanently. But, if they are, they should be clear about it, and not cloak in the rubric of preventing "damage to kids".