SCOTUS Hands Trump Win on Third-Country Transit Bar to Asylum

SCOTUS does not appear to be willing to allow individual judges set immigration policy for the U.S. as a whole. That is good for immigration enforcement and policy, ultimately good for the courts themselves, and most importantly, good for our republican system of government.

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A Quick Reflection on a Dissenter in SCOTUS Decision

One Downside to SCOTUS Decision

The FY 2020 Refugee Ceiling?

15,000 could cover all UNHCR urgent and emergency submissions worldwide next year.

President Trump's determination of the FY 2020 refugee resettlement ceiling is set to take place very soon. Refugee admissions this upcoming fiscal year are set to drop dramatically, perhaps even to zero.

More: Resettlement Is Only the Tip of the Refugee-Protection Iceberg

Panel: Foreign Students and National Security

Video and transcript now available.

The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel discussion focusing on the potential national security risk posed by our current policies relating to foreign students and exchange visitors. 

Related Report: How U.S. Foreign Student and Exchange Visitor Policies Undercut National Security

Trump Administration Announces Public Charge Rule

The new rule would favor economically self-reliant immigrants for green cards

USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli said this would protect American taxpayers and ensure that new immigrants are able to pay their own bills.

Read more: Trump’s Commonsense Rule on Immigrant Welfare Use

Immigration Newsmaker: A Conversation with Senator Tom Cotton

Video and transcript of event now available

Transcript and video are now available from the Center for Immigration Studies Newsmaker conversation with Senator Tom Cotton regarding immigration policymaking in Congress. The conversation included topics such as the crisis at the border, reducing total immigration levels, guestworker visas, and the intersection of immigration and national security.

SCOTUS Asylum Decision
SCOTUS Asylum Decision
2020 Refugee Ceiling
2020 Refugee Ceiling
Panel: Foreign Students
Panel: Foreign Students
New Public Charge Rule
New Public Charge Rule
Newsmaker with Senator Cotton
Newsmaker with Senator Cotton

SCOTUS does not appear to be willing to allow individual judges set immigration policy for the U.S. as a whole. That is good for immigration enforcement and policy, ultimately good for the courts themselves, and most importantly, good for our republican system of government.

Read more: 

A Quick Reflection on a Dissenter in SCOTUS Decision

One Downside to SCOTUS Decision

15,000 could cover all UNHCR urgent and emergency submissions worldwide next year.

President Trump's determination of the FY 2020 refugee resettlement ceiling is set to take place very soon. Refugee admissions this upcoming fiscal year are set to drop dramatically, perhaps even to zero.

More: Resettlement Is Only the Tip of the Refugee-Protection Iceberg

Video and transcript now available.

The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel discussion focusing on the potential national security risk posed by our current policies relating to foreign students and exchange visitors. 

Related Report: How U.S. Foreign Student and Exchange Visitor Policies Undercut National Security

The new rule would favor economically self-reliant immigrants for green cards

USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli said this would protect American taxpayers and ensure that new immigrants are able to pay their own bills.

Read more: Trump’s Commonsense Rule on Immigrant Welfare Use

Video and transcript of event now available

Transcript and video are now available from the Center for Immigration Studies Newsmaker conversation with Senator Tom Cotton regarding immigration policymaking in Congress. The conversation included topics such as the crisis at the border, reducing total immigration levels, guestworker visas, and the intersection of immigration and national security.

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Horseheads (a Place in Upstate New York) and EB-5 Converge

I was talking to one of the India-focused journalists I speak with from time to time, and learned that he, though writing for a magazine published in India, grew up in Elmira, N.Y.

We were talking about the E-5 program, which he and I agree should devote more of its resources to places like Elmira (a rust-belt town) than to Manhattan (where an obscene proportion of the money goes now).