Don’t Come to the U.S. Illegally – We’ll Come Get You!

Parsing Immigration Policy, Episode 14

Dr. Nayla Rush, a senior researcher at the Center, explains how the Central American Minors Refugee/Parole program, a family unification program for those who came to the U.S. illegally, has expanded under the Biden administration to include adults unrelated to the petitioner, married adult children, and even the relatives of U-visa applicants.

Video: On the Migrant Trail in Costa Rica

In a new video, the Center for Immigration Studies examines the conveyor belt carrying migrants from countries beyond Central America and Mexico – including from terrorist-plagued countries – to the U.S. border.

Read more: The U.S. migration crisis in plain view at the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border

The Employment Situation of Immigrants and Natives in May 2021

Unemployment and employment among the foreign-born and native-born

An analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies of Bureau of Labor Statistics data for May 2021 shows that while the official unemployment rate (share actively looking for work) of both the native-born and immigrants has fallen significantly, it remains higher than before Covid.

Bills to Speed Resettlement of Afghan Allies Cut Corners on National Security, Fraud, and Public Health

There are reasons to be concerned about whether the bills presently pending before Congress strike the right balance between expeditious processing sufficient to meet the looming 9/11/21 withdrawal deadline, while simultaneously ensuring the security and public health safety of American citizens. This is because the bills waive or eliminate important public health and national security safeguards presently built into the law.

Estimating Illegal Immigrant Receipt of Cash Payments from the EITC and ACTC

Millions of illegal immigrants have Social Security numbers, potentially allowing them to receive cash payments from the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit. We estimate that illegal immigrants may receive between $3.8 and $4.5 billion from the two programs. This is in addition to the $4.4 billion we have previously estimated illegals likely received in stimulus checks this year.

Don’t Come Illegally – We’ll Come Get You!
Don’t Come Illegally – We’ll Come Get You!
A UN of Mass Illegal Immigration
A UN of Mass Illegal Immigration
Employment Situation May 2021
Employment Situation May 2021
Resettlement of Afghan Allies
Resettlement of Afghan Allies
Illegal Aliens and the EITC/ACTC
Illegal Aliens and the EITC/ACTC

Parsing Immigration Policy, Episode 14

Dr. Nayla Rush, a senior researcher at the Center, explains how the Central American Minors Refugee/Parole program, a family unification program for those who came to the U.S. illegally, has expanded under the Biden administration to include adults unrelated to the petitioner, married adult children, and even the relatives of U-visa applicants.

In a new video, the Center for Immigration Studies examines the conveyor belt carrying migrants from countries beyond Central America and Mexico – including from terrorist-plagued countries – to the U.S. border.

Read more: The U.S. migration crisis in plain view at the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border

Unemployment and employment among the foreign-born and native-born

An analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies of Bureau of Labor Statistics data for May 2021 shows that while the official unemployment rate (share actively looking for work) of both the native-born and immigrants has fallen significantly, it remains higher than before Covid.

There are reasons to be concerned about whether the bills presently pending before Congress strike the right balance between expeditious processing sufficient to meet the looming 9/11/21 withdrawal deadline, while simultaneously ensuring the security and public health safety of American citizens. This is because the bills waive or eliminate important public health and national security safeguards presently built into the law.

Millions of illegal immigrants have Social Security numbers, potentially allowing them to receive cash payments from the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit. We estimate that illegal immigrants may receive between $3.8 and $4.5 billion from the two programs. This is in addition to the $4.4 billion we have previously estimated illegals likely received in stimulus checks this year.

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Biden’s Empty Immigration Plans

The July arrest numbers at the southern border haven’t been released yet, but they must be pretty bad.

I reach that conclusion because last week, the White House released not one, but two essentially meaningless immigration plans — one a “blueprint”, the other a “strategy”.

None of it changes the administration’s open-ish border policies, except perhaps to increase the flow of illegal aliens into the U.S.

Texas Governor Issues Order Barring Private Transport of Migrants, DOJ Sues

A lot of questions, like why are NGOs doing Covid testing after migrants are released?

We don't know whether DOJ will be successful in its suit, or whether Abbott’s order will be allowed to stand, but both the governor’s order and DOJ’s motion to enjoin it have revealed a lot about what is going on at the Southwest border — and raised even more questions.

The EB-5 Situation: No News Is Good News

It appears that the massive new infrastructure legislation contains, at the moment, no effort to revive the EB-5 (immigrant investor) program.

There is an amendment in the nature of a substitute “intended to be proposed” by the 10 senators, five from each party, who have agreed on a 2,702-page bill to be called the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act”. It does not yet have a bill number.