Stopping the Practice of Citizenship for Sale

Birth tourism in the United States and Canada

A new report examines the practice, and negative impacts, of birth tourism in the United States and other developed countries, and recommends policies to minimize the practice of selling citizenship.

Testimony: Oversight of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Jessica Vaughan, the Center's Director of Policy Studies, testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship hearing on the oversight and funding of USCIS, the DHS agency which administers the nation's lawful immigration system. A furlough of 13,400 USCIS employees was recently postponed while the fee-funded agency struggles with a funding shortage.

Unemployment of Immigrants & Natives June 2020

Slightly more improvement for immigrants, but still dismal for both groups

A new analysis by the Center for Immigration shows that while there was some improvement in the number and share of native-born Americans and immigrants (legal and illegal) out of work, unemployment remains extraordinarily high.

Resettlement Agencies Decide Where Refugees Are Initially Placed in the United States

Not refugees (or state and local officials)

Nine religious or community-based organizations, called resettlement agencies, have contracts with the Department of State to resettle refugees inside the US.

Representatives from these agencies determine where refugees are placed.

Read also: Refugee Placement and Medical Concerns Amid a Covid-19 Pandemic and an Economic Crisis

New Book: Losing Control

How a Left-Right Coalition Blocked Immigration Reform and Provoked the Backlash That Elected Trump

Losing Control is the story of how a left-right coalition of immigrant-rights groups, activists, and business interests thwarted the 1986 immigration reform law.

Written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, it combines reporting and historical narrative to show how Washington's failure provoked the backlash that led Donald Trump to victory.

Birthright Citizenship for Sale
Birthright Citizenship for Sale
Congressional Oversight of USCIS
Congressional Oversight of USCIS
June 2020 Employment Situation
June 2020 Employment Situation
Who Decides Where Refugees are Placed?
Who Decides Where Refugees are Placed?
New Book: Losing Control
New Book: Losing Control

Birth tourism in the United States and Canada

A new report examines the practice, and negative impacts, of birth tourism in the United States and other developed countries, and recommends policies to minimize the practice of selling citizenship.

Jessica Vaughan, the Center's Director of Policy Studies, testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship hearing on the oversight and funding of USCIS, the DHS agency which administers the nation's lawful immigration system. A furlough of 13,400 USCIS employees was recently postponed while the fee-funded agency struggles with a funding shortage.

Slightly more improvement for immigrants, but still dismal for both groups

A new analysis by the Center for Immigration shows that while there was some improvement in the number and share of native-born Americans and immigrants (legal and illegal) out of work, unemployment remains extraordinarily high.

Not refugees (or state and local officials)

Nine religious or community-based organizations, called resettlement agencies, have contracts with the Department of State to resettle refugees inside the US.

Representatives from these agencies determine where refugees are placed.

Read also: Refugee Placement and Medical Concerns Amid a Covid-19 Pandemic and an Economic Crisis

How a Left-Right Coalition Blocked Immigration Reform and Provoked the Backlash That Elected Trump

Losing Control is the story of how a left-right coalition of immigrant-rights groups, activists, and business interests thwarted the 1986 immigration reform law.

Written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, it combines reporting and historical narrative to show how Washington's failure provoked the backlash that led Donald Trump to victory.

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Temporary Foreign Workers, the Virus, and the Islands

Even though they're not supposed to be eligible, many nonimmigrant workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (mostly from the Philippines and China) collected the extra unemployment benefits included in the CARES Act, the Covid-relief program passed by Congress. This may have been at least partly the result of incompetence by the local government.

With Choice of Kamala Harris, Biden's Immigration Plans Become Clearer

Expect parole in place before an amnesty — including for criminal aliens

Joe Biden's choice of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate has made his path to implement a massive amnesty for millions of aliens living in the United States much clearer. Expect a massive "parole in place" (PIP) before an equally massive legalization storm — including for criminal aliens.