President Trump revealed that his administration was in a process of designating as Foreign Terrorist Organizations at least some Mexican drug cartels. Two CIS fellows present arguments for and against the FTO designation for Mexican cartels.
New York State has followed the lead of several other states to diminish the amount of documentary evidence needed to secure a driver's license in that state. On June 17, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed the Driver's License Access and Privacy Act, commonly known as the "Green-Light law".
Decline does not reflect recent surge at southwest border
A new analysis shows 1.45 million new legal and illegal immigrants settled in the United States in 2017, less than the 1.75 million in 2016 or the 1.62 million in 2015
The decline in arrivals in 2017 may be due to the increased enforcement efforts, lower refugee admissions, and more robust vetting of applicants undertaken by the Trump administration.
The Center for Immigration Studies held a panel discussion on how migration and terrorism have combined to be a destructive force in Europe and what America can learn from the European experience. The starting point for conversation was a report documenting Europe's migrant terrorism experience, analyzing the U.S. threat, and proposing U.S. border security improvements.