New Book: What Happened to Worksite Enforcement?

A new book offers the most comprehensive and detailed account yet of three decades of failed workplace enforcement to weaken the magnet of jobs that pull illegal immigrants to the United States.

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jerry Kammer, now at the Center for Immigration Studies, combines archival research with numerous interviews of key players to offer a readable, compact history of the 1986 act banning the employment of illegal immigrants, and the subsequent bipartisan failure

A History of the 'Optional Practical Training' Guestworker Program

Measured by the number of workers per year, the largest guestworker program in the entire immigration system is now student visas through the Optional Practical Training program (OPT). The troubling fact is that the OPT program was created entirely through regulation with no authorization from Congress whatsoever. It has been going on for so long, that many people assume that Congress authorized OPT when in fact, Congress has explicitly changed the law to prohibit it.

The Dregs of Higher Education Damage Our Immigration System

A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies finds that 55 institutions, the very dregs of higher education in this country, offer extremely poor quality education, yet still have the power to admit foreign students.

Approximately 40,000 alien students are enrolled in these "compromised colleges", all of which have lost their accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), whose standards were so low that it lost its Department of

The right way to save DACA

Now, Congress must ensure that E-Verify goes national, and that chain immigration as we know it ends

 

President Trump has arranged a soft landing for the illegal immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama's unconstitutional DACA program. Now it's up to Congress to craft a solution for this unique category of illegal immigrants — in a way that doesn't do more harm than good.

Raise More than a Quarter Trillion Dollars of Tax Revenue

End Tax Subsidies for Unauthorized Employment of Illegal Aliens

 

Each of the following reforms — one that eliminates a tax subsidy for employers of unauthorized aliens and the other that eliminates a tax subsidy for the unauthorized workers — comes with an estimate of the additional revenues that would be raised by the reform. Together they could raise $296 billion over 10 years — more than a quarter-trillion dollars.

What Happened to Worksite Enforcement?
What Happened to Worksite Enforcement?
History of the OPT Program
History of the OPT Program
Higher Education Damage
Higher Education Damage
The Right Way to Save DACA
The Right Way to Save DACA
End Tax Subsidies for Illegal Aliens
End Tax Subsidies for Illegal Aliens

A new book offers the most comprehensive and detailed account yet of three decades of failed workplace enforcement to weaken the magnet of jobs that pull illegal immigrants to the United States.

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jerry Kammer, now at the Center for Immigration Studies, combines archival research with numerous interviews of key players to offer a readable, compact history of the 1986 act banning the employment of illegal immigrants, and the subsequent bipartisan failure to follow through.

This timely book comes just as Congress again takes up debate on the tools needed to control illegal immigration.

The 128-page book is available in both paperback and Kindle format at Amazon.

Measured by the number of workers per year, the largest guestworker program in the entire immigration system is now student visas through the Optional Practical Training program (OPT). The troubling fact is that the OPT program was created entirely through regulation with no authorization from Congress whatsoever. It has been going on for so long, that many people assume that Congress authorized OPT when in fact, Congress has explicitly changed the law to prohibit it.

A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies finds that 55 institutions, the very dregs of higher education in this country, offer extremely poor quality education, yet still have the power to admit foreign students.

Approximately 40,000 alien students are enrolled in these "compromised colleges", all of which have lost their accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), whose standards were so low that it lost its Department of Education recognition and power to accredit.

Now, Congress must ensure that E-Verify goes national, and that chain immigration as we know it ends

 

President Trump has arranged a soft landing for the illegal immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama's unconstitutional DACA program. Now it's up to Congress to craft a solution for this unique category of illegal immigrants — in a way that doesn't do more harm than good.

End Tax Subsidies for Unauthorized Employment of Illegal Aliens

 

Each of the following reforms — one that eliminates a tax subsidy for employers of unauthorized aliens and the other that eliminates a tax subsidy for the unauthorized workers — comes with an estimate of the additional revenues that would be raised by the reform. Together they could raise $296 billion over 10 years — more than a quarter-trillion dollars.

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Nancy Pelosi: A Legislator Whose Comments Make Her Unworthy for Office

So Nancy Pelosi has said at a press briefing that the parents of so-called "Dreamers" "did a great thing" when they had their children smuggled to the United States. You know, the same Nancy Pelosi who is the minority leader in the House of Representatives and one-time speaker of the House, who was third in line to the presidency.