MS-13 Resurgence

Immigration Enforcement Needed to Take Back Our Streets

 

A new report examines over 500 MS-13 criminal arrests, 207 of which were for murder. The gang's resurgence is directly connected to two factors: the resettlement of more than 300,000 Central American youths and families that started up in 2012, and the de-prioritization of interior immigration enforcement that occurred around the same time.

Two CIS Staff Members Testified Before House Subcommittees

Jessica Vaughan, Center Director of Policy Studies, testified before a House Judiciary Subcommittee. 

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Art Arthur, Center Resident Fellow in Law and Policy, testified before a House Natural Resources Subcommittee.

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Do States Have a Say in the Refugee Resettlement Program?

Tennessee lawsuit highlights federal overreach

 

This report traces the history of the federal-state relationship regarding refugees, identifies flaws, and proposes solutions. The report highlights the ongoing lawsuit filed by the State of Tennessee against the federal government, addressing the extent to which the federal government can compel a state to pay for a federal program that the state does not want implemented.

Immigration Brief: An Immigration Enforcement Plan

Better immigration enforcement needs to be a part of any DACA deal. Kent Lundgren, co-founder and past chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, explains what a successful plan must include.

2016 Immigrant Arrival Numbers Match Highest Level in U.S. History

53% increase since low point in 2011

 

An analysis of newly released Census Bureau data shows that 1.03 million immigrants (legal and illegal) settled in the United States in the first six months of 2016. Based on prior patterns, a total of 1.8 million immigrants likely came in all of 2016.

MS-13 Resurgence
MS-13 Resurgence
House Subcommittee Hearings
House Subcommittee Hearings
Refugee Resettlement
Refugee Resettlement
An Immigration Enforcement Plan
An Immigration Enforcement Plan
1.8m Immigrants in 2016
1.8m Immigrants in 2016

Immigration Enforcement Needed to Take Back Our Streets

 

A new report examines over 500 MS-13 criminal arrests, 207 of which were for murder. The gang's resurgence is directly connected to two factors: the resettlement of more than 300,000 Central American youths and families that started up in 2012, and the de-prioritization of interior immigration enforcement that occurred around the same time.

Jessica Vaughan, Center Director of Policy Studies, testified before a House Judiciary Subcommittee. 

VIEW TESTIMONY

Art Arthur, Center Resident Fellow in Law and Policy, testified before a House Natural Resources Subcommittee.

VIEW TESTIMONY

Tennessee lawsuit highlights federal overreach

 

This report traces the history of the federal-state relationship regarding refugees, identifies flaws, and proposes solutions. The report highlights the ongoing lawsuit filed by the State of Tennessee against the federal government, addressing the extent to which the federal government can compel a state to pay for a federal program that the state does not want implemented.

Better immigration enforcement needs to be a part of any DACA deal. Kent Lundgren, co-founder and past chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, explains what a successful plan must include.

53% increase since low point in 2011

 

An analysis of newly released Census Bureau data shows that 1.03 million immigrants (legal and illegal) settled in the United States in the first six months of 2016. Based on prior patterns, a total of 1.8 million immigrants likely came in all of 2016.

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Looking at the New Estimates of the Illegal Population

Even if correct, the new Center for Migration Studies estimate showing a decline in the total illegal population is not an indication that the problem has been solved. The estimate is almost certainly within the margin of error, the illegal population remains huge, and new illegal immigrants continue to arrive in large numbers.
Topics: Current Numbers