Analysis of New Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

Labor Force Participation Still Well Below Pre-Recession Levels

An analysis of new Bureau of Labor Statistics data for the first quarter of 2018 shows that the labor force participation rate has not returned to pre-2007 recession levels, and relative to 2000 the rate looks even worse.

A Brief Examination of the FIRST STEP Act

Immigration concerns with the criminal justice reform bill

An analysis of the FIRST STEP Act (H.R. 5682) reveals that it could have an adverse impact on efforts to control illegal immigration and to deport criminal aliens. The legislation is likely to receive a floor vote in the House by the end of the month.

Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) introduced the criminal justice reform measure in the House.

Catch and Release Escape Hatches

Loopholes that encourage illegal entry

While there are many obstacles to ending "catch and release," these are the main impediments: deficiencies in the credible fear system; the current iteration of the TVPRA; and the Flores settlement agreement.

Until these loopholes in our immigration laws are addressed through legislation, actions taken by the president will not be sufficient to secure the border.

Event: A Conversation with EOIR Director James McHenry

Tackling the Immigration Court Backlog

James McHenry, Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), was featured in an Immigration Newsmaker conversation hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies on Tuesday, May 1 at the National Press Club.

Welcoming New Americans

Editor’s Note: These remarks were delivered at a recent swearing-in ceremony for new citizens.

Congratulations, Americans!

You’ve come a long way since you first got here. Whether you came on foot or by bus, or ship, or airplane, you arrived here as strangers — many of you didn’t know the language, some didn’t have any friends or family here, and all of you were at least a little bit nervous about starting a new life in a new country.

New Bureau of Labor Statistics Data
New Bureau of Labor Statistics Data
Examination of the FIRST STEP Act
Examination of the FIRST STEP Act
Catch and Release Escape Hatches
Catch and Release Escape Hatches
Event: A Conversation with EOIR Director
Event: A Conversation with EOIR Director
Welcoming New Americans
Welcoming New Americans

Labor Force Participation Still Well Below Pre-Recession Levels

An analysis of new Bureau of Labor Statistics data for the first quarter of 2018 shows that the labor force participation rate has not returned to pre-2007 recession levels, and relative to 2000 the rate looks even worse.

Immigration concerns with the criminal justice reform bill

An analysis of the FIRST STEP Act (H.R. 5682) reveals that it could have an adverse impact on efforts to control illegal immigration and to deport criminal aliens. The legislation is likely to receive a floor vote in the House by the end of the month.

Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) introduced the criminal justice reform measure in the House.

Loopholes that encourage illegal entry

While there are many obstacles to ending "catch and release," these are the main impediments: deficiencies in the credible fear system; the current iteration of the TVPRA; and the Flores settlement agreement.

Until these loopholes in our immigration laws are addressed through legislation, actions taken by the president will not be sufficient to secure the border.

Tackling the Immigration Court Backlog

James McHenry, Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), was featured in an Immigration Newsmaker conversation hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies on Tuesday, May 1 at the National Press Club.

Editor’s Note: These remarks were delivered at a recent swearing-in ceremony for new citizens.

Congratulations, Americans!

You’ve come a long way since you first got here. Whether you came on foot or by bus, or ship, or airplane, you arrived here as strangers — many of you didn’t know the language, some didn’t have any friends or family here, and all of you were at least a little bit nervous about starting a new life in a new country.

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