Del Rio: A Case Study of the U.S. Illegal Immigration Crisis

Parsing Immigration Policy, Episode 22

Todd Bensman, the Center’s senior national security fellow, has spent the week in Del Rio and across the Rio Grande in Mexico talking with migrants to understand why they came to Del Rio and why now. In this week’s episode of Parsing Immigration Policy, he answers both of those questions and describes the situation on the ground.

How the Border Became the Disaster It Is, and How Biden Wants to Make It Worse

Understanding the decade-long series of specific decisions that led to chaos

The chaotic humanitarian and national-security disaster at the Southwest border did not happen overnight. Although the Biden administration has made it much worse by ham-handedly trashing successful policies put in place by his predecessor to gain control of the border, the disaster is the natural end-product of a series of specific decisions.

Budget Reconciliation Bill

Congressional Democrats are attempting to use a poorly understood legislative maneuver known as “reconciliation” to pass a massive amnesty for eight million aliens.

Legal Immigration Will Implode Under ‘Budget Reconciliation’ Bill

Never-Ending Green Cards for Criminals in ‘Budget Reconciliation’ Bill

Amnesty in the Reconciliation Bill Could Cost Social Security and Medicare $1 Trillion

Immigrants from Afghanistan

A profile of foreign-born Afghans

This report uses the latest Census Bureau data to examine where Afghan immigrants live and their education levels, income, employment, fertility, poverty, welfare use, and other sociodemographic characteristics.

Watch Panel: Afghans in the US

Refugee Resettlement Fraud in the Program for U.S.-Affiliated Iraqis: A repeat scenario with Afghan nationals?

The P-2 program for Iraqis was suspended earlier this year because of widespread fraud, raising doubts about the integrity of this program for Afghans (who were only recently designated for P-2 admissions) weeks before the collapse of the U.S.-backed Kabul government.

Podcast: Del Rio Case Study
Podcast: Del Rio Case Study
Biden Wants to Make It Worse
Biden Wants to Make It Worse
2021 Reconciliation Bill
2021 Reconciliation Bill
Immigrants from Afghanistan
Immigrants from Afghanistan
Refugee Resettlement Fraud
Refugee Resettlement Fraud

Parsing Immigration Policy, Episode 22

Todd Bensman, the Center’s senior national security fellow, has spent the week in Del Rio and across the Rio Grande in Mexico talking with migrants to understand why they came to Del Rio and why now. In this week’s episode of Parsing Immigration Policy, he answers both of those questions and describes the situation on the ground.

Understanding the decade-long series of specific decisions that led to chaos

The chaotic humanitarian and national-security disaster at the Southwest border did not happen overnight. Although the Biden administration has made it much worse by ham-handedly trashing successful policies put in place by his predecessor to gain control of the border, the disaster is the natural end-product of a series of specific decisions.

Congressional Democrats are attempting to use a poorly understood legislative maneuver known as “reconciliation” to pass a massive amnesty for eight million aliens.

Legal Immigration Will Implode Under ‘Budget Reconciliation’ Bill

Never-Ending Green Cards for Criminals in ‘Budget Reconciliation’ Bill

Amnesty in the Reconciliation Bill Could Cost Social Security and Medicare $1 Trillion

A profile of foreign-born Afghans

This report uses the latest Census Bureau data to examine where Afghan immigrants live and their education levels, income, employment, fertility, poverty, welfare use, and other sociodemographic characteristics.

Watch Panel: Afghans in the US

The P-2 program for Iraqis was suspended earlier this year because of widespread fraud, raising doubts about the integrity of this program for Afghans (who were only recently designated for P-2 admissions) weeks before the collapse of the U.S.-backed Kabul government.

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