A Compendium of Recent Academic Work Showing Negative Impacts of Immigration

The costs and benefits of immigration are routinely measured, weighed, and debated in academic journals. No fair reading of the literature could conclude that immigration has only benefits — or only costs, for that matter.

Biden Has Released Nearly 1.05 million SW Border Migrants into the U.S.

The latest Biden administration disclosures in Biden v. Texas reveal that in May, DHS released 95,318 migrants CBP had encountered at the Southwest border into the United States, bringing the total of illegal migrant releases there under the Biden administration to 1,049,532 — a population larger than the number of residents in the president’s home state of Delaware, at a rate of 2,115 per day.

Latest DHS Report on Overstays in 2020 Brings Mixed News

The number of overstays in 2020 went up very slightly from 2019, as did the rate of overstays. This is bad news, considering that for half of the fiscal year international travel was drastically curtailed due to the pandemic and fewer visas were issued in the second half of the year. 

Foreign-Born Population Hit Record 47 Million in April 2022

An analysis of the Census Bureau’s monthly Current Population Survey (CPS) shows that the total foreign-born population (legal and illegal) in the U.S. hit 47 million in April of 2022 — a record high in American history. There is a good deal of variation month-to-month in the data, but the two million increase in the foreign-born population since President Biden took office last January is both large and statistically significant.

ICE Deportations Drop: Administration Hiding Data

The Biden administration’s lack of transparency on the impact of its controversial immigration policies suggests it knows the policies are disastrous for public safety. Congress must immediately demand that all data contained in the hidden report be made public.

New ICE Report Touts Improved Enforcement — Until Compared to Last Year

Biden Administration Still Hiding ICE Enforcement and Removal Report

Negative Impacts of Immigration
Negative Impacts of Immigration
Biden Released Over 1 million Illegal Migrants
Biden Released Over 1 million Illegal Migrants
Visa Overstays Up in 2020
Visa Overstays Up in 2020
Foreign-Born Population Hit Record
Foreign-Born Population Hit Record
ICE Deportations Drop
ICE Deportations Drop

The costs and benefits of immigration are routinely measured, weighed, and debated in academic journals. No fair reading of the literature could conclude that immigration has only benefits — or only costs, for that matter.

The latest Biden administration disclosures in Biden v. Texas reveal that in May, DHS released 95,318 migrants CBP had encountered at the Southwest border into the United States, bringing the total of illegal migrant releases there under the Biden administration to 1,049,532 — a population larger than the number of residents in the president’s home state of Delaware, at a rate of 2,115 per day.

The number of overstays in 2020 went up very slightly from 2019, as did the rate of overstays. This is bad news, considering that for half of the fiscal year international travel was drastically curtailed due to the pandemic and fewer visas were issued in the second half of the year. 

An analysis of the Census Bureau’s monthly Current Population Survey (CPS) shows that the total foreign-born population (legal and illegal) in the U.S. hit 47 million in April of 2022 — a record high in American history. There is a good deal of variation month-to-month in the data, but the two million increase in the foreign-born population since President Biden took office last January is both large and statistically significant.

The Biden administration’s lack of transparency on the impact of its controversial immigration policies suggests it knows the policies are disastrous for public safety. Congress must immediately demand that all data contained in the hidden report be made public.

New ICE Report Touts Improved Enforcement — Until Compared to Last Year

Biden Administration Still Hiding ICE Enforcement and Removal Report

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Decision in ‘Remain in Mexico’ Case Coming Thursday — Maybe

Opinion, postponement, or DIG; ‘the waiting is the hardest part’

The Supreme Court will be finishing out its term Thursday, and the “Remain in Mexico” case is one of two opinions yet to be issued. That means that a decision in the case will be coming tomorrow — maybe. Or perhaps the Court will postpone the decision until the fall or dismiss the government’s petition.

Gun Bill Strengthens Domestic Violence Protections, While Mayorkas Gives Abusers a Pass

Where’s the outrage?

As in closing the "boyfriend loophole" the recent gun bill, Congress in the immigration law has commanded the executive branch to protect victims of domestic violence. DHS Secretary Mayorkas ignores that and has decided to endanger domestic violence victims by allowing their abusers to remain in the United States. He should not be allowed to get away with it.
Topics: Criminal Aliens

Fifth Circuit Fails to Act, Allowing Order Vacating Biden Non-Enforcement Memo to Take Effect

For now, but DHS promises to comply, though an order may be imminent

For the moment, the Biden administration’s guidance preventing ICE officers from enforcing the immigration laws are on hold pending further action from the Fifth Circuit, which has not been shy about reining in the administration on immigration matters.

51 Migrants Found Dead in Trailer in San Antonio

Biden administration invites peril, and sends the wrong messages

What happened in San Antonio was a tragedy, made all the worse because it could have been — and would have been — averted had the president done what all his predecessors did, and implement a policy to deter illegal entrants. Biden’s CBP commissioner did not ameliorate the situation by implicitly blaming his own agents for what happened, but then he likely doesn’t know any better.