U.S. Immigrant Population Hit Record 43.7 Million in 2016

Overall growth slowed, but Middle Eastern, non-Mexico Latin American, Asian, and sub-Saharan African populations grew substantially

 

A new analysis of recently released U.S. Census data finds that the nation's immigrant population (legal and illegal) hit a record 43.7 million in 2016. The data also show more than 16.6 million U.S.-born minor children with an immigrant parent. Immigrants and their young children thus now account for nearly one in five U.S. residents.

287(g) and Gangs

A Tale of Two Counties

 

There are significant political differences between the two counties, however. Baltimore County has a Democratic county executive, and four of the seven members of the Baltimore County Council are also Democrats. Anne Arundel County has a Republican county executive, and four of the seven county council members are Republicans. And, Anne Arundel County has a 287(g) agreement, while Baltimore County does not.

Oversight of the Admin's Decision to End DACA

CIS Director Testifies to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

 

Jessica Vaughan, the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, testifies in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, addressing the Administration’s decision to end Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Vaughan’s testimony covers the impact of the DACA program and provides recommendations for Congress on the provisions that will be required to mitigate the costs of an

Immigration Multipliers

Trends in Chain Migration

 

This report examines the scale of chain migration and recent trends of family sponsorship over time and across different groups of immigrants. In addition, we examine how an amnesty for beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is likely to increase chain migration in the future, as DACA beneficiaries eventually qualify for citizenship and the opportunity to sponsor their parents and siblings, many of whom also have

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

Immigrant Population at Record 43.7m
Immigrant Population at Record 43.7m
287(g) and Gangs in Maryland
287(g) and Gangs in Maryland
Senate Hearing on DACA
Senate Hearing on DACA
Trends in Chain Migration
Trends in Chain Migration
What Happened to Worksite Enforcement?
What Happened to Worksite Enforcement?

Overall growth slowed, but Middle Eastern, non-Mexico Latin American, Asian, and sub-Saharan African populations grew substantially

 

A new analysis of recently released U.S. Census data finds that the nation's immigrant population (legal and illegal) hit a record 43.7 million in 2016. The data also show more than 16.6 million U.S.-born minor children with an immigrant parent. Immigrants and their young children thus now account for nearly one in five U.S. residents.

A Tale of Two Counties

 

There are significant political differences between the two counties, however. Baltimore County has a Democratic county executive, and four of the seven members of the Baltimore County Council are also Democrats. Anne Arundel County has a Republican county executive, and four of the seven county council members are Republicans. And, Anne Arundel County has a 287(g) agreement, while Baltimore County does not.

CIS Director Testifies to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

 

Jessica Vaughan, the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, testifies in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, addressing the Administration’s decision to end Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Vaughan’s testimony covers the impact of the DACA program and provides recommendations for Congress on the provisions that will be required to mitigate the costs of an amnesty for 700,000 individuals.

Trends in Chain Migration

 

This report examines the scale of chain migration and recent trends of family sponsorship over time and across different groups of immigrants. In addition, we examine how an amnesty for beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is likely to increase chain migration in the future, as DACA beneficiaries eventually qualify for citizenship and the opportunity to sponsor their parents and siblings, many of whom also have been residing in the United States illegally.

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.

Home

Sonoma County Creates a Sanctuary for Fire Bugs

The last thing the Golden State needs

Northern California has just suffered another major disaster, wildfires that swept through Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Butte, and several other Northern California counties earlier this month. Those fires left 42 dead, and thousands of structures in ashes. Incredibly, however, in the midst of this inferno, Sonoma County (wherein 23 died) released an alien charged with "maliciously setting fire to a property", instead of handing him over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Trump Travel Proclamation Enjoined

Judge Watson strikes again

On September 24, 2017, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation captioned "Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats" (EO-3). In EO-3, the administration established new travel restrictions, which followed up on two separate executive orders, both captioned "Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States" (EO-1 and EO-2), which were issued in January and March 2017, respectively.